Monday, April 14, 2014

Your Chance to Enjoy the Tropical Lifestyle

Ever imagine what it would be like to live in Florida and experience those beautiful surroundings 24/7? Here is your opportunity! We just listed our home for sale by owner. You can get a sneak peek inside by viewing some of the photos of our 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage tropical paradise.

You can view more photos and  house information on Zillow.

Imagine yourself poolside or enjoying the backyard...

If the winters up north have gotten to you, this is a gorgeous 
property that would also make a wonderful second home.
Contact owners at 321-243-3051.

At $249,900, this one won’t last long!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photo-Texture-Word Art

The combination of three things...a photo, a texture and some inspiring words, can bring about new art.

I started with a photo of some clouds that I had taken on my iPhone that I later edited in Snapseed...

Image © 2013 Cheri Wenger Design Photography

Next I overlayed one of Kim Klassen’s “just a touch” textures found here.

Original Image © 2014 Kim Klassen (This is just a screenshot to reference 
the image. Go to the link above to download the texture and to register 
to receive other textures created by the talented Kim Klassen.)

Recipe: Used kk_just a touch2 texture with linear burn overlay at 78% opacity on a layer stacked above my cloud image, shown above to get the blending of image with texture.

Final step in Photoshop was adding some words in assorted sizes and colors on separate layers in Photoshop. These have to be stacked on top of the texture and photo layers so that they are visible.
It is always good to save your layered Photoshop file for future editing before flattening and saving your composited final image as jpg, tiff or other file format for sharing.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Shoot, The Vision and then, that Smile

The day began with a simple shoot objective: to build a portfolio of modeling images for Ashley with a fashion feel to them. The morning was foggy and overcast so I was excited to see what we would get. The first shot was meant to be a test. In fact, Ashley said she wasn’t even aware that I was ready to shoot photos. I love the calmness and mystique. I believe that Ashley took on the mood of her surroundings and it showed in throughout this modeling shoot.

You can view the entire Modeling in Melbourne gallery of images from this shoot on my facebook page.

The vision: to capture some high-fashion images with a variety of moods and poses taking advantage of the props that mother nature was providing naturally admist the backdrop of the river and train trestle. The trestle was the perfect location. The colors and textures contrasted with the background, but beautifully complimented Ashley’s hair and skin which lead to some beautiful shots.

After a serious of very striking, moody poses, I coaxed out of her a smile, and I knew at the moment I clicked this shutter that it would be one of my portrait favorites. As photographers, we see smiles of all kinds, some cheesy, forced and even some over the top ones, but when a true natural one is captured it is pure magic. After taking a series of such serious shots all morning, this smiling one stood out even more! That is why I couldn’t resist entering this image into the Smile Photo Challenge contest. You can check it out or enter your own submission on their site.

Photo Challenge Submission