How to Find a Gallery that Deals in Your Genre: A Working List of Calls for Entry

When first navigating the art gallery world, I was surprised by a lot of things. Firstly, I thought all galleries were the same. You know… one size fits all. They are an art gallery and they sell art. Period. That is SO not the case. Nope, it is the other way around. Galleries are very specific when it comes … Continue reading How to Find a Gallery that Deals in Your Genre: A Working List of Calls for Entry

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!)…

Finding Inspiration: The Amazing Art Photography of Kidy-Kat

Many of us have experienced what I have dubbed, “The Lull”. The “temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity” of your creative self…  We don’t know really, why it happens but at some point we all deal with it. The good news? By definition “The Lull” is a temporary thing. The best method for overcoming “The Lull”? Take a swan-dive right … Continue reading Finding Inspiration: The Amazing Art Photography of Kidy-Kat

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…