I am not a props genius at all. In fact, I really sort of suck at propping stuff out. There are some people who are just incredibly talented at it, but it’s never really been my thing. I like simple. Always have. The only props used in this shoot were a quilt that my grandma made (aka the “cuddle quilt”) and a blue hat. I think we managed to pull it off though, and I’m hoping that the simplicity of these images will keep them classic.
I have apparently lost my mind though when it comes to photoshopping. I am just seriously, seriously just all over the map. An advisor once told me to make sure that everything in a single post was finished the same. Yeah, I just can’t do that. Sorry, advisor. Going rogue.
I’ve been getting requests about when I’m going to return to accepting commissioned work, and I finally have an answer for you! In the fall. It will only be for a couple of months, but since my son will be starting school full time, I’ll finally have the opportunity to do it properly. For those of you who don’t know, I was running a clientele a few years ago while trying to take care of my son full time, and be a wife, and run Kaleidoscope, and my husband was also traveling constantly for work/finishing his Master’s degree. Life got waaaayy too stressful, and I decided something had to give. I didn’t want to put my son in daycare (he’s our only one – would have had more if we could have – but my body wouldn’t let me) and I have truly, truly cherished my decision to spend all the time with him that I’ve been able too. However, I am looking forward to shooting again regularly because I’ve really missed it so much! So, spread the word 757er’s!
Also, in Kaleidoscope news, look for some cool new stuff coming out soon! The images above were just edited using my presets and a new set of textures I’m about to release. Oh, yes…and mentoring. I’m going to start offering Photoshop mentoring as well. Email me if you’re interested. I’m developing the program right now, and hoping to have it finished within the next couple of
weeks months. Maybe sooner. My heart has been headed in that direction for a while now, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the idea will lead.
Alrighty, that’s a pretty jam-packed post! More soon, and in the meantime, I hope you all are enjoying all of Spring’s gifts as much as we are!
xoxo – PB