Karen Pacheco's Blog (9)

Make a drop shadow (or other) frame in Photoshop

1. edited image in PS

2. Choose rectangular marquee tool

3. place dotted lines (marching ants) around image as desired.

4. Mac:  command C/command V

   PC: whatever you use for copy/paste

5. Choose layers and fx at lower left

6. Choose drop shadow (you can choose others but this is a good one)

7. Layer style screen comes up. Normal or Multiply for mode/360 for angle if you wish frame all around…


Added by Karen Pacheco on April 29, 2017 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Making a frame visual-I chose the green using the eye dropper tool.

Added by Karen Pacheco on April 29, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CAPA Nature Competitions Guidelines

I copy/pasted this from the CAPA website:

NATURE COMPETITIONS (Digital) – October 30TH, March 20th

In 2014 CAPA adopted the New International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) nature definition as follows:

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest…


Added by Karen Pacheco on October 5, 2014 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Loss of a great photographer, Cam Heryet, our recent club secretary and print night assistant

Cameron W. HERYET

HERYET, Cameron W. 1959 – 2014 It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Cameron, June 6, 2014, in Ladner BC, surrounded by his loving family. Cameron, age 55, leaves behind his devoted wife and best friend of 30 years, Susan, and loving children, Nicole and Brandon. Mourning his loss are parents John and Lorraine Heryet, brother Trevor (Victoria), children Jeremy, Emily, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Jill, Jo Anne (Peter), nieces and nephews,… Continue

Added by Karen Pacheco on June 18, 2014 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Kelby Walk a Success... in spite of elements

Thanks to Francis, our leader and Val, route planner, this event was a hit regardless of the uncooperative weather. About 30 photographers dressed in all forms of raingear, walked the route, took a ton of images, enjoyed each others' comraderie and ate a hearty lunch. There were photogs from Vancouver, Langley and Burnaby as well as a strong DPC representation.

The first photo of Francis and Val is foggy because the lens on my camera was.

Great Walk, Francis and Val!…


Added by Karen Pacheco on October 14, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Photo Life Magazine & Blog

Some time ago we asked for members to submit images for possible display in Canada's Photo Life Magazine. They invited us to send images and a club write up for their special photo club edition this fall. Greg Schurman's image was selected by them to be in print, but all submissions were included in the online version. Congratulations to everyone!

Thanks to Karoline Cullen, who collected these images, worked through the usual sizing issues, communicated with the editor of…


Added by Karen Pacheco on October 1, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

The Grid with Scott Kelby and Matt K.

A comparison of similar subject images--what makes some outstanding and others ho hum. Skip the first 12 - 15 mins (ads and a discussion about what fonts should not be used). Thanks to Frank Pali for sharing this with me.

Happy Summer Shooting!


[ http://scottkelby.com/2012/some-are-calling-it-our-best-episode-of-the-grid-ever/ ]…


Added by Karen Pacheco on June 7, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

FREE Light Stalking Quick Guides

Our quick guide are always hugely popular.

We just wanted to make sure you knew about them and had them all. They're free!

So download them all and add them to your library.

Black and White Landscapes - How to Capture a Proper Tonal Range - http://bit.ly/gqS0RI

Long Exposure Photography -…

Added by Karen Pacheco on November 26, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

FREE Photo Tools!

Download "Photo Tools" (version 2.5) from OnOne absolutely free via this link/offer from Mpix.  
Have been trying these filters out, a large selection, many useful ones. You need to have CS to use it.
Enjoy, Karen

Added by Karen Pacheco on October 25, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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