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Where do you start in Photoshop when editing portraits?   Portrait editing can be very daunting. You hear terms like frequency separation, dodge and burn, liquify, and Photoshop highlights and shadows. Well, let us tell you what beginner Photoshop portrait editing tools have to be used as of day one.   So you say to [...]

July 8, 2022

Retouching-the necessary evil   It has always amazed me how a photo can go from ordinary to extraordinary with patience and knowledge of the Photoshop healing brush, clone stamp, dodge and burn, and the collection of adjustment tools.   About five years ago, I decided to perfect my photo retouching skills. I am very proud [...]

January 17, 2022

What is in this blog?   In this blog, we will be looking at my new list of the 5 best mirrorless cameras you can buy in 2022. This is an updated list of the list I created for 2020. Although the video is ageing,  it is still relevant today. Because I believe that no [...]

January 9, 2022

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Soft diffused light makes great portraits   Beginner portrait photographers quickly learn one thing about lighting - You need a soft light source. Soft lighting gives excellent results time after time. This portrait was taken on an overcast day where the sun’s light is diffused by clouds. Notice the smooth transitions between shadows and highlights. [...]

November 14, 2021

Filming the Festival d'été de Québec   In 2018, before all the COVID nonsense, I had the opportunity to film a live show event in my area. This event was sponsored by a huge national telecom service provider Bell Canada and a venue owned by one of the largest festival organizations in North America - [...]

August 21, 2021

What is the Feiyu Pocket 2?   The Feiyu Pocket 2 is a miniature stabilized hand gimbal. It is the newer improved version of the Feiyu Pocket (Version 1). The Feiyu Pocket 2 aims at giving you stabilized high-quality footage in a package that you can easily stow away in a purse, packsack, or glove [...]

August 6, 2021

5 essential actions that can save you money   I have a great deal of experience with new camera shopping under my belt. But all experience comes with the accumulation of mistakes and lessons learned. Although I have already made a video and a blog post on 5 things you need to consider when buying [...]

July 29, 2021

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Where is Jacques Gaines?   I have faced many personal challenges these days. But the challenges I am facing are nothing too extreme and nothing I cannot handle or grasp. But these challenges are significant enough for me to take a small break from the world of YouTube, Blogging, and social media in general. Most [...]

April 27, 2021

What is in this blog   At the date of this blog post posting, the Hohem iSteady Muli 3 in 1 gimbal's price is at roughly $149. So it goes without saying that this gimbal might be a perfect candidate for any blogger or vlogger looking for a way to stabilize their selfie and lifestyle [...]

March 27, 2021

Photographers get their creativity challenged   In the world of creation, inspiration can sometimes be hard to come by.   However, a simple goal or project can really change things. By just having some sort of end game, creative juices have no choice but to flow. The challenge for us photographers is no less daunting than [...]

October 31, 2019