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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Loving this little camera! 

I'm not one to do camera reviews but I had to say something about this little camera!
Recently I purchased the Sony A6000
with the 16-50mm Lens and also the E 55-210 mm f/4.5-6.3 oss E-mount Lens and I just love it! I found my Canon 5D just to heavy for outdoors with a telephoto lens(getting old I guess, the old arms can't hold the weight like in my youthful days) ;) I will still use my beloved Canon 5d Mark lll at home in studio but for outdoors and walk about camera this will be my new camera.
Just to show the difference in size with my Canon 5D Mark lll and the Sony A6000 both having a telephoto lens attached. I love a telephoto lens outdoors, very versatile for me but was very this camera and lens solves the problem!
You also can buy an adapter to be able to use all your Canon,Nikon, and other lenses, if you wish, so quite versatile. :)
Loving it a lot!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's been a while since I have done another "before and after" and since I did this fun shoot last week I thought I would share this one! 
Here is the original image:

First off, I erased the string from the flying bird(duh)...we don't want that there, right! We want to make it as realistic as possible! ;)
Then I added a
starry night sky as a layer for the background set to "screen" and then erased where I didn't need it to show(mostly over the bird and T-Rex). When I was happy with the look I flattened it and put the image through OnOne Perfect Effects to get a little more punch and here is how it turned out.

I did a few variations...on the 3rd and 4th image I also added a bokeh effect light layer I affectionately call my "bubble effect". I also added a motion blur to the 3rd image.
Toy animals are a fun way to experiment and create fun fanciful worlds...they let the child in you get out and have fun sometimes!! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014


I thought I would share another image that was daytime originally and turn it into a snowy winter night scene. The image is a composite of three images. The technique I used is very similar to a previous image I did here:

Plugin I used is Perfect Effects from onOne's a great tool for creating special effects for you images. I also added a snow effect in the last image to give it a cold snowy winter effect!
Just a little tip: I keep all my snow and rain filter effects in a PNG. form...then it's so easy to drop them in when working in Photoshop. :)
Here is a Before and After of the image: