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I love taking and processing photos.

Do you have any questions about how I did something? Need help adjusting a photo? Don't hesitate to ask. I always enjoy lending a helping hand.

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How to create animated images in photoshop CS2: Click Here
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please don't award me
Don't get me wrong, I love giving and receiving comments, but these awards groups don't really mean anything. I don't want to offend you when I don't submit my image into the award group.

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  • Plaza 24 de Mayo- Sigsig by patriciosarmiento
  • Casa del Arbol by patriciosarmiento
  • sean shooting by SurlyGrrrl
  • 3rd Foundation by Shahab Zargari

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    Toni F. says:

    "Sean - 3f - is "third to none", even to some hypothetical 2f and 1f which someone could wrongly think should exist and master their photographic craft any better than 3f does. His is a terrific stream full of smartly processed images, witty quotes, and a lot of fun. When I grow up I want to learn to take pictures just as he does. Sean, congratulations for your outsanding work."

    March 29th, 2008

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    myfear says:

    "One of the few very special photostreams out here on flickr. Sean is connecting three of my fervours. I love quotes, I love perfect postprocessing and I truely love great photography. All this can be found here. Thanks for sharing your great sense of all three parts of my world :) It's a true pleasure to have you in my contacts!"

    December 6th, 2007

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    Ms Ladyred says:

    "A little of this, a little of that and a whole lot of soul. That is the secret recipe to Sean's outstanding work.

    He is a true artist with a wonderful and kind generous spirit that shines through each of his masterpieces.

    Thank you for being my flickr friend."

    December 2nd, 2007

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    fouramjava says:

    "Always a pleasure to visit Sean's stream. Full of beauty, light, color and magic. Nice to find another Minnesotan who captures the essence of beauty. His photography is outstanding! Amazing techniques and stunning shots!

    Keep up the awesome photography, my friend."

    December 2nd, 2007

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    Mei Todd says:

    "gosh...Sean is probably my favourite photographer on Flickr!!
    His images are always fantastic."

    October 4th, 2007

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    Wild Curl says:

    "One thing is for sure about Sean`s aka 3rd Foundation's photostream: once you have viewed one of his shots, you will instantly add him as a contact.

    Sean goes beyond being an excellent photographer he is a great artist, a man of enormous creativity, wonderful heart and excellent mood.

    He photographs as a scientist exploring and discovering new forms of the things he sees, new angles, presenting infinite possibilities in photoshop, light, painter, effects. Sean represented a significant change in me, beyond a master he became my friend on flickr and has influenced my own photography. Thank you for it Sean!"

    October 1st, 2007

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    _marmota says:

    "Sean has a truly unique view on the world that you can see in his photo stream at first glance. He's a special artist that I look to on a regular basis for inspiration and the opportunity to learn something new. Check out his textures set (steal this stuff!)..a gem of a collection of images that will help you make some great photo artwork.

    Keep up the great work Sean!"

    September 22nd, 2007

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    Shahab Zargari says:

    "Sean's eye is unbeatable. His skill at digital post processing unmatched. He is a man of great talents and a huge heart of gold. A great father by the looks of things too!"

    September 5th, 2007

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    j image says:

    "Sean was one of the first contacts I made when I opened my free account on flickr about a year ago. He was kind, resourceful, honest, and had some of the best child portraits I had seen.

    A year later, I consider him a friend. Every time he posts another fantastic image of one of his beautiful girls, or one of his neighbors, or a shot from towns around Minnesota ... I smile. They are always perfectly composed portraits that would stand honestly on their own. But Sean takes it another step and enhances them with PS treatments that are always complimentary and appropriate. I hope to be as skilled as he is one day with PS.

    Take some time to browse through Sean's photos. He's an honest man with a wonderful collection of art in his stream."

    August 4th, 2007

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    Monica True's Photos says:

    "I know I'm more than late with this.. it has been a while now that I visit your stream and I must say, you are very talented my friend, a truly artist specially when comes to improve on quality of already excellent captures. Tthank you so much Sean for your wonderful work and for letting me be part of this!"

    July 15th, 2007

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    Elm Studio says:

    "Sean is a gifted artist who not only can see a great image but can also see the potential of one and then bring it to fruition through the software tools he uses. It is a great thing when someone has these gifts, but it is even better when they freely share and teach their techniques to others. Well done, Sean!"

    May 7th, 2007

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    c@rljones says:

    "Let me start by saying Sean has a lot to answer for! Before I stumbled upon his stream I was happily ignorant of all the great things that could be achieved through post-processing. Being the kind, generous guy he is, he was more than willing to share his technique with others and then my addiction started. He introduced me to effects such as holga and lomo, now part of my daily routine (damn you Sean :p).

    Not only that but one can never cease to be impressed by his constantly changing style, never fearing to try out new ideas and techniques, one can always be guaranteed that a new "3rd Foundation" masterpiece is around the corner. Even when he takes a break from his post-pro, his raw, natural images show a definite
    skill and talent for photography.

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Sean sure has an awful lot of admirers he's spawned with his never-ending bag of tricks.

    Thanks Sean, and keep 'em coming."

    April 25th, 2007

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    ester B. says:

    "I consider Sean to be a true photographer with a wonderful flair for the artistic. What I enjoy most about his work is that he shoots the most interesting photos which are well worth spending time with. He then takes these awesome photos and further enhances the magic with his creative photoshop skills. I think Sean has a restless soul and his real love and passion for photography is inspiring and his photos are some of my favorites on flickr."

