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Photo Mastery: Your Expert Photographic Guide

Welcome to 'Photo Mastery.' Here, I share the essence of my photographic journey, translating years of expertise into practical tips and powerful techniques just for you. This is where foundational knowledge meets advanced editing prowess, guiding you from capturing the essence of a scene to refining it in Lightroom or Photoshop. Explore articles filled with my personal insights, enriched with essential know-how and curated references, all designed to boost your skills and spark your creativity. Let's elevate your photography together, transforming your passion into exceptional imagery.

Tutorial: Painting Clouds with Corel Painter

Originally Published July 2009 Painting a realistic, fluffy cloud may look hard, but just keep in mind the Five Ligh...

Beginning Digital Painting with Photoshop

Originally Published June 2009 After painting exclusively in Corel Painter for five years, I decided to finally lear...

How to Handle Backgrounds in Fantasy Portraits

Originally Published June 2009 When you’re getting started on a fantasy portrait, you may find yourself wondering wh...

Tutorial: How to Create an Anne Geddes Baby Portrait

Originally Published March 2009 The sleeping babies of Anne Geddes are some of the most well-known, and best-selling...

Tutorial: Painting Curly Hair in Corel Painter

Originally Published February 2009 When it comes to painting portraits, faces are definitely the hardest part. But r...

Tutorial: Add Craquelure to Your Digital Oils with Photoshop

Last week’s post about Worth1000.com’s Modern Renaissance, featuring modern-day celebrities digitally added to th...

Tutorial: Create a Watercolor Portrait with Corel Painter

Originally Published December 2010 Corel Painter does a terrific job of mimicking the look and feel of traditional m...

Tutorial: Create a Photo Backdrop in Seconds with Photoshop

Originally Published in January, 2009 In less than a minute, you can create a stunning background for your portraits...

Marketing: Standing Out in the Digital Crowd – Part Two

Originally Published December 2008 Several years ago, back before the current economic meltdown, marketing guru Seth...

Tutorial: How to create your own Image Hose nozzles

Originally Published November 2008 The Image Hose is probably one of the most misunderstood tools in Corel Painter, ...

Tutorial: Painting Fairy Portraits with Corel Painter

Originally Published November 2008 One of the ways my studio, A Work of Art, helps professional photography studios ...

Marketing Tips: Standing Out in the Digital Crowd – Part One

Originally Published November 2008 For portrait photographers, switching to digital means a lot more than just upgra...
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