Small Business Launch!

As of today, I’ve launched a new business by name of J A Ross Photography! The goal is to sell my photos as prints, canvas, and more… at the most affordable price that I can. My other goal, is to make sure to use some of my profits to donate money to my community and try to help out. I decided it was time to start this business sooner, rather than originally intended.

With that all said, I still will be posting quality articles, photos, and poetry to this website… as I haven’t forgot about the people who have supported me, and my creative ambitions! Currently, there are two products up for sale (more coming very soon). Both photos have placed in a Landscapes photo competition through Photocrowd. Both competitions had 100 entries and I placed 39/100 and 50/100 for the two photos I entered. These earned them a crowd rating top 50% award.

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These two were also featured on my website as well in the past.

Below is the link the my online store. Feel free to check it out! I’m looking to have some reviews to get some feedback!

https://ross-j-a-photography.myshopify.com/collections/all

~J. A. Ross

Learning Photoshop

Today, I began learning Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. I definitely have much work to do in acquiring some real skills with this program, as it has a ton of features! The tools alone take a couple days (or at least just a few photos to practice on) to get them down based on what I’ve experienced so far. In hopes of improving the quality of my photos that I post on my blog, I feel that becoming skilled in Photoshop will be key in making sure that happens.

Below are two versions of the picture I practiced on: the one on the top is the original copy and the one on the bottom is the finished one. As you’ll be able to see there will be several differences, and possibly not even for the better. But alas it’s a learning experience.

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The bottom one has been cropped further, and has more color saturation. I also did a few spot repairs near the head of the swan; as well as additional adjustments. Comment below to tell me what you think!

~J. A. Ross

 

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