Since we’re heading to Hershey, PA this month for AWAI’s first-ever pet photography workshop, I thought to name this month’s photo challenge theme “Fins, Fangs, Feathers, and Fur.” If you’ve got a picture of Fido or Fluffy, I want to see it. Submissions can include: ** farm animals ** pets ** exotic birds ** zoo […]
Shelly Perry, from Portland, Oregon, left a decade-long career working with children in a social services capacity to pursue her life-long love of photography in 2003. Now an established professional, her images have been seen all over the globe on album covers, books, magazines, catalogues, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Her work has also appeared in several local exhibits and gallery shows.
While she makes most of her photography income through stock, her real photography love is documentary and creative fine art. An excellent presenter, Shelly has joined numerous Great Escape workshops to share her experiences and help our readers to follow in her footsteps. Shelly’s specialty is people photography - what she calls documentary or lifestyle portraits.
In her own words:
Today: I can't imagine ever having a "regular job" again.
Best adventure: I have had so many epic moments, but these are a few standouts: swimming with the giant sea turtles in the Galapagos, walking the Great Wall of China, riding an elephant in Thailand (way better than riding a camel in Egypt), flying in a tiny piper plane over the wilds of Alaska, being at the Lantern Festival in Thailand, seeing the Shaman in Ecuador, meeting and making friends all over the world.
Favorite Photographer: Gregory Colbert
People don’t know: I’m scared of heights!
In order to sell your photos as stock, any logos and trade-marked materials must be taken out of the picture. This article shows you how to remove these materials using Photoshop.
SHOOT CLEAN: HOW TO GIVE STOCK AGENCIES THE “PRODUCT ANONYMITY” THEY WANT If you’re thinking about shooting photos for stock agencies, they have to be clean. And by that I mean, Clorox clean. No, there is no need to run out and buy Clorox. But if you’re photographing a bottle of Clorox, the word “Clorox” […]
While you’re limited to fixing the color cast of photos in your camera, corrections to the light can be made post-process using color correction in Photoshop.
See this cow: click here This is a picture that was submitted for this month’s photo challenge — Home Sweet Home — by one of your fellow readers. You might recall earlier this year we talked about how different light has different qualities. (See: Understanding Light for a refresher). One of those qualities is the […]
By using layering in Photoshop, you can spot color simple black and white photos to give your images a little more pop and contrast.
This week AWAI is hosting its travel writing workshop right here in my home town of Portland, Oregon. And since both writers and photographers are encouraged to explore their hometown as a first step into either field, I would like to challenge you to do the same for this month’s photo challenge theme — Home […]
Backlighting can add drama, depth, and interest to your photos. But, as with most things, there are times when it makes sense and times when you should avoid it. It all depends on your image and what you’re trying to achieve with it. A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article titled: The Perfect Holiday […]
Framed photographs make great gifts for family, friends, and coworkers (just about anyone on your list). They don’t have to take much time to create and they’re a wonderful expression of your love and creativity. This week and next, I’m going to tell you about the three types of photos that make the best gifts. […]