Taylor Tucker Shoot

Last year we did our first work for Jackson Family Wines also known as K-J for short.  Since then we have done events, headshots, and photojournalism.  Here I wanted to share a few images of Taylor Tucker from a recent shoot at the Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens.  Taylor is a very talented culinary gardener who has recently started working for Kendall Jackson Wines.  For more info read the @ blog K-J Introduces: Tucker Taylor, Culinary Gardener.  Also be sure to check out Taylor’s wonderful images on his Instagram page.

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New About Me Page


Steve at Pinnacles New About Me Page


Want to know how I got into photography?   Then take a look at my new About Me page.  I believe it paints a good picture of me and hope you like it.

Please comment to this blog if it brings up any more questions for you.




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Introduction to Layer Masks

Tonight I will be presenting “Introduction to Layer Masks” for the Russian River Photo Club at the Rio Nido Roadhouse. The meeting starts at 6:30, new members are welcome and the presentation is free to all current members.

The outline is as follows.

  • Introduction
  • Goal of presentation
  • Layers
  • Layer Masks
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Brush choice for masking
  • Demonstration using layer masks
  • Questions and comments

The presentation will be done using Adobe Photoshop CS6, however here is a short list of other photo editing programs that use layer masks as well:

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On location shoot, Philo CA

I was recently commissioned to supply landscape, flora and fauna shots on location and the surrounding area of a client’s estate in Philo CA, for display in their residence.  The post processing was done per the client’s taste and description, and the images were then printed, framed and matted by SRP.   Here are a few examples.


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Dawn Redwood


IMG 0265 On location shoot, Philo CA

Dawn Redwood Framed


IMG 8367 Edit 2 On location shoot, Philo CA

Field of Dreams


IMG 8280 On location shoot, Philo CA

Old Barn 1 of 3


IMG 8295 On location shoot, Philo CA

Old Barn 2 of 3


IMG 8285 On location shoot, Philo CA

Old Barn 3 of 3


IMG 8232 Edit On location shoot, Philo CA

Double Roof Barn


PZ8A61421 On location shoot, Philo CA

Vineyard Barn


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Sitting Duck



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Low Key Shoot

I ‘m currently working on images to fill the following portrait categories.

I did a  low key studio session last weekend.  These may make the artistic gallery.
Low Key 12 Low Key Shoot

Low Key 21 Low Key Shoot

Low Key Portrait

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Services Page

Check out the newly updated Services page on our website.  I have been been busy taking new shots and collecting great images for the site which will be added to the various service categories shortly.   Coming up next, an added About Us page.  Stay tuned and as always, appreciate your feedback.

Steve Ruddy

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New Website Design

I just got finished changing the design of the website. The original look was actually just under development and wasn’t completely finished  so I decided to use this templateSRP1 400x250 New Website Design in the meantime. I’m playing with the idea of rotating the design. What do you all think about that and if you like the idea how often should I change it.

Next up will be the About Page and a Services and or Price Page.

Also this will be the first blog post to show up on our Facebook business page.


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Free Class

I just held another free class for members of the Russian River Photo Club. This one was entitled Developing RAW Images and was taught using Adobe Lightroom. It was a great class and everyone learned something including myself.

I plan on adding an education page to the website that will include all the classes I will be offering as well as a form to fill out to express your interests.

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New Pages

I have created the customer log in pages and started the store. So far there are two store categories both offering various size prints. Please take a look and let me know if I should offer more sizes or matting and framing options. There will be more categories coming, one of which will be photographic prints of fine art paintings. Before that l’ll be creating  an about us page and a page explaining our services and rates.

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I am in the process of developing this site and until it’s finalized I will be using it as a link to our Facebook  page.

Some of the things the new site will have are:

  • Galleries
  • Secure Customer Pages
  • Store
  • Education

Please feal free to give us your opinion or ideas.

Thank you!


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