3 Mistakes New Photographers Make With Their Cameras. Are You Guilty?

new photographers mistakes

There are three common mistakes that I see new photographers make all the time.  Even though they seem like small things, the results could be devastating.  Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? The other day I sent the kids off to school, blew off work and headed to Disneyland with my husband. We live so […]

Download a Free Photoshop Action!

Free Photoshop Action

Today I’m giving away a free Photoshop Action. It’s really like a four-in-one Photoshop action, because this single action will create a variety of different soft tones that can be mixed and matched to your liking.  It also includes a nice crisp black and white portion – all in one easy to use action!

How to Load Photoshop Actions

How to load Photoshop Actions

How to load Photoshop Actions: We all have to learn that first time how to load Photoshop Actions.  If this is where you find yourself, these are the easy steps to getting the job done.   Open an image. You should see that little triangle that’s circled in aqua.  (If you don’t see it, on […]

A Review of Sleeklens Photoshop Actions – Portrait Perfection Collection

Sleeklens Photoshop Actions - Review

Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Collection Photoshop Actions. A Review I was recently contacted by Sleeklens and asked if I would like to try out their Portrait Perfection Collection set of Photoshop actions.  I’m not a big actions user.  For portrait work, I kind of have my workflow down, and I know my way around Photoshop, so […]

Free Photoshop Video Tutorial: Clipping Mask

clipping mask photoshop tutorial

Free Photoshop Tutorial: How to use a Clipping Mask In this post I want to share with you a free Adobe Photoshop video tutorial that I created.  The term clipping mask may not be familiar to you, even even if you use Photoshop on a regular basis.  For years I was focused on portrait work, and I never […]

10 Easy Steps to Create Amazing Headshots

how to shoot amazing headshots

Headshots – The Challenge Heashots ~ If you’re like me, the thought of finding a photographer and having headshots photographed is a challenge.  Will it be expensive?  Will you actually LIKE how you look?  And will you get all the files you need with the permission to us them as you choose?   If you’ve got a DLSR […]

Understanding Exposure | Simple Tips for Better Photography

understanding exposure in photography

Understanding Exposure I own an expensive DSLR.  So why are my pictures so dark? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, this post is for you! Understanding exposure is a giant step towards better photography. My favorite tools for getting great exposure straight out of your camera are cheap, and sometimes even free! Read all about […]