23 05 2010

This grouping of images is from a studio sitting that was done a while back. I think the studio set up worked out great. The wicker chair, the columns, background, the gown and the subject just all came together perfectly.

Kitchen Before and After

23 05 2010

This image was taken for a local camping resort that has a few cabins and cottages for rent. This is the kitchen in one of the luxury cabins. The lighting I used was all small on camera type flash units. There were two at the camera position, one on each side pointed at the ceiling. There was another unit on the counter top to the far left pointed towards stove, another one in the oven to add just a little glow and then a couple more in the living room area so that it did not go black or dark. The after image show some of the post processing that was preformed in photoshop. Removing shadows, adding lights that were burned out. Removing the waste basket that I forgot to move and shadows on the living room wall from the chair. I also remove some of the knot etc that bled through the paint on the trim.

Gum Drops

11 05 2010

This image was produced as an exercise to control focus or attention using the depth of field control you have with your F-stops or aperture.


11 05 2010

This is an old image with a new treatment. originally shot with a Bronica etrs 6.45 on Kodak Tmax 400 Black & White film. The negative was scanned into the computer with a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro and them some contrast corrections, scratch removal and spotting was preformed in Photoshop and then saved and transferred to Corel Painter Essential 4 and run using the pencil sketch feature and then was taken into Lightroom 2 and there I used the auto action to turn it into a sepia tone (Brown tone).

Horizontal Flower pano

9 05 2010

Horizontal Flower photograph sized as a 12″x36″ panorama image. Background painted black and extended in photoshop

Shot with:

Canon 7D

Sigma 100mm 1:1 macro lens

Stroboframe macro Flash bracket

Canon 580 exll Flash

Canon 430 exll Flash

Exposure-Camear on manual

F32 @ 1/250th of a second

Flash exposure done with canons ETTL wireless CLC flash control using the built in 7D flash as the master and the other two flashes as slaves.

The above image is straight out of the camera.

flower grouping

9 05 2010

Just some flower images that have been sized to 12″x36″ to be used as a wall grouping.

Lightpainting Studio Still life

9 05 2010

Photo and Image Editing by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York
This image is an attempt to control the look and feel of a studio shot to a point that you can’t control the highlights, shadows, sharpness and focus when taking an images. This image is a composite of two images of the same subject. One has a -3 stop exposure of the subject shot with a small softbox directly over head. The other image is shot with a small softbox at 90 degrees to the left of camera and a correct exposure is used. Once the images were taken into photoshop they were stacked on separate layers, with the underexposed image on top with heavy diffusion added. Then with an adjustment mask added to the top layer it was painted out to reveal the image below. By control the brush opacity and size you control the amount of the upper layer you leave.

Chautauqua County Sports Photography

5 05 2010

Westfield and the surrounding communities of Brocton, Mayville, Fredonia, into Jamestown provide a wealth of sports photography opportunity for sports photography. With all these opportunities I seem to spend a great deal of time covering the youth sports in this area. With the talented young athletes that show off their skill in sports like Basketball, Tennis, and Baseball its time I enjoy spending. There is nothing better than seeing someone that’s good at what they do and enjoy doing it. To see a selection of Sports related images go to the Sports Photography gallery on the website at if you have any questions contact me at

Taylor Tree Service-Ripley New York

5 05 2010

Photo and Design by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images photographic Sevices
Westfield New York
Taylor Tree Service is a well respected Tree Service that works in Western New York, Chautauqua and Erie Counties, as well a Erie County Pa and into Pittsburg and all the way to the Cleveland area. Below you will see want I did for Taylor Tree Service out of Ripley New York. The poster was pulled together to use as a part of the display for when they go to home shows to help market their business. The photo business card, (you can see both the front and back of the Card) were designed to give the business something that they can handout to customers that would be memorable. The letterhead was designed to bring the color scheme into all the stationery used for the business. To date they have not picked the letterhead they are going to us.

Barcelona Harbor Westfield New York

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York

These images are from the same shoot as the previous post. The version with more deal of the lighthouse and harbor at Barcelona in Westfield New York is a HDR image. An HDR image is made up of multiple images of the same subject taken at different exposures and then combined into an image that shows detail in the shadow and highlights that is impossible for the cameras sensor to record on its own in a single exposure. These images are more examples of what I came home with last night. I guess came home with is not quite right because this went into photoshop just like the panoramic image. Combined different images taken at different exposure setting to pull out some of the detail that a back lite image loses. Then there was a graduated black fill added to a separate layer and then the opacity was reduced on this layer to darken the top of the image some.

Photo panoramic of Barcelona Harbor New York

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York
Last night I went to Barcelona Harbor on Lake Erie in Westfield N.Y. Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse is one of the many jewels on Lake Erie in Chautauqua County New York. The small harbor and lighthouse is a frequent subject of mine because I live about 1.5 miles away and the sunset can be incredible. But this night there wasn’t much of a sunset so I played around a little. I set the exposure of the camera at -2 1/2 stops from what the cameras meter was suggesting as a proper exposure. Also since I was doing a panorama of the scene I had to consider the lower light levels as I rotated the camera around the scene and away from the sun. With the exposure set I rotated the camera around the scene taking a total of 6 images.  Once back a the computer I opened the images in Adobe bridge and then loaded them into photomerge in photoshop and then I let photoshop preform it’s magic. After photoshop did it’s thing I went into the image and cleaned up some of the areas were the multiple images came together. With the image prepared I saved the images as a master file and them flattened a version of it to make some additional changes, with the image flattened I duplicated it onto another layer and then added a levels adjustment mask to this layer and used the levels to lighten the image to get some foreground detail. With the lighter image I added an adjustment mask so that I could paint back in the darker image in the layer below it. Most of the painting was done in the sky area to bring back the better exposure on the original image while leaving the detail in the foreground. I also removed some electrical power lines from the upper left corner of the image.

For not being a very good sunset I think the underexposure and the photoshop tonal control ended up making a nice image.


Canon 7D with 18-50mm sigma lens

Tripod with cable release

Lens set at about 21mm

Exposure set at ISO 400, F22 @ 1/80 sec

Final image size:

150 megs

71″wide x 12.5″high

Hallway lightpainting update

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images
Westfield New York

This photograph was taking in a condo at a local ski and golf resort here in Chautauqua County in Western New York. The image was taken with a point and shoot camera with built-in flash. After loading the image in photoshop and removing the elements as marked and correcting the perspective I duplicated the layer in Photoshop and them darkened it by about 3 stops and added some diffusion. With a layer mask added I painted out most of this duplicated layer to add some tonal changes and to give the image some sense of depth or dimension that the original image didn’t have straight out of the camera.

Hallway light painting

4 05 2010

Lightpainting-Vidal Blanc

3 05 2010

Light painted with oncamera flash and flashlight

Vidal Blanc

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images
Westfield New York
Vidal Blanc is a self assigned project consisting of a photograph that is composed of five images of a bottle of Johnson Estate Winery’s Vidal Blanc wine. Johnson Estate is the oldest estate winery in New York State and is located here in Westfield N.Y. on the Lake Erie plateau. The light source for three of the five images was a single on camera type flash unit that was fired multiple times to build up the exposure. The light streak was made with the help of a LCD flashlight with a number of individual bulbs in it. The image that provided the main body of the bottle was illuminated with the flashlight during a failed attempt at making the light streak. Once I had the five separate image I took them into photoshop CS4 to combine them, color correct and clean up the the light streak as well as adding the text which was taken from the wine bottle label.

Introduction to Moore Images

2 05 2010

Moore Images is a professional Commercial Photography business in Westfield N.Y.  I started in photography like a lot of people got there start in high school shooting for the yearbook. I did everything from covering sporting events and every day life in the hallways to doing my own film developing and printing. Then while in college I was taking a woodworking class that required portfolio pictures to be taken so I started taking college level photography classes and took every class that the local community college had to offer.  While  I was taking the photography classes at the community college I started a part-time job that quickly turned into a full time job at one of the local photo processing labs. During this time I did everything from retail camera sales, operating a one hour processing machine, custom darkroom work and custom studio work.  After about three years of working in this photography lab I decided to further my photographic training by attending the Ohio Institute of photography. Where I studied for two years with an emphasis on commercial and advertising photography. After returning to Western New York when I completed my photographic training at the Ohio Institute of photography I started working as a freelance independent photographer. I provided services to individuals, businesses, advertising agencies,  while also  providing wedding photography and portraiture in the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas.

During the past 30 years I have done pretty much everything that can be done in photography. I have experience with all formats of film cameras including 4 x 5, medium format, 35mm and now with digital cameras, I’ve also have extensive custom darkroom and now extensive Photoshop and  other digital editing and management programs  experience.

I have completed assignments in factories and industrial settings, I have produced small product and large product studio shots for ad agencies and manufacturers, I have worked for local newspapers, and provided wedding coverage and  all facets of portrait photography to the local community.

I welcome you to enjoy the Moore Images photo blog that starts here and learning about the  services I can provide for you.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about a project you have coming up please contact me at


Thank you,

Kurt A. Moore

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