Before/after pairs. Note color mismatches are due to different lighting conditions (sunny v. cloudy, etc.)
Part one: Guided Studio Tour
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Image ID numbers appear in caption details. Image ID numbers for the first section (Blue Genie) range from BG-01 to BG-06. Subsequent sections follow a similar letter/number ID scheme. ID numbers for selected images may be entered into the comment section at the end of the gallery, or may be emailed to Amy Culbertson or Mark Gilmore - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Genie (BG)
Keith Kreeger Studios (KK)
You're Welcome Photography Studios (YW)
Cathy Savage (CS)
Rebecca Rothfus (RR)
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Ryan McKerly and other artists at his studio (RM)
Miranda Bennett (MB)
Sodalitas studio space (SS)
Ryan [last name forthcoming] (RF)
Part two: Other East Side Art, Eats, Nightlife and Retail
East Side By Night (EN)
Dai Due (DD)
Misc 2 (M2)
Retail Highlights (RH)
East Side Succulents plant nursery (ES)
I grew up working in my parents' print shop, using an ancient graphic camera to make negatives for printing plates. There I learned to dodge, burn, flash, mix chemicals and all of that stuff that's now obsolete to everyone but film purists.
In the same shop I'd later learn graphic design and develop sharpened visual sensibilities. Photoshop quickly became a tool for both work and play, and has continued in that role up to today.
These days I like to rely on the Adobe Camera RAW interface for correcting and enhancing images, using Photoshop for image manipulation, third-party filters and spot work. Of course I'm ready and willing to adapt to just about any workflow a particular job or assignment might require. Most of the samples here (except for product photography) were shot using natural light. I'm also experienced using studio strobes, hot lights, and on-camera flash with bounce and soft box techniques.
I have a good complement of professional grade gear that I'd happily use in any assignment, but I'm equally open to shoot with supplied gear.
Hope you like what you see!
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