I’m one of those people who enjoys playing in Photoshop almost as much as I like photography. Most of the time, I use Photoshop to correct colors or correct “flaws” that don’t add to the image. However, there are times when I use the software to create a particular look. Let me be clear, I’m not done with this image, but I wanted to demonstrate how I sometimes like to utilize Photoshop. This time I used the Snow White Action, which I purchased from Amanda Diaz’s site. I love Diaz’s work, and, if you haven’t seen her work, I highly suggest you check her out. Since the shoot mainly revolved around Angela’s red dress and this kind of vampy look, I used the action to accentuate the red and give Angela a porcelain complexion.

The Bear Tossing Experiment

I’m not one to take myself too seriously. A good sense of humor is important in a photo shoot. I love experimenting with different ideas. Sometimes my ideas work and sometimes they don’t. The most important thing, however, is to be yourself. It’s taken me a long time to accept my quirks, but, in learning to embrace my quirks, I’ve have begun to find my own style. * This photo shoot was part of a Love/Hate editorial spread. No bears were injured on set.