Moving Forward Monday – Life Trials

The button I made above is kind of laughable, I know. I am not a graphic designer and that was the best I could do this morning. When I can, I will have Kim at Madilu Designs whip up some more files for me. In the mean time I have to just do my best, […]

Love That Shot Link Up

Instead of doing the Fix It Friday with I Heart Faces this week I am going to join in with Love That Shot’s link up party. This is a shot of my second son that I took last weekend, while getting shots for my photography workshop. I didn’t meter on the right spot, so his […]

Giveaway – Spyder3Express Calibration System

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to all who entered. The winning number was 14, who was Leah. Please contact me, Leah, to claim your prize. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 14 Timestamp: 2010-09-21 03:22:36 UTC I also decided to do two runner-ups. The first one runner up, number 118 by […]

Tweak White Balance With Levels

Today I am going to share how to correct White Balance issues in your pictures with a Levels adjustment in Photoshop Elements (applies to regular PS also). I am not going to explain what White Balance is, that is a whole other post, and until I get to it, here is a great one by […]

Will I Survive??

Moving Forward Monday What better way to start my first personal blog post here than by talking about the child that keeps my life interesting! Nate. Yep, I am sharing his name with the world. Why?  I figured the prayers you say for him and me might be more powerful if you could call him […]

Everyday Elements Blog

My first official post to the Everyday Elements blog! For those who know me and my other sites, don’t worry, this will not be another blog to try to keep up with; I am shutting down Moving Forward and Photography Haven. I just cannot manage all of them and as sad as it is to […]

Photography: Rock What You Have!

This post was moved over from Photography Haven. I know you have to have been told this before, so why am I preaching it here? Well, because it is advice that is so often ignored. Everyday I read about someone upgrading their camera or editing software because their old ones did not give them the […]

How to Add Texture to an Image

*** Adding an update – I have written two other texture tutorials which can be read HERE and HERE. *** This is a very picture-heavy tutorial, because, in my opinion, it is the lack of enough pictures that leaves people confused and not understanding particular steps given by the writer. So, I documented almost every […]

Batch Process With Adobe Camera RAW

This post was originally published at my other photography blog, Photography Haven, which I no longer keep up. Today’s tutorial is on batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) which both PSE 7 and 8, as well as Photoshop CS2 through CS5 have included in their programs. The main requirement for this tutorial is that […]

Converting Image to Black and White

Today I am going to share how to convert an image from color to black and white. There are some amazing free and for-purchase actions which you can use for B&W conversions, but if you’d like to know how to do it on your own, this tutorial is for you. Before we start, please note […]