Around the Web March 2

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Five Tips for Great Beach Photos”, “Getting Organized as a Street Photographer”, “How To Keep Your Street Photo Editing Simple”, “Using a Low Camera Angle for Landscape Photography”, “How to Use Lines in Photography Compositions”, & “Photo Composition: How to Tell a More Compelling Story”.

From PhotographyPla.net: “40 Awesome DIY Photography Hacks” (some VERY cool things in here!)

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create Expressive Black & White Images”

FREEBIES/DEALS

From DesignShack: Some of these are free and some are for purchase: “30+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions & Effects”

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Our first Virtual Creative Photography Conference was a HUGE success!
THANK YOU
to everyone who attended and to those who have taken the time to email and message me – your kind words are greatly appreciated!


DID YOU MISS OUT?
DON’T WORRY…

You’ll be able to purchase the recordings of the Conference later this week!
You will also receive a copy of the Virtual Goodie Bag and Speakers Notes!
Stay tuned for details later this week!

2nd VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

And…Plan to Join us for the 2nd

June 26-27, 2021

Just $39 – will include 2 full days of seminars;
speaker’s notes; virtual goodie bag; and door prizes!
(We’re working on the speaker line-up)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTE: To keep our participants and event secure, you must set up a
free Zoom account (and download their software). Thanks.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers. Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Register for the in-person event by June 5th
and receive a FREE ticket to the June Virtual Conference!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!

NEXT WEBINAR
REGISTRATION OPEN!

Join me for my next webinar on Tuesday, March 30th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

“Ignite Your Creative Spark”

All new projects to inspire you – featuring Textures, Luminar, Topaz & Nik

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

We are holding our Spring and Fall Barns & Back Roads Workshops as scheduled. They are limited to 3 people per workshop. Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler Feb. 21

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as an in-camera blur of trees. I took it into Smart Editor and modified it with a abstract painterly look, then created multiple color variations. Enjoy!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR CONFERENCE WEEKEND!
DID YOU MISS OUT?
DON’T WORRY…

You’ll be able to purchase the recordings of the Conference later this week!
Stay tuned for details!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday Feb. 25

Busy with final prep for the Conference – no tutorial this week!

LAST CALL
for the
VIRTUAL CREATIVE
PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!

REGISTRATION CLOSES
FRIDAY, FEB. 26th AT
6:00 PM EASTERN!!!

8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

You’ve been reading about this for months! Don’t miss out!

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT
6:00 PM (Eastern Time) on
FRIDAY, FEB. 26th!!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39!
And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

IMPORTANT! After you sign up you will receive an email with instructions to “register” for the Zoom Webinar. This MUST be done by Friday night or you will not be able to enter the Conference on Saturday!! You need to download the free Zoom software as all participants must be “authenticated” (to keep out spammers).

And here is our schedule for the weekend:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

I am excited to share the news that I will be doing a CrowdCast (webinar) for DESIGN CUTS on Thursday, March 11th at 11:00 am Eastern Time! I will be taking five products that I selected from the Marketplace, and demonstrate how I use them in my work. There will be a special offer on the Mini Bundle of the five products as well! I’m hoping to have the link from Design Cuts tomorrow – I’ll post as soon as I get it.

AND…I am working with the marketing department of Design Cuts to prepare some of MY textures for inclusion in the Marketplace!! Once they are there, we will set up another CrowdCast webinar.

Here are some of the projects I will demonstrate:

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Around the Web Feb. 23

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Storytelling Photography”, “How to Tell a Story with Your Photos”, “5 Tips for Editing Street Photography”, “How to Do Street Photography During a Pandemic”, “Composition Essentials: Depth or Perspective”, “Perspective in Your Photo Compositions”.

PHOTOSHOP

From MediaLoot: “How to Easily Make Light Leaks in Photoshop”

LIGHTROOM

From FStoppers: “5 Helpful Tips for Working in Lightroom”

FREEBIES

From Line25: “25 Free Unique Acrylic Textures to Download”

From DesignYourWay: “The Best PS Watercolor Brushes You Can Get Online”

As always, especially with Freebies, check the Terms of Use if you are planning to use the elements in a commercial project. Also, when downloading any file, be sure you are clicking on the ‘real’ download link and not advertising!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!

