Photography

POSTS


A tutorial for Photo Design - a free photo design app (guest post)

Photography Exposure Tips - Understanding ISO (a contributor post)
Photography Exposure Tips - Understanding Exposure (a contributor post)

Vacationing in Cape Cod, MA

And the blogger award goes to...

Dayz of Summer Photography Checklist (will you take the challenge)?






















IMAGE EDITING VIDEO TUTORIALS

Just click on the video thumbnails to take you to YouTube

Recommendations to view videos at maximum quality:
1. Turn volume up (on video and your computer)
2. View at 720p HD (first icon/button on the bottom right side of video)
3. View on the large player (fourth icon/button on the bottom right side of video) instead of full screen


TUTORIAL THUMBNAIL1
Image Editing Tutorial (from start to finish)
Duration: 30 minutes
Software: Photoshop CS6 / Lightroom 4
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Want to see the original video tutorial post?

Touches on the following topics:
- eye brightening (dodge tool)
- skin highlighting (dodge tool) 
- brightness / contrast fixes (with an adjustment layer)
- color balancing (selective color correcting with an adjustment layer)
- color / clarity boost (action use)
- clone stamp tool
- healing brush tool
- selective sharpening (action use)
- resizing for web (action use)


Tutorial Thumbnail2
Image Editing Tutorial 2 (from start to finish)
Duration: 20 minutes
Software: Photoshop CS6 / Lightroom 4
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Want to see the original video tutorial post?

Touches on the following topics:
- eye brightening (dodge tool)
- skin highlighting (dodge tool)
- brightness / contrast fixes (with an adjustment layer)
- color balancing (selective color correcting with an adjustment layer)
- color cast correction (action use)
- selective sharpening (action use)
- resizing for web (action use)


Eye Pop Video Tutorial ThumbnailHow to make eyes pop in Photoshop!
Duration: 11 minutes
Software: Photoshop CS6
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Want to see the original video tutorial post?

Touches on the following topics:
- duplicating layers
- dodge/burn tool
- layer opacity changes
- creating layer masks
- inverting masks (to reveal effects)
- brush tool (using a white brush to reveal)


Storyboard video tutorial thumbnail
Creating a 3 picture storyboard
Duration: 17 minutes
Software: Photoshop CS6
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Want to see my original Storyboard post?

Touches on the following topics:
- creating a canvas
- shape tool
- move/selection tool
- resizing shapes (proportionately)
- adding styles to shapes (inner shadow)
- duplicating layers
- selecting multiple layers at once
- shape spacing, aligning, etc.
- creating clipping masks to insert photos
- crop tool


INSPIRATION

Almota Roses Photography
Crave Photography (this site offers mentoring too)
Paint the Moon (you'll see them listed under resources too)
Butterfly Photography
Fresh Art Photography
His and Hers Photography
Lola Farra Photography
Shira Z Photography
Jinky Art
500px

ACTIONS/TEXTURES/TEMPLATES etc.

{M4H} Photography
Paint the Moon
The Coffeeshop Blog
Kim Klassen Cafe
Design Aglow
Designer Digitals
Pamela Topping

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom

CAMERA ACCESSORIES

Happy Acres Farm
Shutter Buddies
Porteen Gear (gorgeous camera bags)
Abie Straps
Photojojo (fun products for photographers and photography lovers)!

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS & TUTORIALS

Photography Concentrate
Digital Photography School
The SITS Girls
Texas Chics Blogs & Pics
Click it up a Notch
Clickin Moms
I Heart Faces

FREE PHOTO EDITING

PicMonkey


Feel free to check out my favorite photographs and my Before & Afters!



Title for B&A Page

Just mouse over to see the 
before/straight out of camera (SOOC) image!
If you are interested in my image editing process, feel free click HERE for my video tutorial page!






















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