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Before and after pictures of a dog in snow

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Pregnancy photography |

I know a lot of you are curious what kind of Photoshop retouching goes into my pictures. Here is an example. All images were shot with the Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm, 1.8 prime lens. ISO was set at 400 and I had auto color balance set. Before: This was shot at f8.0 at 1/197 of a second. Here is the post-production image: I added a curve where I dropped the blue/yellow curve down just a tad, slid the Color Balance yellow/blue down 6 points, 100 up on the contrast slider, and added a...

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Harvard Business Review article on Maclaren recall story

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in baby safety, Newborn & baby photography |

In the January/February issue of Harvard Business Review, Farzad Rastegar discusses how his company handled a disastrous leak of a pre-planned announcement about a design issue problem. Highly recommended strategy read. Maclaren stroller company recall nightmare

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Pregnant New Yorker Event Jan 18, 2011

Posted by on Jan 1, 2011 in Pregnancy photography |

Need some practical advice with a holistic bent? Attend this delightful evening of informative speakers. This is my third appearance at one of these and they are a blast! Plus, the gift bags are filled with both beautiful and useful things. January 18, 2011 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Yummy Mummy 1201 Lexington Avenue (btwn 81st & 82nd St) Register at the the Pregnant New...

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Update from Keeping Babies Safe

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in baby safety |

CPSC bans drop-side cribs Ban will go into effect in June 2011 After the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the past decade and millions of recalls, the government is banning the manufacture and sale of drop-side cribs. The new standard requiring cribs to have fixed sides will take effect in June 2011. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also is banning the use of drop-side cribs in hotels and child care centers, although those facilities would have a year to buy new...

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Luxury is: my son, myself

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Children's photography, New York City, Newborn & baby photography |

A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months by Thomas Hood Thou happy, happy elf! (But stop, – first let me kiss away that tear) – Thou tiny image of myself! (My love, he’s poking peas into his ear!) Thou merry, laughing sprite! With spirits feather-light, Untouch’d by sorrow and unsoil’d by sin – (Good heavens! The child is swallowing a pin!) Thou little, tricksy Puck! With antic toys so funnily bestuck, Light as the singing bird that wings the air – (The door!...

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