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    MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Michael is a noted speedlight expert and the best-selling author of flash photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studo. These are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and wherever fine books are sold.
    You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com.

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New 30-second hack: how to quickly deal with distracting elements near the edge of your images

I prefer to crop in camera as best as I can, but sometimes the best framing for the subject means that I have to include a distracting element in the image. For example, the black and white post on the edge of this image. Of course we can get rid of it in Photoshop. In fact, there are several ways. But which is the best?  To me, it’s the one that is the fastest. Watch my latest 30-second hack and save a ton of time and avoid using the clone stamp, healing brush, and content-aware replacement. Before and after shown below.

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New programs and speaking dates for 2018!

I have two new programs for 2018:

  • The Art and Business of Headshots: I share my secrets for being efficient and profitable in creating high quality headshot portraits in-studio and on-location.
  • The Cordless Studio: As a follow up to my two best-selling books and popular presentations on speedlights, I take everyone through my next step in building and maintaining my cordless, battery-powered studio.

Check out the dates and locations here.  Interested in have me come speak at your conference?  Email me with details.  Thanks!