Go Back and Process Old Images

Tip for today…go back and process some of your old images. As long as the composition and exposure are what you like, go for it! Working on old photographs that I have shot always brings back fun memories. While I processed the images below for my “House Lightbender” challenge, I remembered the fun times Kevin and I had while vacationing in Arizona and the fun times we always have visiting my aunt and uncle. If you don’t know what House Lightbender is, check out my last blog post or click here. New software has many fun tools to process images compared to what I had when I shot these images. I do recommend that you always shoot in RAW. It 19s so easy to process a group of images in Lightroom and I admit that when others were still photographing in jpeg, I was shooting in RAW so I have more to work with pertaining to my old photo files. The image below was taken while we were on vacation in Sedona. We actually went North a bit past Flagstaff to see the Wupatki Indian Ruins. I highly recommend you checking this out if you like historical places like I do. [caption id=”attachment_7471” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Wupatki Indian Ruins Wupatki Indian Ruins -1/25 @ f11 ISO 125[/caption] While visiting my aunt and uncle the fog came in and I snapped this photo. I made it a square and played with it a bit in post with help and suggestions from my Lightbender family. [caption id=”attachment_7472” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]hwy101_7639_4 Fog on Highway 101 - 1/1500 @ f11 ISO 100[/caption] Hope you all have a great week and take me up on my tip. I know you 19ll have fun checking out your old shots and processing them. Always, feel free to share your images with us. Just link them in the comment area and tell us a bit about them. ~ Want info on some Photography terms?  I thought this was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it with you all. Check out the link here.    Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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Go Back and Process Old Images

Tip for today…go back and process some of your old images. As long as the composition and exposure are what you like, go for it! Working on old photographs that I have shot always brings back fun memories. While I processed the images below for my “House Lightbender” challenge, I remembered the fun times Kevin and I had while vacationing in Arizona and the fun times we always have visiting my aunt and uncle. If you don’t know what House Lightbender is, check out my last blog post or click here. New software has many fun tools to process images compared to what I had when I shot these images. I do recommend that you always shoot in RAW. It 19s so easy to process a group of images in Lightroom and I admit that when others were still photographing in jpeg, I was shooting in RAW so I have more to work with pertaining to my old photo files. The image below was taken while we were on vacation in Sedona. We actually went North a bit past Flagstaff to see the Wupatki Indian Ruins. I highly recommend you checking this out if you like historical places like I do. [caption id=”attachment_7471” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Wupatki Indian Ruins Wupatki Indian Ruins -1/25 @ f11 ISO 125[/caption] While visiting my aunt and uncle the fog came in and I snapped this photo. I made it a square and played with it a bit in post with help and suggestions from my Lightbender family. [caption id=”attachment_7472” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]hwy101_7639_4 Fog on Highway 101 - 1/1500 @ f11 ISO 100[/caption] Hope you all have a great week and take me up on my tip. I know you 19ll have fun checking out your old shots and processing them. Always, feel free to share your images with us. Just link them in the comment area and tell us a bit about them. ~ Want info on some Photography terms?  I thought this was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it with you all. Check out the link here.    Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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The Arcanum

