I’ve been using Photoshop since I bought my first scanner back in 1992, when I discovered the power to retouch and restore old photographs. I was a quick convert to the software and it has been an essential part of my photography workflow ever since. When the digital photography era arrived, and I made the switch to digital imaging, Photoshop became even more indispensable. So when Sleeklens approached me and asked if I would like to test and review some of their Photoshop Actions, I was all … [Read more...] about Create Beautiful Photographs with Sleeklens Landscape Adventure Workflow
It's that special-event, gift-giving time of year. And I can't think of a cooler gift to give than a beautiful personalized photo book--or any other custom book you can think of. I have a daughter graduating from high school next week and I am making her a book of all her favorite school pictures over the years. I have other graduates I need gifts for as well as a couple of brides. When I'm not photographing, I hang out in the kitchen, so I'm thinking a cookbook of my favorite easy & … [Read more...] about Blurb Flash Sale–Make a Photo Book Today!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing how and why Blurb is such an incredible source for telling your story—whether it includes photos, words, or both. I realize that not everyone is like me and to write the great American novel or sell a beautiful coffee-table books of photography. Some of you just want a keepsake book from a special trip, a family event or other special occasion. And some want to find a way to visualize a great business concept or a significant life … [Read more...] about Everyone Has A Book In Them–Let Yours Out with Blurb Books
I have used Blurb to make a number of photo books over the last several years and last week I shared the beginnings of Blurb and how they changed self-publishing. But Blurb is actually way more than a self-publishing platform. Their goal really is to become the creative vehicle that brings your story to life and gives it a stage. And they provide some really incredible tools to make that possible. Here are just a few of Blurb’s awesome free bookmaking tools: Freebook making tools – … [Read more...] about Use Blurb’s Free Bookmaking Tools to Enhance Your Creativity
Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs' Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there … [Read more...] about Blurb Books Make Publishing Easy and Fun!