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.



Latest images:

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


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!

Janice Sullivan

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Source: The Arcanum


2 Comments on “The Arcanum”

  1. This looks seriously cool. I’ve tagged the site. Thank you for sharing this and congratulations.

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