March 18 – Sunday Sampler

Happy day after St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you all celebrated appropriately! We stayed home all day – been working on some images for my next Topaz Webinar – March 27th 5 p.m. EDT. Sign ups should be open shortly!

This is one of the images I will demonstrate:

I’ll be showing you how to do composites and manipulate your textures in Topaz Studio, including how to apply two presets to different parts of an image! Come join us!


This week’s Sunday Sampler was inspired by my hubby, Dave. He was editing an image from Tucson in Topaz Studio. I said, “hmmm…..that would be a cool texture”! So I applied the preset he created to one of my similar images, cropped smaller selections and applied a slight Gausian blur. Enjoy!


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This week’s featured speakers are husband and wife duo, Suz & Michael Karchmer from Cape Cod, MA. I met them several years ago when I first judged at their camera club, and we’ve become good friends since. They are awesome photographers and quite creative with their iPhones.

Come join them for two fabulous sessions and learn how they utilize their iPhones with some very creative apps – including ones that let you create RAW files on your phone! Check out all of the details and their bios on the website at:


I’m always looking for cool tutorials and freebies to share with all of you! This week, from comes an article with “80 Best Photo Effects Photoshop Tutorials”

One of the best sources for Photoshop Brushes to create some awesome artwork is Nicolai spends a lot of time creating his beautiful brushes that help you create digital paintings – or like I do, use them to create awesome textures! Grut Brushes is also a sponsor of our Creative Photography Conference and will give each attendee a set of free brushes as well as a discount on the rest of the site. He also has some new textured papers that I’ve had a chance to try out – amazing! With most digital papers, the color is hovering over the paper. With these, you can actually see the texture of the paper through the color for true digital painting. Try them out! His prices are very reasonable and he also does have some Freebies at:

March 11 – Sunday Sampler

Happy Sunday! Hopefully you all have power (and heat) today! We lost power Wed. night into late Thursday afternoon – got a little chilly, but luckily it came on just as I got home from work!


This week’s Sunday Sampler takes an image of old cracked paint, and presents it 3 ways – the original and two versions that I edited in Topaz Studio with multiple presets to create a whole different look! Remember, you can always change the colors of a texture by using a hue/saturation adjustment or pick up the texture with no color by turning it into a B&W image. Enjoy!


Pixel Surplus has some cool freebies – sign up to get emails of new freebies. Here’s a link to the current ones: CLICK HERE

One of my favorite sites for brushes is Saw this pack of free Butterfly Brushes that I thought were pretty cool! You can find just about any kind of brush you need here! And their sister site is for all your clip art needs.


Conference Speaker KJ (Kelli) DeWaal is an artist/photographer who has been involved in creative endeavors throughout her life. She found herself becoming more interested in photography several years ago and set about learning all she could about all types of photography. She has received an Advanced Diploma in Photography, an Advanced Diploma in Photoshop, a Diploma in Smartphone Photography, and a Diploma in Lightroom, all from Shaw Academy. She has also taken photography classes from Jim Montanus, a well renowned photographer in her area.

Kelli enjoys photographing still life, landscape, macro and life style images, which have won numerous awards in photo contests and have been very well received. She is also an avid digital artist creating art on the go using her iPhone X and iPad Pro. She teaches in-person and online workshops throughout the year and there is information available on her website regarding these at

Kelli currently resides in Western NY with Doug, her husband of 30 years. They have 2 grown children. Now that they are empty nesters, Kelli and her Mr. enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and antiquing. This provides many photo opportunities along the way and even inspires original artwork as well.

Kelli’s Presentations are:

“The Creative Art of Still Lifes”

This presentation will encompass a look at different styles of her still life work and the stories they convey. She will continue with a look at how she creates the set-ups, and how you can replicate it in a very small amount of space. She will give you ideas on how to set up a scene and the types of items you may wish to use. The session will wrap up with a demo of her post-processing workflow and the different creative avenues for editing the various styles of still life images. She will use Lightroom, Photoshop, and Skylum’s Luminar (formerly MacPhun).

