Articles by Alice Herden


I will be closing my gallery,Prints are only .50 and downloads are only .10MY GALLERYIf you do need a download for your project that is not accessible, please contact me. ;0)Peace~alice continue reading


Dust and Shadows has created a brand new e-zine, callled Voices to Visions. We are now processing the first issue for January 2011.We are looking for short ghost stories (your real stories) and photos.We are also looking for someone to write articles on subjects given in our Famous Places and Famous Haunting sections....For more information please email us at:editor@voicestovisions.comThank you~alice continue reading

Photographer on a budget

Just a helpful hint...I finally got up to speed and bought a studio lighting set, and also backdrops...particular the green screen.So.. I am more into shooting portraits and why would I need a huge backdrop if I am shooting from the waist up?.... a helpful solution.... CURTAINSyou can buy curtains for under 13$ and have a huge variety of textures, colors and patterns..I got some nice ones at Big Lots and Target..You can also get some great lights (halogen lighting for under $30, for... continue reading

Another tutorial

just another little tutorial on what more you can do with your photos..My Blog continue reading

Christmas: Creative Idea

For us and I think alot of us, are really tight this holiday season. So there is not going to be that much "getting", this Christmas.So I thought of this idea and suggested to my husband and mother-in-law.Hand-PrintsFor his side of the family:This is a great fun project for the whole family.A standard paper sized plain and different colors of material, one for each family member, oh.. don't forget the pets...have them paint their hand (look in the craft stores for paint) and... continue reading

Don't trash that photo 2

Here are steps to take that dark photo an make it into a nice abstract swirl.Here is the link:Abstract Swirl continue reading

Tutorial: Creating Digital Abstract Art

Have you done a google search for painted abstract backgrounds?Well.. if you can't paint (which I know I can't, you can ask my Design 1 Instructor from college, and she gave me a A in that class.. I guess she felt bad, I tried so hard) or have tons of photos that you have no use for.. again, don't trash that photo..Here I will show you how to make a digital abstract background, more or less like that of somefamous paintings.Digital Abstract Art continue reading

Exclusive Free

What a stressful and frustrating situation to be in.I am now free as an exclusive photographer here at Dreamstime and over XXX$ in the hole.BUT.. I am cool with that, it's going to take some work to get into a positive $ amount.. uploading more images and photos here.. which I am really excited about doing.. '0)What the best is .. is the freedom I have now. Now I can sell my prints, cards, posters, mugs, tee's etc.... anywhere I want. This is such an overwhelming feeling and a huge weight... continue reading

Don't trash that photo!

This is for any paint program you have.Just because those shots are out of focus or blurred or for whatever reason you do not like how they turned out.. you can still use them for alot of other projects.I will show you how you can create a background using some plug-in effects.I have Paint Shop Pro Photo x2 Ultimate, and I will be using some plug in effects from the KPT Collection.Your really looking for blurred and color. The possiblities are endless..Warning, this can take some... continue reading

Treasure Hunting: Outdoors in your own backyard

BackyardTreasure Hunting in your own backyard... what wonders you can find.Please Click on the BACKYARD link to view some photos that I took..;0)Thanks!~alice continue reading

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