Saturday, December 31, 2011

Today we went out for a ride to shake off the cabin fever. One of the places we like to go is Wickford RI which is on the bay and is a thriving artist community. This is Steve's favorite shot of the day.

The clouds were just clearing up so it gave them good texture and there was zero wind so the water was like glass. ...the perfect photography situation.

Friday, December 23, 2011

To all our followers,
Have a Great Holiday Season.
From Alissa and Steve
At Coolwater Studios

A recent glamour session we shot with a before and after comparison of what we can do.
We would like to do more work in this area so if you know anyone who would be interested, please pass our information along. We'll post more examples shortly.
Some of the things done: darkened hair, smoothed skin, narrowed face, changed eye color, tanned skin.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's been a few days since our last blog. Getting ready for the holidays and attending holiday events seems to consume our time more than usual.
Speaking of holiday events... We recently attended a school holiday pagent and Alissa took a picture of this young lady who was playing Mother Mary. Steve loved the shot and couldn't resist helping it out in Photoshop. (Publish permission granted by parents)
Things that were done: Replaced background and candle, worked on facial features and skin, added glow to her dress, changed the color of the head cover. 

Here is the link to our gallery that has the full size image.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sometimes you set out to get that perfect photograph and you come home with something totally different.  I correct myself. Most of the time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. Carl Sagan
As applied to photography... When you have decided to become a photographer, you realize that the world does not offer up those great shots at your convenience. You have to study the subject and the environment it is in ...and then have patience and attention to capture the moment. If you are not willing to do this, you will get those great shots only by luck.

Monday, December 5, 2011

An image from our photo safari to Plymouth Plantation.
Steve has been to Plymouth several times but never saw the path leading to this beautiful place. It was a wonderful gem to find and a lot of place along the path to take pictures.  

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Alissa and Steve wish to thank those of you who stopped by our booth at the Monsignor Clark craft show. We've included you on our blog as we mentioned during the show. The blog posts keep you informed about our latest photographic safaris along with insights and opinions about the art.  You may opt-out of the email list at any time you wish by selecting the link in one of the emails.

If you purchased a print at the show or online, we hope you enjoy them.
Stay tuned

Steve and Alissa

CoolwaterStudios.com

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A stone bridge in Roger Williams Park this Fall. I did some artistic rendering on it. You can see it if you zoom in on it. Depending on the level of rendering, it can bring out details better to making it look like an oil painting.

One of our shots from Roger Williams Zoo this fall. Take a look at those lashes.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another shot from Plymouth Plantation. Hope you like it.