Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lightroom 2 Update

First impression....WOW !!! I have used the software on just one wedding so far and I am amazed at how cleanly and quickly it works. My workflow has been streamlined and I am enjoying the post work for the first time since I began shooting weddings. Lightroom 2 is totally worth the investment and I am excited to learn what more it can do for me.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Adobe Lightroom 2

I finally splurged and purchased a new copy of Adobe Lightroom 2. I am on a fast track to learn all of the pertinent features and will be posting tidbits as I go along. Please feel free to email me if you have any advice or pointers!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This one was an exercise in retouch work for fashion mag potential. I like it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flower Girl II

This is from one of last weekend's weddings...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I had the pleasure of photographing this young lady last evening. She is looking to build her portfolio and is seeking a future as a print model.

Cindy Crawford

Please click the title above to be redirected to Cindy Crawford's website. Who else has left such a mark on the modeling world and done so without all the controversy?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gown Adjustment...

Another from last weekend's wedding blitz.

For Aspiring Models

I peruse quite frequently and especially enjoy the forums. I found this in a forum post written by Benjamin Kanarek. I think this speaks volumes:

"The model arrives. Felicity Gilbert turns out to be a London girl from Maida Vale so I have someone to talk to. Slim and willowy as you’d expect, she looks impossibly young and innocent out of makeup. She’s actually 22 and has been in Paris working as a top rank model for two years. Her fresh, almost teenage face is hard to reconcile with her portfolio. In makeup and with the right clothes (or no clothes at all) she looks incredibly chic. It proves the point that the pretty girl you see on the street would not necessarily make it as a model. If she looks even slightly curvy she is probably four dress sizes too big, if she has a cute face she would look distinctly chubby on camera and if she has strong features she, and not the clothes, would dominate the shot. Being a blank canvas is not as glamorous as it sounds and much harder work than you’d think."

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This was my busiest wedding weekend thus far. I photographed three events in two days. This is Melissa from the Saturday morning wedding in Lebanon....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bethany Beach Delaware

I shot this one in Bethany in December 2008

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Image Sharpening

Click the title above for a great article on image sharpening!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Today's bride....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here's one from an impromptu shoot last year. Jennie is a wonderful model to work with.
As for editing, a little bit of level and curve adjustment, some textures, and a desaturate softlite layer.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Jean-Pierre Zanotti Photography

I like how he tells stories with his images....

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jennifer II

I like this image of Jennifer. I tried a new technique where I added a desaturated, softlite layer. This adds a different form of contrast and I controlled it with the opacity slider.