Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

I have had a lot of requests for this video tutorial and I am excited to say I finally got a chance to record it for you guys. This is a step-by-step walk through of all the Photoshop tools and techniques I used to create The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid. This will give you … Continue reading Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”

Behind the Scenes: What did I do when my shoot didn’t go as planned? I decided to reach for the stars…

Have you ever had a project that just didn’t go as planned?  They are usually the projects you are most excited about. You get everything together, models scheduled, props purchased and when you arrive you find you have miscalculated everything and all you have to work with is a pile of squat. This shoot right here was a big fat honking goose egg. When you are first planning conceptual … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: What did I do when my shoot didn’t go as planned? I decided to reach for the stars…

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…