Trading Cards!

Yep! You saw that right, Romance Trading Cards. I’m in. I will have cards at the big release party (that you are going to right?) and at RomCon in August. If you would like your own set of cards and can’t get to the opening or RomCon I’ll make them available here sooon. I can’t … Continue reading

IPAD!!!

the rake and the recluse, page samples, ipad, full color, epub

The EPUB version of my novel on iPad is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my stars I’m excited. Especially after seeing the kindle preview. (sorry about that whiny post) Anywhoo! I am thrilled by the look of the novel on the iPad the color plates are stunningly beautiful, the text flows perfectly, the layout is almost perfect, I … Continue reading

Kindle

I uploaded my novel to Amazon for Kindle yesterday, and I am am frightfully disappointed. First, it takes the ePub version and strips even more of the formatting to make the images thrown in and not as pretty. Second it is restrictive as to price. That is good for Kindle people, but not so good … Continue reading

Out take

I have to remember not to ignore the blog over here. It isn’t the easiest thing, unfortunately. I released my favorite image of last year on my photography blog yesterday, which was a big deal because I had vowed never to share it for a myriad of valid reasons, all of which have now been … Continue reading

The good stuff

It has been a whirlwind autumn, two giant studio shoots totaling hundreds of man hours, broken cameras brought back expediently and masterfully by Canon CPS, a hard drive on temporary LOA, another documentary trip to the Gulf, Young Marines, football, softball, costuming, corsets, birthdays, the list goes on. Insanity. Can’t say as it hasn’t been … Continue reading

Many images to edit before I’m done

A step-by-step introduction to compositing images from studio work.

Locks, shocks and smoking barrels…

The first studio shoot for my novel was easy. (I’m already laughing at  that…but oh well). The second was just plain fun. The third was a fiasco of epic proportions and the fourth was fan-freaking-tastic. One of the the things about models and studio, no, scratch that. One of the things about female models and … Continue reading

And the beat goes on…

One of the most important factors of shooting as a photojournalist is obtaining caption info. NAMES NAMES NAMES! So important and new journalists often have a difficult time with that, either taking the time to obtain them, or being forward enough to introduce themselves and ask. It can be awkward at first, but ultimately is … Continue reading

My bloody Victorian

The photo shoot went off without a hitch, everything was perfect, the images are great! It’s all shiny! BAHAHAHAHA! First off, things happen and you really need to hold your head and have a sense of humor or you’ll lose it and that isn’t a pretty thing, humans are born with heads and without them … Continue reading

Inspiration

You have to find it wherever you can. Sometimes it is difficult. At least once a week I click on the link to the Rocky Mountain News, temporarily forgetting she is no longer with us. The loss of that newspaper in particular was very difficult to stomach. The Rocky was driven by the passion for … Continue reading