Friday, February 19, 2010

Cool Warm

Tree Ornaments
8x10 Photo Collage
By ToMi Creations Photography
Tom Willa
Well a triangle of images should work. Beside obtaining a wonderful Skeleton Vase for Valentine's Day for Miki. We acquired some tree ornaments and hung them on Valentine's Day,too. The next morning there was a frost, The top photo is about cool, the lower left is about warming up, I tweaked the background warming it up, the right hand side photo is an afternoon shot with no adjustments. I am often inspired by the light at different times during the day this is my snap shot of our weather during the last week. The clear nights are chilly but the blue sky during the days is fun. Where ever you are enjoy the beauty of the moment. Thanks to all of you who have visited driving the counter over 2K

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Characteristics of Portraits

Artist Sculpting
Photo by ToMi Creations Photography
Tom Willa

I find the characteristics of portraits a topic which entails passion, technique and commitment. Whether it is capturing the intensity of the individual, a reflection of the charisma or the sparkle in the eye I love the beauty of the moment. As a photographer, I seek to share the emotion of my internal thoughts when creating photographs. Less it better.
Here's a new blog by Cyrielle: . You can see what a completed glass sculpted magnifier looks like and how cool a multi-dimensional creation it is.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Blooms

Valentine's Flower
4x6 Photo
By ToMi Creations Photography
Tom Willa

I was out on Sunday searching for good locations for "portrait photo session locations", say that three times real fast. I visited Malbak Nursery in Woodinville, WA. It is a great place with quality greenery. I took a few shots of flowers and checked out their cafe, very yummy.
This photo was taken with my 50mm prime. The finished image a result of patching together two photos in Pshop. I like it for because it has all the warmth of love so it makes me happy and is my Happy Valentine's Flower photo for all of you who follow my blog.

Friday, February 5, 2010


4x5 Cropping
Web Ready Image by
ToMi Creations Photography
by Tom Willa
Friday night, a time to talk mini-techie. When cropping a photo I practice awareness of prospective lines. This photo was taken at South King County Events and Wedding Coordinator meet up in January. There are a lot of different ways to adjust the multiple source white balance reality but once that is completed, it is important if you are going to use cropping tools to maintain a sense of perspective. Above is unmodified raw file saved as a jpeg and adjusted crop photo that is transformed into an image which captures the easy going atmosphere of the event.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Four Valentine's Special

ToMi Creation Promotional Materials
8x10 by Tom Willa
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away. We will be open on that Sunday, the 14th, in case you decide to take your sweetheart out to someplace fancy, and want to include a photo . How fun that this romantic day falls on a weekend. There are endless possibilities.
Please let me know if you know anyone who is planning on popping the engagement question, needs an engagement announcement photo, or if a photography session would help make this Valentine's Day memory something extraordinary.
What about surprise weddings? If you are someone who plans on getting married on Valentine's Day, and you are in need of a photographer, let me know and we can work something out.
Happy early Valentine's Day to you all.