Tools of the conceptual portrait trade…

I remember when I was a newbie learning photography, I read every review and asked every human being on the planet about cameras and equipment. You wanna know what I ended up with? Gear I didn’t like, nor use. (You saw that one coming didn’t you?…) There is nothing worse than purchasing something, using it twice or finding out there is “hack” … Continue reading Tools of the conceptual portrait trade…

My Artistic Tribe…

One of the biggest reasons I felt a tug to create the “Sharing It Forward” campaign was support and camaraderie. The biggest gift this conceptual journey has afforded me is interacting and getting to know some amazing, talented, brilliant, jaw-dropping artists. The support and confidence they have gifted me has been priceless. Show me one successful, … Continue reading My Artistic Tribe…

The Making of “The Princess and the Dragon” from The Magic of Literacy Series…

Some of you may have seen this at one of my speaking engagements or mini-clinics. I wanted to post it here because it is a great overview of how I plan and execute a conceptual portrait. First, I want to remind you that PhotoShop does not make you a conceptual portrait artist. This particular image … Continue reading The Making of “The Princess and the Dragon” from The Magic of Literacy Series…

Dealing with self-doubt and “Why your critics don’t count”….

I started this blog, “Sharing It Forward”, for two main reasons. To create a community of learning and a community of support for fellow artists and photographers. Part of supporting one another is having someone point out where you can make improvements and help to keep you on your journey of improving in your craft.  Anyone who has ever put their ideas “out there” will … Continue reading Dealing with self-doubt and “Why your critics don’t count”….