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The Great Photo Finish - Spotlight Effect and Rescaling for Balance - Keychain Covered Bike  October 7th, 2011

In this part two of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish video tutorial series Craig looks at a photograph previously discussed on the Daily Critique and shows you the details of Photoshop work he did to create a spotlight effect on the main... [Read More]
The Great Photo Finish - Creating a Spotlight Effect - Keychain Covered Bike  October 7th, 2011

In this part one of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish video tutorial series Craig looks at a photograph previously discussed on the Daily Critique and shows you the details of Photoshop work he did to create a spotlight effect on the main... [Read More]
Photo Assignment "Take a Walk" – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 7th, 2011

Community Assignment #52 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select and other selected images from TME’s Community Assignment #52 / Take a Walk and discusses the following: - back light - negative space - partial... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Thomas-Owens House At Night - Savannah, GA  September 2nd, 2011

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - HDR photography - finding a new way to see a very mature subject - complimentary color -... [Read More]
The Great Photo Finish - Camera Settings for Night Photography - Creating a Reference JPEG  August 26th, 2011

In this two part episode of The Great Photo Finish video tutorial series Craig looks at a night time photograph created by Kristopher from California. In part one Craig discusses the difference between RAW and JPEG capture and shares suggestions... [Read More]
The Great Photo Finish - Camera Settings for Night Photography - Creating a Reference JPEG  August 25th, 2011

In this two part episode of The Great Photo Finish video tutorial series Craig looks at a night time photograph created by Kristopher from California. In part one Craig discusses the difference between RAW and JPEG capture and shares suggestions... [Read More]
Workshop Spotlight - Coupeville Wharfhouse at Twilight- Coupeville, WA  August 11th, 2011

In today's episode of the Workshop Spotlight (Spirit of Whidbey Island) Craig looks at a twilight landscape photograph create by William from California and discusses the following: - effective focal length of 24mm being a great choice for... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom – Adjustment Layers – Photoshop  August 9th, 2011

In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at a street photograph of traveling musicians and discusses the following: Being instead of trying Practicing non -judgement in the early part of your capture process Opening yourself to... [Read More]
From Start to Finish - Marion Plays the Flute - Savannah, GA  July 6th, 2011

"Marion" by Craig Tanner
In this From Start to Finish episode Craig looks at a Street Portrait and discusses the following: - equipment choices - making hands the dominant subject of the portrait - quieting the critique in the early part... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom – Making Local Edits – Photoshop Brush and Mask Technique  June 9th, 2011

In this video Craig specifically discusses the Adobe Photoshop technique involving the paint brush tool and layer mask that he uses over and over again for making local edits of value, contrast and color to an image.... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom – General Image Finishing Part Two – Impromptu Portrait  June 9th, 2011

In this part two of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at the finishing work on a recent portrait of his friend Guitar Bob. You can go to Craig's blog to see a large finished version of the image and to leave questions and... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom – General Image Finishing Part One – Impromptu Portrait  June 8th, 2011

In this part one of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at the finishing work on a recent portrait of his friend Guitar Bob. You can go here to Craig's blog to see a large finished version of the image and to leave questions and... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  May 16th, 2011

Community Assignment #48 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #48 / The Assignment and discusses the following:   - limiting the number of colors and paying attention to color... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  May 9th, 2011

Community Assignment #47 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #47 / Silhouette and discusses the following: - classical definition of silhouette - achieving a classical silhouette ... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Composition Basics - Perspective  April 21st, 2011

"Photography Composition Basics, Part 4" by Craig Tanner
This is the fourth video in a multi part video series on "Composition Basics". In this video Craig discusses something the camera is always creating, perspective distortion. Craig discusses... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Composition Basics - Extraordinary Camera Position  April 14th, 2011

"Photography Composition Basics, Part 3" by Craig Tanner
This is the third video part in a multi part video series on "Composition Basics". In this video Craig discusses extraordinary camera position.... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Basic Photography - Composition Basics  April 12th, 2011

"Photography Composition Basics, Part 2" by Craig Tanner
This is the second video part in a multi part video series on "Composition Basics". In this video Craig discusses types and qualities of light.... [Read More]
Workshop Spotlight - Street Portraiture Workshop - Elements of a Powerful Portrait  April 11th, 2011

"Erin from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In this first episode of The Workshop Spotlight Craig looks at portraits that were created on the 2011 Street Portraiture Workshop and discusses the following: - the basic lighting starting point for... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom - Using Color Theory to Empasize the Main Subject  April 8th, 2011

In this episode of The Great Photo Finish video tutorial series Craig looks at a conceptual architectural detail image and discusses working with techniques in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to lend more weight to the main subject or idea. This video has an... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  April 4th, 2011

