Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Skye's Giveaway ---------> Opportunity

Once again, Skye Hardwick and Jodi Friedman are teaming up to offer tools that help photographers produce better images.

Skye is giving away:
* One Workshop Workbook {}
                (comes with free Posing Guide & More – read about here)

* Two $50 Gift Certificates to MCP Actions

 MCP Actions { } is not only a fantastic resource for Photoshop Actions, but is also a great place for Photoshop tutorials { }.  The "Blog It Board" sample above was created with MCP's free action "Try It Blog It Board".

 And, optionally:
* Skye will critique 10 of your images

Check out what others are saying { raves }!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


When I look into these eyes, what I see is imagination.  I love it!  I loved the story about how the Lego motorcycle guy's hand was cut off....I loved his ideas about what kind of pictures we should take and where we should take them.

Imagination - priceless in any generation, but with so much imagining done for us through the media available at every turn, it is truly a priceless gem.

Gemstones sparkle, imagination sparkles, and these eyes sparkle.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

No Longer a Child

The last time I saw this young man, he was about 8 years old, and was a avid video gamer.  When I saw him again last week, I was amazed at how much he has grown up.  No longer a child, he is incredibly intelligent, confident, handsome, and yes, still a gamer. :-)

As much as I enjoyed taking photographs of him, I loved his questions about cameras, photography, and talking about "stuff".  He is a terrific oldest brother to three young boys.  They are certainly lucky to have him to look up to. 

(And yes, I'd be honored if you used the pic as your FB Profile pic....)

Monday, July 19, 2010

GIbson Girl

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), an American illustrator, drew the famous "Gibson Girl."

From Wikipedia: "The Gibson Girl was tall and slender....
she had an exaggerated S-curve torso shape achieved by wearing a swan-bill corset. The images of her epitomized the late 19th- and early 20th-century Western preoccupation with statuesque, youthful features and ephemeral beauty. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions...The most famous Gibson Girl was probably the Belgian-American stage actress, Camille Clifford, whose high coiffure and long, elegant gowns that wrapped around her hourglass figure and tightly corseted wasp waist defined the style."

I just completed work on this photograph. On the back is written "Wedding Day of..."  I would say it was the wedding day of a true "Gibson Girl".

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Me and My Brothers

Just me.....

..and my brothers.....

....strollin' down the avenue.... (or gravel road as the case may be :-) 


... to see more click here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fifty Years of Cowboy Boots

Maybe it's a bit silly, but this week, I'm celebrating 50 years of cowboy boots. My birthday is Friday, and it just seemed appropriate to have a couple of photographs to illustrate that although time is passing, some things never change.  I love boots.  I love fringe.
Even though I'm now very, very grown up.

Disaster Averted

This is another photograph from a terrific client whose family photo albums all sustained water damage.  She and her grandmother had created the albums which included her grandmother's handwritten notes on the album pages.

As soon as she had discovered the damage, she tore the albums apart, laying pages flat to dry.  Mildew has begun to develop on some of the pictures, but all in all, she did a fantastic job of recovering those precious family photographs.

One by one she and I are taking the photographs from a single print of varying quality, and turning them into images that she will be able to share with her children and they with theirs.  Disaster averted.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

FloraBella and Skye: Double Giveaway!!

Skye Hardwick has teamed up with Flora Bella for a fantastic giveaway!

These actions and textures are incredible!  Check out the details on Flora Bella's  website {

Skye's Giveaway

Once again, Skye is giving away a copy of her fabulous workbook.  Check out her blog for details about her workbook, her posing guide, as well as some really exciting changes in the works.

Ready to be inspired? Visit her website,
and grab your camera!!