Free Stock Saturday…This weeks feature? This gorgeous owl… Thank you Malleni-Stock!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a free stock saturday. I’ve got some great stock images I’m banking up for you guys. Today’s stock is not actually from my personal stock library. This week I’m featuring a great stock provider by the name of Malleni-Stock. This provider is set up through DeviantArt.com and the stock … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday…This weeks feature? This gorgeous owl… Thank you Malleni-Stock!

How to transform a simple portrait with 2 brushes and a texture…

When you think of photo manipulation or compositing what comes to mind? Do you imagine artists who put together huge elaborate scenes with 1000’s of layers and special effects? Do you imagine someone who has graphic design training and has the ability to paint and illustrate? What if I told you, you can make a beautifully composited image out of … Continue reading How to transform a simple portrait with 2 brushes and a texture…

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!

Free Stock Saturday! This stock is sure to be a treasure! ARG!

One of my favorite themes in conceptual portraiture is fairytale. I have a soft spot in my heart for children’s storybook themes. I have found myself collecting a lot of stock with those themes in mind. I seem to come up with little girls themes easier than the boys so whenever I find something for a boy, I … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! This stock is sure to be a treasure! ARG!

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!