Colleen K Bird

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This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …


18 Stunning Self Portraits of Motherhood From A New Community

Self Portraits of Motherhood Founder, Ellen Elizabeth Photography<p>Photographer Ellen Covey sent me a Facebook message that changed my photography …

You may qualify for Education Grants on your own Income Merits!

Search for possible school loans and grants that may help you continue your education<p>Simply fill out your name, email, and phone number - when you …


Hope everyone had a great Cinco De Mayo!!!! Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us!!! :)

FACES Ride 4 Smiles Poker Run - Chattanooga, TN Save the date! May 30,2015

Some Walker teachers oppose new standards-based grading system

Damon Raines<p>Damon Raines<p>Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press.<p>LAFAYETTE, Ga. -- "We'll give 'em a D and set 'em free."<p>Document: Walker County …

FACES Ride 4 Smiles Poker Run - Chattanooga, TN Pre- register now. Getting closer, May 30,2015

There are some amazing people in the Western performance horse world, wouldn't you say? QHN Managing Editor Kelsey Pecsek found out just how incredible some of those people are. Read her blog post at and then email us your stories!

Ashley & Anthony with wine corks, in a vineyard, in Napa. A new wedding from Amy & Tony on the blog now:

"In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated." -August Sander

20 Atlanta festivals to enjoy in May

From the Atlanta Jazz Festival to the Decatur Arts Festival, find the summer event for you<p>Festival season is in full swing by May, when you can …

It's official -- we're impressed! This beautiful bloom was captured in the online Craftsy class, "Close-Up Nature Photography: Beyond the Basics." Save it today for inspiration that won't wilt. View the project here and share your thoughts! -->>

Take a closer look at this project and feel even more inspired! Professional photographer Neil van Niekerk is sharing one of his gorgeous portraits. Save it here for inspiration on demand! View the project here and share your thoughts! -->>

A big round of applause for Jann Parker and Merada Jo, who won the Non-Pro Championship at the Four Sixes/National Cutting Horse Association Western Nationals today with a 218! Congratulations from QHN and Coyote Rock Ranch! The show will conclude with the $15,000 Novice/Non-Pro class this afternoon.

I SHOT IT : Macro Photo Competition 2015 No 2

Description: Extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life …

Inspiration doesn’t strike on a schedule. Enjoy 56% off when you sign up for Boudoir Photography: Flattering the Female Form with Jennifer Rozenbaum, and learn anytime anywhere -->> From foolproof styling suggestions to flattering poses and easy lighting, master the art of boudoir photography! Don’t put learning on the backburner! Browse all Photography classes here -->>

A meteor shower is peaking tomorrow morning – May 6, 2015 – that should make our friends in the Southern Hemisphere happy. The Eta Aquarid shower, which can also be seen on the morning of May 7, is a fine one to view from tropical and southerly latitudes. At mid-northern latitudes, these meteors don’t fall so abundantly, though mid-northern meteor watchers will catch some, too, and might be lucky enough to catch an earthgrazer – a bright, long-lasting meteor that travels horizontally across the sky – before dawn. Because the Eta Aquarids are mainly a predawn shower,

Get inspired by this Craftsy maker's project! Check out this example from Neil van Niekerk's online Craftsy class, Off-Camera Flash Photography, and save it here for inspiration on demand! View the project here and share your thoughts! -->>

Woman accused of fatally cutting baby from womb will stand trial

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in …

Fake skeletons in lawn chairs frighten Colorado River snorkeler

CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. -- A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified -- and later embarrassed -- …

Georgia sheriff calls woman's shooting a tragic accident

ATLANTA -- A metro Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting …