In Category: For Photographers

How many of you use the 'multiple nail hole'  method for hanging prints?  You put in a nail, hang the print, if not quite right, you move the nail!  And how many times do you move the nail?  And this is after carefully measuring everything and thinking you are pretty close!  If this is your own home, have at it, but at a client's home, preserving the walls and getting it right the first time should be a priority.    After much thought I came up with this method that WORKS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! I start with this poster size, super sticky, gridded paper from Post-It.  I get it as Office Max. On one of my own walls, I hang the client's print.  I mark the corners with painters tape. With the print still on the wall, I cover it with the poster sized post-it paper (sometimes you need to overlap paper

I am often asked, "how do you ever get dogs to pose for pictures?"  This picture prompted a lot of those questions!  The posing was just what we imagined - three different levels to their eyes and triangle shape to the final look.    But all is not as it seems!   These are great dogs with good obedience training, but once in a room with each other and strange lights, well......they did not have a lot of interest in staying where we wanted! So I thought I would share the before and after.  As you can see below, all three dogs wore small show leads.  Because they were moving all over the place,  the leads got quite tangled in their coats.  It took a while for us to figure out that the little female labradoodle needed to be right by the tall male Golden, otherwise she would roll on her

The beautiful fur of some dogs just calls for a background of  fall colors.  Well, those are pretty hard to find in California, but with simple digital enhancements from Color Efex Pro (specifically Indian Summer), gone are the evergreens and Autumn is here.  Which colors do you think look better?  (I use Color Efex Pro 4 with Lightroom 4).