An artist streak runs in my family. My father painted and gave me an old Kodak camera when I was young. Painting frustrated me, as I was never able to put on canvas what was in my head. So I was always taking pictures. I loved animals from a very young age, having a “pet” squirrel that would follow me into the house, which would make my mother so mad. We weren’t allowed to have pets, so I made pets of any wild animal that trusted me. They were my subjects and for the most part, still are (like Masked Kitties).
My wife and I live near a famous stretch of Rt. 66, Central Avenue in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Starting out from our home city we wanted to visit some of the iconic places left on this road and travel all the way to the California border. Once underway we stopped often to reflect on our national past! So here we are sharing the sights and some of the history on another one of our epic journeys with the help of our good friends at Topaz!
Getting to Know You: Behind the Lens with Jill Wellington
When I first saw photos from Jill’s Vintage Val series I knew I wanted to talk to her about it. As an avid thrift shopper and junk enthusiast myself, I love how Jill incorporates found objects into her vision-driven photos.
Jill Wellington is a portrait photographer in Michigan. While she still photographs several sessions a month, she is now teaching photography and photo editing through her blog, video tutorials on her Youtube Channel and weekly newsletter. She just opened an Etsy shop to sell the digital backgrounds she spent years producing for her own professional photography.
What’s the silliest photo of yourself that you’re willing to share?
It’s been a great year at Topaz Labs, let’s take some time to reflect on the best of Impression. This year, Impression saw major improvements as well as an update. If you have yet to update your Impression, you can update it here. Many new features and improvements were made to this fan favorite plugin and standalone application. Now, let’s reflect on some of the best of Impression.
Join photographer and educator Rad Drew for this workflow and artistic webinar as he shows his method of using Topaz tools to turn your images into works of art. Whether using Topaz Impression or Topaz Texture Effects, see how Rad Drew processes images using these and other Topaz products to create beautiful works from color and infrared images.