I love photography, it's my life! Thing is I am not a "great photographer". I would enter competitions and usually not do very well. My images were, well, boring. That was until I found Adobe Photoshop Elements. That opened an amazing new and creative world for me.

My images have been used by major greeting card companies such as Leanin' Tree and RSVP graphics. They have been sold under fine art licenses and have been used as book covers, CD covers and magazine covers. I have been published as contributing photographer to the Haven Magazine, a showcase of beautifully styled homes, The Parade Magazine, Photographer's Edge, Animal Talk magazine and lots others, too numerous to list here.

My shows (all one person) include, Stacked Stone Cellars, The Porch, Silver Stone Vineyards and Sylvester Vineyards. Cooperative shows including Cafe Vio Art Gallery and The Celebration of Life, a national tour.

Competitions (one of my favorite things to do now) are way too many to list but include First Place in Betterphoto's international competition with over 30 thousand entries, Best of Show at the California Mid-State Fair for 2009 & 2010, 2013 and 2015,1st for Professional Artistic in the Equine Photographer's Network's annual photography contest and a whole lot more.

But I love to share what I have learned with others, and I encourage you to just start using Photoshop Elements. It's fun and you will surprise yourself with "the creative genius" that you are!

Since I started selling my ebooks, I have received so many beautiful pictures from people who have learned these techniques. It has been a real joy to introduce them to Fantasy Fusion Photography and to see where their own special creativity takes them!