Thursday 28 May 2009

PWL 2 - Leading Lines

I'm so excited this week to have started Cheryl Johnsons new workshop - Painting With Light 2. Our assignment this week is to take images with "Leading Lines". We have to submit 3 final images. Now I just have to choose......

Wine Glass

Liberty Hall




Monday 25 May 2009

Jills Make Up Trial - Photoshoot

This weekend I was in Cork for a make-up trial for Jills wedding. I suggested that I do a mini-shoot for the girls. It was so much fun getting all the girls posing for me. They are such beautiful girls, it made the job a rather easy one!

The Bride to be - my lovely sister Jill

Bridesmaid, Gillian

Bridesmaid, Fleur

The Mother of the Bride, Eithne

Group shots,

Monday 18 May 2009

Cheryl Johnsons Bootcamp

I'm just recovering from an amazing weekend at Cheryl Johnson's Photography Bootcamp. I booked this so long ago, that it felt like ages away. And when it came it went by so quickly.

I had the best weekend. Cheryl is an amazing photographer and generous teacher. Lesley, her lovely assistant, was the best fun and so patient with sharing her photoshop knowledge. The girls (& boy) attending were a hoot. And even the weather was perfect.

If you are at all interested in photography I seriously recommend you check out some of Cheryl's classes over on her site. I've just signed up for Painting With Light 2 - which promises to be another fantastic course.

For homework we have to upload out 3 best images from the course. I have 2 ready and still need to do some editing on the last one.

We had a wonderful model for the studio work. Here is my original shot straight from the camera.

Here is the version after I edited in Photoshop.

I can definitely see how I could improve on the editing, but since I've never attempted editing a person in PS before I'm pleased with the results.

My second image is this flower - out of camera....

I couldn't see how I could improve much with editing, so all I did was sharpen the image slightly for my submission piece.

But as I was having so much fun in PS I decided to see what else I could come up with and put it on a black background.

Now I've only got another 1,798 photos to share with you.......

Sunday 17 May 2009

Anns Birthday

I got his great stamp from Carrie and have been having so much fun playing with it - its so versatile.

Belated Happy Birthday Ann

Friday 15 May 2009

Debs Tile Challenge

For her tile theme Deb choose Tropical Sea. I had in mind an idea using distress inks in blues and oranges, which went horribly wrong! LOL. Then I found this fun image from an old Craft Stamper and it brought to mind tropical plants.....

I hand dyed the linen on a recent play date with Carrie and have been 'dye-ing' (groan ;-) to use it.

The beading is hand stitched and there is a little padding to soften the look.