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It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

The Photoshop Elements 11 Book for Digital Photographers Looking for the perfect gift for the new photographer in your family? Adobe Photoshop Elements and The Photoshop Elements 11 Book for Digital Photographers make for the perfect combo to help … [Read more]

A Couple More Things…

Hey gang, Brad Moore here again. There were a couple items I meant to put in the Free Stuff Thursday post today and forgot about, so I’m making this second post to make sure you see them :-)Share The Season Photo Contest Want to win a Nikon … [Read more]

Holiday Gift Ideas: 7 Cool Books for Photographers (and none of them are mine)

I’ve had a lot of folks asking me for book suggestions for photographers this Holiday season, so I thought I’d share a few here (without including mine since since I included a few in my Holiday Gear Guide a few weeks back). So, … [Read more]

Wednesday Q & A Using Multiple Copies of the Same Image in Photoshop

I'm always checking what search terms bring people to the Gallery. Number one is questions about Smart Objects or Smart Filters. Number two lately are questions about using multiple copies of same image in a Photoshop (Adobe Photoshop CS6) document. … [Read more]

How To Clear A Room Using Photoshop

There's nothing like getting special, off hours, access to a building like the one in today's image. Having the luxury of taking your time, setting up the shot without the hassle of seventeen people milling around, intruding on the shot. Well, that's … [Read more]

Wednesday Q&A: How Much Can You Crop Using Photoshop

Well, the simple answer to "how much can you crop an image" is as much as you're comfortable. A couple of the big questions would be "what is the use of the shot" and "how was it shot"? If you're using a DSLR, have a 2 GB memory card and can shoot a … [Read more]

Showing Off Western Connecticut With Photoshop

Lately I've been featuring a couple of Connecticut's larger cities. Notably, Hartford and New Haven. Coming up I have several more cities I think will make good subjects for images and probably discussions. Today's post and image are geared more … [Read more]

Wednesday Q&A: HDR Lookalike

There's an old commercial in the US where the question is asked "is it real, or is it ...". The debate that rages today is HDR. Some people love it, some hate it and some are ambivalent. I'm kind of in the third classification. Some of it is really … [Read more]

Hartford Under The Influence Of Photoshop

If you're a follow of "The Kayview Gallery" this shot may look suspiciously familar. Before going to the "Read More", slide down and take a look at Wednesday's post. Both are shots of Hartford Connecticut, taken from within a hundred feet of each … [Read more]

Foliage Report For Acadia NP, October 15, 2012

We just got back from our annual (usually annual) fall foliage trip to Maine. There were a couple shots I really wanted to get and today's image was one. I think we've shot The Bubbles from the north parking lot beach at Jordon Pond just about every … [Read more]

Wednesday Q&A: Using Photoshop Brushes To Make Believable Composites

The foliage isn't the only thing colorful at this time of the year in the northeast. Sometimes graffiti artists can come up with some pretty colorful artwork. Our town (Bethel, CT) is a fairly sleepy little burg and typically is kept clean, with no … [Read more]

Sometimes Ya Just Don’t Have To Leave Lightroom

Sometimes the stars align, everything goes right and the shot is just there. Today's image is of the Albany Covered Bridge along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire, USA. (The first time we drove this road in the early 70s it was known as the … [Read more]

Farewell To Fall, Except For Photoshop Lightroom

On Thursday it looked like it was going to be an exceptional weekend for shooting the foliage around here (Bethel, Connecticut, USA). Then it rained on Friday. Not a hard rain, just rain. Well, that about killed it for the fall foliage. By Saturday … [Read more]

A Long Trek Through The Woods With Photoshop

Sometimes you have to suffer for your craft. A long hike over hill and dale on a hot day to get to just the right spot to get a unique image. Then again, sometimes you stand on the side of the road and the shot is just there, as is the case in … [Read more]

The Fantasy Of Photoshop And Lightroom

Today's image is real. No HDR, no trickery. Just being at the right place at the right time. That doesn't mean there was no burning, dodging, tweaking, pushing and pulling in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS6) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (LR4). The image … [Read more]

Magic In The Camera Rather Than In Photoshop

It's true. Sometimes the magic has to happen in the camera. Or on the camera. Today's image is of a small water fall along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire, USA. It was taken in late morning on a bright sunny day. Everything that could go … [Read more]

Post Sandy Thoughts

The lights came on last night. We were without power from Monday through the day on Thursday. Something like 30% of our little town is still without electricity. Our next door neighbor had his first experience with a generator and thought it was … [Read more]

Photoshop Takes You Where No Man /Person Has Gone

One nice thing about Adobe Photoshop CS6 (and those versions before) is that you can go places in your mind and translate them to an image. Today's image (the main portion at least) is at a parking area along the Kancamagus Highway in the White … [Read more]

Light Leak Photoshop tutorial

A light leak is a hole or gap in the body of a camera where light is able to "leak" into the normally light-tight chamber, exposing the film or sensor with extra light. This light is diffuse, although parts within the camera may cast shadows or … [Read more]

Painterly Effect with Photoshop

A painterly effect is something that looks like a painting. There are many ways how to go about it including using some of photoshops filters. Here is a method that is simple. Here I will use only one filter. It will work best where there is a lot of … [Read more]