REGISTRATION CLOSES
FRIDAY, FEB. 26th AT
6:00 PM EASTERN!!!

8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

Join us for the first VIRTUAL version of our Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 8 speakers and 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes; Creative Floral Techniques; Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

IMPORTANT! After you sign up you will receive an email with instructions to “register” for the Zoom Webinar. This MUST be done by Friday night or you will not be able to enter the Conference on Saturday!! You need to download the free Zoom software as all participants must be “authenticated” (to keep out spammers).

And here is our schedule for the weekend:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

I am excited to share the news that I will be doing a CrowdCast (webinar) for DESIGN CUTS on Thursday, March 11th at 11:00 am Eastern Time! I will be taking five products that I selected from the Marketplace, and demonstrate how I use them in my work. There will be a special offer on the Mini Bundle of the five products as well! We’ll have the links set up later this week and I’ll share when they’re ready.

AND…I am working with the marketing department of Design Cuts to prepare some of MY textures for inclusion in the Marketplace!! Once they are there, we will set up another CrowdCast webinar.

Woo Hoo!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler Feb. 21

I have a special challenge for with today’s Sunday Sampler!

The first 3 people to guess what today’s texture started out as will win their choice of a set of textures from the Peacock Studio. You must reply to this blog post with your guess. Here’s a hint — look at the Warm to Cool Texture to get the best representation of the original photo! Good Luck!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!
8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

Join us for the first VIRTUAL version of our Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 8 speakers and 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes; Creative Floral Techniques; Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

I am excited to share the news that I will be doing a CrowdCast (webinar) for DESIGN CUTS on Thursday, March 11th at 11:00 am Eastern Time! I will be taking five products that I selected from the Marketplace, and demonstrate how I use them in my work. There will be a special offer on the Mini Bundle of the five products as well! We’ll have the links set up this week and I’ll share when they’re ready.

AND…I am working with the marketing department of Design Cuts to prepare some of MY textures for inclusion in the Marketplace!! Once they are there, we will set up another CrowdCast webinar.

Woo Hoo!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday Feb. 18

Sorry for missing posting on Tuesday! Busy preparing for the Virtual Creative Photography Conference in just over a week! For this week’s “Tutorial Thursday”, please read some of the great how-to’s below!

Here are the items I found “Around the Web” this week…

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “The Secret to Great Landscape Photos: Focus on a Subject”, “How to Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography”, “Tips to Reduce Image Noise”, “Night Landscape Photography”, “Creative Composition in Digital Photography”, “Why Take a Picture” and “What Lenses Work Best for Beautiful Background Blur”

PHOTOSHOP

If you’re like me, you have TONS of fonts! I have many that are still in zip files and yet to be uploaded. How do you manage lots of fonts? Here’s an article with “6 Tips to Help Organize Your Fonts” (should say 6 products – but great info). I will be testing a couple of these products and find one I like.

From fStoppers: “2 Easy Ways to Extend Backgrounds in Photos”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create a Custom Sepia Effect in PS”

FREEBIES

From WebDesignDev: “18 Free Splatter Brushe Sets”, “20 Free Watercolor Brush Sets”, “11 Free Floral Brush Sets”

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!
8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

Join us for the first VIRTUAL version of our Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 8 speakers and 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes; Creative Floral Techniques; Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

NEW AFFILIATE!

You’ve probably heard me mention that I love playing around with Smart Photo Editor. I often use it to take a texture and create new versions of it. I am now an “affiliate” of the product, and you can save 15% off the price of the software. ($49.90 for digital download.) Check it out HERE! The new “Studio” version allows the program to be used as a stand-alone OR as a plug-in!

DESIGN CUTS

My friends at Design Cuts have a cool new bundle that I think you’ll like – “The Awesome Designer’s Diverse Creation Kit”. Value $2236 – GRAB IT FOR JUST $29!! But get it now – the bundle goes away on Feb. 22nd!!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who are celebrating!

