Sunday Sampler Jan. 15, 2023

Today’s Sunday Sampler gives you some nice pastel bokeh – two are perfect to blend behind flowers or other items, and the other is great as an overlay! Enjoy!

Next Webinar


Tuesday, January 24th at 4:00 p.m.
“Creatively Editing Travel Photos”

Based on our upcoming Route 66 Workshops, I’ll take some of our images from our trek across the mid-West this past November, and show you how to get creative with your post-processing. Some days were very foggy, or rainy or clear blue skies. See my take on editing for challenging lighting and conditions.

This one below is one that Dave editing from a very foggy morning!


Route 66 Photo Workshop

We’ve had so much interest in this trip that we’re doing a 2nd Workshop immediately following the first! See below for all the details!!!


Join Dave & I for a ROAD TRIP!!

Workshop #1 – JUST TWO SPOTS LEFT!

Begins in St. Louis, MO – we will cross in to Illinois and travel to Barstow, California, covering all 8 states that Route 66 traverses! 

You will need to arrive in St. Louis, MO on Friday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2023. The workshop will begin with a complimentary dinner on Friday night. We will be staying at the Comfort Inn St. Louis-Airport, so if you are flying to St. Louis, the hotel has a shuttle to pick you up. 

We will have a 12-passenger van that we will all be traveling in together. 
We’ll head out on Saturday morning and cross into Illinois (so we hit all 8 states that Route 66 traverses).
Workshop ends at dinner on Friday, Nov. 10th in Barstow, CA

If you are flying home, we will take you to the Las Vegas airport on Saturday morning Nov. 11th  
(NOTE: please do not schedule flights until late morning or afternoon as it is a 2-1/2 hour drive to the airport!!) 

Workshop #2 – JUST ONE SPOT LEFT!

Begins in Barstow, CA and ends in St. Louis, MO.

You will need to arrive in Barstow, CA on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2023. The workshop will begin with a complimentary dinner on Sunday night. If you are flying in, we will pick you up at the Las Vegas Airport (must arrive by mid-afternoon as it’s 2-1/2 hours to Barstow).

The workshop will end Sunday, Nov. 19th with dinner in St. Louis, MO.

If you are flying home, the hotel has a shuttle that will take you to the airport on Monday, Nov. 20th for travel home.


  • Welcome dinner first night 
  • Transportation throughout the workshop in a 12-passenger van 
  • All hotel accommodations during the workshop 
  • A couple more meals (still working that out) 
  • Route 66 Guidebook and other goodies 
  • Water and snacks while on the road 
  • Entry fees to any museums or parks we visit (if you have a National Park Pass, please bring it along) 


  • Travel to St. Louis and home from Barstow for Trip #1 (or to Barstow and home from St. Louis for Trip #2)
  • Other meals 
  • Alcohol, incidentals, souvenirs 
  • Trip Insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) 

Workshop Cost: $3295 per person based on single occupancy 
If you are sharing a room, the price will be $3045 per person ($250 less per person) 

To Save Your Spot for the Workshop: 

$1,000 deposit due now (first come, first reserved) 
Pmt. #2: $1,100 due May 1, 2023 
Pmt. #3 Balance: $1195 or $945 due Sept. 1, 2023  

P.S. Please read our cancellation policy on the website here: (see Travel Workshops Multi-Day).


Sunday Sampler Group 13 now available!
Sale ends TONIGHT!

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you probably know that there is always at least six months of Sunday Samplers still available through older blog posts. Once I have 12 months posted, I bundle the oldest six months and they go into the Peacock Studio.

Group 13 is now available! It contains 78 textures from Jan. 2022 to June 2022. Groups 6 through 12 are still available individually as well (I retired Groups 1-5 as of Dec. 31st). Group 13 is regular $25, on sale for just $17.50 till Jan. 15th. CLICK HERE!

If you missed lots of the older Samplers, you can get a bundle of Groups 6-10 for a special price of $99 (save $26 over individual bundles). CLICK HERE! This bundle contains 451 Textures!!

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference


If you’ve joined us for one or more of the
first 4 Conferences, you know what a
great bargain they are at just $39!

It’s getting closer!!
Register now for the 5th Conference
Feb. 25-26, 2023!

As always, if you can’t be there “live”, or want to
watch a session again, you’ll have access to the
recordings for 60 days (till May 1, 2023).
Plus: Goody Bag with Freebies & Discounts,
Speakers’ Notes & Door Prizes!


Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

David Desrochers (NJ)
“Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
“Landscape Editing Techniques” **
**There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

Padma Inguva (NJ)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“How to Easily Create Backgrounds in PS”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing with Plug-Ins”
“Create Your Own Templates & Clipping Masks”

Just $39

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