Category Archives: Photoshop

Anatomy of a Photograph

Lauren at Home For this morning, an explanation of Photoshop techniques. Edith in White 15 I thought I’d offer readers a blow-by-blow account of the processing leading from this to the image shown first above.  Perhaps some among you might … Continue reading

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Not Quite As Perfect as We Might Wish

Edith Readers know that I’m an ACLU fan.  I’ve encouraged donations to their efforts (I made a non-trivial contribution last year myself).  I think highly of their defense of civil liberties.  And I think that, over all, they remain on … Continue reading

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Do You Remember Coercion?

Brooke’s Portrait 27 I’ve harped now and again about the crime of coercion, as it relates especially to thick-necked cops or private security dunderheads who threaten to have you arrested if you don’t stop photographing or delete photos you’ve already … Continue reading

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Open Letter to An Immature Model

Edith in the Basket 15 Dear Susie, I was so looking forward to our first session yesterday.  You had approached me with such disarming enthusiasm that I thought we would hit it off famously, with a lot of great photos … Continue reading

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Be Scanned — Or Not

Studies of Edith 9 A neat site for those of you still flying:  TSA scanner status, airport by airport.  If I were still flying, I might find this useful — unfortunately, the reports are always out of date, but at … Continue reading

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Watching for Backgrounds

Erin M 11 As we travel, I look for backgrounds.  This means decorated surfaces that can serve as pasted-in backgrounds for my nudes.  I’ve shown a few here before, but work earlier this week with new model Abra provided an … Continue reading

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Inventing in Photoshop

Scarlet 1-17 Working on photos of Edith J (many, many images from a great three hours), I have invented/discovered a rather neat little technique.  You know how those wonderful (but by some photographers over-used) soft focus filters create a nice … Continue reading

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Photoshop Play

Sensual Julia 1 I thought I had mentioned Machine Wash a few posts back, but when I searched I find I hadn’t.  Machine Wash and the super-sized “Machine Wash Deluxe” are Photoshop plug-ins. For those who are not Photoshop devotées, … Continue reading

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On Average Better: One Downer and Several Uppers

Pregnant Joy 20 First the downer.  (Might as well get the ugly stuff out of the way.) Back in August I reported briefly the death in Afghanistan by stoning of a pair of young lovers.  Now videos of the atrocity … Continue reading

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Sadie News out of London that an actress who was one of my early favorites has died:  Susannah York.  Age 72.  I can remember seeing her first in Tom Jones, wild at times, demure at others.  Then a subdued but … Continue reading

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