Community Assignment #46 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #46 / A Touch of Color and discusses the following: - the power of the abstract and in particular, the power of the partial... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  April 4th, 2011

Community Assignment #45 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #45 / On the Way and discusses the following: - extraordinary subject matter - multiple ways this image goes against type... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  March 3rd, 2011

Community Assignment #44 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #44 / The Normal Lens and discusses the following: - color theory - formal balance in the physical design of the... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Basic Photography - Composition Basics  February 17th, 2011

"Photography Composition Basics, Part 1" by Craig Tanner
This is the first part of a multi part video series on "Composition Basics". In this video Craig defines composition, outlines the information that will be presented in the series, and... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  February 10th, 2011

Community Assignment #43 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #43 / Archetype and discusses the following: - definition of archetype and how the concept might help us to be more... [Read More]
Light Diary - Road Trip - Photography Tips  February 7th, 2011

"Road Trip" by Craig Tanner
In this Light Diary Vidcast the theme is "The Road Trip". Craig shares many tips, both technical and conceptual that can help with shooting handheld landscapes, handheld macro, and long exposure motion blurs from a... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Road Sign and Forest - Lens Choice and Perspective  February 4th, 2011

"Marian from Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
This week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique is a two part video. In part one Craig looks at a stunning landscape photograph and discusses lens choice and perspective.... [Read More]
Photography School Assignments - Learn Photography - The Mindful Eye Photography School  January 27th, 2011

Community Assignment #42 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #42 / Close and discusses the following: - layers of focus and image depth - powerful gradient of color -... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom – General Image Finishing Part One – Light Painted Landscape  January 24th, 2011

Processing Light Painted Photography in Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Craig Tanner
In this part one of a two part episode of The Digital Darkroom Craig shows you the foundation work of the Adobe Photoshop CS5 processing of a light painted night... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  January 20th, 2011

In this video Craig discusses the process for preparing and posting an image to the TME Community Forum Boards.... [Read More]
Photo Assignment - Black and White - Photo Tips and Inspiration  January 13th, 2011

Community Assignment #41 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #41 / Black and White and discusses the following: - the power of the moment - simplicity - value of white in a black... [Read More]
Light Diary - Light Painting - Night Photography  January 7th, 2011

"Light Painting" by Craig Tanner
In this Light Diary Vidcast the theme is “Light Painting”. Craig shares many tips, both technical and conceptual, that can help you with the idea of painting with light during long exposures at night.... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Swallow Tail Gull - Galapagos Islands  January 4th, 2011

"Mike from Iowa" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful photograph of a swallow tail gull and discusses the following: - using content aware scale to extend the background of the image in... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Panorama - Photo Tips and Inspiration  December 30th, 2010

Community Assignment #40 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #40 / Panorama and discusses the following: - naturalistic blend of bracketed exposures - smaller cameras opening doors... [Read More]
Light Diary - Pablo Menudo Impromptu Portraits - Terlingua, TX  December 23rd, 2010

"Pablo at the Ghost Town Saloon" by Craig Tanner
In this Light Diary Vidcast the theme is “Pablo at the Ghost Town Saloon”. Craig shares many photographic tips that could be very helpful when creating impromptu portraits on location. ... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Reflections in a Window - Photo Tips and Inspiration  December 16th, 2010

Community Assignment #39 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #39 /Reflections in a Window and discusses the following: - a different take on an a mature subject - considering... [Read More]
Photo Assignment - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Chiaroscuro  December 2nd, 2010

Community Assignment #38 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #38 / Chiaroscuro and discusses the following: - different meanings of chiaroscuro - under exposure and... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Signs - Photo Tips and Inspiration  November 25th, 2010

Community Assignment #37 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #37 / Signs and discusses the following: - working with design and conceptual opposites as a visual storyteller -... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Long Exposure - Photo Tips and Inspiration  November 9th, 2010

Community Assignment #36 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #36 / Light Painting and discusses the following: - surreal qualities of contrast and color - color design motif of two... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Long Exposure - Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 28th, 2010

Community Assignment #35 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #35 / Long Exposure at Night and discusses the following: - simplicity of line and shape - cross hatching diagonal... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Twilight - Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 7th, 2010

Community Assignment #34 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #34 / Civil Twilight and discusses the following: - balance of architectural lighting and ambient daylight at Civil Twilight... [Read More]
Photo Assignment RGB – Photo Tips and Inspiration  October 4th, 2010

Community Assignment #33 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #33 / RGB and discusses the following: - shallow depth of field - gesture as it relates to quality of line - two... [Read More]
Night Photography – Magic of Digital Night Photography – Part Three  September 16th, 2010

