Fun Motion Blur

When Kevin and I headed up to the mountains to photograph our local aspen trees…well, I guess we were a week late. All the leaves had fallen off. But all was not lost. I decided to have a bit of fun with motion blurs.

Tip for the day…work with what you have and play, play, play!

Next year I’ll be more on top it!

These are two different versions of the same location…yep, I played!

Aspen Blur 2

Same settings a below – different post processing.

 

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Aspen Blur 1

.7 sec @ f22 50mm ISO 100

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Shout Out!

I wanted to give Harry, website publisher/manager, from Metalsmith-Arts Supply Catalogue a shout out to thank him for adding us to their catalog. You can check them and us out here. I’m honored that they like my Macro and Close-up photography tips.

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Latest fun equipment info.

Check out this great deal from Adorama!

Sony Trade-ins

Hope you all have an amazing week! Can you believe Thanksgiving will be next week? The time is a flying.

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan

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Source: Fun Motion Blur


5 Day Split Toning

Yep, I had another challenge. This time I was challenged to do a five day split-toning challenge. My friend Julia S. Maynard challenged me on Facebook and Andreas Levi challenged me on Google+. Today I’d like to share with you the five split-toning images.

I broke the rules a bit.

Rule:

“Please post one different split tone processed photo each day for the next five days in a row, and also challenge another photographer of your choice each day to do the same.”

I did post five days in a row, but “Business Days” and I challenged one photographer. Ooops! :)

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Wild California Poppy

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12 Image stack of Pine

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Wild yellow California poppies.

Sun Burst on Hills

Lake Havasu, Arizona

Single Wild Wish

Desert Wild Flower – link will be added tomorrow. :)

This last one will go up tomorrow. :) You all get a sneak peak.

Talking about sneak peaks…

Some of you know that I’m working on a course called, Adobe Lightroom Basics, I go through all of the modules plus more. Look for it in December! I’ll give you more details as we get closer, but here is a sneak peek of what I did in the slideshow module. Super easy!!

Just like my last post… I challenge you photographers out there! Keep me in the loop if you take my challenge, I’d love to see your images.

Hope you all have an amazing week!

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

Find me on Google+

Source: 5 Day Split Toning


5 Day Split Toning

Yep, I had another challenge. This time I was challenged to do a five day split-toning challenge. My friend Julia S. Maynard challenged me on Facebook and Andreas Levi challenged me on Google+. Today I’d like to share with you the five split-toning images.

I broke the rules a bit.

Rule:

“Please post one different split tone processed photo each day for the next five days in a row, and also challenge another photographer of your choice each day to do the same.”

I did post five days in a row, but “Business Days” and I challenged one photographer. Ooops! :)

Poppy-9075-2

Wild California Poppy

tree-1477-2-bw-2

12 Image stack of Pine

sjp-yellow-poppy-9165-st

Wild yellow California poppies.

Sun Burst on Hills

Lake Havasu, Arizona

Single Wild Wish

Desert Wild Flower – link will be added tomorrow. :)

This last one will go up tomorrow. :) You all get a sneak peak.

Talking about sneak peaks…

Some of you know that I’m working on a course called, Adobe Lightroom Basics, I go through all of the modules plus more. Look for it in December! I’ll give you more details as we get closer, but here is a sneak peek of what I did in the slideshow module. Super easy!!

Just like my last post… I challenge you photographers out there! Keep me in the loop if you take my challenge, I’d love to see your images.

Hope you all have an amazing week!

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

Find me on Google+

Source: 5 Day Split Toning


Five Day BW Challenge

My friend Kelly from our Lightbender family in the Archanum, challenged me to the five day Black and White Challenge. I totally didn’t understand what I was supposed to do at first, but I found out I needed to add a black and white image of my own to my social media sites for five days and then challenge another photographer to do the same.

These are the images I posted to Google and Facebook accounts. I must admit, it was a lot of fun checking out my black and white images. As many of you know, I’m not a portrait photographer, but I do like to photograph family and friends. Most of those portraits are in black and white. I’m influenced by the old school Hollywood photographers of the 1940s.

 

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My daughter Ashley and grand-baby Noah.

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My best friend Pam’s grandson.

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My daughter’s friend from high school.

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Pam’s granddaughter

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Ashley when she was blond. :)

 

I challenge you to the five day fun. Please connect with me on Google+ or Facebook. I promise to follow and like you back.  :)  Since I’m so in love with Macro Photography, I have a page that only shares beautiful close-up images, a variety of equipment and techniques on this style of photographing. If you would like to join the group please check out this page here.

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

 

 

Source: Five Day BW Challenge


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. 

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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


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