Retouching Portraits

Erin on a Wall

Retouching Portraits I have spent a bulk of my time behind a camera photographing sporting goods, nature and pets. when it came to photographing people I have always taken a candid approach. Take a lot of pictures, crop the best ones and be done with it. Recently though I had the pleasure of getting a visit from my beautiful niece. We were out driving around and decided to visit a local park nearby for some pictures. The conditions were bad. It was a bright noon summer sun. I had the Nikon D810 and no external flash. I had about a 20 minute window to work before our next engagement. I knew the pictures would be a challenge but had no Continue ReadingRetouching Portraits

How to Create a DNG File in Adobe Camera Raw

Recently I decided to get better control of the colors in my images by purchasing the X-RITE COLOR CHECKER PASSPORT. Upon reading the instructions I was a little mystified by the requirements for a .DNG or  DIGITAL NEGATIVE FILE. So I set out and did what anyone else would do I went to YouTube. I found the answer numerous times as part of larger tutorials that were way beyond my memory capacity. I prefer baby steps. Below  is the simple sequence for creating .DNG files in ADOBE CAMERA RAW. It’s important to note that the .DNG files can be created in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP and ADOBE BRIDGE (Probably other Adobe Applications as well). The process is quite simple: Double click a Continue ReadingHow to Create a DNG File in Adobe Camera Raw