Have you heard of  The Arcanum? If you’re a photographer and you like to push your work to a different level, then I suggest you check it out. I am a professional photographer and do sell my images, and love to talk shop. I felt that I needed some new challenges with my work, so I decided to apply to the Arcanum. Here is a bit of back story. I can’t remember where I saw Trey Ratcliff’s work, but I liked it and wanted to see more of it. I’m always researching and connecting with other photographers so when I saw his weekly Google hangout with fellow photographers and artists, I subscribed to his YouTube account. This is how I learned about the Arcanum. I was all over it so I completed an application and truthfully thought to my self it was a shot in the dark to be picked. Just before Kevin and I went on vacation in July I received an email from A.D. Wheeler. I was so excited that I wanted to share this with you all ASAP, but I decided to wait and see if it was really something that would be worth writing about. Well, it is! I am in an amazing group called, “The Lightbender” family. I added “family” because that is how I feel. I have a new family that is just as crazy as I when it comes to photography. They are just as passionate and want challenges too. Master Andy is amazing! He doesn’t like to be called Master, but he is. Check out his website here and you’ll see what I’m talking about. He works so hard to help us and to make us think! I was feeling my work getting stale and I was bored with my work, but not anymore! I have a new drive and new friends. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am again.   If you want to see what the Arcanum is all about, check out this video and/or go to the website here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqdXQKPjV1I   ~ Latest images: Kevin and I went up to our local mountains to photograph a storm. He loves storm chasing and I love to photograph.  :) [caption id=”attachment_7448” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Road-1561-2 1/250 @ f4.5 ISO 100[/caption] Kevin was sad when the storm passed, but I had fun when we decided to off-road to this old mining cabin.  I added texture to give the cabin an old feel. Too much fun! [caption id=”attachment_7449” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Van Dusen Cabin 50mm 1/90 @ f/5.6 ISO 100[/caption] You know me and my flowers 26this is one of my latest. Yep, because of the challenges Andy gave us I now know how to use Helicon Focus and OnOne software.  This flower was stacked with several photographs and processed in OnOne. Petal Flip BW   I can’t talk for the other Cohorts but for me this is a game changer!  I’m happy again and that’s what it’s all about! Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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Adobe Lightroom Basics - Teaser

Some of you know that I have tutorials on Curious.com.  I was so excited when I received an email from them saying they would pay me to make a course on Adobe Lightroom Basics! Yep, this is a teaser post.  :)  I like to share with you what I’ve been up to so I have another teaser coming up next week…stay tuned. If you would like to see some of my work on Curious.com check it out here.  I like the way they structure their lessons so when they asked me to join them I was all over it! You know I’ll make an announcement when the course is up and running, but I just couldn’t help myself, I had to share my excitement with you. curiousProfil As I write this blog post, Southern California is in the middle of a heat wave. It’s 107 in the valley, so today I want to share one of my winter photographs for any of you who need a blast of cool weather in your life! [caption id=”attachment_7435” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Winter in Big Bear California on Curious.com post. ISO 100 1/320 @f13[/caption] Until next week! Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+    

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Adobe Lightroom Basics - Teaser

Some of you know that I have tutorials on Curious.com.  I was so excited when I received an email from them saying they would pay me to make a course on Adobe Lightroom Basics! Yep, this is a teaser post.  :)  I like to share with you what I’ve been up to so I have another teaser coming up next week…stay tuned. If you would like to see some of my work on Curious.com check it out here.  I like the way they structure their lessons so when they asked me to join them I was all over it! You know I’ll make an announcement when the course is up and running, but I just couldn’t help myself, I had to share my excitement with you. curiousProfil   As I write this blog post, Southern California is in the middle of a heat wave. It’s 107 in the valley, so today I want to share one of my winter photographs for any of you who need a blast of cool weather in your life! [caption id=”attachment_7435” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Winter in Big Bear California on Curious.com post. ISO 100 1/320 @f13[/caption] Until next week! Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+    

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Christian Library Partner

I am honored that Terrence Lovett, CEO of Christian Library on Demand, asked Sullivan J Photography to partner with his organization. He stated that their EnLive Smart TV app on Google TV, Samsung Smart Hub, Yahoo TV and soon ROKU devices is available to 91 million Internet streaming devices. If you know SJP, you know that we typically work with interior designers and various art buyers for the hospitality industry and large corporate offices. When approached about this new opportunity, I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer Fine Art Photography to the public in a different way. I love art, and to have my images offered to a variety of individuals who personally want them, is very exciting. All images will be signed by me with a certificate of authenticity. At this moment there is no limit on the number of times an image can be purchased, but I will remove an image if I feel too many have been ordered. These images are not snapshots. I work hard on my art, and want them to be special for each individual who purchases them. There will be no mass production here. :) Christian Library on Demand wrote an amazing press release that I’d like to share with you all. You can read it here here or download the PDF here: Christian Library on Demand PartnerPR. This is a small blurb on their website, but to read more about me and Christian Library on Demand, check out the link above or download the pdf. ChristianArtOD ~ Latest flower image: [caption id=”attachment_7423” align=”aligncenter” width=”533”]mis-flowers-0317 Stamen Burst - ISO 100 1/30 @ f2.8[/caption]   Have a great week everyone! Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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Christian Library Partner

