Water Photomontage

One of my favorite things to do is to create Photomontages.  This one  composed of four images is called Healing Water Meditation. I have been creating photo montages since my film days . Back then I sandwiched negatives together in the dark room. Today most of the...

Bidwell Park

Love Bidwell Park. The park was established July 10, 1905 through the donation by Annie Bidwell of approximately 2,500 acres of land to the City of Chico. Since that time, the City has purchased additional land, such as Cedar Grove in 1922, and 1,200 acresof land...

A new year! TwentyFourteen!

Wow did 2013 go by fast or what? Yikes each year seems to speed by faster and faster. Lots of changes for us in 2013. We sold our home in Paradise and moved back to Chico. Then close to the end of the year we sold our building on the Skyway and decided to work from...

Love Kyle Williams

Just wanted to share this fantastic local guitar playing singer from our area. Take a listen and share so he can win this contest that could change his life. He deserves...

Recent Studio Portrait

This is one of my photo montages. Done simply with 2 photos layered together with masks in Photoshop CS6. Check out the gallery of his  photos on our Studio blog...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Sending warm wishes and love. May you have a wonderful Christmas & Holiday Season. We hope that 2013 will bring you Joy, good health, prosperity, happiness, peace, good times with family and...

“Within Your Reach”

A new PBS Travel Show What a wonderful idea. They need some support and I’m sure every little bit helps. Christine Mac Shane and Trisha Coder are hitting the road and are going to  a half hour show like no one’s ever seen.  They’ll take you behind the...

Finally finished a book cover

Been working on a cover for a book by my dear dad. It’s called Debt Cri$e$. It will soon be for sale on Amazon Books. Volia here is the front and back. The back is on the left of course this is how it is submitted to the printer. On to the next...

Latest Creation

One day I decided to work on something more creative that I hadn’t done in a very long time. Voila my stress relieving design, kind of a self portrait called Magical...

Working on Websites

Today has been a website work day. Updating plugins, applications, and finishing up a self storage website. The end is in sight. For a little while anyway. Lucky for me I love what I do. Time passes by so quickly……it keeps on slipping away into the future....

A long time……..

It has been a long time since I have posted. My resolution was to try to post at least once a month. Ah…..  time keeps on slipping into the future. My intentions are good. So much has changed for us this last year. The studio has survived the economic downturn....

A New Year! 2012

Another year gone by in the blink of an eye! Wow. Hope everyone’s Christmas and New Year Holidays were wonderful. We have been working hard to keep our studio running smoothly. Our devoted clients keep us alive in this down economy. We are so blessed with a...

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life is very personal to us. We have had a lot of friends and family lose their battle to cancer. Pictured in the panorama below are a few. Unfortunately each year the list grows. Luckily there are also survivors in our life. This fundraiser gives us...

It’s May! It’s May

Spring time, ah the beauty of flowers in the spring. We have had a crazy winter this year so spring is a little later than usual. We still have daffodils which are normally gone by now. April showers did bring us so many beautiful flowers. It’s May, it’s...

Backup

The word for today is backup. What do you use to backup your important files? The cloud? An external hard drive. DVD’s or CD’s? All of the above. We have had some bad luck with Western Digital external hard drives. Lost 2 so far and one was unrecoverable...

Classes in Photoshop

Photoshop classes from 7pm to 9pm at Alain Tomatis Photography Studio on the Skyway will start April 13th on Wednesday nights. The classes will cost $25 each, limited to 5 students. Please register no later than the week before by filling out my contact form here on...

Photoshop Elements Class

For those of you who own a Mac, I will be teaching a basic Photoshop Elements Class for the Mac Users Club called MacChug. It will start at 7:30Pm. The club has some awesome raffles for incredible prices. There is a beginners class for those new to the Mac at 6:30pm,...

Photoshop classes coming soon!

Photoshop classes to begin in March. I’m thinking of either teaching them on a week night around 7pm. Which night works best for most people? Let me know. I also do one on one tutoring to help you with a variety of computer challenges you might be having. The...

Help-Portrait Paradise 2010

Our Help-Portrait event was a success. It was last Saturday at The Family Resource Center in Paradise right across the street from our studio. We had 3 local photographers and 17 volunteers. We took photographs of 110 people. It was so rewarding and some of the...