Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Panasonic LIHD Family

Remember when I wrote about the Living in HD Community the other day. I about died when around 2hrs later, Fedex showed up at my doorstep with some papers.  Papers telling me our family was chosen as a LIHD Family!! WOOHOOO!!!  Papers have been signed and Pre-installation questions answered. You can read my previous post about it but some of … [Read more...]

Panasonic’s Living in HD Community

Panasonic's Living in HD community

I've always known Panasonic to be a brand that is affordable and built to last.  I grew up with their products as I'm sure many of you did so when I learned of their 'Living in HD' community, I was eager to learn more about their goals.  I have to be honest, the first thing that actually led me to the site, was the application to become an LIHD … [Read more...]

1000+ Photoshop Actions, Plugins, Presets, Tutorials and Brushes


As many of you know, photography is a passion of mine and lately, I'm craving it more and more. While I'm not a huge fan of overly processed photos, at least not on every single photo, I do like to pick some favorites and play with them in Adobe Photoshop. I thought it would be fun to share with you, some of the places I get my actions from. … [Read more...]

Developing a Photography Workflow, the Basics


Establishing a work-flow for processing your images can speed the editing up a great deal hence saving you time to do other things you love. I recommend the first thing you do is back up your photos. Don’t do it later, do it now and I recommend backing up to a DVD or to an external hard drive. The most obvious thing to do once you’ve … [Read more...]

My Nikon Goods and My Nikon Wish List


I'm often asked what's in my bag that is and while it's not everything I want, it's a start. I'll start with my bag.  It's a Quantarary Pro Backpack. It's okay...a little bigger than I'd like to have but it's been durable.  If I could recommend one, it would be the Nikon Backpack that holds your DSLR camera, lenses, and even your … [Read more...]

Turning Photos into Artwork with


COUPON CODE IS: cowboy15 I was excited to be able to try Photofiddle out.  I needed a picture of my son up on the wall and decided to use the bronc ride picture that I previously wrote about and turned into black and white.  Only this time, I chose to send in the original color version and asked for the oil painting version. Photofiddle takes … [Read more...]

Editing Grainy Pictures and Cloning


I recently had a guest post on my food blog from Maternal Spark. Well, actually it's a republished post of Butterfly Cupcakes with a little photo editing. I'm getting pickier about the photos that go on my food blog and not that hers were bad but they were a bit grainy and there was a distraction. With this simple tutorial, you'll be able to … [Read more...]

Simple Color Highlighting with Photoshop


After checking out the Diva's tutorial on color highlighting, I thought I would recreate the tutorial using Adobe Photoshop instead of Gimp since this is what I have.  Basically it's the same thing but we have different readers so I thought I'd do it for my readers. I've always enjoyed seeing photos that are black and white with one particular … [Read more...]

Changing a Photo with Adobe and alike

I don't edit any of my photos with the exception of cropping.  I would love to know how but learning the programs and terms can be extremely time consuming and that's something I don't have right now.  I'm always in the Digital Photography School Forum trying to learn this and that and decided to submit one of my photos to be critiqued by others … [Read more...]