I am a lucky lady to have such a loving hubby. Dave & I have been married almost 37 years!
He’s my partner and my rock as well as my idea man!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is three versions of vintage paper that I made red, pink and silver/grey! Great for backgrounds and even for scrapbooking if you partake! Enjoy!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!
8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

Join us for the first VIRTUAL version of our Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 8 speakers and 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes; Creative Floral Techniques; Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

LUMINAR AI SALE!

If you haven’t yet joined the Luminar AI Bandwagon, here’s your chance to jump on and save some $$$.

SALE END Monday, Feb. 15.

The Deals:

For New Luminar AI Customers – 3 deals:
– Luminar AI (2 seats/licenses) for $89 – save $10
– Luminar AI + Love Celebration Templates Collection for $98 ($20 off)
– Luminar AI + Luminar X Membership + Love Celebration Templates Collection for $157 ($60 off)

For Luminar 3, Luminar 4 or Aurora HDR owners:
– Luminar AI (2 seats) for $74 ($25 off)
– Luminar AI (1 seat) for $64 ($15 off)

For Luminar 3, Luminar 4, Aurora HDR or Luminar AI owners – get Add-Ons up to 25% off:
– Adventure & Travel – $11 (reg. $15)
– Love Celebration Templates Collection – $14 (reg. $19)
– Tranquil Dawn Skies – $29 (reg. $39)
– Red Skies Delight – $18 (reg. $29)
– Colorful Coastal Palettes – $14 (reg. $19)
– Luminar X Membership – $59/year (reg. $99/year)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THESE SPECIAL DEALS!

DESIGN CUTS

My friends at Design Cuts have a cool new bundle that I think you’ll like – “The Awesome Designer’s Diverse Creation Kit”. Value $2236 – GRAB IT FOR JUST $29!! But get it now – the bundle goes away on Feb. 22nd!!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday Feb. 11

This week’s Tutorial Thursday is a simple beach scene from Cape Cod. Not great lighting (harsh midday), so we’re going to “punch it up” with Luminar AI.

This had a basic edit done in Lightroom. The first thing I did in Photoshop was clone out the two small seagulls near the left. For me, they were just too small – we’ll add some birds later on!

Next I took the image into Topaz Studio 2 and ran AI Clear (my favorite filter). This added clarity and removed the noise in the sky.

I duplicated that layer then opened Luminar AI. I checked out the templates and decided on the Scenery Collection > More Volume. This not only added a real punch to the image, but replaced the sky too! I went into Augmented Sky and applied Birds 3, moving it to the upper right of the image. Lastly, I went to Mood > Long Beach (I think this is my favorite LUT in the Mood Filter). I hit Apply to return to Photoshop.

Lastly I added a blank layer, and used one of the brushes from my Birds 1 brush collection > 3 Seagulls in Flight. I made this smaller and added these birds below the others. I then did a final crop to remove the clouds going off the top of the image and then cropped some from the left for this final result:

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

DON’T MISS THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE!!
8 SPEAKERS
13 HOURS OF SEMINARS
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
DOOR PRIZES
RECORDED FOR VIEWING FOR 60 DAYS

Since Covid-19 forced us to postpone last year’s in-person Creative Photography Conference to Oct. 2021, we are holding a VIRTUAL version of our event on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes, Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event. You’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies and we have some great door prizes including 3 beautiful camera bags from ThinkTank!

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Around the Web Feb. 9

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Purposeful Horizon Placement in Photo Compositions”, “Viewpoint and Angles in Photography”, “Compositional Balance vs the Rule of Thirds”, “Maternity Portrait Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From f-Stoppers: “How to Create Snow in Photoshop” (Video)

From MediaLoot: “How to Create a Vintage Text Effect in Photoshop”

LIGHTROOM

From Shutterbug: “Lightroom Tips: Editing Wildlife Photos is All About the Eyes” (Video)

From PhotoTraces: “Lightroom Portrait Editing in 10 Minutes or Less”

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Since Covid-19 forced us to postpone last year’s in-person Creative Photography Conference to Oct. 2021, we are holding a VIRTUAL version of our event on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 8 speakers and 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes; Creative Floral Techniques; Creating your own textures with alcohol ink, paint and other techniques – and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies! Plus we have some great door prizes!

LUMINAR AI SALE!

