Sunday, June 17, 2012
I’m so excited to announce that after months of hard work, I have my first product package available in my Lightroom Preset Shop! This is a package of professional quality presets and adjustment effects that I’ve been fine tuning for my portrait work.
In total, the new Professional Portrait Package contains 21 presets and 3 adjustment effects. They can all be mixed and matched to create various effects for your photos. The link to the page has a gallery showcasing 17 of the many combinations, in addition to the photo sample shown above. I have also put together some very detailed instructions showing how to use the presets and adjustment effects together.
I’m offering this package at only $29 right now. Professional quality packages offering this many options together in one set usually cost much more than this. Scoop them up now while they are available at this great price!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I’ve mentioned before that I organize and host a drawing group called, Mystery Sketch Theater. What I haven’t mentioned before is that I was recently contacted by Beren Neale, a staff writer for the UK-based ImagineFX magazine. They have a little section called “Sketch Jam” in the magazine, where they talk about interesting drawing groups, and he asked if they could feature our group in this section. One of our artists is a subscriber of the magazine and recently received his June 2012 issue, in which the group was featured. He let us know that the article had been published. :)
The print edition is not available on magazine racks in the US yet, so for now, I have a PDF version, but I am eagerly awaiting a trip to the Barnes & Noble magazine rack to get my hard copy in the next few weeks. The drawing session shown in the magazine was our March event featuring Kissa Von Addams, which we held on 3.14 or “pi day”.
Monday, April 2, 2012
I have a surprise to announce! I’ve decided to give a free print to EVERY PERSON who posted to the Free Photo Giveaway post before the deadline. Every tutorial topic that was suggested will be used in a Tutorial Tuesday topic. I will post the tutorials in the order that the suggestions were received. :)
So - Erica, Christine, Mary, and Meow - here’s what you need to do:
(1) Please take a look through the Frankenfield Photo Etsy shop and select your favorite photo.
(2) Use my blog contact form (so the spam bots won’t pick up any email addresses) to send me the link along with your preferred mailing address.
(3) Sit back and wait 1-2 weeks for your custom created 8×10 photo. :)
Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion! I have been busy gathering photos to start writing about these fabulous suggestions!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I gave my first private photography lesson today! It was so much fun. I used to teach on project management at the University of Central Florida many years ago, and have always enjoyed instructional material. That is partially why I started my “Tutorial Tuesday” series on this blog.
I found the initial session to be a lot of fun, and my client said she felt like she learned some helpful new information, which is very important to me. I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to offer these private instructional courses more frequently. I will fill slots as my schedule allows on a “first come first serve” basis. Now that we are entering into the time of year with longer and later daylight hours, these sessions can be scheduled either on weekends or evenings.
Courses are available for individuals or very small groups. I strictly limit the number of students to 5 per class, in order to make sure photographers are getting the specialized attention they deserve. For these courses, students will pick a location of their choosing in the Orlando, FL area, tell me what they want to learn, and the course will be completely customized for them. A model can even be provided, if desired (for an extra fee).
… or maybe you just want to learn how to take better photos of your growing family:
I am also happy to facilitate educational photo walks as part of this offering.
Course fee information is available on my Photography Pricing page. If you are interested, please use the contact link in the menu on the right column of this blog. :)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I’m happy to announce that the Frankenfables blog now has RSS support! To be honest, it had RSS support built in already, but I wasn’t aware of this until I did some more reading about the Flatpress blog platform that I’ve been experimenting with. I’ve already made a few modifications to it that I’m very happy with.
Flatpress apparently came with RSS support, but the URL was not broadcasted anywhere, so I built out the little widget in the main menu to the right with icons that link to both the blog RSS feed, and a Feed Burner account I set up for it. If you prefer to consume your blog content via RSS, it should now be much easier for you to do so with this blog. :)