Before & After

Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon...

By | August 13th, 2014|0 Comments

From the Cloud Collection

Purchase a print of this image After the unimpressive sunrise on the first day of the tulip farm, Brian Bonham and I went out the next morning, hoping for some beautiful color [...]

By | April 13th, 2013|54 Comments

Oregon Tulip Farm

Click on the photos and scroll through to view larger Purchase a print of this image For the past two days I've been getting up early to make my way out to [...]

By | April 11th, 2013|177 Comments

Creating Your Own Beauty

Canon 5DMkIII, Canon TS-E 24mm, 3 sec at f/11, ISO 100. I thought I'd have a little fun in Photoshop  while editing this photo and give it a little bit more atmosphere [...]

By | November 27th, 2012|48 Comments

Waterfall: Before & After

Click to view larger Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 66 sec at f/16, ISO 100 In honor of #WaterfallWednesday (curated by the great +Eric Leslie) I thought I'd share a [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|56 Comments

Texture vs. No Texture

I just did a quick re-edit to a "Before & After" photo I just posted to my Google+ stream (the one on the right) by removing the texture (here's my original post [...]

By | July 10th, 2012|110 Comments

Light is Short

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm f/1.4, 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800 (both images) This is the view from the window of my condo. I have an entire wall that is [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|7 Comments

Grilled Salmon on Cedar Planks

Last night I had dinner with some friends at their house and brought over some salmon and cedar planks I'd been wanting to use. I don't grill too often (mostly because I [...]

By | June 9th, 2011|15 Comments

Using a Reflector

When I photograph food I do my best to use as much natural light as possible. The images above both have natural, diffused sunlight coming in from the right with a reflector [...]

By | January 25th, 2010|16 Comments

Photoshop Before & After: Salmon

Yesterday I posted some white-balance tips for shooting food photography. In this post I'm going to go through the steps I took to edit the image. The photo used in this post [...]

By | January 20th, 2010|5 Comments

Food Photography: White Balance

Canon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/50th sec at ƒ/4, ISO 100 One of the most common challenges I have seen many new food photographers struggle with is getting proper white [...]

By | January 19th, 2010|12 Comments

Before & After – Rodeo

This "Before & After" is a simple cross-processed image with a little bit of Photoshop layer styles added to give it a white border. Above is the finished version ... here's the [...]

By | July 6th, 2009|2 Comments