Monday, 18 November 2013

Playing around with Cabinet Cards!

 As you may well know, I love to play around with creating old styled images.  Just playing with cabinet cards at the moment. Their kind of fun to do! The images are mine, the cards are from my free PNG kits, which you can download at my Deviant Art page.


Just a quick post of two little people that are especially special to me. Yea, you guessed it, my own!

The Sweetness Of being Children

Once in a while I get to photograph someone special.  Sometimes I get really lucky, and it ends
 up being three!  These children really are just the sweetest!  With delicate souls, and the light of youth just shimmering through their little persons. 
 I am always caught up in the depth of who they are when I spend so many hours editing their photos. Sometimes, I get so enarmoured with "seeing" them, their personality reflecting in their eyes and faces,  that when I do meet them again, "in real life", I forget that to them I am only a stranger, someone they have only met once before. It's an odd, strange feeling. One, I think, is a part of why I do this creative job in the first place.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Just another boy!

I adore freckles! Every time I see them on a child I just want to take a photo, right there and then! Like all the stars in heaven wanted to add a bit of sparkle dust to those very special and lucky people who are blessed to have them!
I love how B/W really brings them out!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Investment And Website!

Hi there. Some of you have previously been directed to my blog page, to check out information about pricing and what I offer when you book a session with me!

Well, I have finally got myself a website!  YAY!  So... if you are wanting to find out stuff (!),  pop on over to my web page, and you can get all the details there!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

More black and white Volunteers!

Popped over to a dear old friends the other day. We had a great catch up, and most importantly ( well, not quite as important as good coffee and lamingtons.. ) I was able to add her children ( in the previous posts ) and parents to my list of intense Black and White portrait victims!

And a couple of a super cute little boy!

Simply sweet...

Something shone,
it glistened and gleamed...
I spied your smile, your heart within...
How lucky am I,  to see you both, 
beneath the skin...

Monday, 19 August 2013

Wet Plate in a Modern Era

There is so much about photography today that is quick, sharp, snappy and truly wonderful.  We get to see how the photo looks, instantly, and enjoy the images in full colour, without any messy steps in the dark room, with fumes and chemicals and all the paraphernalia that comes with it.

But, somewhere, along the line, there is something I feel, deep inside my self, with each and every 1800's wet plate, or tintype or ambrotype etc image that I look at. It's like looking into the soul. I have been doing a great deal of playing around, lately. With creating textures that fit the " ambrotype" bill, and editing.
This is probably the first of many attempts to replicate the style. 

My boy.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Free Texture SET 2

And the next set!
You may use them in all you personal work.

Don't forget to pop over to my facebook page, if you like my textures, and click "like"!

Free Textures SET 1

Because I am always finding something to create, I thought I might share these with you!
You may use them in all you personal work.

Sweet, Sweet Child

In those eyes a dream, a sigh and a whisper
of hope, of innocence and youth.
Immortal and old, and ever sweet and new.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Red Flower Girl

I haven't been here for a while. I have been moving in a different direction, and learning many new things, related to photo manipulation and graphics. I really find this is the area I love playing in, more than others! Like the PS Actions, and the new textures I have been working on.

This is something else I have been working on!
Before the manipulation...

And after...

Monday, 24 June 2013

Free Big Textures - Earthy

I Love textures. It's funny , that I haven't really set my mind to creating some of my own!
So I downloaded some fabulous grunge and paint brushes from the fab community at deviant art, took some photos of my scrap booking papers, and had a play.
This is a set of four, their the same texture, just aspects of them were coloured differently.

 Just pop over to my deviant art page, and get your download.
...And I always appreciate your liking my face book page too! ( The link is to the right --> )
Earthy 1 
 Earthy 2
 Earthy 3
 Earthy 4

Monday, 17 June 2013

Free Action... Winters Day

 Free Photoshop Action for you to enjoy! Get it, and others here...

If you like it, please support my work by clicking like on my facebook page! 

Thank you!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Free Fun Actions!

 Flip It!

 This is a crazy action, that isn't much use for anything but a bit of fun!

You can download it here.. 


 Draw It Action!
Another of those actions that I am not quite sure where you would use it, but it's still fun to muck around with!
Get it here...


A Walk In The Park Actions Set

A Comprehensive Actions set to take your workflow from start to finish.

You can find it at my Etsy Store...

  Actions included are...

Highlight/Shadow Fix
Soften Skin/Adjust Tone
Reduce Redness
Plastic Skin Coat

Lots of Colour
A Little Colour

37 Full Colour Actions to play with!

Sunny Dayz
Cloudy Skies
Skippety Doo Daa
Falling Leaves

Carry Me
The Lane
Berry Delicious
Going Home
Little Song
Tread Lightly
Tippy Toes

You can add these as you need them...
Add Contrast
Add Warm Sunlight
Add Matte
Add Light Leak
Add Warm Tone
Add Cool Tone
Add Sun Flare
Add Soft Glow
Dodge and Burn
Add A Blur
Accent Sharpen

Fix Over Exposure
Fix Under Exposure

4 Vignettes to choose from.

9 Border Frame Actions To add if you wish.

4 Monochrome Actions to use!

Film 1
Film 2
Grey Skies

Quick Sharpen
Web Resize

This set is for use in Photoshop CS 5 and CS 6.