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In this video, I share with you some advanced Lightroom editing tips and show you how to make the eyes pop in a portrait.
I use the brush tool to selectively paint adjustments in areas of the eyes to get them to pop, without going over the top. I show you the sliders I use to get the results for this image.
As you know I get asked to review a lot of gear. I am not able to review everything myself so I pass certain items on to Todd Wolfe or DigiRichie to get their expert real world opinions.
This time around Cinevate sent their Follow Focus Lever for us to look at. You may say to yourself this is an expensive item to purchase from Cinevate when I can simply get a cheap lever from another company?
You may be right in some ways and wrong in others. Yes at around $75 for just the lever it is expensive. But as Todd shows in his video there are major pros to owning such an item over the cheaper model.
Can you get away with a $10 unit, absolutely. But when it comes to needing versatility and uniformity across your lenses you will see the benefit to investing in a system like this one day.
As many of you know, I LOVE HOCKEY. Hockey was the first professional sport I ever photographed and had a credential to shoot. Starting at 17 years old I was a credentialed photographer shooting the Philadelphia Flyers for a local publication called “Fan Magazine”.
The Hockey Book is one of those books that Sports Illustrated cultivated with what I think is the best collection of hockey images ever. My favorite part of the book is not only reading about the history of the sport but seeing images from the early days of it. Seeing images from the 40s in Detroit and seeing chicken wire up instead of glass is mind blowing.
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If you can still find this book online or in stores and you love hockey or know someone who does, pick this up.
“From its earliest days on frozen ponds, hockey has been a sport of speed and elegance, but also one demanding courage and physical will. The Hockey Book goes deep into the heart of the game, celebrating with astounding photographs and insightful words the great players and the inspiring teams, as well as an ethos-robust and selfless-that defines the sport as much in its dynamic present as it did in hockey’s hardscrabble (and helmetless) past.”
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I have been neglecting my personal photography website ever since my focus became FroKnowsPhoto.com. I really don’t have an excuse for this other than I am not actively seeking photo jobs like I was 10 years ago.
So this morning I decided to record me making a few gallery additions and other tweaks to my site. I’ve had these old portfolio folders on my desktop for a while and figured I might as well put them up in the meantime. I know they are older images but I can start to add new ones now to keep it fresh.
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