December 30, 2011
A few months ago, I was sitting in an afternoon training session at work. The message was all about becoming “famous”. I instantly thought of Nick Cannon’s song, “Famous” – don’t ask. Granted, the lesson was much more targeted around generating sales leads, but I found myself ferociously taking notes…more specifically, I found myself strategically thinking about myself as a photographer and a blogger. I suppose I could have simply taken the notes and stored them away in my memory, but I’m Ashley Sisk…I like to share…and what...
Debonair: FREE PS/PSE Compatible Action

July 27, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, Katie Lloyd introduced her Vintage Polaroid Effect for Photoshop Elements. Much like Katie, I don’t have an iPhone…but this effect emulates the Instagram app. If you haven’t already, rush over immediately and download.Shortly after Katie released this effect, I asked if she would mind if I turned her .psd file into a Photoshop and Photoshop Elements compatible action. She said YES! We call this action, “Debonair.” This action is free for personal or commercial use and has been created to work in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. It has also...
The Muffin Experiment

July 20, 2011
Last week, I was blog hopping and saw a recipe for banana and chocolate chip muffins. This immediately prompted a trip to the grocery store. Unfortunately, once I got to the muffin aisle, my enthusiasm for baking from scratch disappeared and I found a .99 cent bag of ready-mix blueberry muffins. Processed with Oh My Good Knits’ freebie action: Hazy B&WDon’t get me wrong, they were tasty, but I should have stuck to my guns and made the banana and chocolate chip muffins. In fact, I fully plan to execute my plan…um, this weekend. More than anything, this little baking...
The Flute

July 13, 2011
The other day I happened to ask my mom if she’d seen my flute lately. As a result, on Friday, I received a package in the mail. That’s right…at one point in my life, I was a flutist (middle to high school). Not that I was ever really good, but I was good enough for my parents to buy an open-hole, gold-plated flute back in the day. It’s quite stunning.Like any good photographer, I couldn’t wait to take it home, clean it and hold a mini photography session. My husband will tell you that I will look for any excuse to have a photography session…but did I really...