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How do images get edited? | Castle Rock Photographer

How do images get edited? | Castle Rock Photographer

What happens to your images after a session? It can be confusing to know what a photographer means when he or she talks about how they edit and retouch a photo. Many photographers will include professional editing while others say they include retouching of images but what does this mean? Culling At Adam Thornton Photography (ATP) post-processing starts after a session with what we call culling. This is where I look through the images and sort out the images that…

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Project Beauty | Senior Pictures| Castle Rock Photographer

Project Beauty | Senior Pictures| Castle Rock Photographer

Project Beauty has become one of my favorite projects of the year. This year four brave young ladies participated in Project Beauty. Project Beauty is a photo shoot where the girls did not wear any make-up and where I don’t edit or enhance the skin or eyes. The purpose is to break down social barriers on what is true beauty. I am so proud of these four girls for being risk takers and participating in this event. All of them…

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Travel to Belize

Travel to Belize

Back in March, I traveled to Belize for 8 days. It was an amazing trip and I am excited to share some pictures of the places we visited along with some tips to make your trip to Belize memorable. Our trip started in Belize City. All international flights arrive and depart from Belize City. This makes Belize City a launching point for any vacation whether you are seeing the interior of the country or heading out to one of the…

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Photography Gear | Castle Rock Photographer

Photography Gear | Castle Rock Photographer

So many times when I am offering a workshop for a beginner photographer or I am out on a shoot with a senior I get asked for recommendations on photography gear. I have decided to put together a blog post of photography gear that I would recommend for a beginner photographer. There are a lot of great camera brands. I shoot Canon so I will be mostly recommending Canon gear in this post. Camera Bodies: When looking for a camera…

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Decker – Nelson Wedding| Castle Rock Photographer

Decker – Nelson Wedding| Castle Rock Photographer

Back in September, I had the honor of photographing Rachel and Ryker’s wedding. I have known Rachel since she was in middle school! Rachel and her family have a special place in our hearts. I was even able to photograph Rachel for her senior pictures. Over the years it has been so much fun to watch her and Ryker fall in love. Ryker is an amazing young man. The two of them together are perfect for each other. You can…

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Project Beauty | Senior Pictures | Castle Rock Photographer

Project Beauty | Senior Pictures | Castle Rock Photographer

How do you define beauty? How does society define beauty? How do teens define beauty? Project Beauty was started to emphasize natural beauty in young women, to redefine the definition of beauty amongst teens and change how it is portrayed on social media. This year I asked Team 19, my model team, to participate in a photo session with natural hair and no makeup. I am so proud of them for embracing their natural beauty, for making a statement, and for taking this journey. Many of the girls have provided a quote or…

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Panama | Travel | Castle Rock Photographer

Panama | Travel | Castle Rock Photographer

Over spring break I spend eight days in Panama! It is hard to summarize the trip without writing a novel, but I want to share a little about the trip here. We spent most of our trip staying in Panama City. Due to traffic, it is best to stay in the city and take day trips that way you avoid sitting in traffic. It was also important to us to spend several days outside of Panama City. We went to…

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Mountain Shoot | Senior Portraits | Castle Rock Photographer

Mountain Shoot | Senior Portraits | Castle Rock Photographer

In February I took members of Team 19, my senior model team, up to the mountains for a winter themed shoot. During the planning stages I through out the idea of wearing prom dresses. I thought we could get some epic shots. They jumped on board with the idea. As you can imagine winter in the Rocky Mountains was chilly and it was also windy. These girls were tough though and were amazing for fighting the cold weather. I’ve included…

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Shoot and Share Contest | Castle Rock Photographer

Shoot and Share Contest | Castle Rock Photographer

This year I entered into the Shoot and Share photo contest for the first time and wanted to share the results with you. First a little background on the contest. Photographers can enter up to 50 photos in 25 categories. Anyone can enter photos, and it’s totally free. People then view the photos randomly and vote for their favorites. No one knows who took the photos, but everyone votes for the winners. The photos with the most votes win! Over…

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