Free Stock Saturday! Spring is in bloom! How about we make some flowers into trees?

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?

Photoshop Foundations: Channels demystified… How using them will save you valuable time when editing…

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…

Three reasons why creating marketing pieces from sales and deals is suffocating your creative business

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

April Featured Photographer: My interview with FineArtChildPhotog.com

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

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…

Free Stock Saturday! Into the woods we go!

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!