Thursday, May 7, 2009
…to the first post of my first blog. It’s an exciting time for me as I get ready to unveil the new website (scottdeardorffportraits.com), which features a lot of new work that no one’s seen before, as well as some older work, which has been reworked (a little). It’s been a long time coming, but I’m really happy with the look of the site, and proud of the work it contains.
I did a lot of research into the different web design companies and template-site companies, and I ended up going with BluDomain – a decision that I’m pretty happy with, so far. Since the kind of work I do really needs to be seen big, I wanted a site capable of displaying large images, and Blu has a lot of those to choose from – and some great designs too.
In this first post I want to give you a bit of information about what I hope to use this blog for. Primarily, it will be a means for me to keep people informed about Scott Deardorff Portraits. I’ll be sharing new work, and hopefully providing a little insight into the processes that went into their creation. Any news about SDP – specials, new offerings and the like will be posted here as well.
You may already know about my Photoshop video training series, “Mastering the Digital Canvas™,” which is in the works. Those of you who have taken my class know that this is something I’ve been planning to do for a (long) while. You may also know that I tend to be a perfectionist, so it’s not unusual for me to want to get everything perfect. As I have new information about this project, I’ll share it with you here.
From time to time (as new ideas surface and time allows), I plan to post tutorials on Photoshop technique – digital painting technique, retouching technique and other PS quick tips. I’m open to suggestions on things you might want to see here. I want this blog to be useful, informative and interesting.
Please do leave me comments, questions and feedback on anything regarding my site, this blog, or anything else. I want to hear from you.