Tag Archives: Liz Mackney Photography


Creating A Free “Mat & Frame” For Metal Prints

I have a large metal print of one of my favorite Motif #1 images hanging above my fireplace mantel. The image itself has an oil paint look to it and, as such, stands well on […]

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Preserving – And Discovering – Family History

Last July we sold my parents’ house. It had been our family homestead for 63 years. It was the only place my four siblings and I ever collectively knew as “home.” Every childhood memory for […]

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Photography — See What Winter Can Teach You!

The Perfect Time To Learn While I do go out to shoot during the winter months, I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to being cursed with limited tolerance to cold weather. I definitely […]

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Evolve An Existing “Final” Image Using Topaz Simplify

A Request A few months ago a fan of the New England Photography Guild Facebook page asked if I would explain how I created this image of Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill, Massachusetts. I promised her I would, […]

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Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask Filter – Are Your Images Flawed?

About The Unsharp Mask Filter… Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask Filter is the most common sharpening tool used by photographers during post production. Although its name sounds like an oxymoron when the goal is to actually sharpen […]

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Using Texture to Transform An Image

The Present Becomes The Past There are numerous ways to take your images to the next level. Sometimes it’s simply through diligent practice; other times it’s by utilizing more advanced equipment and/or incorporating the latest […]

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Filter Play For A Cold Winter’s Day

Winter In New England It’s been an interesting winter here in New England thus far. We’ve certainly seen an extreme range of temperatures, not to mention some “wicked” ice storms and a recent Nor’easter blizzard. […]

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