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Jay Goodrich

June 17th, 2014

It’s Time for a Photography Tune-Up

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Rabbit Portrait Face Eyes Texas
A FREE ebook Download Has your camera been sitting all alone in a dark closet, in a remote location of your house? Neglected. Forgotten about. Allowed to become home to multiple species of arachnids? Did winter send you back into your den for a long, dark hibernation away from the joys of picture taking? A hibernation … 
March 6th, 2014

5 Reasons to Reject an Image

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Horses Grazing Spring Backlit Summer by Jay Goodrich
With the age of digital photography now becoming a mainstream part of society, how do you decide what photos are good to keep and what ones should be thrown in the trash? While we need reasons to reject an image, we don’t necessarily want to form a hypothesis of rules. If you ever take a workshop … 
December 29th, 2013

My Best Photos of 2013

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Tetons Mountains Wyoming Jackson Summer by Jay Goodrich
My Best Photos of 2013 began with a look at 56,721 selects from this past year. I think it is safe to say that I shot a LOT of photos in the past 12 months. Out of those selects I narrowed my image selection down to 100, had my wife further refine the collection down … 
July 28th, 2013

Jackson, Wyoming 83002 – Dreamer, Drifter…

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Storm Valley Tetons Moran Wyoming by Jay Goodrich
Jackson, Wyoming…this is all going to make sense momentarily, just bear with my rampant train-of-thought diatribe (maybe a bit harsh but such a cool word). There are times in my life when I struggle. I fight failure. I look at myself with question. And wonder when it will all get better. In the same breath, … 
March 13th, 2013

8 Principles for Professional Photographers that I have discovered in My Career

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Blizzard in Whistler by Jay Goodrich
I have been creating images and articles as a business model for a long time now. During that time frame I have discovered some principles for professional photographers that I have found to truly work towards obtaining, maintaining, and growing your career. Here goes without any sort of order. 1. Perseverance. When my wife and … 
February 15th, 2013

Exposure Blending in Photoshop CS6

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Pinyon Pine Colorado Sunset by Jay Goodrich
It’s not that often that I use exposure blending anymore because many of my clients want a single capture image. In addition though, Adobe’s Lightroom 4 software has such a robust RAW processing engine now, that I can usually get detail out of both my shadows and highlights if I expose in the proper area … 
January 30th, 2013

A New Website is Finally Here!

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Colorado Mountain Biking by Jay Goodrich
I haven’t been lost, but I have been busier than I would have ever expected in my life. About six months ago I decided to update my business branding. As part of this project, a new website came into conception that focused on what my plan began to pen out as. Finally, after three months … 
December 13th, 2012

Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial

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Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6 by Jay Goodrich
Here’s a little video that highlights how I overcome diffraction issues with today’s digital cameras and lenses by stacking multiple focal point images in Adobe Photoshop CS6 via Adobe Lightroom 4. 
September 5th, 2012

The Adventure is the Journey

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Driving Around Discovering by Jay Goodrich
Or is the journey an adventure? I think the two are so interconnected and interrelated that you cannot have one without the other. I have been living an adventure for a very long time now and it is has definitely been a journey. An experience. Life like in all respects. There are those sayings–Life is … 
July 25th, 2012

Intent on Design

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Heather Goodrich Mountain Biking Colorado by Jay Goodrich
In today’s digital world we all take tons of photos. We then take those images and master them. We use software like Apple’s Aperture, Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop to make them our own. Sometimes we add color and other times we shed that color for a black and white version. There are purists who don’t …