Thursday, February 24, 2011


Do you ever play with textures?
I just purchased a bunch of textures online (but you can download some free ones on Flickr as long as you don't use for commercial purposes and give credit to creator).
Basically, you open your photo. Then add the texture photo as a layer and then can adjust its opacity.
By creating a layer mask, you can then paint over the areas you don't want to be covered by the texture.  (black if you've got a white layer mask, or white if you've got a black layer mask).
You can add several masks, play around with saturation, opacity, etc and see what happens. After you're done, flatten your image and voila'! It's a fun way to put a little "umpf" into your photographs and add some new feeling to it wether its vintage tones, old paper textures, bokeh, etc.

Here's a before and after image after I added some scratches and vinate tones. Which do you prefer?

Have fun!

Threads: Weaving a Future through an Evening of Fashion

Join Head Start and prominent boutiques in Salt Lake on Friday, May 20th for Threads, an evening of fun and fashion at the Salt Lake Harware Building in downtown Salt Lake City. 
Doors open at 6:30 with hors d'oevres and drinks, followed by a unique fashion show at 7:30 p.m.
Like what you see on the runway? Fashion and accessories will be available for purchase following the show in our one-of-a-kind boutique. 
Tickets are $40 and limited to 200 attendees.
Please join us and support the wonderful Head Start program, it's families and kids!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Spend Saturday photographing a bunch of awesome High School students. 
Talanted photographer Mary Denton Taylor, 
arranged for a group of photographers and seniors to get together and play with various setups, lighting, poses, etc. Thank you Mary for all your work and thank you to all the seniors who were so patient in the freezing cold. 
Here are a few of the pics from the day.