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Welcome to Zoom-Foto

You've no doubt landed here as part of a journey. It starts with the quest for knowledge or inspiration and ends generally with a few choice words with our good friend Google. Words like "camera" and "lighting", combined with "how'd they do that ..." and "how can I do that ..." will land you here. Take heart my friends. I can show you "how'd they do that" - and how you can too.

And this is where our paths cross and we begin our journey together. I have trod the path of 'avid photographer' for years. I have searched for hours for 'how to photograph water drops' and marveled at the perfection of other people's beautifully poised single sparkling drop. I have stood for far too long in the cold to capture that one moment of swirling snow when the air appears to sparkle. And I confess with guilt that beautiful wild horses in the Icelandic hills just had to be photographed at the expense of my very patient traveling companions.

We have all been there - somewhere where the distractions of life are left behind and we exist in the moment. Camera in hand, subject just there. And nothing else. Call me obsessed, call me a little crazy, and you might have captured my dedication to documenting that moment.
If you get this - if you've been there - then join me as I follow the path of avid photographer. Let's learn a lot of photo tech, share our inspiration and produce fantastic shots!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Florabella Collection: Photoshop actions, textures and frames

As an avid photographer I could not help but become also an avid digital editor.  Mix in a little of the perfectionist and some minor control issues, and I could easily while away the whole night transforming and tweaking until the latest photos fit the picture in my mind.

Photoshop is my trusty partner and Photoshop CS5 is a dream!  Double that sentiment when I discovered Photoshop actions.  This simple concept allows you to record actions and apply to one or multiple other digital images with one click. 

Naturally, as any self-respecting Photo Geek would do, discovery of Photoshop actions led to googling into the wee hours.  And naturally, this led to the discovery of Florabella Collections.   This site is a true inspiration with a wide choice of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements actions, textures and frames.  Sample before and after shots are a visual feast with creative composition and stunning transformations.

You will realize, as I did, that being the new owner of one of the Florabella Collections is a worthy cause, and a very good reason to get out your credit card.  I am now the very satisfied owner of the Florabella Luxe II Photoshop Actions collection ... and the proud owner of some once drab photos that now look quite stunning!


  1. Ok so you sound exactly like me!! How awesome it is to know I am not the only Photoshop/Florabella addict!!! When you said: "discovery of Photoshop actions led to googling into the wee hours" I really related, Lol!! And then you said: "and I could easily while away the whole night transforming and tweaking until the latest photos fit the picture in my mind" WOW!! I am so glad I am not the only one!!! Love your site! Keep it up!! :)

  2. Thanks for the commenting Rita - Nice to hear you've enjoyed my site! Also nice to know there's someone who relates - late nights with Photoshop are a regular occurrence. And Florabella sure makes for some stunning results!