Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

24 Easy Steps to adding a logo to your Photographs

I have wanted to share some of my knowledge that I have acquired over the years of photography.  With everything I do I try to become more efficient in my workflow.   I know there other ways to complete this task but here are my 24 detailed steps to success.

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*adding a Logo or watermark to your photographs
*for batching Portrait & landscape images in one file.

Create Photoshop Action

1|  Open your logo as a PSD file in Photoshop.
2|  Ensure that the layer with your logo is transparent
3|  Hide any white or black background so that you just see the logo on the checker background.
4|  Select the logo layer and select all “command a”
5|  Copy this layer “ command c”
6|  Open an image in Photoshop to be used for creating the Action.
7|  Window --> Actions
8|  Click on New Action to begin
9|  Name Action “Logo” -->choose Function Key & Color of your choice -->Record
10|  Paste the logo on the image “command v”
11|  Resize-->select Edit -->Transform -->Scale
12|  Hold the Shift key and drag a corner until required size-->double click
13| Select all “command a”
14|  Layer--> Align Layers to selection--> Bottom Edges
15|  Layer-->Align Layers to selection--> Right Edges
16|  Save As--> place in a new folder Labeled “Web”-->select format JPG--> Save
17|  Close opened image-->Don’t Save
18|  Click the Stop Button on the Action player

19|  File--> Automate--> Batch
20|  Your most recently created action will appear in the Action List.  If you are coming back to do this action after you have done others then simply select the Action named “logo”
21|  Source-->select folder--> choose the file that you want to add your logo to for web
22|  Destination-->select folder-->choose the file that you created for your save as destination in your action.
23|  Click OK

24|  Done! Ready to be uploaded online.

PS.  Always check your images before you upload!

Please if you have any questions or need a voice on the phone to help walk you through it call me!   403.970.6766 

If you know of a more efficient way to do this please email me! I am constantly refining my process.  [email protected]


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Maryum & Daniel | Just a Peak

This is a couple introduced to me by a great friend of mine that is an incredibly creative lady.  It was a pleasure to work with Stefanie.
I love it when a Bride & Groom want to feel the heart of the City on their Wedding Day!  That is exactly what Maryum & Daniel had requested we had to take them to Stephen Avenue.  What a great Saturday in Summer.........As we exited at Olympic Plaza the amazing Latin Festival vibes added to the atmosphere.
Love was in the Air......

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gianina & Jarod | Just-a-Peak

Glitz......Glam......Gianina!  I love how much style this Bride has!  A Vegas Wedding in the Rocky Mountains was the theme of the day! With Zebra Print,  Red Satin, Black Ostrich Feathers  to the Rhinestone Flasks, Cigars and Lottery Favors (I hope someone won Big!) setting the scene on Stunning Lake Louise!  What a perfectly beautiful day!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Will & Kate: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge | Part II


Wednesday July5th...........Urgently needed to photograph some flowers before they are to be delivered Friday Morning!    Absolutely!

Well what I later came to find out was that I was Photographing the Flowers that would be passed to Katherine that very day!  As well as the special Bouquets for Will & Kate's Suite at the Hotel.
I Always love the Arrangements by Twigs & Co.  but these were some of the most Stunning.  I am sure some of you out there got a glimpse of the flowers passed to her by loving Canadians.  I was able to appreciate the beauty of them within inches.....even getting to hold the very same bouquets that Kate would accept.

Here they are....

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Will & Kate: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

Will & Kate....

The topic of Canada over the last 10 days.  The Final Stop....Calgary, Alberta

Here is my glimpse.......quite literally!
As I waited for the motorcade to reach me many other expectant Parade Goers sat also guessing if they would surprise everyone with an open car.

Time passed minute by minute and the anticipation grew with the masses lining the Parade Route.
And then.......

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank You!

I would like to send a thank you to all that joined for the Top Secret - Confidential Program.
You will be receiving the information regarding your bonus* as an email within the next week.

For everyone that did not join.......Stay Tuned......I might  have something for you too.   
Keep Watching.
Have a Lovely Sunshine filled day or go and Dance in the Rain!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Perfect Mothers Day!

Simply put......Aloo Paratha's....made by my Wonderful  Husband!  A Beautiful Pencil Flower & Vase....made by my Amazing Son!  and finished off with a warm spicy Chai!

The Perfect Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Product Photography: Twigs & Company

This is one of my most recent Clients that I have had the pleasure of working with. 
Twigs & Company 
is located in the heart of Calgary on the Historic Stephen Avenue. As you walk through the door into the Heritage Building that houses this amazing company you are greated with the aroma of the most exquisite flowers. Not only flowers but your senses will be mesmerized by their collection of seasonal gifts, Artistic Jewelry, Feminine Silk dresses and so many more items that it is worth just wandering around for a bit before making a selection.
Each of the following arrangements would make anyone smile!
Enjoy some of the Spring Collection!