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Getting started with iPhone photography tools

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Gear, Processing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

"Why would you take professional photos with your iPhone?" This is a question I am asked often. I simply say, "I love having a camera and darkroom in my pocket with the ability to be creative anywhere, anytime." The iPhone can take amazing photos right out of the box, however if you add additional camera [...]

How Lightroom’s mobile and web tools save me time in client relations

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Processing Tips|Tags: , , , |

We all know and love Lightroom on our computers. But Lightroom Mobile, which has recently received a plethora of updates, is becoming my perfect assistant in dealing with clients. I can utilize the app in a number of ways, but more recently I've used it as a glorified private portfolio for my clients in two distinct [...]

Building transitional qualities into your images

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Photography Tips, Processing Tips|Tags: , |

In May 2017, Ken Koskela will be co-leading a photography tour to Guilin, China with Out of Chicago Summer Conference presenter Rick Sammon. For more information, check out their tour page at Great photographs often incorporate a transition between opposite characteristics. Examples include light and dark, warm and cool, and moving and still. In [...]

Double your film fun with double exposure photography

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Learning Resources, Processing Tips|Tags: , |

A few weeks ago Bryan posted an article about personal projects and how important they are for us to learn, grow and have fun with our photography. I wanted to share a really fun and different project that involves collaborating with other photographers. Film. Yes, film. It’s popular again, didn’t you know? All the kids [...]

Advanced retouching: OOC Podcast Episode 29

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Interviews, Podcast, Processing Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

In this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast, Michael Novo talks to Mark Serrano, a professional portrait photographer and expert retouching. Mark discusses going through the edit process with clients, from out of camera to the final product. He also discusses his workflow, which can sometimes last upwards of four hours per photo, dealing with [...]

An introduction to Lightroom organization

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Learn, Learning Resources, Processing Tips, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

Is your Lightroom catalog a mess? If so, it's time to clean it up and build better habits! In this video, I discuss better options from importing to exporting, and how to clean up your files and catalog, through the following processes: Import images Backup Cull and sort images Color code Compare mode Delete bad [...]

Defining fine art photography: OOC Podcast Episode 26

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Podcast, Processing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

We welcome Michael Novo to Out of Chicago, who sits down with fine art photographer Thom Rouse in this episode of the Out of Chicago Podcast. Thom is the author of After the Camera: Digital Transformations for Conceptual Nude & Portrait Photography, discussing the creative process behind his portrait work. In this podcast, he discusses [...]

Take A Cheap Photo Vacation This Winter!

By | December 31st, 2014|Categories: Learn, Processing Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

I just spent some time in New Zealand during the spring down there. I am not suffering jet lag and I am not hyperventilating about my next credit card statement. And I did not win the lottery. Magic?  No, I have created a very inexpensive way to get away from the cold and be kind [...]

Photographing Architecture Day 5: A Little Magic

By | October 24th, 2014|Categories: Processing Tips|Tags: , , |

For stunning architectural photos you need to find the right subject, grab an interesting composition, maybe shoot at night, and you've got to get your basic post-processing right. But sometimes you need a little bit of post-processing magic to put you over the top. Here are my favorite bits of magic.   Stitch multiple photos [...]

Photographing Architecture Day 4: Post Processing

By | October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Processing Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

These last two days of this series will concentrate on post processing. Today I'll give you some of the fundamental changes that you may need to make to your architectural images. Of course, if you'd like to see me work through a view examples in person, I'll be leading the architectural photography workshop this weekend [...]