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Hey you! Yes you, you’re not really as good as you think you are!

Do I have your attention? It’s that time of year again, I want you to do two things: First watch the king of the one light Zack Arias’ video blog post “Transformations”, this helps me to re-focus on my photography and be reminded how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing! I recommend […]

Photoshop Lesson #3 – Layers, masks and part 1 of the toolbar

Join us as we start off with looking at a basic understanding of layers and masks followed by the first half of the toolbar. This week we will start lesson #4 and finish looking at the toolbar! Looking for a book on Photoshop? Deke McClelland’s Adobe Photoshop CS5 One-on-One (ignore the fact that it says […]

What in the world is layers and masks? …and what about that toolbar? Photoshop lesson #3

Learn once and for all what a layer is and what is a mask, no more mysteries, no confusion just the basics! Trust us, it’s really easy, most of us used Photoshop too long before we stumbled on to these answers and life got easy! We then will begin to work down the toolbar to […]

Photoshop Lesson #2 – The Photoshop environment and what is a layer and what is a mask

Remember these were recorded live via Google Hangouts and may have sound or video glitches, we are working hard each week to make the viewing experience much more enjoyable! Thanks! During Lesson two we lost connection and had to teach it in two parts, great news is we have upgraded our mics (after recording these […]

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

Found this fun video and had to share, so many cool things! Share :

Adobe Bridge – The perfect jumping off point!

We have begun a series on Google Hangouts on “the fundamentals of Photoshop”. The first hangout was where we tackled Adobe Bridge, we found that Bridge is much more than just a file finder! Bridge will allow you to get organized, rename files, add keywords and cull large photo projects. Ever get the “you need […]

Are you shooting video yet?

If you’re not then you are only using half your camera… There are three constants in photography, the rules of composition, the necessity for good exposure and that everything else in constantly changing. We see so many fads come and go and then come back again, and then go that it almost seems that we […]

How do they get that “babies resting their heads on their arms” shot?

Ever wonder how they do those baby “resting their heads on their arms” photos? Maybe you think you know how… I’m here to tell you that unless you have actually done it …you don’t know how to do it! It’s hard!!!! I’m a portrait photographer; I don’t claim to be a newborn/baby photographer because great […]

Making Summer Rain

Is there anything better than a child playing in the sprinklers? It reminds me of what a child I still am at heart. What if I could show you how to create a photo using a simple lawn sprinkler to create a portrait that looks as if you took it during a summer rain shower? […]

Ballet Dancer

Make better low light photos

Low light tips – shot while the temperatures reach 109 degrees There are 4 things you need to make great photos in low light, practice, practice, practice or get lucky… I’m going to give you a few tips to taking photos in low light, most of them you most likely already know. However, you will […]

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