Me about 30 years ago with a Brownie Flash camera.

Me about 30 years ago with a Brownie Flash camera.

I am a professional photographer, digital retouching artist and self proclaimed “master of color”. I spend all day every day behind the camera, at the printer or behind the screen working with photography and prints. Due to my line of work and love of photography, I see and work with tens of thousands of images every month, most shot by other photographers from around the country. My main goal is to make those images the best printable quality and salable for these photographers. This blog is dedicated to this very subject in order to help others understand what they can do to better their own photos from capture to output.

  1. John Karasch
    May 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Also known as BigIronCruiser on the PCB forum, you provided some very useful help with a photo of my daughter & granddaughter a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks for that! Moving right along, I’m sure you’ve seen that PCB has closed his forum, which in many ways seems totally out of character for him. It’s really a shame to see this happen, as his forum gave us an opportunity to learn from each other, and also see the amazing results that can be achieved without spending megabucks for lighting equipment. Perhaps we can talk him out of it, but who knows? Assuming it stays closed, do you know of any other lighting forums that are as good (or better) than the PCB forum?

    John Karasch, aka BigIronCruiser

    • modifiedphoto
      May 6, 2009 at 1:42 am

      I suppose all the bickering lately was driving him insane. And I can’t blame him. The same thing happened on a forum I spent a lot of time on about 5 or 6 years ago. The owner got tired of people trash talking his products so he gave warning, it continued so he shut them down.

      I’ve considered starting my own photography forum however the cost and time invested is far too great for me to take on these days. I did start and run an enthusiast forum of over 50,000 members that is now one of the largest of it’s type but sold it after about 4 years of dealing with people.

  2. nunogcm
    May 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm


    I just saw your wordpress page and I loved it… Can I put your link your link at http://nunomoreirafotografia.wordpress.com/ (that’s my page. I created it last month and I want to show my photos)?.

    Great job!


  3. February 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm


    I enjoy talking to you so much on the new forum and you and bigironcruiser – John were two folks who “got it” on The PCB forum. I use very little post in lightroom I want to do it #1 in camera raw for the basic stuff and then all in PS with help from a ton of plug-ins.
    I watched your tutorial on eye enhancing and we do allot of things alike but I bounce around from so many different folks approach I never so things the same way twice. Good tute! I enjoyed it.
    IT kills me how people love to be critical to someone after the take time and offer help on Youtube – I even see them do it to moma shan.

    Would you please e-mail me so I have your address. Also direct me to your CURVES dodge and burn tutorial – I want to see your approach.



  4. Ismail
    June 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

    hey, thanks for the very useful photoshop tips, tricks and techniques…keep up the excellent work.


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