Creative Portrait Photography

If it’s one thing I don’t like… It’s being boring. Not that I get to go skydiving and surfing and ziplining and such all the time, although that would be amazing. I love being creative, yet I have not been blessed with any graphic talent. I can mess up stick figures. Yes, I accidentally extend the “body” line too far and it ends up just being a sideways standing stick figure…. Or one with a really large torso…..

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FOTOFEST: A Week of Wins!

This week was amazing! It was the week of FOTOFEST at CSN and there were a bunch of speakers, live demo’s, and contests! I got to teach a class on Diptych’s three times on Monday and someone that was faculty thought I was as well. One of the awesome High School teachers then told me…

FOTOFEST Diptych Demo – Live!

CSN will be hosting FOTOFEST this week from April 11th-15th at the Telecommunications Building 3200 East Cheyenne Ave North Las Vegas, NV 89030 The schedule can be found by clicking the link below: http://www.fotofest-csn.com/ There are a host of events and cool happenings for FOTOFEST. There is a SIGMA photo contest where (if you are…

Best CamerA Apps (Android)

Technology has really given us a lot of options on our smartphones lately!!! One of the most fun features to play with, in my opinion, is the camera. There are so many cool apps to transform it into so many different types of cameras! There are apps where you can transform your images after you take…

Double Exposures…. Exposed!

Great job last time to the photographers who participated in experimenting with textures. You guys had some great images! I loved being inspired by you! This week we will be looking at how to do in-camera double exposures!! There are a few ways to get this effect in Photoshop, but if your camera has the…

Fun with Textures

I get lost in my images sometimes when I am editing. There are so many things we can do with our images now that we have the software to do so. There are so many ways to make your photographs look like art or look like they were shot with a film camera. This week…

Wanna Get High In Vegas?

Shooting photos in Las Vegas is insanely fun because of all of the possibilities! There are so many places for you to get above the ground to shoot new and interesting angles of the valley. I have been a few places in the last few weeks that I have never thought to shoot from. In…

Do you speak Fisheye?

Fisheye lenses are very fun to play with because they give an original perspective which we are not used to seeing. They are a wide-angle lens with a field of vision covering up to 180°, with the scale being reduced toward the edges. They are used a lot in sports and action photography for an exaggerated…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

A lot, actually. This week (being the week of Valentine’s Day) I’ll be looking a little into the subject of love. I don’t necessarily agree with what Valentine’s Day has become. You are supposed to cherish and appreciate your other half everyday, not try and prove how much you love them one day a year…

How to Explore the Beauty of Downtown

This past week I walked around downtown and every time I am down there I see new and interesting things. Although when I am not rushing from one place to another I see more. This time I got to check out new angles, lighting, and detail with my camera in tow. I loved exploring places…

Confidence, Beauty, and Photography

I recently read an online article that came with a video attached to it called Student Captures What Happens When People Are Told They Are Beautiful An 18 year old Chicago high school student started a project that turned into a social experiment. She started taking pictures of things she thought were beautiful. She asked…