Shooting “The Eye” (#PlayAndLearn)

I love to watch movies. I have found that film and paintings can be a really good inspiration to stretch your “Photographic Muscle!” I am of course talking about your “EYE” that all important creative tool that can’t be learned.  I can answer every question on how I do things and still can’t give you…Read more Shooting “The Eye” (#PlayAndLearn)

Using Masks to Rescue Highlights

I have been a product photographer for a over 10 years and been working as a photographer for almost two decades now.  I have found in this time that there are very many tools in this industry that are misused and not explained very well.  The biggest repeat offender is Layer Masks.  Many tutorials explain everything…Read more Using Masks to Rescue Highlights

Another Benefit of having “A SPOT”

Now that you have developed a few “Spots” in your local area, you can experience the benefits.  You have cut down on the “uncontrollable variables” and now you can start with an experiment.  The first experiment I wanted to do was “Moonlight Portraits” but going out live with a client is not a good idea.  You need…Read more Another Benefit of having “A SPOT”

Massive Landscapes (Your View Standing There)

(9 Shots)      Photography By: Douglas Lee Coon      Often times I have been unhappy with my final image and its missing parts.  I compose an incredible image, fire the shutter and look at the LCD.  More times than not I don’t see the same image on the screen, or that I saw when I first got…Read more Massive Landscapes (Your View Standing There)

Cameras ’till Midnight

Cameras till Midnight It’s funny how things work out sometimes.  I was all set to go out and Photograph “an Old Bridge” and I did as a matter of fact and in to my second set up I saw a surprise flickering in the sky!  As for the bridge images I will start by explaining…Read more Cameras ’till Midnight

Don’t Forget to Shoot the Extra Stuff

Getting in the Extra Stuff Sometimes you need to shoot extra images so that you can combine them later in post.  The cleanest most efficient way to do this is to shoot all of the images separately and use the pen tool all the way down on the pixel level to get the cleanest cut. …Read more Don’t Forget to Shoot the Extra Stuff