Articles by Delmiaco

Making a living with my Nikon D40!

I have a friend that makes pretty good money with her digital camera. She was actually the inspiration behind my template and backdrop designs that have led to a nice small business at: link edited by admin. So, for Christmas I asked for and received a Nikon D40. This is my first "real" camera and I have to admit - it makes me look GOOD. : )I will be submitting photos soon, but I'm not too confident in my ability to get accepted into the DT family..... so far I am 0 for 7....... But I guess... continue reading

Photoshop Templates vs. Digital Backdrops

I have been creating Photoshop templates and Digital Backdrops for over a year now, and I have just recently submitted some of them to DT... waiting on approval (only 127 hours left) haha.I will be interested in seeing which ones pass (if any) or fail... I haven't seen a lot of photo templates on DT, but I have seen quite a few backdrops. Hopefully I can corner the market! I'll let you know how it goes.... (ONLY 126 hrs and 56 minutes left) continue reading

Christmas Photography Templates

So, I have created a line of photography templates for the 2008 Christmas season, and I have included it in my collection for saleI have gotten so many questions on how these templates are created, I thought I would put together a quick tutorial for any of you photographers and designers who would like to make their own lines.First, find a photo that is inspirational to you for your "pose".Start your template creation in Photoshop in RGB format, at the size you prefer.4" x 8" is a popular... continue reading

Why don't Photographers give us the proofs?

Tonight we met with the photographer who took my daughters 2 year pictures last week. The photos turned out nice, we paid $100 sitting fee and bought another $300 in prints..... but my question for you photographers out there is, why can't we have the proofs? When I asked if she was going to give us the proofs, she said no, but I will have a shredder sale at the end of the year and you can get them really cheap...... so instead of giving me my daughters proofs - you would rather shred them...... continue reading

Create Perfect Black and White Images

Here is a technique I picked up along the way to convert color photos to eye catching black and white photos.Using Adobe Photoshop, go to theImage Menu > Mode > GrayscaleYou'll notice the photo may be dull and there is not enough contrast. To adjust this go to:Image Menu > Adjustments > Gradient MapClick on the gradient bar and choose the black and white gradient pattern from your choices. (usually the third one from the left)Click on ok and see your changes.Check the... continue reading

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