I have had a lot of requests for this video tutorial and I am excited to say I finally got a chance to record it for you guys. This is a step-by-step walk through of all the Photoshop tools and techniques I used to create The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid. This will give you … Continue reading Step by step walk through of the Photoshop tools and techniques used to create “The Magic of Literacy: The Mermaid”
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!
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!
This is one of the best, easiest, most concise video’s on composition I’ve seen to date. It was just too good not to share forward. This video was originally created and published by The Cooperative of Photography. By the way: If you have not started following their online photography community site I cannot recommend it any more … Continue reading 9 Composition Tips with Award-Winning Photographer Steve McCurry
I have a few seats left for the workshop in June! Reserve your spot today! This workshop will not be Photoshop intensive. Instead, this will be geared toward learning the creative process, workflow, and touch on the business side of conceptual portraiture. If you are interested in delving deep into the PS world I will be announcing a … Continue reading Conceptual Portraiture Workshop in June! Registration is open!
I have this project I’ve been working on for a few weeks now. It is a conceptual portrait commission for one of my clients. The goal of the image is to create something with the feeling of “The Dutch Masters”. Something with a painterly feel, but not necessarily with visible paint strokes. I finally got the image to a point where … Continue reading Hair stocks are my new favorite PS hack…
I live in Nashville, Tn. We don’t get snow. I have been crossing fingers and toes for the last 6 years, hoping for a big enough snowfall, that I could capture the “post card” images of my little princesses in little fur lined, hooded capes, standing in majestic, snow covered fields. But… I’m still waiting. The most we … Continue reading I’m tired of waiting… I’ll just create snow in Photoshop…
One of the best tools you can use solve “compositing problems” are specialized brushes. A lot of times, when artists are first learning Photoshop they tend to stick with the standard round brush. Which can be SO frustrating. One of the tricks to mastering compositing is learning about the world of specialized brushes. If you are still using the little round brush … Continue reading The wacky and wonderful world of specialized Photoshop brushes! Free Photoshop Brushes!
Conceptual Portraiture: Story-telling through Imagery with Caroline Rutland June 20-21, 2015 | Nashville, Tennessee | Venue TBA Who is this workshop for: A way to stand out in a saturated and over-crowded market? Conceptual Portrait is a genre of photography you can truly call your own. Bored with traditional portrait photography and need something new and fresh to … Continue reading Conceptual Portraiture Workshop | Nashville, TN | June 20-21, 2015
I have the wonderful pleasure of sharing my love of all things conceptual with the Cookeville Camera Club, Cookeville, Tennessee on January 26th! Below is my interview with Kathy Neer of the Cookeville Camera Club. They are an amazing group of photographers. If you are not yet a member of a photography club in your area … Continue reading Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic & Interview with the Cookeville Camera Club, Cookeville, TN