Pretty dang cool...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
PLEASE go to the linked website and read about my friend, Renee Klinger. Renee has worked with us at the studio a number of times, and she is really a wonderful person. Studio MLP will be donating use of the studio for an event on December 16th, 2009!
And if you are interested in coming to the event on Wednesday, details are HERE. Photographers will be charged $50.00, non-photographer guests are only $10.00.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So, I've spent almost all night pimping Green Martini. For those of you who don't know yet, Green Martini is a website that my buddy Scott has put together to put Model Mayhem and One Model Place out of business. The guy knows his stuff and has created a great website. The site is still in beta, and there are a lot of cool features that have yet to be added, but it's going to be awesome by the time the official release happens.
I have also been named Green Martini's Education Coordinator. Once the site is up and running, I will be responsible for creating and obtain training material for the site. F'rinstance, I'll be creating videos on Photoshop and lighting skills, and also working with other talented artists to help them create content for the site as well.
So, tonight, I started up a Green Martini Events Meetup page with the help of Brian G. I did a bunch of invited to the Green Martini Facebook page, and I'm planning out a Green martini MySpace page. I'll link that as well once I get it up and running.
Also, but sure to check out my HD YouTube video on Green Martini's CREDIT feature.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
If you are a member of Meetup.com, go to the Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group to join the group and sign up for the event.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Some of the participants asked for a quick tour of StudioMLP. PLUS, there is also another photography event going on at my buddy Jeff Gruber's place. So, with all that, added to GALLERY NIGHT in downtown Racine, it's going to be a BUSY photography day.
Photowalk - 2pm-4pm
After-walk get together at Chartroom Charlie's - 4pm-6pm (ish)
Quick visit to Studio MLP - 6pm-7pm (ish)
Over to Jeff's place! 7pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
But, here is a link to the You Tube Video of the recent "Anything Goes" Event at Studio MLP.
I'll have a few more things up soon as well, Some recent photoshoots at the studio, a shot or two from a wedding I did, and some shots from an Open Pantry promotional event.
Just gimme a day or two.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Sign up NOW for this year's Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. On July 18th, 2009, photographers all over the world will be meeting for photo walks. The Racine Photowalk will be starting at 2pm at Monument Square in Downtown Racine. We will spend two hours winding our way north through downtown Racine to Chartroom Charlie's, just north of the river.
This will be a chance for photographers of ALL skill levels to get together and do some shooting. Level of skill or expense of equipment is not a factor here. As a matter of fact, I'll be leaving the big bag at home for something a little less cumbersome..
If you have any questions at all aboout this event, please contact me. Otherwise, if you can make it, go the the Photo Walk website now and sign up for the event nearest you (or nearest to your heart!)
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Hey, some big names at the studio this past Sunday! Erinn Finlan stopped by.. Beautiful wedding work. Go check her out on Smugmug. What, name isn't big enough for you? OK, how about Paul Ruffolo? Another great area photographer. He's at Smugmug, too. What? Still not big enough for you. Geez, you don't impress easy.
OK then, how about Author, Trainer, and Photoshop Guy, Dave Cross? That better?
As you know, Dave taught a standing room only crowd at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee Monday. I know it was standing room only, because Frank showed up late and had to stand for the first part because there were no chairs left.
Dave came to do a little shooting at Studio MLP on Sunday with models Danielle and Brianna. There is a possibility that you MIGHT see one of his Danielle images in an upcoming tutorial of Dave's as we got some very cool images!
As demonstrated by this photograph, there is no photographic evidence that Jim Bunker was there as well.
OK, aside from the fact that Jim took the picture above..
Looks like the last video worked out just fine, so here is the next in the series. Again, this is the FULL SIZED video, and this time, we are looking at an 89MB file. So, be sure to give it time to load.
In this video, I talk about some of the settings in the BASIC panel in Adobe Camera RAW. Again, the image I am using is a shot of Tamara from a lighting demonstration I gave to the Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group last year.
Click here for the video.
Remember, it's a big'un!
More coming soon.. I currently have 12 videos archived on my hard drive.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Last year I did a lighting demonstration for the Milwaukee Meetup Group with model Tamara. Afterwards, I did a short series of Photoshop tutorial videos using pictures from that demonstration. These are the same videos that are on my YouTube Channel, but if you follow the link from here, it brings you to the FULL SIZED video before any shrinking down happens. BEWARE! This is a 40MB file.
This is the first one in the series. It demonstrates how to use a Gray Card and Adobe Camera RAW to properly white balance your pictures for accurate color.
Click here for the video
If this all works ok, I will post more videos over the next week or so.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I also did a posing and lighting demonstration with James Conway. Remember, your homework assignment is to do a self portrait with a "ninja" expression.
And I didn't get to stay until the raffle drawing. My numbers were 717528 and 717529. If either of those were chosen for a prize and I missed out, sucks to be me.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
OK? You back? All signed up? Good. I had the chance to attend one of Dave Cross' presentations at Photoshop World in Vegas a couple years ago. You are definately going to get your money's worth. If you are going to the Milwaukee seminar at the Midwest Center, you just may run into one of the guys from Studio MLP!
Ya know, if you would have went to the link off to the right and joined NAPP first, you could have saved money on your seminar admission...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Spring is here and we are busy, busy, busy at Studio MLP. Recently, we hosted a meeting for the Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group where we welcomed approximately 30 photographers from all over the area. We talked about how to go about getting your photography published in a magazine. Afterwards, the attendees were able to shoot in the studio or walk the grounds and shoot some of the awesome architecture around the complex.
Coming up, we have even more neat events...
- My partner Frank is hosting a group shoot on Saturday, May 16th. Photographers and models from all over the area (Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago) will be attending. Go to Franks page for more info.
- Rick from the Great Lakes Glamour Photography Workshop Group will be having two events at Studio MLP in the coming months. Go to the GLGPW webpage for more information on how to sign up.
- Adam (Phoenix of Miltown) will be putting on his Painted Muse Photoshoot at the studio on June 20th. Adam is having some incredible bodypainters come in for this event. Attendance will be limited, so sign up NOW! Go to Adam's page for more info.
I also have a few special visitors coming in to visit over the next couple months. I'll post more details on those later.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This next shot is from the south side of Milwaukee, looking north towards the US Bank building. I added in some Photoshopped rain and a pond in the foreground. The pond came out ok, but I'm not too impressed with the rain effect I did. I'm gonna be redoing that in the future.