The point of contact…

As promised, today is a continuation of my blog series on compositing shadows.  I believe lighting and shadows are the most important components in creating cohesive and beautiful compositions. If something in the image looks “off” it will distract the viewer take away from your story line. If you have not had the opportunity to read the first two blog posts you may review them here. Lesson 1: It’s in … Continue reading The point of contact…

Pick a color palette, any color palette… (A trick for making all the colors in your composite match.)

This is possibly the single biggest question I get, outside of how to draw realistic shadows. How do I make the colors, on the different elements of my composite, match? This happens for a number of reasons: light source and white balance settings are the most common. If you are not able to photograph all the pieces … Continue reading Pick a color palette, any color palette… (A trick for making all the colors in your composite match.)

Stock Photography: Should you use it? Where to find it…

Is using stock photography cheating? I would like to start out this post by saying, the use of stock photography is somewhat of a controversial topic. Some camps feel you don’t really create your artwork if other people shot everything in the image for you. Some camps think it’s okay to use stock for small segments of your … Continue reading Stock Photography: Should you use it? Where to find it…

Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

Every now and then I will be asking some of my artistic tribe (or someone from this Sharing It Forward community) to guest blog and share forward their tips, tricks and experiences in the world of conceptual portrait. Today’s post is by the talented and knowledgable Jenna Martin. She has written the best, most complete composition of info regarding selling … Continue reading Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…

I firmly believe the support of fellow artists and photographers is priceless. It is the theme song I sing in every blog post. It is amazing what you can learn just browsing other artist’s and photographer’s websites and blogs. I was chatting with another amazing member of my artistic tribe and when I found out what she was … Continue reading Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…