If you haven’t yet joined the Luminar AI Bandwagon, here’s your chance to jump on and save some $$$.

SALE STARTS Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 am ET through Monday, Feb. 15.

The Deals:

For New Luminar AI Customers – 3 deals:
– Luminar AI (2 seats/licenses) for $89 – save $10
– Luminar AI + Love Celebration Templates Collection for $98 ($20 off)
– Luminar AI + Luminar X Membership + Love Celebration Templates Collection for $157 ($60 off)

For Luminar 3, Luminar 4 or Aurora HDR owners:
– Luminar AI (2 seats) for $74 ($25 off)
– Luminar AI (1 seat) for $64 ($15 off)

For Luminar 3, Luminar 4, Aurora HDR or Luminar AI owners – get Add-Ons up to 25% off:
– Adventure & Travel – $11 (reg. $15)
– Love Celebration Templates Collection – $14 (reg. $19)
– Tranquil Dawn Skies – $29 (reg. $39)
– Red Skies Delight – $18 (reg. $29)
– Colorful Coastal Palettes – $14 (reg. $19)
– Luminar X Membership – $59/year (reg. $99/year)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THESE SPECIAL DEALS!

DESIGN CUTS

My friends at Design Cuts have a cool new bundle that I think you’ll like – “The Awesome Designer’s Diverse Creation Kit”. Value $2236 – GRAB IT FOR JUST $29!! But get it now – the bundle goes away on Feb. 22nd!!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler Feb. 7

This week’s Sunday Sampler proves that textures can be found everywhere! This one began as an image sent to me by Jeanne Lesperance of raindrops behind a window screen! I created 4 more versions. The dark ones would be great for some highlights by using the Screen blending mode! Thank you for sharing Jeanne!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Since Covid-19 forced us to postpone last year’s in-person Creative Photography Conference to Oct. 2021, we are holding a VIRTUAL version of our event on Feb. 27-28, 2021. We will have 13 hours of creative seminars including topics such as: Texture Basics; Topaz; Compositing; 360 Photography; Creative iPhoneography; Creative Landscapes, and more!

You can register HERE – registration is just $39! And you can read details on our speakers HERE and over the next few weeks I will be featuring speakers here in the blog as well.

Sessions will be recorded and you will have access for 60 days from the close of the event; you’ll receive a “virtual goodie bag” with discounts and freebies; and more!

Today’s Featured Speakers:
Ken Sklute & Jerry Hug

Ken Sklute has enjoyed a diverse career photographing people, nighttime skies, landscapes, professional sports, architecture and weddings. Ken spends much of his time photographing, teaching and lecturing both Nationally and Internationally.

Ken is proud to be or have been one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, an Adobe Influencer, an FStopGear Global Icon, an Epson Mentor, a Kodak Mentor, a Delkin ImageMaker, a Datacolor Expert and a NIK Friends with Vision member.

Some of Ken’s clients have been the National Hot Rod Association, U.S. Army, Sports Illustrated, N.Y.Times Magazine, Oakley, Associated Press, National Dragster, Epson, Kodak, Newsday, as well as most of the photographic industry trade magazines.

Ken began his photographic career capturing 200 mph race cars in New York at an early age. He soon moved into the wedding and portrait industry where he was quickly recognized as a trend setter, receiving many accolades throughout the industry. He chose to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996 in order to be out photographing the beautiful desert Southwest landscape.

See more of Ken’s work at: serendipityvisuals.com

Jerry Hug is an award-winning photographer, educator, and “go-to” iPhone photography expert. He uses an extensive collection of applications for creating and editing unique images right on the iPhone or iPad. Including his latest venture into shooting black and white infrared on the iPhone.

You can see more of Jerry’s work at: jerryhug.com

NEW PRODUCTS FROM THINK TANK

The newest items added to Think Tank’s line up of amazing gear are TRAVEL DUFFELS. The have three new bags – the Freeway Longhaul 50; the Freeway Longhaul 75; and the Retrospective 50. All of their products are of the highest quality materials. I have a couple of their bags and use them all the time.

Check ’em out for all your road tripping adventures (soon!!). CLICK HERE for all the info.

ONGOING DISCOUNT CODES

I now offer coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!