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“How to Photograph and Outline Hair” and “Say No To Green Screens”

Jay P Morgan, and Jolene, show us how to photograph and process hair for knock-out.

They don’t discuss the “green screen” option, but they do have a green screen on hand. It’s my advice to avoid using green screens when possible. You don’t want the green color to blend into the hair due to reflections, blurriness, or bayer pattern interpolation.

If green screens are bad, then why are they used? In the pre-digital days you used the green video signal–it’s on a separate channel–to control the chroma key. That’s no longer necessary. Green screens are still useful for automated video processing, but for stills? They are not desirable.


Bobby in Last Shot

Bobby’s a great: comedian, musician, photographer, music producer, and video producer. He does a lot of what I do, minus the computer programming, plus the comedy. In most cases he’s better at whatever. He’s also a great person to have as a friend.

Here he is in a funny ad for CBS 11 News in Texas (“CBS 11 Weather ‘Last Shot’ Most Accurate Team Promo”).


Dane Westby Final Ride

I never liked the “passed away” euphemism, and the news story’s name includes the words “final ride”, so let’s use that.

I never saw Dane Westby mad. It’s pretty amazing when an athlete gets so much joy out of a sport. – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – |


How a Digital Camera is Made by Canon

This video is from Canon. There’s a lot here. I like the parts about building lenses.


Focus Stacking

Gavin Hoey (for Adorama) shows us focus stacking for landscapes.


How To Photograph Orion

Ian Norman teaches us how to photograph Orion, and it’s nebula. The video includes photography and post processing.


How To Build The Infinity Cove

Karl Taylor shows us how to build an infinity cove.


Lightroom’s Secret Shadow Slider Trick

This video is by Matt Kloskowski for onOne Software. Do you know how everyone complains that the Fill Light slider is no longer in Adobe Lightroom? It has power that the new sliders don’t. Follow these simple instructions, and you have it, whenever you need it.


Make: Bokeh Photography Effect

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