I saw a really neat artwork a while back where the artist used roses in the landscape as if they were actually trees. I LOVED it. I haven’t quit thinking about it. So today I went to my local Kroger florist and picked up a few spring flowers and made some stock, keeping in mind the … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Spring is in bloom! How about we make some flowers into trees?
Sorry I haven’t posted anything new for you guys the last few days. However, I have a good excuse! I’ve been busy learning video screen capture software and setting up a Youtube channel for you guys! Yay! There are a few techniques I want to share forward and I felt a video platform was going to be … Continue reading How to add or swap out clothing in Photoshop!
If you are first starting out navigating the Photoshop waters, learning to select fine details and masking an object can be time consuming and frustrating. Once you do all that work isn’t there away to save it so you don’t have to go through the entire song and dance again? YUP! (Now if your thinking “Oh, just save it as … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Channels demystified… How using them will save you valuable time when editing…
It’s free stock Saturday! Today’s theme is Books! I was visiting my Dad a few weeks ago and I came across these books on his shelf and I thought they were so beautiful. I just had to take some stock of them. There is SO much inspiration you could draw from these images. A lot … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! It’s time to hit the books!
It’s time to get in sync I am in the middle of syncing my brand. What does that mean? When branding a product or a service, one of the most important and most over looked details of branding is making sure all your marketing pieces have one cohesive look. Same colors, same logos, same slogan, same everything. I challenge you to … Continue reading Three reasons why creating marketing pieces from sales and deals is suffocating your creative business
Periodically I like to take some time to unwind and do a cool tutorial. It keeps my skills fresh and it keeps my creative juices flowing. I really enjoyed this one and I want to share it forward. Since the weekend is coming up and you usually have more time on the weekends this would … Continue reading Advanced Compositing Tutorial: Recreate “Silent Spring” by Becha!
I had the wonderful honor of being chosen as this month’s featured photographer for Fine Art Children’s Photography. This is a wonderful website and a great resource of tutorials and information geared specifically to children’s photography. I highly recommend them. FineArtChildPhotog.com This months featured photographer is Caroline Rutland of Caroline Rutland Photography in Nashville, TN Not only does Caroline … Continue reading April Featured Photographer: My interview with FineArtChildPhotog.com
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…
Location. Location. Location. Locations play a huge role in conceptual portraiture. The setting for the concept is integral to the story. I’ve had quite a few story images that, had I not had the perfect location, the story would have fallen flat on its face. Any photographer who has tried scouting locations will tell you, scouting takes a LOT of time. Taking that time may not be … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Into the woods we go!
This is one of my most used techniques in compositing. My style usually involves some form of glitter or glow in every image. I love the magic feel it gives the story-line, so today I want to do a very quick tutorial on how you can create a glowing or lighting effect in Photoshop! This effect can be used for … Continue reading How to turn on a car’s headlights… in Photoshop!