Tag Archives: photography

Finding Inspiration

28 Oct


Lately I cannot get enough of the gorgeous photography by Arthur Elgort. Above are a few of my favourite photographs in his vast collection. I just adore the Victorian inspired costumes and colourings. Are there any artists you are particularly inspired by? Becky xo

Beautiful Byron Bay: Road Trip Snap Shots

7 Aug


Ten things to do when you’re feeing blue

29 Jul


Number 1. Go for a long walk or stroll. Not only will walking allow you to clear your head, walking like any form of exercise releases endorphins, the bodies natural happy pills.

Number 2. Give your pet a cuddle. I can’t think of a better pick me up then a pet’s unconditional love. If you don’t have a pet of your own visit a friend or family with one or even better visit your local animal shelter. Animals in shelters are always in need of some extra affection.

Number 3. Draw yourself a bath and enjoy the bubbles. Hot water tends to relieve tension and who could be sad when surrounded by masses of sweetly scented bubbles.

Number 4. Get baking. Not only is baking fun it will keep  your mind off whatever is making you sad. Plus as an added bonus you get to eat your delicious creations after all your hard work is complete.

Number 5: Light some scented candles or incense.

Number 6: Indulge in some comfort food. No need to feel guilty a treat every so often is totally acceptable, especially when you’re feeling blue.

Number 7: Dance! Dance like nobody is watching. Dancing is fun, expressive and like walking releases endorphins.

Number 8: Hang out with your friends. Who better to cheer you up than those you love.

Number 9. Watch something corny (sort of like the image below). Whether it be an old stand up comedy clip on Youtube or a 70′s TV show like the Brady Bunch, the cheesy singing gets me every time, so darn funny!

Number 10. Write a list of all the good things you have in your life. Guaranteed 10 points into this exercise you will feel a hell of a lot better!

So there you have it 10 things to do when you’re feeling blue. If you have any of your own additions feel free to comment below. I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Source of original stock images. I do not claim credit for the original images, nor do I own the right to them, I simply edited them.

Favourite Free Photoshop Brushes (Part 1)

29 Jul


I have decided to create regular posts which demonstrate the use of some of my favourite free Photoshop brushes and where to find them. This is my first addition and the brushes I have chosen to feature are the “Moldy Notebook Paper” set. These brushes are free to download from the Colorburned website here. This set consists of 15 different brushes with varying effects. Below are some of the edits I created quiet simply by playing around with these brushes, the modes and fills. If you are interested in a step by step tutorial for any of these effects comment on this post stating which effect(s) and I will put together an instructional post(s).

Effect: Highly Saturated 

Effect: Vintage Painting

Effect: Scrunched Watercolour

Effect: Underexposed + High Contrast

So there you have it 4 easy to create effects using the Moldy Notebook Paper Brushes. To view the before images Click Here.

All images used are free stock images downloaded from Stock.XCHNG, I do not own the rights to claim ownership of any of the original images.

Tutorial: Creating Creases and folds in Photoshop

28 Jul


Creating creases and folds on a image using Photoshop is a great way to add a vintage feel to your photographs. Creating these folds and creases in relatively easy and can be done in around 30 minutes by following my easy tutorial.  To view the full tutorial Click Here.

The Original Image…

The Final Effect…


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