If you read my blog, you know I have a HUGE fondness for photography. Something you may not know is that I spend nearly every day trying to learn everything I can about it!

My 365 project has been a GR

Taking pictures is just one part of photography……..knowing your camera, the settings and having an eye for something other’s may not see.

But there’s a whole other side to photography………and that’s EDITING! Did you know that most all pictures you see from a photographer are not the shot they took straight out of the camera? They edit their pictures, some more than others, but rarely do you see a photo that hasn’t had some bit of editing done to it.

For those of us just starting out in photography, or even those just wanting to take their family snapshots and “kick them up a notch”…..editing is not always an easy task!

Where do I start?

What program do I use?

HOW do I use it?

In steps a GREAT new site that my amazing friend Amanda has started!

Amanda says…..”I created Every Day Elements for very much the same reason I started Beautiful Blog Designs, to be a resource to other people. I kept bookmarking neat tutorials or places for free actions, so I decided to put them all in one place and so Photography Haven was born. I hope other photography enthusiasts find it useful and if you find things that can or should be shared here, please leave me a comment.

My personal blog, Moving Forward, is a place for me to share my 365 pictures and other daily happenings. Please feel free to pop in and see me there too.”


Many Photographers use PhotoShop or Lightroom to edit their photos. But these programs are rather pricey. PhotoShop Elements is a smaller, much more affordable, program that can do some really amazing things to your photos!
everyday elements online

Problem is………there are not nearly as many online tutorials or places to turn to for help with PhotoShop Elements.

Do you have Photoshop Elements and have hardly utilized it all because you can’t figure out how to use it? Have you tried to edit some photos but can’t get the results that you see others get with the program? Do you hear about “actions” all the time and wonder how the heck to use them?

Amanda is offering beginner and intermediate online workshops for PhotoShop Elements starting at the end of May. Attendees will be able to see her screen as she edits photos and hear her describe what she is doing. They will also be able to type in questions and comments during the workshop. Each workshop tuition is an unbeatable $25 and last two hours. Read specific details, dates and time here.

Are you interested but can’t decide if you’re a beginner or intermediate PSE user? Click here to help you decide.

Don’t have PhotoShop Elements yet? Not sure if it’s right for you?

You can download
photoshop and/or photoshop elements
from the adobe site for a free 30 day trial.

So, you have nothing to lose and oh so much
to gain.



Oh, did I mention a GIVEAWAY?????

Amanda is generously offering
free tuition to one of her workshops
to one lucky TidyMom reader!

How to enter:

Required: Vist Photography Haven and leave a comment here telling me what you would like to learn from one of Amanda’s Workshops.

Extra Entries: (be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do)

2. Subscribe to Everyday Elements
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4. Tweet the following: I REALLY want to win a seat to PSE online Workshop @TidyMom sign up to join in on the fun! http://bit.ly/aze23w @AmandaPadgett #giveaway
5. Blog about this Giveaway
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Giveaway will end on May 14, 2010 at 5 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. I will email the winner, they have 48 hours to claim the prize or I will choose someone else. Be sure to leave your email address, or have it available on your blogger profile.