Free Stock Saturday! How to light a fire in Photoshop!

For a long time, when I ran across images that had light and fire effects, my mind was completely blown. How in the world were these Photoshop Artists and Photographers making an object look like it was fully engulfed in flames when it was actually all done in post?  I knew the artists creating it were taking images of real fire … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! How to light a fire in Photoshop!

Photoshop Foundations: Techniques that fix color banding

Banding… you don’t have to be a digital photographer very long before you run into this issue. Firstly, what is it? Banding is when your image develops bands or stripes of color where there should be a smooth, seamless graduation of color. The most common place you see it is in a blue sky. When I first began editing … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Techniques that fix color banding

The Conceptual Portraiture of Bonnie and Clyde

I just love a good history lesson. Not the boring dates and endless facts you learned in High School, but the good stuff. The stuff that connects us. What makes our modern lives relatable to theirs? Tell me that. Don’t stop at what they accomplished. Dig deeper into the backstory and reveal what could be the “why”. It’s usually hidden behind the who and the what…Look … Continue reading The Conceptual Portraiture of Bonnie and Clyde

This Saturday is the FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! Register to hold your seat!

Join me March 7th on Skype! 6:00 CST! 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 … Continue reading This Saturday is the FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! Register to hold your seat!

Photoshop Foundations: Project-Prep Ritual, Part III – Using work paths to make your life simpler (no pen tool needed!)…

For the Photoshop Foundations series, I have been sharing how to set-up and prepare files for a new project in Photoshop. I always go through these same steps when starting a new project. I call it my “Project-Prep Ritual”. The last post was about how to place all of the elements you will be needing to complete your artwork, on their own separate layers in the new file. … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Project-Prep Ritual, Part III – Using work paths to make your life simpler (no pen tool needed!)…

A Few Spots Left! FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! March 7th @ 6PM EST! Register to hold your seat!

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!

Photoshop Foundations: Setting up a new project in Photoshop, Part II (Smart Objects)

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)

Photoshop Foundations: Finding your creative wings…

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…

How I Faked the Dress in “She Took the City by Storm”

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”