Are you ready to meet another KelbyOne member? Today, we’re introducing you to Tina Anderson, a Texas-based photographer. The image seen above, is the one Tina is breaking down and explaining in this week’s Member Monday feature.

1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?

This photo is actually a composite. This is a newborn background I found on Etsy and I had already taken a photo of Elizabeth, my Rat Terrier, on a similar rug, so I just popped her in there.  I love to composite her into famous paintings and scenes to amuse my friends in the rat terrier community and she is a willing subject as she thinks the camera is a treat dispenser.  She is an excellent model and requires very little direction…  I love Photoshop as much as photography, I love being able to manipulate images, to bring another level of artistry to a photo.  The combination of the two fills this need I have to make and learn something every day.

2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?

This was taken with my Nikon D750 and of course, Photoshop.

3.) What do you like to photograph?

I really love to photograph my 14-year-old son but find that my dog and flowers are more willing subjects.  Lately, I’m into photographing flowers after taking Melanie Kern-Favilla’s class on KelbyOne.  I really enjoy the Member Challenges at KelbyOne because by taking on the assignment it forces me for several weeks to focus on something different and then also take a look at how others approached the task.

4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?

I joined NAPP back in like 2008 or 2009 after I went to Photoshop World in Las Vegas with a friend. I didn’t even have Photoshop at the time, never took my D80 off of auto, I was just going to hang out with my friend, but it was so much fun and I caught the bug and joined when I got back.  Later, when it became KelbyOne, I had just entered into a long season of caring for aging parents and took very few photos for several years and then after that chapter closed, I was longing to be creative again, to pick up my camera and continue learning, so I signed up again.  I love the community and conversation in KelbyOne.

Want to get to know Tina better? You should follow her on Instagram! Also, don’t forget to look at more of her work on her website and on 500px