Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bpcc Courses for 2010 I am scheduled to teach

16052 Intro to Photography

2605 Wedding Photography

2675 Portrait Photography

2685 Sports Photography

Contact Bpcc.edu for more info

A good example of today's Photojournalism.....

Vanity Fair
Today we are seeing less and less PJ style photography embraced by traditional news sources
Instead we find it in places like Vanity Fair
Yes Vanity Fair is providing News as well as Glitz,
stories photographed as well as written

Steve

Updated our WebSite, what do you think ???

Good morning !

I spent some time this Thanks Giving week-end
re working LottsPhoto.com
Love to get some feedback and if you have your own website
let me know and I will reciprocate with some feedback on your site

Steve

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Flower Blanket Props for photographers by Zprops

Back by popular demand my wife is again making and selling Flower blankets and baby poser covers
These products have helped us many times with new born and toddler portraits versus the same old backgrounds often used
click here to go to her website

Monday, September 28, 2009

Coming Soon Flower Power........


Soon we will (or rather my wife will) be offering Flower style backgrounds custom made for photographers
I have been using these for years, to make great one of a kind style portrait for toddlers and babies
While we are still building this store and the payments buttons etc are not yet live you can get a sneak peek here......(Click here)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why f/2.8?

Why f/2.8?: "I got asked an interesting question recently. It's a general rule of thumb that most landscape shots are made with the lens stopped way down to maximize depth of field. Given this, why would you need a lens with an f/2.8 aperture?...."

The most important part of this for us portrait shooters is in the fifth paragraph, focusing !!!
Steve

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gauzie and Blurr backgrounds a faster way

A loose lasso around the subject(s)
Inverse it
then chose the Average option under filter/blur

cheers !
steve

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adobe Lightroom a pdf presentation by Steven Lott

See my power point presentation on Lightroom
this is an over view or lesson plan style with that I use to teach LR
at Bossier Parish Community College

Steve

More lightroom resources

This is not only a great LR site
click here to see all it has to offer photographers

Lightroom Plugins for a small fee

If your looking for a way to add Logo or Water marks from within LR
then take a look at Tim's site - click here

This is one of the Best LR Video Tutorial resources and it's FREE !

click here

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reminder my Adobe LR seminar it this week....

I will be teaching Adobe Lightroom version 2 at BPCC this Thursday and Saturday at BPCC
Thursday is from 6:30-9:30 pm Saturday is from 9:30 AM to 30 minutes after Noon

Steve

Saturday, May 9, 2009

a new provider of LottsPhoto dot com is coming

We just signed up with WebHostingpad.com
for our server

Thanks to Tracy Simmons for the Tip !

Steve

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Preset Heaven

simply go to http://www.presetheaven.com

Steve

A new Photography School On Line

This Tip By Tracy of SimmonsPhotoDesign.com

check out this website........
http://digital-photography-school.com/

Steve

PS tip you might love

If you have spots on your high key floor or even zits. Use the dust and scraches filter. Set it until the spots disappear even though it will be very blurry. Apply the filter, select the snapshot in the history pallet, then undo the action. Take the history brush and click on the snapshot in the history pallet and select darken or lighten (depending on which you need to do) and brush away those spots very quickly. I use it for some of my retouching too.

When doing kissables or some other template. make a selection hit shift-ctrl-V to paste into your selection. Ctrl-T to transform. and hold the shift key down as you re-size draging the corner in or out to maintain perspective without distorting the image.

I made my own shortcut for packaging wallets 8 to a sheet since that is the way I send them to the lab shift-ctrl-Q

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lightroom by Steven Lott at BPCC this July

I will be teaching a two day seminar on Adobe Lightroom version 2
this July at Bossier parish Community College

July 10 is Friday class will be from 6:30-9:30pm
July 11 is Saturday class will be from 9 am to Noon

Steve Lott

an update of Kwik-Stands availablity

while the Website remains down
you can still get this great product by contacting
the owner Rick Hall

In case your wondering what is a Kwik-Stand
it is a great light stand that unfolds it's legs when placed
up right on the ground
No more need for two hands to set up a light stand !!!

Rick Hall
214 477-0078
Kwik-stand.com
rick@creativeimagesbydesign.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A very nice little application for uploading exported files (images) to your Blog

click here and try it for free

This is an excellent and very small application that works seemlesly with LR2 and your Blog

Steve

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

please don't be so eager for a buck and fall for these types of scams

Letter from the IRS (NOT)
I got this email today:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a Stimulus Payment.
Please submit the Stimulus Payment Online Form in order to process it.

A Stimulus Payment can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To submit your Stimulus Payment form, please download the document attached to your email.

Note: If filing or preparation fees were deducted from your 2007 Refund or you
received a refund anticipation loan, you will be receiving a check instead of a
direct deposit.

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

I couldn't stop laughing. It had a vodafone.net email address.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A new semester once begins at BPCC

This semester I will be teaching Portrait and Wedding photography
Portraiture is on Tuesday nights from 6:20 PM - 9:30 PM
Wedding Photography is Wednesday from 6:30PM - 9:30 PM
if your interested you can still sign up as a late addition to either of my classes by calling Bossier Parish Community College at 678-6000

TLCM 267-51 – Portrait Photography

TLCM 260-51 Wedding Photography
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