Category Archives: InFocus

InFocus is a collection of considerations that goes through the minds of professional photographers, before during and after clicking the button. InFocus is a collection of tip, tricks and dessication to help us all achieve that clear path to the ‘next level’ of professionalism.

Shooting with a Chromakey

Are you bored with shooting the same old identical poses on the same old identical backdrops? You have heard “Blue Screen” could [...]

Modeling Prerequisites

“The Essential Qualities Needed to Succeed” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images “I thought that I would just stand around and look [...]

Photographic Composition

In our Modern World, planning and analysis, numbers and assessment have taken over much of what we do. Almost no decision in the realm of bu [...]

Head Shots

“Theory and Practice for the Portrait Photographer” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images   Head shots have existed since photogr [...]

The Ideals of Modeling

Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images Featured Model – Lily Marie   Ideals, morals and values have been at the core of our drive fo [...]

Its All in the Details

“Some of the Finer Points of the Modeling-Photography Industry” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images   We’ve all heard the max [...]

The Creative Personality

“The Necessity of Finding the Spark of Originality” By Rick Trottier – RJT Images   I have heard these words time and again throu [...]

Au Naturel

“The Essence of a Nude Model” By Rick Trottier – RJT Images   She is that Icon of Beauty that we can’t deny nor fully admit how [...]

Exploding the Portfolio Myth

“The Reality of All Those Pictures” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images   I see images by the thousands on Facebook and Instagr [...]

The Complex World of Fitness Modeling

Written by Rick Trottier and with the thoughts of Kelly Levin   Each and every day, we see more and more “fitness models” appear on [...]

Jewels of Immeasurable Worth

Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images “You are all jewels of immeasurable worth, each of you like rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Al [...]

The Freedom of Fitness

“Thoughts on Health and Fitness with Rebecca DiNitto LeSaffre” Created, Edited and Introduction by Rick Trottier – RJT Images. Makeup [...]

The Art of Choosing Content

“The Art of Making the Right Choice” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images   There are few experiences in life more disappointing [...]

Road Testing the PixelKing Triggers

I recently bought a set of Pixel King radio flash triggers for Nikon, (for Canon) for $170, with shipping (2 receivers, 1 trigger).. Pixel K [...]

Dragging the Shutter

Bored with the studio I decided to head out into the night to put a little excitement back in my life and work. In the old days we often use [...]

Black Point Calibration

The most critical issue facing every photographer is how our final images look, both in Print and on the Internet. We have invested in quali [...]

The DIY Beauty Dish

I used Tyler Burk’s method to build my Beauty Dish last year. It was simple to build and took about 45 minutes as described on his sit [...]

The Clueless Photographer’s Guide to Makeup (Part Two)

In the first half of the Clueless Photographer’s Guide to Makeup series, we discussed why a photographer would need to know about make [...]

ePhoto DSLR Rig

After reading several iffy reviews and comments on Amazon I decided to drive over to ePhoto Inc. and take a look at this for myself. Constru [...]

Lens Flare Effect

My editing style in Photoshop is called Non-Destructive. What that means is that we apply effects to the image without actually altering the [...]

Morning Light effect

Lighting Trends and Effects There Is a new lighting trend primarily associated with today’s advertising and commercial fashion industries. [...]

Printing your own calendars with MagCloud

In my last version of this article I wrote the steps needed to print your own 2012 calendar on large format printers. I have sense found an [...]

The Easy Green Screen 4.0 Plugin for Photoshop

The Easy Green Screen 4x plugin is finally out and I am in love with it! Damon did an outstanding job with the new “One Click Extraction [...]

Shooting Outside With A Beauty Dish

Note: the final, most complete version that will ever be posted on the internet for free is available here. http://cierrapeel.com/outdoors- [...]