In the Part Three video of a multiple part video series on the Magic of Digital Night Photography Craig discusses the following: - focusing in very low light working with the focusing scale on the barrel of the lens... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Red – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 9th, 2010

Community Assignment #32 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select and from TME’s Community Assignment #32/Red and discusses the following: - conceptual contrast - creating color depth and color vibrancy - the... [Read More]
Night Photography – Magic of Digital Night Photography – Part Two  September 9th, 2010

In Part Two video of a multiple part video series on the Magic of Digital Night Photography Craig discusses the following: - getting the perfect exposure in very low light... [Read More]
Night Photography – Magic of Digital Night Photography – Part One  September 2nd, 2010

In this Part One video of a multiple part video series on the Magic of Digital Night Photography Craig discusses the following: - basic ideas that make night photography exciting - basic equipment considerations for shooting at night - the... [Read More]
Photo Assignment Blue – Photo Tips and Inspiration  September 2nd, 2010

Community Assignment #31 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #31 / Blue and discusses the following: - working aperture, critical sharpness and depth of field -... [Read More]
Assignment #30 Top Select Video **NEW**  August 19th, 2010

Community Assignment #30 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top selects from TME’s Community Assignment #30 / Green and discusses the following: - middle apertures for a good combination of DOF and overall sharpness - using... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Basic Composition - For the Grand Scale Scenic Landscape  August 13th, 2010

"Basic Composition Concepts...Grand Scale Scenic Landscape" by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig looks at Basic Composition Concepts for creating Grand Scale Scenic Landscape photographs and discusses the following: - The... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Using Super Wide Angle Lens Distortion to Simplify your Scenic Landscape Photography  August 5th, 2010

"Scenic Landscape Photography... Perspective Distortion" by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig looks at the concept of Super Wide Angle Lens perspective distortion in scenic landscape photographs and discusses the following: ... [Read More]
Assignment #29 Top Select Video **NEW**  August 3rd, 2010

Community Assignment #29 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #29 / Pets and discusses the following: - quality of light for photographing pets with very dark fur or... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - 5 Basic Pitfalls in Creating Color Scenic Landscape Photographs  July 23rd, 2010

"5 Basic Pitfalls in Scenic Landscape Photography" by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig looks at 5 Basic Pitfalls in creating color scenic landscape photographs and discusses the following : - going from flat light to split... [Read More]
Assignment #28 Top Select Video **NEW**  July 15th, 2010

Community Assignment #28 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and three honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #28 / Architecture - Dynamic Symmetry and discusses the following: - dynamic movement of shape -... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  July 8th, 2010

In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig shows you the most effective sliders in the Adobe Photoshop CS4 raw converter for changing exposure. Craig also discusses the basics of rescaling which is a potentially powerful technique for changing... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  July 1st, 2010

In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at color as an element of visual design and explores some simple raw converter and Photoshop techniques for pushing color in a simple, bold and graphic direction. ... [Read More]
Assignment #27 Top Select Video **NEW**  June 30th, 2010

Community Assignment #27 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and two honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #27 / Sidelight and discusses the following: - using shutter speed to blend texture with elegant... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Understanding Crop Factor  June 24th, 2010

Crop Factor Basics by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig discusses the basics of the concept of crop factor DSLRS as compared to full frame sensor DSLRS and how it can effect our lens choices. ... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom **NEW***  June 18th, 2010

In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at the idea of personal vision and style and how we can make our finishing work serve our vision instead of the other way around. Here is a list (partial) that we promised of visual elements... [Read More]
Assignment #26 Top Select Video **NEW**  June 17th, 2010

Community Assignment #26 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at the top select from TME’s Community Assignment #26 / Backlight and discusses the following: - translucent subjects and backlight - shallow depth of field and repetition... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Understanding the Polarizing Filter  June 11th, 2010

Polarizer Basics by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig discusses, one of the most important pieces of equipment in natural light scenic photography – the Polarizing Filter.... [Read More]
Assignment #25 Top Select Video  June 3rd, 2010

Top Select Video, Community Assignment #25 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select from TME’s Community Assignment #25 / “A Picture within a Picture” and discusses the following: - classic placement of a key light in a one... [Read More]
Assignment #24 Top Selects Video  March 29th, 2010

Top Selects Video, Community Assignment #24 by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig looks at a top select and three honorable mentions from TME’s Community Assignment #24 / Triptych and discusses the following: - working conceptually as a... [Read More]
From Start To Finish  March 16th, 2010

