Monthly Archives May 2009

Freebie: Photo Template

May 30, 2009 Free Downloads  One comment

I wanted to do a photo book of all the images from the road trip I just took.  I really like the 12″x12″ photobooks from Shutterfly.  I have begun working on the photobook and wanted to do each individual page myself instead of using Shutterfly’s software.  So, I’ve begun creating templates for myself to use over and over.  And I’m going to share the first one with you.  It’s sized to fit in the 12″x12″ Shutterfly photo book, and a bleed is included so your photos do not run off the page.   Download link is below the preview.

If you are a photographer, feel free to use this for any of your client’s layouts in their albums.  This template is FREE.  Do not re-sell this.  Direct people to this blog post if they’d like to download it themselves.

You should have knowledge of Photoshop...

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More Photos From My Trip

May 28, 2009 Photography  No comments

I’ve got some more photos edited from my trip to the southwest United States.  You can click each photo to be taken to it’s flickr.com page.  All photos below (with the exception of the Prairie Dog which I used the 100-400mm L on) were taken with the Canon 50D and the Sigma 10-20.

Skyline Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Prairie Dog, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

To read the whole story behind this arch, be sure to click the photo:

Dead Horse Point, Utah

This is actually a different view than you normally see of Dead Horse Point.  We rented a 4×4 Jeep in Moab, Utah and was able to get really close to this area.  It was incredible...

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Back From My Roadtrip!

May 25, 2009 Photography  2 comments

I’m back!  Got in yesterday morning and I’m exhausted but this trip was worth every single second!  I started working on a few photos and have been posting them to flickr.

Here’s a few for you now, you can click each photo to be taken to it’s flickr page to read more of my comments on each place.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Zion National Park, The Virgin River

Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah

Upper Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

I’ll have more pictures soon!

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Gatorland, Orlando FL…not just gators :)

May 5, 2009 Photography  No comments

I went back to Gatorland in Orlando Florida this past weekend because the bird rookery there is in full swing.  It’s amazing to see so many egret, heron and anhinga babies…and so close!  I wanted to share a few pictures with you.

Two Great Egret chicks:

And, my favorite shot of the day…feeding time.  I wasn’t going to drive almost three hours one way and not bring back something special…there’s at least three fish in the adult’s mouth and three babies anxiously trying to get them.  You can click this photo to be taken to it’s flickr page where there’s an option to view it larger:

One got away:

And with this shot, you can see baby at the bottom of the image with a fish that made it into it’s mouth:

And there’s alot of other critters roaming around Gatorland:

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