Photoshop is the ubiquitous image editing software program that allows me to make creative images only imagined in my daydreams or nightmares. I have been asked, what is my favorite feature in Photoshop? It is definitely LAYERS and LAYER MASK. I could not make my fine art images without them. Photoshop was released in 1989. It wasn’t until 1994 that LAYERS was introduced. LAYERS allow me to play and experiment. I can get consumed in my work and ideas; before I realize it, many hours have passed.
By Rebecca Perron
Five years ago I did not know one thing about photography. I received my first DSLR camera a Christmas gift which I did not even know how to turn on let alone using it. A co-worker introduced me to the Cookeville Camera Club. I began going to the monthly on a regular basis. This started me on my journey into the creative world of photography.
There is so much to see and do in Nashville. The stores, bars, museums, restaurants, Broadway. These are all great places to visit, but they can be expensive. Is there anything you can do in Nashville that doesn’t cost much, or is even free? Yes there is.
Equipped with just a camera or cell phone, and a few bucks of gas, you can have a blast hunting down and photographing the many wall murals all around the city. They seem to be around every corner in Nashville. Many local artists have spent weeks, even months creating these masterpieces. The art work of these murals is beautifully colorful and amazing. Simply Google “wall murals in Nashville”, to see just where and how many there are. Print out these maps, and start driving around the city. Don’t rely on just one map to find out where they are, because no one map shows them all.
By Bettye Sue Austin
Photography makes me want to travel. I want to see beautiful places and photograph them all. I am always looking for that perfect shot because it makes me appreciate the wondrous world that I live in.
In June of 2018, I went on a 10-day, sea-and-land tour of Alaska with my sister and two friends. As of 2017, Alaska is 663,268 square miles in size with a population of 739,795. It was purchased from the Russian Empire in 1867. You MUST bring a camera with you to Alaska because there is an abundance of flora and fauna for you to photograph besides its beautiful landscapes.