“Creating a Digital Art Piece on the iPad”

Bring along your iPad (and iPencil or stylus) or join in and watch Kelli demonstrate the creation of a digital art piece. She will utilize several apps (list will be provided prior to the start of the Conference – she’s still creating!).

“Altered Books – Creating Your Own Photo Props”

Kelli will demonstrate the step-by-step process to create your own “altered book” including info on how to find supplies and ideas for using them in your photos.

Click here for a video of Kelli’s presentations





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March 4 – Sunday Sampler

Happy Sunday! Hopefully you have power and are reading our post today!

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some cool images from one of our workshops to an old Chevy “parts yard” (another word for “junk yard”)! A little different than the rusty ones I’ve done in the past. Enjoy!

Two upcoming events to tell you about — not really formal “workshops”, but interesting none-the-less!

My hubby, Dave, is heading to Cass, WV, to the Cass Railroad over Memorial Day weekend. This is not an instructional workshop, but a gathering of some like-minded photogs! Join the fun.

Here’s the details:

What we’ll do
Leave on Thursday for Friday arrival at Cass Railroad. We’ll be staying in a “company house” on the property (5 bedrooms/2 bathrooms). We will check out on the 28th to head home. We will take a ride on the steam train to the top of Bald Knob as well as photograph other things in the area.

What to bring
Cameras (accessories, etc.), tripods, rain gear, food (we will be able to cook at the house – not much in the area to eat out at).

Important to know
Tickets for train ride approx. $59 (2017 price). Cost for house will be split by number of people attending. There is no fee for the event itself – not a formal photography workshop, just a group heading to a great location!



And a flyer with the details too:

Contact him at if you are interested. He needs to have enough people by March 15th for the trip to run.


And on Saturday, May 5th, the Connecticut Association of Photographers is having a dinner meeting/program featuring Ron Rosenstock, “Photography as a Spiritual Experience”. See flyer below for details. You do not need to be a CAP member to attend.


Our Conference is filling nicely! Don’t miss out on this fabulous weekend of Creativity!!

This week’s featured speaker is Gerri Jones.

Gerri became interested in digital photography in 2000 as a creative outlet. She soon discovered that Buffalo/Niagara was a great area to photograph any subject throughout the year with seasonal interest. She enjoys photographing all subjects and the challenge of new ways to see through the creative use of Lensbaby lenses. This past year she has concentrated her work indoors due to a foot injury and discovered the joy of still life and food photography setting up a small studio indoors. She also enjoys using her photographs and Photoshop to create new works of art with the application of textures.

Gerri’s images have been featured in several publications including, Nature’s Best Magazine, Erie Canal Statewide Photo Calendars, tourism guides, The Discover-Buffalo Niagara Calendars and several local commercial proposals. Her image of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario, won a national grand prize for the Great Lakes Photo Contest and her work is used to promote the lighthouse through “Friends of Thirty Mile Point”. In addition, Gerri participates in several online photo contests and has won numerous awards including “Photographer of the Year”.

Besides macro photography, she enjoys photographing local architecture, landscapes and occasionally small wedding venues. She also has reviewed several photography books for development by Focal Press Publications. Gerri has served as assistant organizer of the Buffalo Photography Meet-up Group to lead many members on photography tours as well as a member and presenter Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs.
Gerri resides near Buffalo, NY with her husband Phil and Basset Hound, Thurman. Instagram: gerri.gjones

See more of Gerri’s work on the Conference page of our website at:


From – 25 Brilliant Sci-Fi/Space Photoshop Tutorials. Create some “out of this world” effects!

Not a freebie, but a great deal! From Inky Deals – 330 Photoshop Brushes for $22! (This is an affiliate link.) They have tons of great deal bundles – check ’em out!


Have you checked out Topaz Studio AI ReMix yet?? Wow! At first look the effects seem “over the top”, but as with any preset, you can adjust to your taste. Here’s a before and after I did this week. And it’s still on sale 20% off till March 10th!

