Category Archives: Photography

Vintage Sunset Effect

vintage-sunsets      I never miss a sunset on the plains. They are extraordinary compared to other parts of Colorado. Perhaps it’s from the lack of moutains, you see more sky.  Here is a collection free to use at your disposal of cool sunset effects. I have removed the ground so feel free to insert them where ever. Good as a stand alone photo and also as a layer effect to create a soft vintage matte graphic.

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Adobe RAW presets

Every year I learn a new photo trick or two that propels me forward towards being a better photographer. There was one cool trick that is trending right now. It’s matte photos. The photo appears to have a low contrast and soft appeal to it. I don’t use Light Room. I know it streamlines the process, but I haven’t bit the bullet yet and purchased it since I still have Photoshop and all.  A similar process to Light Room’s presets are the Adobe camera RAW presets. I haven’t found anything wrong with using them for my purposes. If I was editing thousands of photos, perhaps Light Room would be better suited. Continue reading »

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Day 29 : Nature Prints on Wood

natural-wood-artDay 29 on this fine fall day. No longer 30 Days of DIY summer. Oh well. It was 90 degrees though today. Amazingly, it never really topped 95 for a consecutive week all summer. So, it’s hotter now than most of the summer. That’s Colorado. For today, since it’s nice out I figured I would brighten up the dull house. We have a huge blank wall screaming for attention.
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Day 26 : Multiplicity Photo

multiplicity-webIf you do art or take photos then I’m sure you’ve seen this trick by now, but if not… multiplicity is amazing. You have to try it. It’s so simple and the tutorial is very clear and concise.

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Day 24 : Clothespin Frame

clothespin-frameThis is an interesting way of displaying pictures or other things. It took about 10 minutes to set up. I’ve seen it done with a cardboard circle too, but I thought of a more stable wood version when I saw an old needlepoint frame I had no need for.
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Day 13 : Vintage Photo on Wood

picture-on-woodLucky 13! This one is sweet. Photo on Wood to look weathered and vintage. I plan on doing an all black & white collage on one wall with different sizes.

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Good Bokeh & Focus


Everyone wants that creamy Bokeh and a sharp subject. Bokeh is defined by how many aperture blades your lens has. The more blades, the more pleasing. This is something to look into and understand for better photos.

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Preparing for a Photo Shoot (for client)



If you’ve stumbled upon this then you must have a photo shoot coming up! Yay!

Photo shoots can be fun, sometimes a little intimidating but can also bring out your inner model. It all depends on how comfortable you are. That’s the key.
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