Marley Wins!

As my first “official” post to my new brand new website/blog, I wanted it to be something special. This might sound kind of dorky but, this has been a long time coming. I’m glad that it’s finally up and over the next couple of days I will be populating the site with content. Please keep checking back for current and educational information.

Last week a good friend and fellow photographer Curry McLaughlin, placed at our local visual art center. Photographing any type of animal can be a challenge. (I know this because I have a Golden Retriever). Here is some information on how the image was taken and processed from Curry. Click on Marley to see a bigger version.

“This image was photographed with a Sony DSLR Alpha 100 at f/2.0 and 1/40 at ISO 400, using 50 mm–f1.4 lens, white balance was set on auto and was shot in RAW.

I opened the picture in Photoshop Camera RAW and manipulated the picture:  Recovery…..+19, Blacks:+5, Fill Light: 0, Brightness: +50, Contrast: +37, Clarity: +37, and Vibrance: 0.

Then I opened the picture in Photoshop CS5 and I utilized the Curves tool, Cropped it in closer, Clone Stamp tool to put more live in her eyes and take some red out.  Lastly, I utilized your instructions from Session 5 to Pop the image. That’s about it. I renamed the photo to “Bright Eyes” because of her huge eyes.”

Great job Curry! It’s a fantastic image and you deserve the award. Well, everyone. I hope that you enjoyed the first post of what I hope will become one of the most helpful and educational sites on the internet. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to to use the comments section or the Contact Me menu at the top. Thanks again for stopping by…

Keep You Glass Clean

  1. Spencer,

    You weren’t kidding when you said you had a surprise. Your website is very cool. Glad Marley and I are a part of it.
    Your classes are amazing and I learned alot. Thanks for all your help and encouragement.

    • Spencer

      Thanks. I appreciate your kinds words. Marley is now a worldwide super star!

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