Male Portrait Retouch (time-lapse view)

Please view the video in 720P (HD) in full resolution for best view. The original time frame was approximately 1.5 hours condensed into 5+ minutes.

This is just a Demo of my workflow... just practicing my skills on a MALE model in this video I will demonstrate a non-destructive workflow in time-lapse. Purely for visual entertainment, rather than educational purposes.


Export to Email from Lightroom

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Export images from Lightroom to Email, this plug-in exports your images directly through a SMTP server. Multiple smtp servers can be defined this should be helpful for traveling photographers in different environments, supports SMTP authentication and SSLv3/TLS (no sslv2 or lower support for port 465 maybe a future release)


How much should I charge as a Photographer

Cameras are not made out of money

There are photographers out there that are not recovering their expenses or paying themselves proper hourly wage. Time for some math, the price you charge for a shoot has three parts:

  • CODB (cost of doing business) per year over the number of shoots. The more shoots per year you do, the less this part becomes.
  • Your average cost per shoot. How much does it cost to operate your vehicle which is at least $. 50 per mile, but probably much more.
  • How you pay yourself per hour. My belief is this should be at least an average per hour wage that is pay yourself.


Rebirth of Adam


There comes a time in your life when you finally get it ... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out "ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on." And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world from a new perspective.

.......... This is your awakening.
Written by Sonny Carroll

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Model: Isi Agu   Concept and Design: Isi Agu and Philbert Photography


TIFF vs PSD in Lightroom

I was asked this question during a photography meetup while discussing/babbling about how I use Lightroom and why I save all my "Final" edits in the TIFF Format ... I could not remember why, but I had to do some research, since I usually don't do things for no reason.
PSD files are smaller than TIFF files because they use lossless compression that doesn't affect the contents of the file.
TIFF files are  only compressed if you choose LZW compression, if you decided not to compress them then they create a larger file. Compressed or not they contain the same information.


The Ugliest Models

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In show business it is all about the extremes. For example the people below earn a whole load of money thanks to their appearance and it is not at all beautiful. They are some of the ugliest models but nevertheless they still work in full swing. They get hired in movies, commercials, and anywhere where an ugly guy (or a girl) is needed , and if you’re just plane average and you still wish to work, well then you should probably do something extreme with your body like the lizard man, for example.


What is TFP/TFCD?

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There are three common arrangements between a model and a photographer.

  1. Photographer gets paid by model to work on their portfolio
  2. Model gets paid by photographer or by photographer's client.
  3. Model and photographer setup a shoot where the photographer pays the model with photos for her portfolio.
  4. Or when a model and photographer choose to collaborate for mutual benefits.

This is known traditionally as TFP ("Trade For Pictures") or TFCD ("Trade for CD"). This is a common way for a model and photographer to create images to build their respective portfolios without cost to either of them. The model gives their time, signs a release and receives images for their portfolio as payment. The photographer retains the copyright but allows the model to use the photos for self promotion.