Friday, June 12, 2009

Beautiful Storm...

Another combination of photos!

Specs of main pic (the tree):
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 27mm
No Flash

Specs of Lighting pic:
1 second
Focal Length: 5mm
This pic was taken with my very first digital camera - powershot S200!

Composite image was inspired by this tutorial.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I love photoshop!

I love photoshop!

I read this blog-ish page almost daily. They always have amazing design ideas and inspirations.

I tried out one of their tutorials, and came up with this. Also see my facebook page - pics #14 & 59 (Em for Pres)!

I originally took this pic last Christmas (2007) when we all got matching hats for our trip to Brianhead. The final came out ok for how underexposed the original was...

Specs of original pic:
1/400 second
ISO 400
Focal Length: 18mm

PS - I have more images for sale now! Someday istock and dreamstime will concede to having some of my portfolio on their site...

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Haha, I'm having fun with plastic, paper and fire tonight. Firefighters are plastic toys. Trees are a photoshopped printout of some trees in the Uintah mountains. The fire is real, but on a MUCH smaller scale. This is a composite of the 4 images shown, and lots of layers in photoshop :)

Specs don't really exist, because it's a composite of so many images, but here are some facts:

-4 years to create (1st image taken with a point and shoot Canon 2mp in August 2004)
-2 hours+ shooting firemen and flames
-2 hours of photoshop messing with adjustment layers
-1 bored husband asking when we can do something fun. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Army Dudes

Haha, so I was searching for some photo ideas, and ran across these photos on flickr. I got all crazy and ran to the dollar store to buy some army dudes. Every dollar store has them, right? Wrong. Had to check a few. Then I spent a couple hours shooting, and this is one of my favs.

ISO 200
41mm focal length
18-55 kit lens
430 EZ Flash with green post it

My drawing

I've been thinking lately I really don't consider myself an artist, but I tell everyone I'm a designer. But a designer should be artsy and understand light, and lines and perception, right? Well, I was always taught if I want to do something, I can. I just have to try. So a week or two ago in church, I decided to draw what I saw. This is what I came up with...maybe I'll take some art classes after I graduate. I love school :)

PS...I got accepted as a contributor to 3 stock sites - istock, dreamstime, and bigstock photo. Only 1 image has been accepted for sale so far, but I'm gonna keep trying!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Yellowstone National Park

So I log into my email a few days ago, and there is an email from istock. What they call 'hot-shots.' Their fav's for the week. And I see a shot very similar to my shots at Mammoth hot springs.

Then I get thinking maybe I can sell my pics for something. So here I go being all crazy and trying again. I'll let you know when I'm rejected (again :)

ISO 200
No Flash


Yellowstone National Park

Underexposed but very cool formations :)

ISO 200
No Flash