Photo Equipment Site – Pumpkin

I’ve been really busy with family fun so this will be a short blog post today. I wanted to share with you this great site to purchase equipment.  If you’re into Macro and close-up photography, you’ll be happy to tether your camera to your computer.  Check out Tether Tools for this. 

teathertools

Tether Tools

 

A bit of pumpkin for you all….

Pumpkin with orange strips and black background.

Macro Lens 100mm – 8.0 sec @ f22 ISO 100

 

Hope you all have an amazing Halloween!!

 

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Source: Photo Equipment Site – Pumpkin


Free Textures

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Want free textures?  Just sign-up for our Newsletter and you’ll receive some. I plan to add more to the bunch, when I do I’ll let you know via our newsletter.

I’ve added a quick video on how to use textures in your images. If you have any questions always feel free to contact us using the contact above or click here.

Sullivan J Photography's photograph of wild flowers in antelope valley, california.

Texture added to wildflowers.

In the image below I selected the flower and made a mask from it. I added the MonoDrops texture and added a bit of red to that layer. Remember, like my video says, you can make color textures monochrome and add color to monochrome textures. See my video for more details.

Texture added for fun!

Texture added for fun!

 

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Cheers!

Janice Sullivan

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Source: Free Textures


Last Summer Lake Shot

I’ve been busy with my Adobe Lightroom Basic’s course so unfortunately I haven’t had any time to photograph and process new work. I’m having a bit of withdrawal, but I know this coming weekend Kevin and I plan to photograph some aspens. Yep, we actually have a small location of aspens in our local mountains here in Southern California. We have to off road it a bit and hike in a couple of miles, but it’s worth it! We just don’t see the beautiful fall colors like the East Coast, but if I can photograph a gorgeous yellow aspen, I’ll be  happy. I’ll share my shots with you all if it works out for us.

The picture below was taken at our favorite spot on the river (Disneyland Cove). I actually shot an HDR image, but liked this silhouette better. I knew it was going to be our last summer lake trip so I took my camera and tripod and shot away. We always have so much fun with my best friend Pam and her husband Mike relaxing on the water. It’s a sad time for us…bon-voyage summer!  But hello fall, winter, and spring…desert shots here we come!   :)

Sun Burst on Hills

Sun Burst on Hills – 1/30 @ f19 ISO 100 50mm

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My nephew has a GoPro…it’s pretty cool!  Here is the latest if you’re interested in checking it out click on the image.

GoPro

Go Pro Hero4

 

Do you have a “last summer shot”?  Share it with us in the comment section.

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Source: Last Summer Lake Shot


Holiday Print Sales

I know you’re probably thinking,  it’s way to soon to run a sale for the holidays, but actually it’s a great time. If you plan to purchase my high-quality signed prints it can take at least two weeks after printing to mail out because I inspect, sign, prepare the letter of authenticity and personally package your order. If you see an image and want a custom size, we have time to work with you on that too.   Check out my stock site and use promo code: HAPPYHOLIDAYS14 to recieve 15% off all of my prints, products and packages!

Here is a quick video of how to purchase a variety of prints.

Latest Images:

This is the color version of my stacked daisy that I posted couple of weeks ago. To view it in a larger format, click on photo.  :)

Petal Flip Yellow

Yellow Daisy – 1.0 sec @f8 ISO 100 Stacked Image

I love new life! This baby pine tree caught my eyes as Kevin and I were hiking during a storm in our local mountains.

Baby Pine Tree

Baby Pine – 1/250 @f2.5 ISO100 – 50mm

If you have any questions about my work or purchasing my work, always feel free to contact us using the tab above or just click here.

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Last, I always like to share a tip from me or others. Check out this awesome “Where to Start Chart” from Mark Wallace.  I enjoy his videos on Adorama and thought this was a fun chart for photographers.  You can also check out the chart on Adorama here.

Taken from site: The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just click the box to watch a video about that topic.

 

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan

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Source: Holiday Print Sales


Go Back and Process Old Images

Tip for today…go back and process some of your old images.

As long as the composition and exposure are what you like, go for it! Working on old photographs that I have shot always brings back fun memories. While I processed the images below for my “House Lightbender” challenge, I remembered the fun times Kevin and I had while vacationing in Arizona and the fun times we always have visiting my aunt and uncle. If you don’t know what House Lightbender is, check out my last blog post or click here.

New software has many fun tools to process images compared to what I had when I shot these images. I do recommend that you always shoot in RAW. It’s so easy to process a group of images in Lightroom and I admit that when others were still photographing in jpeg, I was shooting in RAW so I have more to work with pertaining to my old photo files.

