Pick a color palette, any color palette… (A trick for making all the colors in your composite match.)

This is possibly the single biggest question I get, outside of how to draw realistic shadows. How do I make the colors, on the different elements of my composite, match? This happens for a number of reasons: light source and white balance settings are the most common. If you are not able to photograph all the pieces … Continue reading Pick a color palette, any color palette… (A trick for making all the colors in your composite match.)

Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

Every now and then I will be asking some of my artistic tribe (or someone from this Sharing It Forward community) to guest blog and share forward their tips, tricks and experiences in the world of conceptual portrait. Today’s post is by the talented and knowledgable Jenna Martin. She has written the best, most complete composition of info regarding selling … Continue reading Selling Art in Galleries – Everything You Need to Know (by Jenna Martin)

Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…

I firmly believe the support of fellow artists and photographers is priceless. It is the theme song I sing in every blog post. It is amazing what you can learn just browsing other artist’s and photographer’s websites and blogs. I was chatting with another amazing member of my artistic tribe and when I found out what she was … Continue reading Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…

My Artistic Tribe…

One of the biggest reasons I felt a tug to create the “Sharing It Forward” campaign was support and camaraderie. The biggest gift this conceptual journey has afforded me is interacting and getting to know some amazing, talented, brilliant, jaw-dropping artists. The support and confidence they have gifted me has been priceless. Show me one successful, … Continue reading My Artistic Tribe…

The Making of “The Princess and the Dragon” from The Magic of Literacy Series…

Some of you may have seen this at one of my speaking engagements or mini-clinics. I wanted to post it here because it is a great overview of how I plan and execute a conceptual portrait. First, I want to remind you that PhotoShop does not make you a conceptual portrait artist. This particular image … Continue reading The Making of “The Princess and the Dragon” from The Magic of Literacy Series…

Dealing with self-doubt and “Why your critics don’t count”….

I started this blog, “Sharing It Forward”, for two main reasons. To create a community of learning and a community of support for fellow artists and photographers. Part of supporting one another is having someone point out where you can make improvements and help to keep you on your journey of improving in your craft.  Anyone who has ever put their ideas “out there” will … Continue reading Dealing with self-doubt and “Why your critics don’t count”….

Thinking of getting into the Photography business? You’ll need this list…

I was chatting with a good friend of mine the other day about pricing. That is still, for me, an overwhelming topic and I’ve been doing this for a number of years now… Actually, my Sister who has been a hair-stylist and make-up artist for 10+ years, was just a mile up the road talking to our mother about the … Continue reading Thinking of getting into the Photography business? You’ll need this list…