Posted: November 25, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information | Tags: 40% Off, black friday, Happy Thanksgiving, thank you, world wide fund for Nature, wwl
We want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
Life is busy and time does fly. Thanksgiving is a perfect time for us to say, “thank you!” We are so happy to share images that hopefully put a smile on your face or inspire you to photograph.
Black Friday will be here soon and for this weekend only, we’re giving everyone 40% OFF from Sullivan J Photography’s site! Please use: 2015BLACKFRDY
20% will be donated to World Wild Life! It’s our way of thanking you and giving to an amazing organization!
We were getting ready to send this out to you and then saw that Topaz has this awesome sale for Black Friday. WOW! This is a deal! We had to share!
Janice, Ashley & Susan
Happy Thanksgiving – 40% Off Black Friday
Posted: November 13, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information | Tags: Canon 70-200, family, family & friends, portrait, Topaz, topaz texture effects
It’s been a busy week for me so this will be short and sweet. I always like to motivate you to pick up a camera and photograph. My portfolio consist of Macro, Landscape and Historical Travel images, but that doesn’t mean I don’t photograph other subjects. Today, I want to share one of my favorite photographs that I shot of my daughter. She’s holding our first grandson. I’m so happy to announce that she is now going to be a mommy too! Her baby shower will be this weekend, she’s having twins! We will have 2 other grandboys in the family. Kevin and I are exstactic so of course I had to share this with you all.
I plan to use my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens to take more photographs of her this weekend. I’m picking up my camera and having fun photographing family and friends.
Ashley and Noah
I also wanted to share Topaz Texture Effects. It’s on sale now until November 20th, so I wanted to get this out to you ASAP. Here is a quick intro to the product:
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Two New Sullivan’s
Posted: November 9, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information
I don’t know how this happened but my blog post just sent out a spam post 2 hours ago!
I’m SO sorry everyone!
Posted: November 5, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information | Tags: adorama, cyber monday, fine art, Flower, holiday discount, holiday textures & discounts, texture
The holidays are here! I can’t believe it, but they are. We want to celebrate by giving you a discount for signing up for our blog and newsletter. If you’re registered, you’ll receive 25% off from our website until December 25, 2015! Look for the discount in your email on Monday, November 9th, Cyber Monday!
I also added more free textures for registered users.
In the image below I used these three textures with a variety of blend modes to make the flower feel as if it was blending into the texture. Can you feel it 😉
A four leaf clover flower processed with textures.
I hope you have an a wonderful holiday season. I’m looking forward to going to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving.
Cheers to you all,
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Love the same day shipping! For those last minute holiday shopping issues.
Holiday Textures & Discounts
Posted: October 29, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information | Tags: Atlantic Ocean, family vacation, hdr, lighthouse, Massachuttes, Motion blur, Scituate, shots on the Atlantic, tin type
Last spring we went to visit family in Boston and we stayed at a beautiful beach house in Scituate, Massachuttes. If you’re interested in staying at this relaxing home, you should book ASAP. It goes fast for the spring and summer months. Here’s their information and yep, you’ll see my review: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493337?flspusage=fl#reviews
It can be hard to photograph on a family trip, but my family knows that Mom needs photography time or she’ll go crazy! I shot tons of images, but what I actually want to share with you is the variety of processing I’ve done.
I feel it will help you think about ways to tell your story. When you try new ways of photographing or processing in post, It will pushing you to think creatively. This will help you not be stagnant with your work.
We all hear that you should be consistent with your portfolios, and I understand this from a business aspect, but I don’t agree when it comes to creativity. Push away and step out out of your comfort zone.
This is a typical image I would photograph. I used several images and merged them together to make a high-dynamic image. It was an amazing sunset and so much fun to photograph.
Sunset in Scituate. HDR 50mm
Now with the photograph below I decided to do something different. I was so happy to read about the history of this lighthouse that it gave me the idea to make this feel as it was shot back in the 1800’s. I made if feel old. It was fun to try a variety of techniques to achieve this look. Here is a link if you would like to read more about this lighthouse. check it out here.
Scituate – USA 50mm
I also wanted to play with some Atlantic ocean shots so I went out on a foggy day and had some fun. It was a great time and I enjoyed every moment of taking this image below. But I needed more…
Three Rocks – HDR 50mm
I stepped out of the box and processed this image below.
Our beach house was right in front of the Atlantic ocean, so during one of the amazing sunsets we saw, I took out the camera and walked out on the beach. I could tell that it was going to be an amazing sunset and boy was it. I decided to process the image below using the motion blur in Photoshop just in the clouds. The sky’s color was beautiful so I didn’t change the color much. This was a fun new way to experience my sunset.
Atlantic Blur – HDR 200mm
I hope this gives you ideas on pushing some limits to help your creative juices flow. If any of you have images you would like to share, I would love for you to add your links to the comments. We can inspire each other.
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Thanks and of course…Cheers!
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Shots on the Atlantic
Posted: October 22, 2015 Filed under: Adobe Software Information | Tags: 24 hour photos, Around the world, borrowed lens, on1
I had so much fun putting this video together that I had to share it with you all.
We are “Adventures of the F-Stop” and part of The Arcanum Family. Our event was to photograph our locations on Monday, October 19, 2015. It didn’t matter what camera we used, it was just for fun to share our day together for 24 hours.
Yay! Next week On1 Photo 10 will be available. Check out the pre-sale for more free goodies. Click here to learn more about the NEW ON1 Photo 10
Here is one more goody because Halloween is around the corner. I love Borrowed Lens! It’s a great company and I have so much fun renting new equipment to play with.
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Posted: October 15, 2015 Filed under: Tips | Tags: arizona, sedona, Themes
Today is Thursday…Throw Back Thursday. Some people get frustrated about themes for the day of the week. If you don’t like themes, ok I get it…but before you dismiss it think about the subject. For me TBT it’s a way to look back on history and my photography shooting. It makes me think about the past and what I have photographed and how I can improve on my craft. I have shared these images before of Sedona, Arizona, and as I look at them and remember an amazing hike with Kevin and the fun I had taking these images I also say to myself…I should go back to the location and try something different.
So when you see themes like Throw Back Thursday or Flower Friday take advantage of other photographs and see what others have shared so you can think about how to take your work a step further.
HDR Sedona, Arizona
Sunset about Sedona Arizona – HDR
Pano of an Indian Ruin in Sedona, AZ
Themes for the Day of the Week