Many of us have experienced what I have dubbed, “The Lull”. The “temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity” of your creative self… We don’t know really, why it happens but at some point we all deal with it. The good news? By definition “The Lull” is a temporary thing. The best method for overcoming “The Lull”? Take a swan-dive right … Continue reading Finding Inspiration: The Amazing Art Photography of Kidy-Kat
Join me March 7th on Skype! Conceptual Portrait: The Art of Story-telling Through Imagery Make your photography stand out in a crowded market and double, or possibly even triple, your average sale! This one hour program will cover: Types of conceptual photography Ways to incorporate conceptual photography into your existing business A visual overview of how to plan … Continue reading A Few Spots Left! FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! March 7th @ 6PM EST! Register to hold your seat!
Continuing on with last weeks Photoshop Foundations, we were going over how to set-up and prepare files when starting a new project. I always go through this “Project-Prep” ritual. I actually have grown to enjoy this part of the project. It takes a little time to get everything set up, but it really helps to get my mind … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Setting up a new project in Photoshop, Part II (Smart Objects)
It’s Stock Saturday! Today’s free stock is from my personal collection. I took these images of giant tortoises last summer, during a trip to our local zoo. If you ever want to take some images at your local zoo to use as stock, make sure you look into their policies first. Some zoos are very strict … Continue reading It’s Stock Saturday! How’s about a giant tortoise!? 🙂
When starting a new project, I always go through the same preparation. It’s like my composite preparation ritual. This prep will save you a lot of headaches. Trust me. Every single time I skip this ritual, I regret it. Over the next few posts I will share with you my ritual. Today, I’m just covering the first … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Setting up a new project in Photoshop: Part I (Document Settings)
This year, my goal is to restructure my portrait business and build a viable business model around conceptual portrait. Not just fine art limited edition prints but also commissions. Personal client commissions. I firmly believe conceptual portraiture is the next big thing. This genre is going to completely change the face of today’s portrait industry. I am encouraging portrait photographers … Continue reading Launch of new website and business model! All dedicated to conceptual portraiture!
Do you remember when you mastered your camera enough to get off auto mode? Do you remember that feeling of freedom? All the sudden you felt in control and not so limited by the environment around you. Metaphorically, it was like getting your photographic wings. You found out what you were capable of creating and what your camera … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Finding your creative wings…
Today is Free Stock Saturday! Today’s free stock image is from my personal stock gallery. These images were taken last summer as they floated over our neighborhood here in Tennessee. My girls came tearing in the house all excited to show me. Smart little cookies they are… I grabbed the camera and took a few shots. These images … Continue reading Riddle me this… what has sky above, earth below and fire within? It’s today’s free stock image! It’s Stock Saturday Ya’ll!
OH, the dilemmas we face when we are starving artists… Most of the dilemmas have to do with wanting to produce something we don’t have the budget or the resources to produce. Which is where I found myself standing when I decided I wanted a specific dress for a conceptual portrait shoot. The dress in the image above? … Continue reading How I Faked the Dress in “She Took the City by Storm”
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Join me March 7th on Skype! Conceptual Portrait: The Art of Story-telling Through Imagery Make your photography stand out in a crowded market and double, or possibly even triple, your average sale! This one hour program will cover: Types of conceptual photography Ways to incorporate conceptual photography into your existing business A visual overview… Continue reading Join me for a FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! March 7th @ 6PM CST!