I am honored that Terrence Lovett, CEO of Christian Library on Demand, asked Sullivan J Photography to partner with his organization. He stated that their EnLive Smart TV app on Google TV, Samsung Smart Hub, Yahoo TV and soon ROKU devices is available to 91 million Internet streaming devices. If you know SJP, you know that we typically work with interior designers and various art buyers for the hospitality industry and large corporate offices. When approached about this new opportunity, I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer Fine Art Photography to the public in a different way. I love art, and to have my images offered to a variety of individuals who personally want them, is very exciting. All images will be signed by me with a certificate of authenticity. At this moment there is no limit on the number of times an image can be purchased, but I will remove an image if I feel too many have been ordered. These images are not snapshots. I work hard on my art, and want them to be special for each individual who purchases them. There will be no mass production here. :) Christian Library on Demand wrote an amazing press release that I’d like to share with you all. You can read it here here or download the PDF here: Christian Library on Demand PartnerPR. This is a small blurb on their website, but to read more about me and Christian Library on Demand, check out the link above or download the pdf. ChristianArtOD ~ Latest flower image: [caption id=”attachment_7423” align=”aligncenter” width=”533”]mis-flowers-0317 Stamen Burst - ISO 100 1/30 @ f2.8[/caption]   Have a great week everyone! Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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Canon Lenses and Big Bear Lake

This is short and sweet! Sharing a bit of a sweetness here. Yep, I’m being corny but here you go… Most of you know that I’m a Canon user. Canon reduced the price of some of their lenses and I wanted to share them with you. Click here or on the image to check out these and more. All I can say is sweet; thanks Canon! My favorite reduction is the the 180mm Macro Lens and the 70-200 F2.8 lens. CanonLensSale

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Of course I have to share my latest adventure. Kevin and I had an amazing time hiking in Big Bear, California. This is our fast get away place when we need a break from the fast pace of Southern California. It’s awesome to smell the pine trees and fresh air up high on the mountain. Below is one of my sunset shots from the trip. :) [caption id=”attachment_7414” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Pink Sunset BB Pink Sunset BB - ISO 100 0.5 at f11 HDR[/caption] Where do you go when you need a break? I’d love to read about it in the comments. Cheers, Janice Find me on Google+

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Latest Macro Lens Paintings

Today I’d like to share my latest Macro Lens Paintings.  I was honored to have Popular Photography publish my fine art tips in their magazine.  If you would like to read more about this style of photographing click here. [caption id=”attachment_7388” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Yellow Pop Yellow Pop[/caption] With Yellow Pop I focused on the yellow daisy for 1 second and then did a bit of motion blur on the rest of the flowers. [caption id=”attachment_7389” align=”aligncenter” width=”800”]Daisy Swirl Daisy Swirl[/caption] With Daisy Swirl I focused on the back of the Gerber daisy and then did a motion blur with a bit of a swirl focus on the stem.   I just love making these images.  They are one of a kind and so much fun to process. Hope you all have an amazing Labor Day!! Cheers, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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Aloha - Shout Out

I always like to give “shout-outs” to people and companies that feature me in a variety of projects. Today’s shout out is for Farmboy Fine Arts. They added the image below to their Collections August 2014 promotion. :) FAFBimageTo see more images click here. [caption id=”attachment_7373” align=”aligncenter” width=”710”]Yellow Pop Used a shallow depth - of field to give the illusion yellow floating in image.[/caption] If you would like to use this image or the other images I have with them. Please contact: Felicity Carter <FCarter@farmboyfinearts.com> Senior Designer // Image Editor T | 604 630-1674 F | 604 609 2699 Tell her Janice sent you. :) ~ Here is the latest B&H Special…I figured I’d share it with you. :) Canon60D   Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135 IS Lens Save $200   It includes some free goodies too. Have a great week! Aloha, Janice Sullivan Find me on Google+

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