5 Ways to Become a Better Painter

Nov 18

5 Ways to Become a Better Painter

For the past few years, I have dedicated a good deal of my time and effort toward improving my skills not only as a photographer – but as an artist, in general.  One of my favorite tools is Corel Painter and its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Unlike a Photoshop filter that simply applies a fake effect all over the image, a...

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Adding Impact to your Images

Oct 18

Adding Impact to your Images

As photographers, we are always looking for ways to add impact to our images.  For better or for worse, there are hundreds of Photoshop plugins to choose from – some good, some bad.   One of the ones I have been using lately is Topaz Adjust.   To illustrate its power, here are a couple of images – before and after. You can see how it really...

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Senior Portrait: Lara

Oct 06

Senior Portrait:  Lara

Last month, I did a senior portrait session with Lara – who has been one of my favorite models since she was little! We did a lot of traditional senior portraits, then decided to work on something a little more artistic.   We went with much more dramatic lighting and played around with some more unconventional cropping. We ended up with this incredible...

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Garrett

Aug 26

Last month, I did a senior portrait session with Garrett. This guy is super-involved and we got tons of great images in his various sports uniforms. He is also a musician and wanted a nice portrait with his trumpet. After trying out a few different poses, we ended up with this - We also had one where he was looking down, but everyone decided the eye contact made...

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Photography Camp

Aug 16

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of teaching a photography camp at the Westwood School in Dallas. We learned about photography, did some photo scavenger hunts – and even did a little modeling! I put together a slideshow of some of the camp highlights- hope you enjoy it! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin...

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Opening Night at the Courtyard

Jul 08

Thought I would post a few images from tonight’s opening of my 40@Forty Show at the Courtyard Theater in Plano. I was worried the rain would keep people away, but was thrilled to see we still had a great crowd. Hanging out at the refreshment table! Such a great venue for a show. Hanging out with the Westwood gang. A shot with my friend and mentor Gail...

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