A blah pic of a hanging lantern:

Edited in Lightroom/Photoshop, then in Studio with AI ReMix (and a couple of other adjustments in Studio):

The radiating lines in the background is a leaf that I processed with Topaz during my last webinar! Here is that image:

Have a great week!

Feb. 26 – NEW FROM TOPAZ – “AI ReMix”!

Wow! I can’t wait to get this downloaded and start playing! The folks at Topaz keep outdoing themselves with all the creative options they are releasing.

This newest part of Topaz Studio – Artistic Intelligence ReMix is the first desktop application that uses the power of Artificial Intelligence to transform your image’s style to recreate contemporary and classic artistic styles with the click of a button.
More than the typical use of AI, it’s the first of Topaz Studio’s ‘Artistic Intelligence’ adjustments.

Dozens of Unique Styles.
Over 30 unique artistic styles created to mimic realistic works of Classic and Contemporary artwork, trained to produce a huge variety of inspired dramatic styles personalized for each image you apply them to.

With even more styles coming soon!

The Only Desktop Application for AI Styles.
AI ReMix is the first and only desktop application that uses a custom AI model to quickly reproduce a wide variety of creative classic and contemporary styles customized to match the contours and content of your images.

Enhanced with the Power of Topaz Studio.
Take AI ReMix even further with the full range of free tools, features, and adjustments available in Topaz Studio. With features like integrated masking, over 20 blending modes and opacity controls, toning and color controls, unlimited undo/redo, and much more.

AI ReMix will normally be $49.99 – save 20% and get it now at the special price of $39.99 till March 10th (no coupon code needed). CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE SAVINGS!

You can even try it for FREE for 30 days – just install Topaz Studio (if you don’t have it yet – it’s free too!) or update your Topaz Studio to the latest version – 1.8.

Feb. 25 – Sunday Sampler

Happy rainy Sunday! I’m so glad we’ve had warmer than normal temps lately – or we’d be buried in snow!

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some geometric-type images with pretty patterns. Enjoy!


We’re just under 3 months till our 2nd Creative Photography Conference! Registrations have been flowing – be sure to get yours in soon!

If you are thinking about taking advantage of one of our group discounts – those offers expire on March 15th! And the 2017 attendee discount expires on March 31st! Don’t miss out!

We have a very tentative schedule posted on our website – the exception of during Mike Moats’ and Anne Belmont’s programs, there will be at least two things happening each session. And we’ve added one more session to Sunday this year! You’re in store for two very full days of learning and creativity! We’re offering some hands-on classes this year as well, so plan to bring your laptops, cameras, lenses & tripods! We’ll have table top set-ups throughout the weekend as well as sessions with each of our speakers for shooting and post-processing.

This week’s featured speaker is Linda Szabo, who was with us last year. Linda has new classes this year featuring “Inside the Art of Flower Photography – Tools, Creating Your Vision and Post-Processing”. She will also do a hands-on session on working with “Layers and Layer Masking with Textures in Photoshop”. 

Bio: Linda has a passion for flower photography and post-processing. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, where she has been a member since 2010. She is also a member of the online photography community, with a gallery of award-winning images.

Her work has been shown at Hanover YMCA Laura’s Center for the Arts, The Rockport Community House, The Front Street Art Gallery, and The Lawrence Essex Arts Center. She attended Northern Essex Community College for Photoshop Processing, and she has attended several courses for Photoshop and Corel Painting.

She conducts live and online classes, teaching her shooting/processing techniques and providing instruction in Photoshop and Topaz software.

Join us for a fun weekend of Creativity!!


Over on, they have a good article on “Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot from in Photography”. We’re all guilty (I know I am) of just standing there and taking a shot. This gets you looking around and moving around to get the best shots!

Another good article from the same site is: “3 Tips on How to Capture Moon Pictures.” This will give you some ideas so you don’t have “just another moon shot”.


Have a great week!

