Spektral Art

I’ve been having fun with software called Spektral Art. It has many variations with their own sliders to customize. It’s very easy to use and is a standalone piece of software. Here are some examples. It is made by JixiPix and costs $19.99 at the present time.

Top left original – top right light Spektral – right center dark Spektral – bottom blended of the two with soft light.

Original and Spektral

Original and Spektral Bright Detail

And a flower for good measure!


Fun with Food

5142 olives pano Olives and Bread Graphic Olives

Andrew Scrivani’s Creative Live course has so much great information on food photography. This has become a real passion for me… similar to flowers in color and shape… but always accessible and great indoors!

For most of my food shots I use a lesser known Canon lens – 50mm macro 2.5… it’s awesome and under $300!


Food Photography

_MG_4942I’m having a great time photographing food this winter. It is similar to flowers with lots of colors and shapes and ability to compose as you want.  Also nice that it is indoors. Last year I made calendars with fruit and another with desserts. So recently I decided to buy the Creative Live session with Andrew Scrivani and learn lots more tips.  It’s wonderful!

Fruit Calendar

Fruit Calendar


Desserts Calendar