Thursday, April 30, 2009


Looks like I might be going to hang out at PhotoCampMilwaukee for a while this Saturday. See you there? I'm planing on getting there about 10am and sticking around until 3pm or so.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Maximum Photoshop Seminar Tour

Have you signed up for the Maximum Photoshop Seminar Tour with Dave Cross yet? Why not? There is still time. Stop what you are doing and go sign up. I'll still be here when you get back.

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

MLP's Triumphant Return To The Hide House

This past weekend, Gib of the Hide House in Bayview was nice enough to come let me do some shooting at my old stomping grounds. A few years back, I had the good fortune to have a studio at the Hide House. I tell people all the time that any competance I have at all in photography comes from having the opportunity to learn from so many other photographers who are willing to share their knowledge. The Hide House was a mecca for so many artists a few years ago (and still is to a lesser degree) that one couldn't help but learn something new each and every day.

So, anyway, Gib gave me the chance to come shoot there. I wrangled up a few models - Tamara Linn (TOP notch model. Do what you have to do to get the chance to work with her), and Brianna. I got this fantastic image of Brianna...

My YouTube Channel

You can also find the link to my YouTube Channel on the permalink bar to the right.

When I get some free time, I will post links to the Full Sized videos for easier legibility.

Upcoming Events at Studio MLP

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

HDR Photography with Photomatix

You use Photomatix to do your HDR? That's so weird... I use Photomatix to do my HDR!!!

Now that everyone in the world is doing HDR photography, I figured I would give it a shot myself. My main introduction to HDR photography came from my friend, Jim Bunker, and a Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group meeting a few months ago.

I downloaded myself a copy of Photomatix Pro 3.1 at HDR Soft, and gave it a shot. here are a few of my early attempts at HDR. This first shot is of the outside of my studio. I needed a studio image for the new business cards I ordered, so I just threw this one together real quick.

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.

The third shot is a view from the inside of the building where my studio is. If you've seen any pictures from my studio of a creepy old elevator, you'll recognize the gears for the elevator at the top right of the picture.

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