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How to use a LUT

How to use a LUT

Photoshop has some amazing editing tools, one of which can keep your colors and style looking consistent everytime. Let’s take a deep dive into LUT’s! LUT stands for color look up table. In photoshop, there is an option under adjustment layer called...
Portrait Background Retouching

Portrait Background Retouching

When looking at a portrait, backgrounds come sometimes be distracting. This is why retouching a portrait background can be so beneficial. Whether experimenting with a creative look or trying to remedy a distracting background, background retouching can really elevate...
Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot

Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot

With a little creativity, even the most ordinary places can result in extraordinary shots.   The Saint Anthony Sand Dunes are only a short drive from where I live. I have always loved taking photos there but found that the sky and sand could come across a little...
The Importance of Branding

The Importance of Branding

Cohesive, well thought out, professional-looking branding can set you apart from other photographers.   The first step in creating a brand is brainstorming! In the image to the right, you can see my process for creating my brand identity. Pinterest is a great too...
Studio-Quality Background Hack

Studio-Quality Background Hack

Sometimes setting up a backdrop can be a hassle, with this technique you get the same look without the extra work!   Believe it or not, most of these images were taken outside in the middle of the day! Using a technique called SQIBB, taught to me by Caryn Esplin,...
Movie Poster Remake

Movie Poster Remake

The Princess Bride has always been a favorite film in my family. So why not remake it? To begin this movie poster remake, I wanted to replicate the characters and costumes the best I could on a tight budget. I ended up finding a cheap gold crown and plastic sword at...