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.

The Fabulous Journey

“The Story of Kelsi de Joux and Modeling” Written by Rick Trottier – RJT Images With the thoughts of Kelsi de Joux of Light Works Stud [...]

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- [...]