Thank you for all the suggestions on places to go last week. I FINALLY made my decision after talking to my buddy Jason Matias from The Art of Selling Art. We are headed to the Columbia River Gorge!I haven't ventured into the Gorge much at all. Multnomah Falls (pictured here) is about the only area I have explored because I was always coming off of a workshop or business-related trip. This time, I'm going deep into the Gorge and can't wait!What should we shoot while we are there? ... See MoreSee Less
Midjourney version 5 is now available for alpha testing for paying subscribers. This generative AI platform is getting SCARY good. We just went from Cartoonist/painterly details to almost reality (and it's still in alpha testing) I ALREADY know many of you will come off the top rope and slam this with all your social media warrior rage, but this is a good thing!Why am I excited that MJ v5 is getting this good? For one, I REALLY enjoy generating AI images. But also, like Colin Baterip and I discussed in an f64 Elite Roundtable Discussion about AI, this is going to continuously challenge us to be better photographers. The cream will rise to the top. Those who accept the challenge in reaction to generative AI are the ones who will come out on top. But times are changing. You HAVE to challenge yourself to be better to survive in an industry that is about to be flooded with generated AI images more so than it already has. Gear, composition, and camera knowledge will no longer set you apart.Who will rise up?- Those who pursue their artistic vision to the fullest.- Those with the insatiable desire to produce better with than they did the year before.- Those with knowledge and experience.- The ones who push themselves to perfect their craft.- Those who dare to experiment when others tell them it's futile.- Those who understand what they are up against and accept the challenge to make their best work ever!Many will not "win" the battle against generative AI images and will get lost in the fray. I will not be one of them, but I'm also not leaving any of you behind! As always, I'll give you all the knowledge I can in Photoshop and Photography to ensure you produce your best work ever. In this day and age, knowledge will be power and I will not be the one to keep that from you!(Unlike my post earlier last week, this one is straight outta MJ with no editing. It's getting good! Let's get better 😉) ... See MoreSee Less
There is a 🍀 in here somewhere, I just know it! Can you 🧐 one?Do you have any Irish roots? I'm in at about 50% from the Regan / McGee lineage. Who wants to drink a green beer with me 😆 ... See MoreSee Less
True yellow/green color separation for foliage is a difficult task without the proper tools. ACR and Lightroom can only get you so close! You NEED Photoshop's Selective Color Tool to go all the way. Luckily for you, I've done all the hard work 🙂More often than not, our foliage colors are brutalized by the white balance of our cameras. They are either too yellow and far from green, or the other side of the WB spectrum makes them too blue, and yellow is forgotten, leaving dull washed-out colors.The key is to find a good separation between yellow and green in your photo. Easier said than done, right? Well, there is a tool in Photoshop called Selective Color, and it is the most surgical approach to modifying color at our disposal. That's what I am going to show you today! The secret sauce of yellow-green color separation. ... See MoreSee Less
True yellow/green color separation for foliage is a difficult task without the proper tools. ACR and Lightroom can only get you so close! You NEED Photoshop’s Selective Color Tool to go all the way....
So, please help me out y'all! I'm considering taking a photo trip in early May to record some content and get out in the landscape with my camera. Where should I go?Where have you been in May that you absolutely loved?Show me with a picture! I'll start. This was from the Badlands in May of the dreaded 2020 😆 ... See MoreSee Less