All posts by Mark Wallace

Mark is a traveler, photographer, and writer.

Travel Photos in the Redwoods

Join Mark as he explores the California Redwoods and documents his travels.

When shooting outside you should be aware of your surroundings. While highlighting the importance of a tripod, Mark talks about visualizing your shots and working with natural light.

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Water Droplets

In this episode Mark Wallace shows you how to create some interesting images using a sheet of glass, some RainX and a little water. These images can be used as computer wallpaper, backgrounds for you iPad, iPhone or even used in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Mark also shows how he edited the images in Lightroom to saturate the color and make the photos pop.

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Clipping Paths

In this episode Mark Wallace goes over the basics of clipping paths. Increase your stock photography by adding clipping paths to your images! Mark shows you how clipping paths are used then goes into detail on how to use the pen tool in Photoshop CS 5.1 to create a clipping path.

More Info

This video has spawned a lot of e-mail and discussion on YouTube about the Pen Tool. Even though this video is nearly 30 minutes long there is still a lot of information that we had to leave out of the video. Here are some articles that can help you master the Pen Tool.

Photoshop’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Veerle’s Illustrator Pen Tool Exercises

Photoshop Shortcut Keys compiled by Trevor Morris (awesome link!!)

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Holiday Slideshow

Got a Mac? You can easily create a slideshow to share with your family and friends. In this week’s episode, Mark shows you how to create a digital slideshow for the holidays! Watch as Mark takes you through the step-by-step process of putting together a special holiday slideshow using one of iPhoto’s coolest features! iPhoto is part of Apple’s iLife software package, and in this video, Mark uses the latest version so if you have an older version of iLife, it may be time to update.

creative still life

Creative Still Life

In this episode Mark Wallace walks us through the process of making creative still life photography. Mark will demonstrate how to use an aquarium to capture engaging images of ordinary household items. From a strawberry to food coloring, watch as Mark provides step by step instructions for creating unique still life images.

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Sci-Fi Movie Look

In this episode Mark Wallace walks us through the entire process of shooting and editing a science fiction movie poster. Mark will demonstrate how to use lens flare to enhance post-production editing. Mark will also walk through the his Lightroom 3 editing and show each step of the final edit in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5

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