Thursday, October 20, 2016

We just finished a commercial shoot for Backyard Burgers featuring their new restaurant in Gulfport. Stop by at Crossroads and have lunch!

Friday, January 22, 2016

In September 2015, we began a project for the Harrison County Bar Association to photograph their members for new composites to hang in the courthouses in Gulfport and Biloxi. After four months and 186 sittings, we delivered the finished product this week! 
A big "Thank You" to Stephen at Magnolia Printing for the fabulous lay-out and printing job, and to Butch and Nancy at Negrotto's Gallery for the beautiful framing! 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Make Your Images Pop With Lightroom and Photoshop!

This image was made at dusk, using two Nikon speedlights with Pocket wizards, and a beautiful and talented assistant. Nikon D800, Camera RAW.

After Processing in Lightroom, Photoshop CC, and Nik Color Efex Pro, it was printed like this.

Click the image to enlarge.

   On October 12, I will present a workshop entitled "Basics of Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CC," and I will share my workflow in both these programs. I will offer some tips and methods which I use, and get you past the intimidation of these complex tools. Will you learn all there is to know about LR & PS? Of course not! But you will come away with enough understanding to find your way into a vast world filled with more than point and click presets. Make your images your own!
   This workshop is part of a nationwide program presented by Professional Photographers of America, and registration is available only through the  web site. You do not have to be a PPA member to attend. Registration is $99 for the 8-hour session if you register on line, and $129 if you register the day of the event. Save $30 by signing up now!
To register, follow this link:
Register for Super 1 Day here

Monday, September 7, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Is A Bargain
     When Adobe introduced its CC subscription plan a while back, I vowed to deny them access to my wallet once a month. It just did not seem right to pay $50 a month to use a program I already have on my computer (and a pile of other stuff that I really don't need!).  Apparently, this was a common sentiment. The good folks at Adobe came to their senses, and now offer the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. It includes Lightroom and Photoshop in their latest incarnations, updated as new features are developed, and it's priced at $9.95 + tax par month. In the past, I have bought outright or upgraded Lightroom and Photoshop CS versions a total of eight times, spending a lot more than the $120 per year price of the subscription. Another advantage of the plan is that you don't have to wait for the next Version to update. New features and fixes are rolled out and are downloadable as soon as Adobe develops them. If you need the full suite including Adobe Illustrator and all the other programs, it is available. For photographers, the ACC Photography Plan fits!
     Struggling with the nuts and bolts of Lightroom and Photoshop? Sign up for my Super 1 Day class, sponsored by Professional Photographers of America. It's called "Basics of Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CC" and it happens in Biloxi on October 12, 2015! 8hours = $99
     Click here for information and registration:  Super 1 Day Registration

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How Adobe Lightroom Changed My Life (Really!)
      About six years ago, I realized what a major difference capturing images in Camera RAW makes in the performance of post processing software due to the huge amount of data retained in the image file as a result of not converting it to a jpeg in camera. But the editing process was cumbersome in Photoshop. For every file: Open, edit, save, close. Enter Adobe Lightroom 2.0. My processing time for a wedding, about 700-800 images, went from two and a half days to about 8 hours! Lightroom has progressed to Version 6, and my edit time has been further reduced by the advances in the program, and by the experience I have gained in a six year learning curve.
     Here's the good news for you: You can get a jump start on Lightroom by attending my PPA sponsored class "Basics of Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CC" on October 12, 2015, from 9 AM to 5 PM at South Beach Biloxi Hotel.
Learn more at

Monday, March 9, 2015

Got Spots?

     Do your images have small, round, dark spots in the light areas, such as blue skies? This can be caused by debris on the digital sensor of your camera. So, how can you correct this problem? The simplest (and costliest) answer is to take the camera to a repair shop and have the sensor cleaned. This is about a $100 job at most reputable shops. If, like me, you live in an area without a camera repair shop, you have to ship it out. That always makes me nervous!
     Another answer is to get a sensor cleaning kit and do it yourself. Delkin Devices makes a good sensor cleaning kit. I have one and I use it regularly.
     The old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is particularly applicable in this case. Some tips for keeping your sensor clean:
          1. Do not remove your lens from the camera body in a windy situation. This includes most outdoor locations. Do it in the car!
          2. Turn your camera off when changing lenses. When it's on, the sensor attracts dust due to electrostatic charges.
          3. Point your camera down when changing lenses. Dust and particles will fall out, not in. Gravity is on your side.
          4. Keep your camera bag clean. Vacuum it out to eliminate dust.
          5. Keep your lenses clean. A lot of the dust that winds up on your sensor comes from your lenses. It transfers due to the motion of the lens when it zooms.
          6. Never store your camera without a lens or a body cap attached.
       A little common sense goes a long way. A clean sensor can save you a lot of time in post processing!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Certified Professional Photographer


September 8, 2014                                   For More Information: Steve Linhoss                                                                                                            228-223-0981  
For Immediate Release

Local  Photographer Earns Certification

Steve Linhoss of  Steve Linhoss, Photographer, in Long Beach, Mississippi, has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of
Steve earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirements
measuring his  artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of
America currently recognizes less than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers.
Of those, only nine reside in Mississippi, and Steve is the only CPP who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Certified Professional Photographers must complete a written examination, an image
evaluation, and adhere to a stringent code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continuing confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.