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And the winners of the Color Inc Contest are…

Remember tonight is the last night to get your Stand Out Mount Prints from Color Inc for 15% off by using the code “mcp89.” My twins love to serve as my “random number” pickers.  So unless they are unavailable I usually have them name number(s) – and then I go to the blog and see…

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Sun Burst Style Sun Flare: 10 Sure Fire Tips to Achieve It

My favorite thing to shoot, besides my children of course, is any image with the sun. I love sculpting the sun into star shaped bursts of light. Learn how to achieve this fun photographic technique by following my simple directions. Don’t say I didn’t warn you – this can be addicting!

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Fan Share – Not Quite a Blueprint, but…

I love getting fan mail.  And I have received a lot this past week.  It makes me happy. I got this email today and just was in the mood to share… Thanks for looking. Dear Jodi, I wanted to express just how completely THRILLED I am with my new actions! The below photos were edited…

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Photographing a Shy Child ~ How to Get Them To Interact

How you ever had to take pictures of a shy child? This little girl, Isabel, was just adorable.  Who would believe she was super shy? She was… Photographing a shy child can be a challenge.  Having props, tools, and a gift for conversation, can help get a shy child to open up. So in this…

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Applying Makeup in Photoshop using Brushes

Thank you to Stephanie Gill of TinyTot Snapshot Photography for this fantastic tutorial on using brushes to apply digital make up in Photoshop. Today’s brush tutorial will teach you different methods for digitally adding makeup and how to clone with different brushes. Many of you left comments asking how to add eye shadow and use…

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The Heidelberg Project – A MUST See Art Extravaganza

Friday I went with another photographer downtown to shoot. No models, just us and the city. I loved photographing the train station, the graffiti, sun flare off the tall buildings.  But one experience shined above the rest. I had an eye-opening opportunity to see a unique permanent outdoor art exhibit in Detroit called The Heidelberg…

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Win a 16×20” Stand Out Mount Print from Color Inc.

It is no secret that I LOVE Color Inc Pro Lab’s printing.  I have used them for years, but never really ventured out to products other than e-surface prints until recently. If you are wanting to venture out to, read on for details on how you can enter to win one of 3 Stand Out…

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Branding Bars (I made this name up) are a way to add extra canvas to your photograph and then add your logo, watermark or text. They can be slim or thick and can be black, white or in any color. If they sound familiar it is probably because I have actions that make these for…

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Finishing Steps in Adobe’s Bridge – Preparing for Web

Thank you to Daniel Hurtubise for this great post on using Bridge as part of your editing workflow. Hi everyone, as you are reading that post I’m boarding a floating Cessna to our first location, the bear shooting in the Alaskan Wild. I might get internet access in between location changes since will be back…

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