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: Setting up a new project in Photoshop: Part I (Document Settings)

When starting a new project, I always go through the same preparation. It’s like my composite preparation ritual. This prep will save you a lot of headaches. Trust me. Every single time I skip this ritual, I regret it. Over the next few posts I will share with you my ritual. Today, I’m just covering the first … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: Setting up a new project in Photoshop: Part I (Document Settings)

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…

Riddle me this… what has sky above, earth below and fire within? It’s today’s free stock image! It’s Stock Saturday Ya’ll!

Today is Free Stock Saturday! Today’s free stock image is from my personal stock gallery. These images were taken last summer as they floated over our neighborhood here in Tennessee. My girls came tearing in the house all excited to show me. Smart little cookies they are… I grabbed the camera and took a few shots. These images … Continue reading Riddle me this… what has sky above, earth below and fire within? It’s today’s free stock image! It’s Stock Saturday Ya’ll!

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”