"Guitar Bob" by Craig Tanner
In this From Start to Finish episode Craig looks at a portrait made on location in a city and shows: - how to find sweet spots of multi dimensional lighting - working with the existing light, even in the... [Read More]
Inspiration  February 11th, 2010

In this Inspiration Image Showcase Craig looks at and discusses, from the standpoint of design and creativity, a portfolio of seven inspiring images that were submitted for the Daily Critique. ... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  January 22nd, 2010

The Great Photo Finish: "How To's - Adobe Photoshop CS4" by Craig Tanner
In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig shows you how to record, save, share and load actions in Adobe Photoshop CS4.... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - The Camera - Basic Settings and Controls - Understanding Exposure Part 2  January 11th, 2010

The Camera: Understanding Exposure Part 2 by Craig Tanner
This is the 4th video in "The Camera" video series. In this video Craig delves deeper into the idea of exposure and discusses exposure level increments, exposure compensation, exposure... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - The Camera - Basic Settings and Controls - Understanding Exposure Part 1  January 10th, 2010

The Camera: Understanding Exposure Part 1 by Craig Tanner
This is the third video in "The Camera" video series. In this video Craig lays the foundation for a discussion about exposure by defining and explaining camera modes, metering modes, ISO,... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - The Camera - Basic Settings and Controls - Understanding White Balance  January 1st, 2010

The Camera: White Balance by Craig Tanner
This is the second video in "The Camera" video series where Craig discusses basic camera controls and settings. In this video Craig discusses technical and creative use of your digital camera’s white... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts- The Camera - Basic Settings and Controls - Introduction & Image Quality - RAW vs. JPEG  January 1st, 2010

The Camera: Introduction and Image Quality by Craig Tanner
This is the first video in a series of short videos about basic camera controls and settings that Craig recorded for attendees of The Mindful Eye's 2010 Weekend photography workshops.... [Read More]
Equipment  December 31st, 2009

"Polaroid Pogo Instant Printer" by Craig Tanner
In this video Craig shares his excitement about the Polaroid Pogo Instant Printer and shares a tip for getting the best print quality and some ideas about using the printer to have more fun as a... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  December 24th, 2009

Great Photo Finish: "Unlimited Depth of Field" Part 2 by Craig Tanner
In this second part of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig discusses field techniques, combined with post processing in Helicon Focus software, for creating... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  December 23rd, 2009

The Great Photo Finish: "Unlimited Depth of Field" Part 1 by Craig Tanner
In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig discusses field techniques, combined with Adobe Photoshop CS 4 techniques, for creating landscape scenics with unlimited... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Creating Sunstars  December 21st, 2009

"Sunstar" by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig looks at the subject of creating sunstars in landscape photographs and discusses the following: - a lenses smallest f-stops will create the strongest effect - using a small... [Read More]
Foundation Concepts - Understanding F-Stop and Diffraction  December 21st, 2009

"Diffraction" by Craig Tanner
In this Foundation Concept video Craig looks at the optical aberration of diffraction and how it relates to aperture and f-stop and discusses the following : - a lay person’s definition of diffraction - what... [Read More]
Oldies But Goodies  September 8th, 2009

Commercial Project Landscape Architecture by Craig Tanner
In this Oldie but Goodie (an old Light Diary episode) Craig looks at a handful of shots from a commercial shoot for a property client. Craig discusses both commercial landscapes and... [Read More]
Oldies But Goodies  September 3rd, 2009

In this Oldie but Goodie Craig looks at three of his street portraits shot with the Lensbaby 2.0 (now the Muse). Even though Lensbabies has updated their product line with the Composer (which is the main Lensbaby model Craig uses for his street... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  August 19th, 2009

The Great Photo Finish: Working with Kuler by Craig Tanner
In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at a colorful portrait and discusses the following: - Working with Kuler, an exciting extension found in Adobe Photoshop CS4,... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  July 14th, 2009

The Great Photo Finish: "Chris from Austria (Part 2)" by Craig Tanner
In this second part of a two part episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph inside of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and discusses the following: ... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  July 2nd, 2009

The Great Photo Finish: "Chris from Austria" by Craig Tanner
In this episode of The Great Photo Finish Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the a technique involving a keyboard shortcut for increasing dynamic range... [Read More]
From Start To Finish  June 25th, 2009

"City Market Blues" by Craig Tanner
In this From Start to Finish episode Craig looks at an impromptu street portrait and discusses the following: - quality of light - separations, mergers and positive and negative space - how the... [Read More]
Podcast  May 14th, 2009