The image below was taken while we were on vacation in Sedona. We actually went North a bit past Flagstaff to see the Wupatki Indian Ruins. I highly recommend you checking this out if you like historical places like I do.

Wupatki Indian Ruins

Wupatki Indian Ruins -1/25 @ f11 ISO 125

While visiting my aunt and uncle the fog came in and I snapped this photo. I made it a square and played with it a bit in post with help and suggestions from my Lightbender family.

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Fog on Highway 101 – 1/1500 @ f11 ISO 100

Hope you all have a great week and take me up on my tip. I know you’ll have fun checking out your old shots and processing them. Always, feel free to share your images with us. Just link them in the comment area and tell us a bit about them.

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Want info on some Photography terms?  I thought this was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it with you all. Check out the link here. 

 

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan
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Source: Go Back and Process Old Images


Go Back and Process Old Images

Tip for today…go back and process some of your old images.

As long as the composition and exposure are what you like, go for it! Working on old photographs that I have shot always brings back fun memories. While I processed the images below for my “House Lightbender” challenge, I remembered the fun times Kevin and I had while vacationing in Arizona and the fun times we always have visiting my aunt and uncle. If you don’t know what House Lightbender is, check out my last blog post or click here.

New software has many fun tools to process images compared to what I had when I shot these images. I do recommend that you always shoot in RAW. It’s so easy to process a group of images in Lightroom and I admit that when others were still photographing in jpeg, I was shooting in RAW so I have more to work with pertaining to my old photo files.

The image below was taken while we were on vacation in Sedona. We actually went North a bit past Flagstaff to see the Wupatki Indian Ruins. I highly recommend you checking this out if you like historical places like I do.

Wupatki Indian Ruins

Wupatki Indian Ruins -1/25 @ f11 ISO 125

While visiting my aunt and uncle the fog came in and I snapped this photo. I made it a square and played with it a bit in post with help and suggestions from my Lightbender family.

hwy101_7639_4

Fog on Highway 101 – 1/1500 @ f11 ISO 100

Hope you all have a great week and take me up on my tip. I know you’ll have fun checking out your old shots and processing them. Always, feel free to share your images with us. Just link them in the comment area and tell us a bit about them.

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Want info on some Photography terms?  I thought this was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it with you all. Check out the link here. 

 

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan
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Source: Go Back and Process Old Images


The Arcanum

Have you heard of  The Arcanum? If you’re a photographer and you like to push your work to a different level, then I suggest you check it out.

I am a professional photographer and do sell my images, and love to talk shop. I felt that I needed some new challenges with my work, so I decided to apply to the Arcanum. Here is a bit of back story.

I can’t remember where I saw Trey Ratcliff’s work, but I liked it and wanted to see more of it. I’m always researching and connecting with other photographers so when I saw his weekly Google hangout with fellow photographers and artists, I subscribed to his YouTube account. This is how I learned about the Arcanum.

I was all over it so I completed an application and truthfully thought to my self it was a shot in the dark to be picked. Just before Kevin and I went on vacation in July I received an email from A.D. Wheeler. I was so excited that I wanted to share this with you all ASAP, but I decided to wait and see if it was really something that would be worth writing about.

Well, it is! I am in an amazing group called, “The Lightbender” family. I added “family” because that is how I feel. I have a new family that is just as crazy as I when it comes to photography. They are just as passionate and want challenges too. Master Andy is amazing! He doesn’t like to be called Master, but he is. Check out his website here and you’ll see what I’m talking about. He works so hard to help us and to make us think! I was feeling my work getting stale and I was bored with my work, but not anymore! I have a new drive and new friends. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am again.

 

If you want to see what the Arcanum is all about, check out this video and/or go to the website here.

 

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Latest images:

Kevin and I went up to our local mountains to photograph a storm. He loves storm chasing and I love to photograph.  :)

Road-1561-2

1/250 @ f4.5 ISO 100

Kevin was sad when the storm passed, but I had fun when we decided to off-road to this old mining cabin.  I added texture to give the cabin an old feel. Too much fun!

Van Dusen Cabin

50mm 1/90 @ f/5.6 ISO 100

You know me and my flowers…this is one of my latest. Yep, because of the challenges Andy gave us I now know how to use Helicon Focus and OnOne software.  This flower was stacked with several photographs and processed in OnOne.

Petal Flip BW

 

I can’t talk for the other Cohorts but for me this is a game changer!  I’m happy again and that’s what it’s all about!

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan

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Source: The Arcanum


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