New Photo Studio Lights Up Woodbridge

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Creating a photo studio to serve commercial product photography needs of Northern Virginia businesses. Today I have the honor to announce that I am opening my photo studio in Northern Virginia. Like many photographers I started out working in my basement. Today I’m sitting in the center of 1,100 square feet of studio and office space which […]

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Quick And Easy Video

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Understanding how much time (really) goes into making a quick, short video. Yaaay! It’s tres magique!   “I just need a super simple video. Nothing complicated. It can even be a single cut from one camera angle. Isn’t that how Alfred Hitchcock shot the movie “Rope?” That’s it—a piece of cake!” I said this to myself as […]

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Opening The Photographers Eye – Intermediate Photography Composition Course

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Do you want to improve your photography skills? Are you in need of better looking photos for your newsletter, website, or just personal photo album? Sign up for next session in form at bottom of page. The answer might not be found in the purchase of more equipment or fancy plugins but rather, in yourself. […]

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Photo Restoration Of A Discovered Past

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I recently had a very nice lady contact me about restoring several photos that had come to light about her families past. It must have been heart lifting for her to have discovered the photos. I met with her at a local restaurant so we could review her discovered treasure chest of old photos together. […]

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Making a Beautiful Occoquan Home More Beautiful

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What goes on behind the smoke and mirrors of an architectural photographers camera during a cover shoot. Creative photography can be accomplished in a single click. Extra special photography, images that evoke an air of dreaminess, perceived reality, or even a reaction, are more difficult to achieve in a single frame. This post will show […]

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Woodbridge Photographer Image Chosen For Regional Magazine Cover

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PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTES on photographing the Dale City Farmers Market. Ok, the title and sub are hokey! I get it. But have a bit of humor because I’m happy to announce that one of my photos is on the April 2015 cover of Prince William Living. Prince William Living is a regional full color magazine serving […]

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Advanced Photoshop Workshop Saturday, January 24

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PAGE UPDATED ON JAN. 17 Expand your knowledge of Photoshop by digging deeper into making your images work they way you want them to by attending MyAdvanced Photoshop workshop. Master landscape photographer, Ansel Adams used to speak about the need for pre-visualization—seeing in your minds eye what the image will look like when printed before […]

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Published In Advanced Photoshop 126

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Mark Gilvey contributes three restoration tips to professional photo-retouching magazine. In August 2014, I received an email from a freelance writer who was working on a feature article for Advanced Photoshop. Based in the UK, the magazine specializes in cutting-edge trends for creative professionals wanting to master high-end commercial Photoshop skills. She asked if I […]

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From Print to Motion Graphics

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Leveraging photographs for multiple media A few months ago I wrote a post about how quality photography can make a difference in your marketing. Today’s post illustrates how animation (motion graphics) can take still photographs and graphics to a whole new level. My last post detailed how my creative partner, Sherri Arnaiz, and I partnered […]

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