Feb. 18 – Sunday Sampler

Happy Daytona 500 Day! Yes, I’m a race fan! Grew up going to races with my parents at Riverside Park, MA & Danbury Racearena, CT. Hubby & I spent 13+ years covering local/regional/NASCAR racing for newspapers and websites – him writing articles and me taking photos (though we did switch sometimes). This is one of my favorite racing images from the Waterford Speedbowl as Wendell Dailey’s modified went airborne as they approached the finish line. Luckily, no one was hurt. My image was on the cover of the program the following week.

It was fun to stand in the infield of a racetrack – usually not too scary! We got to meet lots of famous NASCAR drivers over the years including Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Jr., Jeff Gordon and many more. Was very happy last year when Martin Truex Jr. won the championship. He hails from New Jersey and his dad was a driver on the then Busch North Series which we sometimes covered. Nice family and a great champion! Go Marty!


This week’s Sunday Sampler is images of rusty metal and peeling wood – from the Danbury Railway Museum in CT.


A couple more questions answered from the Jan. 30th webinar.

Q: “Can Studio be used as a plug-in to Photoshop?”

A: Yes! You can access Studio through the filter menu in Photoshop (Filter > Topaz Studio > Topaz Studio) , or it can also be used as a stand-alone program.

Q: “Can you take away the texture from the main subject (masking)?

A: Yes! You can mask any part of a texture off any part of an image. In this example I brought in an image I already edited, then went to (A) Adjustments > Texture. I selected the (B) texture I wanted, changed the blending mode and opacity (C), then I wanted to “erase” the texture from the flower. In this case, click on the layer icon to open the masking box(D):

You can then mask like in Photoshop (E):


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MARCH 27TH FOR MY NEXT TOPAZ WEBINAR! I will be showing you how to do composites in Studio!


Reminder…the Topaz DeHaze Promotion ends tonight at midnight (CST).

The DeHaze adjustment in Topaz Studio is on sale through Feb. 18th. Save 20% (Reg. $14.99/on sale for $11.99).

Use THIS LINK and the code DEHAZE20 to save 20%.


From, “95 Top Photoshop Tutorials”This is one of the best round-ups of tutorials I have seen. Not only are there 95 of them, they break them down into 3 pages – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.



Topaz – New Promotion 2/12-2/18 – Dehaze

The next Topaz promotion starts TODAY!

The DeHaze adjustment in Topaz Studio is on sale through Feb. 18th. Save 20% (Reg. $14.99/on sale for $11.99).

DeHaze analyzes images and creates a new blending layer tailored specifically to the image to reverse the effect of haze.

Unlike the competition, DeHaze has the ability to recover contrast and saturation without the addition of artifacts and color fringing.

DeHaze reverses the effect that atmospheric light reflection has on images. The result is natural, clear images that boast rejuvenated contrast and color saturation.

Use THIS LINK and the code DEHAZE20 to save 20%.



Feb. 11 – Sunday Sampler

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some images that will make nice backgrounds. I took grasses and flowers and blurred them a bit (you can always blur more with a Gaussian Blur adjustment). The third image is silhouetted branches against a pale sunset. Enjoy!


This week we are featuring speaker, Anne Belmont, who hails from the Chicago area.

As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s greatest passion lies in seeing and capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is the small, often unnoticed details that draw Anne to her subjects. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer. A life-long involvement in the arts and a first career as an art therapist have shaped the way that she views art and the creative process and have reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.

On any given day you will find her in her favorite place to photograph, the Chicago Botanic Garden, a place with bountiful subjects and an ever-changing palette of color and light. She was commissioned by the Garden to do a solo exhibition of her orchid photography, displayed in 20 larger-than-life panels during the 2015 – 2017 Orchid Shows. Anne is a staff member and presenter for Out of Chicago Photography ( and partners with Lensbaby to spread the love and creativity of their lenses.

