Saturday, July 26, 2008

post-processing

I came across this wonderful post showing how one photographer post-pocesses her photographs. I've begun to notice more and more that post-processing an image is nearly half of the art (okay, maybe not half but a big part of it) it is AMAZING the difference it makes. So check it out!

Friday, July 25, 2008

back in the saddle again

I had my camera out nearly all day today. I worked on getting more familiar with my camera's settings especially in lower-light conditions. I got a few good pics and thought I'd post a few un-processed ones.
Katie-Abigailjust playing with the carKatie-Abigailsnack time!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

wedding photographers

I've come across a couple weding/couples photographers and I thought I'd post the link here since I love their work SO much!

First of all there is the ever-adorable Lauren Clark, who I've mentioned before but her work bears repeating, her images resonate with me more than most and she is now what I hope to become, hopefully not before too long!

Now let me introduce to you to the artisitic Denise Bovee she has the trademark image of a couple in the evening sunlight - it's breathtaking.

I don't know if I've mentioned Inspired Reflections before - it's Doug & Cherie Yost, Cherie is a contact of mine on Flickr and I'm always thrilled to see her work pop up on my flickr home page.

Okay I'm off to watch Flashpoint with the hubs!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

recent work

My camera is back home (from the cleaners)!!!!! I'm ecstatic. While it was gone I took little dinky pics on my old fuji and on my new cell phone. It feels great to have my camera-baby back in it's bag where it belongs. It also means that I need to kick it into high gear to get ready for a wedding I been asked to shoot next month and the full-launch of my website. So exciting, but so much work!
Anyway, while my camera was gone I took a couple hours to edit some photos I took back at the beging of the month. Here's a little bit of it. View the whole set by clicking here.

David & Dixie - hypnotainer & singer

David's "crystal ball"

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Hope you're having a great 4th (and taking some great pictures!)We had a pretty good typical American day, I guess. We went to the local parade (though Main Street Woodstock) we ate PopTarts on the sidewalk waiting for the parade to start. The parade was pretty dissapointing, it was mostly political candidates and businesses advertising themselves. There was a TON of candy. My kids suffed their Daddy's pockets full. It was a sad reminder of the modern consumerist mentality and I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with all this candy but my kids had fun and that is what counts. We ate free Itaian ice's which were amazing! We wandered around the park for a little while, the kids jumped on the inflatables and we stood in line so they could get (and proceed to pop)a big animal-shaped baloon-thingy. Their Grammy came along - which was a wonderful help - she bought them each some Cotton Candy on our way out of the park. The girls ate it after lunch and Katie-Abigail definiely does NOT like cotton candy. I wish I had a picture of her face when she got a big piece in her mouth. She tried it again later and actualy spit it out! Wow.
In celebration of independence day I moved the baby out of my room!! He's been getting up about four times a night and I'm hoping that moving him out of my room will help cut down on his need to be so near me.
Also, celebrating my increasing independence I have started my first job in seven years - yes, I am totally freaking out - I'll be working at Revive Consignment every (or every other) Saturday. Hopefully it'll help with some of the debt we accumulated while Daniel was out of work. I'm totally thrilled about the idea of working - not too thrilled about leaving the baby for an entire day. He's nine months and should be fine.
My camera is sent out to be cleaned so there's no photos. I've just got my little point and shoot which I ought to have brought today anyway but didn't. They said at the camera store that it could take SIX WEEKS to get my camera back! Good grief. I guess I'll live. Actually I've got a lot of work to do on my website so it'll be good to take a break.

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