The Evolution of an Image

I wanted to do a post that addresses a very touchy yet important topic when it comes to digital photography…the evolution of an image. No image that a professional puts out, no matter how brilliant, is what we call “straight out of camera”, you know, what it looks like when you see it on the back of your photographers camera. If that were the case then the photographer is selling themselves and their client short.

Now there are numerous examples of over editing out there and yes I was even guilty of it when I first started shooting ten years ago, however understanding the tools we have at hand to take good images and make the extraordinary, ah what  gift.

And since this is such a hot topic I thought it fitting to show the evolution of one of my images from original to the color edit and then to through the first black & white edit to the final black and white image. So that you can see while it is a good photo originally, the depth of colors and shadows in the color image are so much closer to what our eyes see.

And the first black and white is a beautiful black and white image, but the final black and white image has so much more depth and warmth in it.

Original straight out of camera…

here is the color edit….

This is the original black & white…

And this is the final black & white edit….


I hope you enjoy these four images. If you have questions please feel free to email me at or leave a comment.

Thanks for reading and until next time my friends be extraordinary,



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Begin Again, Again…Best Laid Plans…

We all have great intentions when we begin something. We start out full of vigor and emotions for whatever that project is, no matter who we are. When those intentions revolve around our paths, our passions, our purposes we attack them with so much enthusiasm that sometimes we become overwhelmed by the sheer size of our goals and dreams.

Tee Rage began a little over five years ago, and if you would have said to me five years later that it would be what it is today, that I would be who I am today, I would have told you that you were out of your mind. I am grateful in so many ways that life takes the turns it does. And I am honored to have built this studio, this brand, this experience into what it is today.

About eighteen months ago I purchased a domain name, found a host and had technical support help me build the foundation of a new webpage. My current page is great for uploading photos to and allowing them to be shared with friends and family. And it was the original vision that I had, but like so many things, visions change.

When I started I wanted to be a good photographer. I wanted my technical skill to be what my artistic vision was. I have never truly just wanted to be good. I want to be great! I want to impact people in a way that my portraits move you when you see them.

So today after a long hiatus of being so busy that I just did not have time to work on it, my vision for where Tee Rage is heading has come into shape.

A new website, a blog, that has been on the web for almost three years with very little effort put into it, my bad, and a gallery website where my client’s galleries will be posted so they can share them with friends and family. All the links will be posted below.

will serve as the hub for all things Tee Rage. You can now navigate to the website itself, this blog, Tee Rage Nation, and my Facebook Page.

The Website is an information page, as well as a page about the Tee Rage experience.


This blog will be where I will post my thoughts, blogs about sessions and sharing things that I want to share with you!

The Gallery page,  you will be able to see you session proofs via a unique link and password protected folder.

The vision and dream I have had for Tee Rage is here! So check back often, visit the website, check the facebook page, and if you haven’t previously “liked” my facebook page I would ask you to go do that, and also my instagram, Snapchat, & Twitter @teerage_photo

Be extraordinary, my friends,


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