Utilizing basic color theory is a key factor in creating jaw-dropping, powerful images. Here’s how to use it…

When I plan an image one of the key elements I decide on is color. It’s important. Like, make or break your image important. You can have a flawlessly composited image however if your colors are “off” – if the colors don’t go with the story or subject matter – if the colors are uncomfortable to look … Continue reading Utilizing basic color theory is a key factor in creating jaw-dropping, powerful images. Here’s how to use it…

Two great Photoshop tutorials on how to apply realistic make-up to your model in post…

There has been quite a few times, after finishing a shoot and pulling the raw images into Photoshop I have regretted the style of make-up I chose for my model. After the fact I wished I had applied the make-up to my model differently. I was browsing tutorials as I usually do and I ran across … Continue reading Two great Photoshop tutorials on how to apply realistic make-up to your model in post…

Three fresh techniques for finding creativity when you are utterly blank…

In my fine art group yesterday a friend was lamenting she is having a hard time coming up with concepts that inspire her.  This is such a universal struggle. I post “Daily Inspiration” on this blog every single day in order to combat it. Now, typically I use visual cues to inspire me, but I realize a lot of … Continue reading Three fresh techniques for finding creativity when you are utterly blank…

Photoshop Techniques: How to create independent, arcing motion blurs on objects using the path blur tool…

I was reading the posts in one of my artist groups and my dear friend, Kristy Velesko, shared a technique I’ve never seen before. In PS there is a tool that allows you to create multiple motion blurs and apply them to the different objects in your image independently… you can control their direction, speed, taper, and shape of motion all using the blur path tool. … Continue reading Photoshop Techniques: How to create independent, arcing motion blurs on objects using the path blur tool…

Create a promotional video for your photography business using free online resources!

Marketing. The hard, necessary part of running a business. I come from a marketing and advertising background. I’ve created hundreds of marketing pieces over the years and I’m going to give you my step-by-step strategy for creating them. I’ve used this strategy for years and it really helps take the guesswork out of the process. I’ll take … Continue reading Create a promotional video for your photography business using free online resources!