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Beautiful World Magazine, September 2020

September is here! Order up your pumpkin spiced lattes and put on your coziest sweater because the September edition of Beautiful World Magazine is here, both digitally and in PRINT. Print Edition Available Now! Print Edition Available for Purchase. No digital magazine can compete with a premium paper, matte print edition printed to showcase your […]

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Beautiful World Magazine, August 2020

The June issue was 18 pages of art, interviews and instruction. The July issue was even bigger with 42 pages. This August edition, we’ve continued to expand with 52 pages of gorgeous art! I’m so proud and excited every month to showcase the talented artists who share their work with those of us in the […]

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Guest Artist Tutorial: Maria Micaela Arellano

Watch as Maria adds depth, detail and character to her backdrop by adding textures to her studio shoots. It’s always exciting to see how someone else uses my tools. I’m so grateful to my friend Maria Micaela Arellano of Maribella Portraits for demonstrating how she adds Wuthering Heights Textures to her studio images. Read see […]

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Painterly Textures: Canvas & Brush Strokes

There is No Substitute for a Great Texture. I’ve loved textures for a long time…. Why? Because they have the power to instantly transform a photo more than any other editing tool I’ve ever used. Add a texture in multiply mode to darken, in screen or lighten to instantly brighten, in soft light or overlay […]

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JD City Light Overlays

City Lights: Magical Urban Portraits

In January, before the pandemic struck, I went downtown. I’d not been downtown to shoot in years. I’ll admit I am someone who complains a lot about shooting in my area but also hates traffic. I decided to venture outside my comfort zone. I love patterns and natural textures. Details. I’m a more is more […]

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