Anne’s Conference Programs

Unleash Your Creative Spirit: Creating Beautiful Flower Portraits with Lensbaby

Learn to see and photograph flowers in a whole new artistic way. We will explore ways to unleash the creative spirit, find a vision and style in photography, and follow your heart in shooting in a way that brings joy. Anne will share her unique way of looking at flowers, helping you to see and isolate beautiful, interesting and often unnoticed details. Along with learning some tips and tricks for capturing flowers, we will also explore ways to create more artistic images through the magic of Lensbaby lenses, creating evocative and beautiful portraits of flowers.

Hands-On Sessions – Shooting with Lensbaby

Bring your Lensbaby and learn from a pro how to get the creative effects you desire! I’m trying to get some loaner lenses from Lensbaby as well – stay tuned!

Lensbaby has donated a “Composer Pro II with Sweet 50” as a door prize!


If you don’t already own Topaz Adjust (one of my favorites), it is on sale through tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 12th. Save 20% (Reg. $49.99, on sale for $39.99).

This is NOT a Studio addition – at this point – but a chance to grab this great program on sale. And when it does move to Studio, you will be able to get that upgrade for free.

“With Topaz Adjust you can give your images the soul and character you envisioned in the field! Unlike our eyes, a camera lens can’t compensate for all the tonal values we see right in front of us. If you shoot something bright, you’ll lose all the details in the shadows. If you shoot something dark, the highlights will be blown out. You can try to correct contrast, details, and vibrancy yourself, but it’s difficult to make images pop like you want.

“Topaz Adjust is designed to enhance three characteristics: contrast, detail, and color. Specializing in producing vivid images, Adjust uses Topaz’s adaptive exposure, adaptive saturation, and even includes our cutting-edge detail enhancement algorithms to give you the secret “oomph” ingredients that make your images stand out.”


And watch for a post on Tuesday about the next Topaz deal!

Next week I will answer a few more questions from the webinar!

And…if you missed the webinar a couple of weeks ago or want to watch it again, it is now posted on the Topaz YouTube Channel:

We’ve scheduled my next webinar for Tuesday, March 27th. I’ll be showing more advanced techniques with masking and compositing multiple images in Studio! Stay tuned for sign ups!


There is SO much great info on the web! I’m always stumbling across awesome tutorials!

From – a post from 2008 had “50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials”. While they may be older, I think they still have great info. There are LOTS of links on the site to many other tutorials – take a look around!

Have a great week!


Special Post – Topaz Adjust – Update & Sale!

Hi there! I don’t normally send posts during the week, but I wanted to be sure you got the news on the latest from Topaz as it’s a very short time frame sale!

Beginning today through Monday, Feb. 12th, you can save 20% on the latest version of Topaz Adjust (if you don’t already own it) or grab the upgrade for free if you do!

This is NOT a Studio addition – at this point – but an upgrade to the very first Topaz product and still one of my favorites.

“With Topaz Adjust you can give your images the soul and character you envisioned in the field! Unlike our eyes, a camera lens can’t compensate for all the tonal values we see right in front of us. If you shoot something bright, you’ll lose all the details in the shadows. If you shoot something dark, the highlights will be blown out. You can try to correct contrast, details, and vibrancy yourself, but it’s difficult to make images pop like you want.

Topaz Adjust is designed to enhance three characteristics: contrast, detail, and color. Specializing in producing vivid images, Adjust uses Topaz’s adaptive exposure, adaptive saturation, and even includes our cutting-edge detail enhancement algorithms to give you the secret “oomph” ingredients that make your images stand out.

Major features introduced in the latest version of Adjust include:

High DPI Display Support for Windows.
High DPI monitors now display Adjust and Simplify properly. The application GUI has been updated to display correctly on 4k monitors.

Preserve Image Metadata.
Adjust and Simplify now preserve all image metadata.

Separation of User Data and Program Files.
Computer user accounts now store saved effects separately for each computer user. User-created presets are now saved in user specific data locations, in their own separate folder. Once you log off your computer user account, your custom effects stay private!

Import Your Custom Topaz Effects Easily.
Adjust and Simplify automatically imports all of your saved effects from previous versions!


