The Power of Brushing

The Power of Brushing
Recently, a photographer friend of mine encouraged me to consider spending a little more time doing “local brushing” on my photos to help accent highlights, deepen shadows and increase overall visual appeal. I’m still learning how to do it (often I don’t really know where to start….what should I highlight? what... Read More »

This is THE Place for Photographers!

This is THE Place for Photographers!
Having never been to one before, I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Photography and Media Summit hosted by Miracle Mountain Ranch last weekend…. Well, here’s what happened and my opinion on it:   Behind the Scenes Insights My first connection with Miracle Mountain Ranch was two years ago at a HEAV Convention. I was... Read More »

Quick Edit: Spring Dogwood

Quick Edit: Spring Dogwood
I don’t know if you remember, but this month’s free desktop background wallpaper was a pretty branch of dogwood flowers taken during a stroll through the park surrounding the St. Louis Arch. Well, here’s a little video of how I edited it. In real time, using Lightroom and a little Photoshop, it took me about 30... Read More »

The Price of Adventure

The Price of Adventure
Enjoy adventure?! Be sure to count the cost, because you never know when everything might just go dead wrong….   Behind the Scenes Insights I was well aware of the danger of a wet snowfall….if it was a snowfall in late autumn when there were still leaves on the trees. But in February? It never crossed my mind that... Read More »

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