Have You Been Inspired Lately?

Still Life

For a few weeks I was lacking the inspiration to go shooting. I had that mindset that I’ve been to these places so many times, what the hell am I going to shoot? Nothing but the same….

Well this feeling quickly left me after watching a few posts by Joel Grimes. He was posting about a new endeavor, photographing still life. He showed an amazing grid of flowers. Specifically nine shots of vibrant flowers arranged in a grid. My first reaction was wow! It was gorgeous. A variety of floral arrangements with bright, complimentary backgrounds.

My second reaction was- that’s got to be hard to photograph those “fake” flowers and make them so lifelike. I began to study each arrangement and thought that I might be able to pull it off. It can’t be that expensive to obtain a few flowers, right?

Finally I had to think about my photoshop skills and did I have the ability to pull it off in post? I gave it a shot and now I’m starting a series of fine art still lifes.

Here is one of my first five produced…… I really like it!


I’ve done a bunch of binge watching of photoshop videos on blending and layers and grouping and that has helped quite a bit.

This is available for print in a variety of sizes. Please contact me if your interested in improving the decor in your home. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, I’m glad I found inspiration in Joel’s creation, thanks Joel!


Possiblities Are Endless….


I finally decided to upgrade to Photoshop CC after 8 or so years of using Photoshop Elements. I don’t know why I waited so long to do so.

Elements is a great program and usable in every way. But there’s something about the vast array of features in the full version that I feel like the skies the limit. No workarounds, a plethora of how to youtube videos and bam you’ve quickly spent 4 hours on the computer.

This is a shot that I could have accomplished in Elements but for some reason it felt easier in PSCC. Filters, plugins and actions were used to work this simple composite….


As is in many cases the second I feel like I’m finished with a composite there’s ideas that pop in to my head. This is only beginning of endless possibilities with this composite.  So stay tuned.