Friday, August 22, 2014

for the love of creativity

 Spent some time this week going through older photos and rediscovering old and new favorites, like these from a shoot w Lisa in 2013, see previous blog posts here and here.  Every now and then I have to remind myself to not be too discouraged or self critical, and to just enjoy the creative process.  After all, that is why I created the blog, why I've been trying to learn photography and photoshop......because of the wonderful ways it stretches my mind, and the wonderful people I've met and collaborated with along the way :).  Hopefully we can all get out and be creative this weekend! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Discovering some new favorites from a studio shoot I did with the Royal Oak Photography group back in 2012.  Using studio lights or an off camera flash is something I would like to try again. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

new actions

Picked up some new photoshop actions from Florabella and played around with these outtakes from a beach shoot with Beth (see before and after image below).  Love the color tools and light leaks.  These actions seemed easier to use for me than some of the others I've tried....I like how she categorizes them so you see how to layer in effective ways.  And, you can run a whole series of effects at once and turn on, off, and adjust each to quickly see the result.  I can see I'm going to get a lot out of these actions.  Oh I love you photoshop!!