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Old 03-20-2019, 03:09 PM
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Well done Stephen! Best of luck on your new career.
Thank you so much.

Now, I just need a stream of steady clients. If I could shoot two assignments/week that would be ideal. Gotta get on with a marketing plan.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:59 PM
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You definitely have talent Stephen. How awesome is that you were able to combine your free time with your passion for photography and make some nice $$$ doing the thing you love? I'm very happy for you. Looking forward to seeing some of your work in the future.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:01 PM
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You definitely have talent Stephen. How awesome is that you were able to combine your free time with your passion for photography and make some nice $$$ doing the thing you love? I'm very happy for you. Looking forward to seeing some of your work in the future.
Thanks, Serge!
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:35 PM
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Looks great, and congrats on finding something you enjoy that keeps you engaged. If we ever sell our Danville home, we'll insist our realtor use your services!
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:11 PM
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Looks great, and congrats on finding something you enjoy that keeps you engaged. If we ever sell our Danville home, we'll insist our realtor use your services!
Thanks and thanks, Ventoux!
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:16 PM
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Stephen... always a pleasure viewing your gift of taking photographs.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:42 PM
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Excellent pics! You definitely brought the outside in on many of these pics. The dynamic range is super high - the sunlit windows contrasted with inside shadow detail - very technical indeed! Well done.
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Excellent pics! You definitely brought the outside in on many of these pics. The dynamic range is super high - the sunlit windows contrasted with inside shadow detail - very technical indeed! Well done.
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Thank, Tom. Yes, those are called "window pulls" and there is a very specific way I light and shoot the window to do that. I specifically aim and fire my off-camera flash at the area around the window with a fairly fast shutter speed. That will show the detail of the scene outside but the flash inside may look too bright for an natural looking light. But, and here's the trick, If those pixels around the window are brighter than the scene outside, then when I add in the window pull layer into my layer stack in Photoshop, if I change the blending mode to Darken rather than normal, I can simply "paint in' the detail and exposure of the scene outside with a "white" paint brush into the layer mask window and all the detail outside will come in and it will still look natural. The key thing is it saves a tremendous amount time not having to make selections around windows, blinds, plants, door frames, etc.

This photo is a good example of that...

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Very cool Stephen.
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