"Fear of the Rules or Fear Itself" by Craig Tanner
In this Oldie But Goodie podcast Craig talks about the idea of the "rules for better photos" and what you decide to do with the rules as a photographer. And how that is relative to what you are... [Read More]
Members How To - Community Avatars & Signatures  April 9th, 2009

"Using Our Community Avatars & Signatures" by Kel Kyle
A brief tutorial on how to upload your own personal avatar and create a basic signature, which will be displayed on your community/forum posts.... [Read More]
Podcast  March 19th, 2009

"Power of Play" by Craig Tanner
In this Podcast from the vault Craig discusses the “Power of Play” and how important the idea of play is to the creative process. This is a story based Podcast and the workshop Craig references in this Podcast took... [Read More]
Podcast  February 12th, 2009

"Scenic Waterfall Photography" by Craig Tanner
In this landscape based Podcast from the vault Craig discusses scenic photography of waterfalls. Craig begins by giving practical tips concerning quality of light and camera placement. Craig also... [Read More]
Podcast  February 11th, 2009

"Street Photography" by Craig Tanner
In this Podcast from the vault Craig discusses his approach to Street Photography of people. Craig begins by talking about the tradition of Street Photography and describes how his approach differs. After... [Read More]
Podcast  February 6th, 2009

"Grand Scale Scenic Landscape Part 2" by Craig Tanner
This Podcast is a continuation of the discussion started originally in The Grand Scale Scenic Landscape Podcast. Craig starts off by discussing camera set up and a technical workflow for... [Read More]
Podcast  February 5th, 2009

"Myth of Talent Revisited" by Craig Tanner
In this two part Podcast from the vault Craig revisits the article that is the basis for much of his teaching, “The Myth of Talent”. Craig first discusses new studies that make, what is almost a lock... [Read More]
Podcast  February 3rd, 2009

"Ebb & Flow of Natural Light" by Craig Tanner
In this Podcast from the vault Craig discusses the ebb and flow of natural light. Craig defines the three types of twilight and discusses how understanding these qualities of light can help us to... [Read More]
Podcast  February 2nd, 2009

"Grand Scale Scenic Landscape" by Craig Tanner
In this Podcast from the vault Craig discusses his approach to the grand scale scenic landscape photograph. First, Craig talks about his approach to scouting and getting ready for the shoot. Next... [Read More]
From Start To Finish  January 23rd, 2009

"Goldenrod, Inlet & Sky" by Craig Tanner
In this From Start to Finish episode Craig takes a look at one of his favorite digital landscape advertising images. Craig discusses the shot list for the job and outlines the types of shots most of his... [Read More]
Oldies But Goodies  December 29th, 2008

"Pastel Beach" by Craig Tanner
In this Oldie but Goodie episode we revisit one of Craig’s early From Start to Finish episodes. In this episode Craig shows everything in the process of the creation of an advertising landscape shot from the... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  December 20th, 2008

"Rescaling For Visual Unity" by Craig Tanner
In This Digital Darkroom episode Craig works with rescaling to achieve more visual unity in the image. Craig also uses the Curves Adjustment Layer to get rid of a color cast and to create more color... [Read More]
Light Diary  December 16th, 2008

"Discount Store Parking Lot" by Craig Tanner
In this Light Diary Vidcast the theme is “Discount Store Parking Lot”. Craig discusses a very basic “workflow” for composition of any subject. Craig talks about the idea of leaving room in your process... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom  December 7th, 2008

"Simplifying A Scenic Landscape Image" by Craig Tanner
In this episode of the digital darkroom Craig discusses simplifying a scenic landscape image. First Craig uses the spot healing brush for digital gardening high contrast areas that are busy... [Read More]
Light Diary  December 4th, 2008

"River Songs" by Craig Tanner
In this Light Diary Vidcast the theme is “River Songs” and Craig discusses the thought process that led to the creation of a series of vertical river scenics of the Virgin River in Zion National Park. Craig talks... [Read More]
Oldies But Goodies  November 29th, 2008

In this Oldie but Goodie episode we revisit one of Craig’s early From Start to Finish episodes – Elise and the Blue Dock. In this episode Craig shows everything in the process of a portrait shoot from the conceptual ideas, to capture techniques, to... [Read More]
Light Diary  November 21st, 2008

In this Light Diary Vidcast (Year 2 Week 2) the theme is “Sleepwalk” and Craig discusses the thought process that led to the creation of a series of long exposure, early morning twilight abstracts. Craig discusses how man made lights mixing with... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 24th, 2008

"Brian from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this Photo of the Week on the Daily critique Craig discusses lighting design, gelling lights, using lights to create depth, using super wide angle lenses to create perspective distortion and depth and... [Read More]







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