G+Weekly Digest – A week of G+ Posts

21 Aug 2011 admin In G+ Posts

For those that want one more chance to chime in or missed them…..

Also a thanks going out to everyone new that has added me to their circles…thanks for following my work…

Stuff from the past week:
Re-editing old shoots:


G+ Photo Uploader Issues? are you seeing them – comment here:

G+ Verification Badges:

G+ Inspirational Photographers List from +Catherine Hall

Stanford B&W from the +Trey Ratcliff Photowalk

How not to watermark your images 🙂 – Just for fun:

Add yourself to the Updated Glamour Photographer List – Will be updating it again today to those that have been asking:

Hmm thats interesting… I swear this image was not this orange originally….

Comments: 8

  1. Kirk Shorte 21 Aug 2011 Reply

    Was this taken using just a single light? Stage left? Looks like an umbrella was used. Great lighting and I love the retouching on her skin.

  2. was the single light have a gel

  3. Brent Burzycki 21 Aug 2011 Reply

    +Kirk Shorte +Jay Collins Yep – single light – Alien Bees B800 with a "Bastard Amber" gel – I use big umbrellas in this case a 44" = Stage Left or camera right or my right – and very close to her…

  4. Brent Burzycki 21 Aug 2011 Reply

    If you are looking for a person to learn this from check out +mark daughn here on G+ for tips or go to his site and grab the DVD's – thats how I learned…. http://markdaughn.com/store.html

  5. Kirk Shorte 21 Aug 2011 Reply

    I'm curious about using Gels. Wouldn't you get the same warm lighting using a "Cloudy" white balance setting?

  6. Brent Burzycki 21 Aug 2011 Reply

    +Kirk Shorte I would never personally rely on white balance settings when trying to tone an image…. I would worry about results varying. Lock in the settings and know what you will get… also I shoot Raw, so i can adjust WB later in the image if needed – so I expose for Flash white balance in Manual mode based on meter readings…

    Make sure to also know that the image you see here was not right out of the camera… I would and many here would be lying if they said this is what they look like out of the camera in RAW…. I will be posting more in the future that show original vs. edited images… I know me me I need to raise my game on the original image side and lower my post processing time… as in shoot better original images to decrease photoshop post processing…

    I tend to not be picky enough with my setups and thus become lazy knowing I can fix things in post… thats not a good overall plan to become a better photographer….

    if it was me I would set to what you know you have when dealing with WB… as in if you are shooting with strobes – use flash.. etc…

    Then look at the results and deal with issues in RAW, if that does not work then re-evalute how you use WB in your photography based on images..

    I have been known to shoot 10 images in one setting and another 10 in another etc just to actually see how each setting effects the others….

    I probably have thousands of images I have tossed just trying different things that really didn't work…. exposures are cheap in digital… its really worth experimenting..

  7. Kirk Shorte 22 Aug 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the insights. I've never worked with gels before and was wondering about their effect. Yeah, using the white balance would sort of defeat the purpose but I did wonder. I hear the same comments regarding taking better pictures in the first place to reduce or eliminate the need to spend hours with Photoshop. I'm sure that when we reach that point Adobe will have beaten us to the punch by building those tools into our camera while we weren't looking.

    Thanks for the great information.

  8. Brent Burzycki 22 Aug 2011 Reply

    +Kirk Shorte not a problem…

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