And to find out how to utilize Adjust to its fullest, click the link below for a PDF Users Guide!


Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for some additional promotions on Topaz products!

One of my favorite photos processed with Topaz Adjust:



Feb. 4 – Sunday Sampler

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I live in New England, but I’m not rooting for the Patriots – I’d like to see someone new win – Go Eagles!


This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some mossy rocks! Remember – you can blend more than one texture and change the color or desaturate to add only texture and no color. Enjoy!


THANK YOU to everyone who watched my webinar on Tuesday! We maxed out at 1,000 people – over 2,100 signed up – WOW! If you were not able to join on Tuesday, you should have received an email with the link to the recording. And if you didn’t sign up, you’ll be able to watch the recording soon on, and scroll down to the recordings.

There were so many great questions being asked in the chat box that we just don’t have time to answer them all during the webinar. Heath Robinson of Topaz sent me the dialogue of the chat box so I can answer some of the questions here in the “Topaz Corner”.

Here we go…

In this webinar I was featuring Texture Effects in Studio, the latest of the presets to be added to Topaz Studio.

A couple of people asked, “Is Texture Effects stand-alone and Texture Effects in Studio the same thing?”

Answer – Yes, but the Studio version offers even more presets than TTE2. And there are more functions coming in upcoming releases – like 20 more textures from yours truly; Digital Frames (which I was able to demo in the beta version during the webinar); and a few other goodies! f you already own the Topaz Texture Effects Plugin, you get the upgrade to Texture Effects in Studio for free, just follow the steps here:  If you don’t yet own Texture Effects, you can save 20% on that or any other Topaz product or upgrade through Feb. 5th with my webinar code Hazelweb8.  Shop here:

Question – “What is the difference between the textures on the left panel and the texture function under Adjustments on the right panel?”

Answer – The “textures” you see on the left in Texture Effects are presets which contain multiple adjustments and/or textures. The texture adjustment on the right lets you add a single texture of your choosing. You must own Texture Effects to see the texture adjustment on the right as well as the presets on the left.”

Stay tuned to future “Topaz Corners” for answers to more questions!

We’re just over 3 months away from our 2nd Creative Photography Conference! Our speakers are lined up and we’re getting the details of their presentations and hands-on sessions dialed in. I’m going to being featuring our speakers in the Sunday Sampler, and we’re going to start with the amazing macro photographer, Tamron Image Master, Mike Moats.

“Mike Moats is an award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added Macro Boot Camps into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals.

“Recruited as a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, Mike is also honored to be a Tamron Image Master, and a Vanguard Pro. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Mike’s first book, Tiny Landscapes, was released in 2008, and his images and how-to articles have been published in various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best Photography, Shutterbug, PC Photo, Nature Photographer, Photo Life, Whisper in the Woods, and Michigan Fish and Game Finder; in photography collections such as the North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA’s) Expressions book and the Pure Michigan tourism companion; and in various corporate collateral, including on the Tamron USA blog and in Fujifilm newsletters.”

Mike will be doing a lecture-style seminar and several hands-on sessions. His lecture will be “Creating an Award-Winning Macro Image”. With Mike’s successes as listed above, he has analyzed what makes his images successful and will teach you how to take your photography to the next level, and how to create your own personal style.

Mike will show you how to creatively look at your macro photography and finish off the images with a little bit of post-processing.

His hands-on sessions will be, “The Properly Equipped Macro Photographer” where you will learn what are the best cameras, lenses, tripod/head, accessories, and camera functions for the beginner/intermediate macro photographer. Also covered, working with depth of field. And he will have a “Macro Shooting Gallery” set up for some photo ops – bring your camera, macro (or short) lens, tripod, and join the fun!

Don’t miss out on our “group specials” on registration! Go to our website at

And if you attended the 2017 Conference, you can save $25 on registration! Email me at for the secret code!

A great round up of articles over on – “The Coolest Photography Links of the Week”

And on, “20 Amazing Free Photoshop Text Effects with Tutorials”