I am pleased to have my photography represented in the American Society of Media Photographer’s (ASMP) Photo Annual 2015.
I just picked up a copy and the quality of the book is exceptional. You can see the online magazine here. Click on the grid at the bottom of the window and scroll to the right until you see page “90-91″. You’ll see the thumbnail of my stylized version of the famous Flatiron Building in New York City. Just click it to see the full page image. But don’t miss the other photographs – lots of exceptional work, and I’m happy to have mine among the others!
And if you are interested, please visit my portfolio site and click on the “UrbanScapes” collection to see more in the series of textured New York City images.
A new upgrade from onOne Software (version 9.5) is now available!
As you know, I use onOne products to post-process many of my images because it is an easy to use set of editing tools, many of which are just a click away. The suite includes seven applications, and that pretty much covers the full range of what you might want for enhancing your photography. I like using it to apply textures, tones and a variety of edits to make sure that my vision at the time I pressed the shutter is carried through to the final print. In addition, I am a big fan of Perfect Resize (included in the suite) that allows me to upsize my images for larger prints – without any loss in sharpness.
If you want to look into this software for the first time, or do the upgrade to a previous version that you have, follow this link. By the way, one of my upcoming magazine articles will be on this set of applications. More to come on that. In the meantime, here’s an example of a photo processed with onOne.
I am a fan of Marc Weinstein’s photography and wanted to share information on his upcoming exhibit, entitled “disambiguation” at the Teatown Lake Reservation. I’ve also added a photograph from his “Gaudí Blue” series – stunning images that were inspired by the light and color of Barcelona and the forms of Antoni Gaudí.
Marc is also the president of Graphics by Color Group, a Hawthorne, New York-based company that provides printing, graphics and many other services to the photography and advertising community (http://www.colorgroup.com). They’ve printed some of my larger images and the quality and customer service are top-notch.
Have you ever seen digital noise in your images – those tiny specs of white or color that look like fine snow or the grain in film-based photography? It’s pretty common, especially in night photography at high ISO values. Common or not, it can ruin an image, unless that’s the look you are going for of course.
One of the best solutions for this is a product from Topaz Labs, called DeNoise. It’s super flexible and very easy to use. I use it quite a bit and find it indispensable for certain types of images. Click this link to find out more about DeNoise, with some before and after examples. And while you are on the site, look at their other products for improving color and black and white images.
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