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My Topaz Webinar Scheduled for April 17th


Blossoming Fruit Tree and Adobe Wall, New Mexico


Ah, Springtime! Even in Santa Fe, it’s starting to happen. My short time there provided glimpses of confetti-like blossoms hanging delicately on trees planted against adobe walls. I managed to find and create this image before the strong New Mexican sun struck, giving me softer details to match the delicate aspect of the flowers. I had to get up at 6 AM to do it, but I’m not complaining.

I applied a tiny bit of Topaz Simplify adjustments to this image to add a painterly quality to it. I’ll be giving a webinar on April 17th at 2 PM PST on how I use Topaz to enhance and add artistic effects to my images. It will be fun and I hope to ‘see’ you there!

To join up, click here



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On the Road to Santa Fe

Hitting the airways towards Santa Fe and my upcoming full workshop that starts Wednesday. Threads of a song “Lights of Santa Fe” by Eliza Gylkinson running through my head…I love Santa Fe!! Great architecture, graphics, details, light and color. Will post more during the next few days…about to board my roomy-HA- regional jet…can you say crammed in?! Actually not bad but carryon is a challenge sometimes.

More later!

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iPhone Class on Whidbey Island, WA




SnapSeed, ProHDR, Grungetastic, Iris, PhotoForge, Blender and more! If you are wanting to learn more about using your iPhone to create incredibly artistic images using Apps, this workshop is perfect. If you know some things but need to know more, you’ll still learn heaps of information on how to create, process, and print your pictures.

Workshop is scheduled for September 7-9th, 2012. We’ll be covering the basics of using the phone, different camera apps, various processing apps for basic adjustments, and special effects apps. Live demos of working with the Apps, photo field sessions, and time to process in class with my help are included. This is going to be a really really fun learning experience you don’t want to miss! For more information and to sign up, visit the PNWAS site.


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Back from NFRCC Photo Conference

Looking Over

Had the opportinity to give a banquet keynote talk this weekend to this fun group. i was to arrive in time for Ellon Anon’s talk Friday night but airline cancelled flight and messed with that plan.

In fact i was barely going to get there in time for my own lecture on Nik Software on Saturday, butmthey pushed my time out for that, thankfully. But that meant I missed hearing my friend Ed Heaton give his lecture, which would have been fun. It’s always insightful listening to colleagues present their ideas and see their style.

My talk went very well and on Sunday AM I got to listen to John Paul Caponigro present his lecture “Illuminating Creativity”. I took away several valuable tips and ideas from that. John Paul shared his insights on his creative process which included writing and drawing. In all it was a good trip.


Afterwards I took a walk over to Niagara Falls. Hadn’t been there since I was a kid. As I stood there reminiscing, these young girls ran to the railing and peered over. Reflex told me to capture that moment. I tried it with other people doing the same thing but because of their dresses, this one felt more like the past which is what I was reliving at the moment. I can recall being just as curious!


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