I am a wildlife, pet, and portrait photographer who is trying to get my business up and running. I am currently living in Chicago, I have been experimenting with photomanipulation, an attempt to add some drama to simplicity. I have always been the type to try to run before I can walk, so I’m also self-taught, figure that if you can imagine what you want to put on paper, just work backwards from there (with trial and error in between) :)

I can create logos and retouch photos for commission and create textures or write a tutorial for Photoshop if needed. I also provide stock images for special projects, please contact me by email.

If you’d like to check out my video on

I’ve been creating some new textures lately, they are free to use as long as they are credited back to me. They are in my deviantart account, if you’d like to use them, you can find them HERE

  • Joined: October 2007


Do you like copper jewelry?

I now have my new shop up and running yay! Please check it out here: MiaPatinaJewelry / It is full of handmade copper jewelry that’s really suited to those who want something no one else has (to show off of course) :) I am in the process of renewing my other site selling fine art prints, I’ve sold out of my current stock so I will be able to replenish and get ready for the holidays. …
Posted over 1 year – Leave a comment

Editing Services Available

I will have photo-editing services available to anyone that needs them! / I can retouch skin blemishes, facial features, minor flaws, teeth-whitening or even make someone look as if they lost a few pounds I can also provide larger retouching such as changing the original background to a different location (want to look as if you recently visited Paris or Hawaii?) / If you’re interested in …
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Looking for...

…Models. / If you live in the Chicago area, I will be available to shoot portraits, events (weddings, showers, etc.) or even pet portraits-my specialty. I have access to a studio as well as shoot on location. I will also be working on maternity photos so if you would like a studio session with your loved one and your ‘soon to arrive’ baby, please contact me. / Photo retouching i…
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PS Tutorial: Calculations

No, it has nothing to do with math and is fairly simple. If you’d like to make your photo pop, this can come in handy. / Part One in a small series of tuts I’ll be introducing.
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment