Family Group Portraiture – Commercial Photographer, Jamestown, Chautauqua County New York

9 08 2015

I’m not a portrait photographer usually. Usually I spend my time creating images of inanimate objects, Architecture, products and landscapes. A close friend asked me to come up with something special when his kids gathered for fathers day this year. I made an image of each family group separately while standing in the yard of their cottage. Once I had an image of each group I removed the background so that just the people where left. Once that was done I could move the groupings on to any background I would like too. This is what I ended up doing.

Family Photo

Family Panoramic Image





Family Photo

Panoramic Photo of Family groups


Westfield New York – High school fall sports

12 09 2011

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A few images from the start of the Westfield New York Wolverine fall sports including, volleyball, football, boys and girls soccer. Enjoy the slide show.

Football Composite – Westfield Wolverines

11 09 2011
#46 Football

#46 Football player on the run

Image #1 taken during a night game at the high school with a Canon 7D, 70-200mm @ 200mm-at ISO 2500/ f2.8 @ 1/640 of a sec.

Score board

Image of Score board during Football game

Image #2 is shot of the score board early in the game.

Football composite of player and score board

Football composite of player and score board

Finished composite РPracticing with the pen tool some more. I removed the player mostly with the quick select tool with some help from the pen tool. Them I cut out the score board using only the pen tool. Then  just for fun I played a little bit with the pen tool and shapes in the form of the ribbon and the blue and white lines which started out as a set of parallel rectangular shape and then they were shaped with the warp function in PS5. The score was also changed in favor of the home team.

Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle Event – Westfield New York

19 08 2011
Bicycle Tours of Chautauqua County N.Y.

Start of the Tour of Chautauqua Bicyclist starting the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua

Start of Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle event

Bicyclist starting the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua

Photography by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services

Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

A couple of images from the start of the 2011 Tour of Chautauqua Bicycle event in Westfield New York. A little bit of post processing to increase contrast, give the colors a little pop and a slight vignetting on the corners.

Westfield NY – Civil War Encampment poster

9 08 2011

Civil War encampment poster

Photography and Photoshot by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services

Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

Practicing extracting elements from existing images and combining them with other images. I think the extraction looks pretty good. No color fringing on the edges etc. This is a mock ad for the civil war encampment that took place on Aug 6th and 7th. I’m not happy with the grin on the gun toting rebel, I think a sterner face would have worked better with the protecting theme but I am working with existing images and using what I have on hand.

All the extracting, tone adjustments, B&W conversion and text where preformed in photoshop CS5.

Westfield New York Civil War encampment

7 08 2011

Photos by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services

Chautauqua County, Westfield New York

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The above gallery of images were taken Sunday Aug 7th in Westfield New York. You can see the color version that is straight out of the camera, base exposure. Then you can see my interpretation of what I think the image should look like. I took a series of hand-held exposures to give me an exposure bracket set on -1 stop, normal and +1 stop. The 3 images were taken into Lightroom 3 and then nik software’s HDR efex where the 3 files were combined to give me an HDR image with contrast, texture and the character of an older image once converted to black and white. Once the HDR was tweaked it was saved and then reopened in nik software’s silver efex pro 2 to do the black and white conversion and tweaking, along with the sepia tone addition.¬† I would like your comments and critique on these images. Thank you, Kurt

BMX races in Ellery Center

17 07 2011

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Photography by: Moore Images-Kurt A.

Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

BMX races held in Ellery Center, N.Y. on Dutch Hallow Rd. up on the hill behind Bemus Point N.Y.

The track was very photographer friendly.

Equipment-Canon 7D and Sigma 70-200mm 2.8

Sports Photography-Its fall sports season in Chautauqua County New York

4 09 2010

Photos by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York
Sports Photography Gallery is located at
With cooler days and school starting up its high school sports time. In a small town sports are a large part of what happens around here and its great. The type of sports action photography can be challenging and fun to produce. To see a selection of Sports Photography images go to
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Home Town Heros

19 06 2010

This is a composite of images to honor all the paid and volunteer Fire and EMS personell in Chautauqua Co. New York. All the composite,layout, and text was performed in Photoshop.

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

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