Improving Old Shots with Lightroom

I mostly go into Photoshop to play around with my photographs, and just use Lightroom for its automatic adjustments. But, I've recently learned how to get more out of Lightroom, and am using it more often to adjust my shots. Here's a shot I adjusted completely in Lightroom, before my adjustment. Cute image, but totally... Continue Reading →

Some under-the-bed shots

My experiment with the tablet-as-a-viewfinder and the flexible tripod has been wildly successful, IMO. My sense is that most of the success is due to using a larger viewfinder. A digression: Because I spend so much time setting up my shots *without* looking through the camera lens, I often realize after I've taken the shot... Continue Reading →

Old dog, new tricks

And it's the "old" part of this that really drove me to the new tricks. In the last Underfoot episode, the pack found a safe place under a bed. So, that's where I need to photograph them - under the bed. Which means that I have to lay my camera on the floor, get on... Continue Reading →

Underfoot: A night in the shop

After being turned away from the hotel in their last episode, Jinjur and Buu take to the streets to find some place to stay the night. But the big world is not a safe place for little things Looking for a place to stay, they spot a shop. And use the mailslot to scramble in... Continue Reading →

(Doll) character development

I entered doll adventure land through a side door - somewhere between play and play therapy - so many of the building blocks of photography, miniatures, and writing are unfamiliar to me. Because I could see their effects in every shot, I focused my learning on photography and miniatures. But, as I start to branch... Continue Reading →

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