9 Composition Tips with Award-Winning Photographer Steve McCurry

This is one of the best, easiest, most concise video’s on composition I’ve seen to date. It was just too good not to share forward. This video was originally created and published by The Cooperative of Photography. By the way: If you have not started following their online photography community site I cannot recommend it any more … Continue reading 9 Composition Tips with Award-Winning Photographer Steve McCurry

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)

Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

Every now and then I will be asking some of my artistic tribe (or someone from this Sharing It Forward community) to guest blog and share forward their tips, tricks and experiences in the world of conceptual portrait. Today’s post is by the talented and knowledgable Jenna Martin. She has written the best, most complete composition of info regarding selling … Continue reading Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

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”….