An essential part of the #SharingItForward message is encouraging artists to pool resources and share knowledge. I actively encourage every artist I come into contact with to join an artist group and stay involved. Now, I know some of you don’t buy into that. Some artists have a fear they will become too influenced by another artist’s work and it will hinder … Continue reading Creative by Association: A fool proof technique for boosting creativity…
I love any artwork that surrounds an ocean theme. With summer upon us I have been seeing a lot of beach and water themed artworks. I remembered I have some really cool images of dolphins I took on a family vacation a few years ago so decided today was the perfect day to share them … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Dreamy Dolphins are the theme of the day!
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”
First I would like to apologize for the delay on Free Stock Saturday. I have been on the road and didn’t have internet access but I think I have some stock images that will make it worth the wait! Lookie what I got you guys! This beautiful building is The Castle Post. A luxury hotel located in … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! (On Monday…) Hear ye! Hear ye! Today’s theme is for creative royalty!
I had the wonderful honor of being chosen as this month’s featured photographer for Fine Art Children’s Photography. This is a wonderful website and a great resource of tutorials and information geared specifically to children’s photography. I highly recommend them. FineArtChildPhotog.com This months featured photographer is Caroline Rutland of Caroline Rutland Photography in Nashville, TN Not only does Caroline … Continue reading April Featured Photographer: My interview with FineArtChildPhotog.com
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
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!
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
The topic of conceptual portrait is HUGE. As you get into learning techniques it will almost feel like you have come over the hill and before you spreads the Grand Canyon. It looks GINORMOUS when you are standing on the edge of it. The more you learn the more you want to learn. Before you jump in, I … Continue reading Three steps. Lights, Camera, and Action … in that order…