    April 20th, 2007

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    !!WaynePhotoGuy says:

    "Sean is certainly a gifted artist and fantastic photographer but he is also a fantastic flickr community member. He is so darn helpful. I was teasing him the other day that he should go into business fixing other people pictures with his wonderful Photoshop skills because he was giving people pointers and actually reworking peoples shots for them showing them the magic that can be found in a good shot. I suppose he could be doing this because it is too darn cold to go out shooting in Minnesota and he just needed to do something, but somehow I doubt it.

    Thanks for your help and your friendship. Keep up the great work."

    February 13th, 2007

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    amee@work says:

    "I must say - Flickr and 3rd foundation are the two sole reaons for bringing the magic of photography back into my life. I particularly love the photographs he has taken of children. Thanks Sean!"

    February 6th, 2007

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    Friendly Joe says:

    "Sean knows how to compose a shot and how engineer compelling image processing. Sean and Photoshop do for photos what Stonehenge did for rocks. Awesome work - Congratulations!"

    December 18th, 2006

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    Maduraikaaran Travels says:

    "I still haven't figured out if Sean is a Music Composer or a Sound Engineer or both. What makes him great is his willingness to share his Photoshop expertise to the rest in the community. I usually don't comment on his photos...I observe them. There is lot to learn from his photostream."

    December 4th, 2006

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    lifebeginsat50mm says:

    "Every photo Sean adds to flickr shows sign of deliberation and purpose; never will he add something without first pondering its worth. His photostream is all the more compelling as a consequence, and it is always a joy to visit and come across something new and exciting."

    December 8th, 2006

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    axel hydre says:

    "Sean is an artist with the generousity and communication skills to share his talent - a very uncommon combination. I, among many others, have benefitted from his input and example and will always be in his debt. Thank you Sean."

    November 20th, 2006

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    espressoDOM says:

    "One of the first photostreams I check everytime I visit flickr. He has been a valuable asset and a friend when it comes to learning about photoshop and all the things you can do to make great photographs amazing."

    October 26th, 2006

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    noonespillow says:

    "The photos I'm seeing in this photostream are amazing! The concepts captured are wonderful, and the post-processing gives them a large boost.. Great work, and I'll definatally be checking back for more innovative and interesting photographs!"

    September 21st, 2006

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    limowreck666 says:

    "Seans photostream's always a pleasure to visit, and more often than not a learning experience too!

    Be it his amazing portraits of friends and family, or those little things in life i've never thought of pointing my camera at, its safe to say he's a talented guy!

    Talking of talent, his Photoshop treatments to his own shots, and his other Flickr buddies, are second to none!

    You rock dude!!! :D"

    September 7th, 2006

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    -Teddy says:

    "One of the things I love about Sean is his ability to use Photoshop in a creative way. I have learned alot from his tutorials he post from time to time and you will like him even better as a friend on flickr."

    August 14th, 2006

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    Dalmdad Landscape Photography says:

    "I like Sean. Helpful, friendly, thoughtful about your pics. No need to get verbose...this says it all."

    August 9th, 2006

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    Visual Impact says:

    "Sean's photos and flickr participartion are an inspiration.

    His photos are always a joy to see.

    His choice of favourites are worth checking-out. Sean has a great eye for great photos.

    Not only does the quality of Sean's photos inspire me to improve and experiment with my own, but he's always great about sharing his oppinions, ideas, and technique."

    July 12th, 2006

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    Norma*Iriz* says:

    "Your photos are absoluteyly awesome. You have so much thought into them. I can feel the presence of some of the emotions of the people in your photo. So calm and peaceful.

    Beautiful, ellegant, vibrant, and clear!"

    June 26th, 2006

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    Cliff Ramos says:

    "First things first, thanks Sean for the wonderful testimonial...

    Now, let's get back to the business. It's always nice to see an interesting thread, captures that really captures. Thanks for always providing us good sight to see...Keep up the good work! You are a wonder of the photography world! Keep rocking!"

    June 19th, 2006

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    aras01 says:

    "Sean's photostream is one of the most interesting, innovative sites on Flickr. He has a wide range of subject matter, offering something for everyone; but I must admit I am most drawn to the pictures of his children. Sean is a master at capturing the magic of childhood and the ever-changing seasons and, really, the essence of life. Each of his photographs is a work of art; and if that weren't enough, he also posts informative captions--often outlining useful tips and techniques--with each photo. Sean is an inspiration to any photographer--novice or professional; and each time I leave his site, I go away feeling the world is just a little more beautiful. I am lucky to have found his work and to count him among my Flickr friends."

    June 17th, 2006

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    I Am Joel Martinez says:

    "this cat is always putting out great stuff. probably one of my favorite people to always check up on here.
    sean has a great sense of colors and composition
    in all the photos ive seen."

    June 16th, 2006

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    Spiritually says:

    "Great photographer !! Excellent candids !! Fabulous photos !!

    You're a natural at taking great portraits !

    The majority of my favourite photos are going to be yours if this goes on. :)"

    June 13th, 2006

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    doofusdave says:

    "I stumbled across Sean's photostream by sheer luck (and by having "everyone's photos" viewable) and I have been consistently impressed and wowed by pretty much all of the photos he's taken and posted. And hey, having cute kids doesn't hurt either. Seriously, I think everyone should check out Sean's stuff on here. You won't be disappointed and you may even learn a thing or two along the way."

    June 2nd, 2006

Sean Foreman
July 2005