Creative Tips

Creative Tips is a library of “How to Articles” and information that might come in handy. This is where creativity is shared from one photographer to another and where one can break through those creative blocks that we all encounter from time to time. Creative tips is a place where inspiration is born, and a place where creativity is paramount.

Histograms, Easy and Important to Understand

That strange looking graph that accompanies every picture you take is called a histogram, you probably already knew that or at least heard the term. There has been much written about the histogram and for good reason. Back in the days of transparency films we workshop leaders spent an enormous amount of time explaining exposures to the point it became…

Composition and Your Art

What makes a good photograph? Many people might answer the subject. The subject may make it unique but it doesn’t necessarily make it a good photograph…

Create an Antique Photo

Vintage photos have always had an appeal to me. Maybe its because they tell a story from years before my time, or maybe it’s simply the look, worn, aged, discolored and simply old. Whatever the reason I like old photos. I have experimented with lots of techniques…

Watercolors from Your Photos

As a graphic design and art history major in college I studied and worked with lots of mediums. Watercolor painting was one of my favorite mediums but over the years I’ve had to put my brushes aside so I could devote my time to my profession of photography. With the advances…

Perfect Effects, Coca Cola

I enjoy creating illustrations using photography as my foundation. When I’m not shooting a specific assignment for a client I often wonder the streets or parks around town looking for Photoshop parts, in other words I create images that…

Horseback in a Storm, Create a rain storm using Auto FX Mystical Suite software

I have always been fascinated by weather and often find myself looking for subjects and opportunities that lend themselves to adverse weather conditions. Imagine an electrifying lightening storm over head, standing beside that much trusted tripod…

Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

Photography has not always been looked at as art by many critics but as black and white techniques progressed through the early years and photographers developed their unique styles critics slowly warmed to the idea that photography was indeed an art. When we look at many of the most recognized photographs…