A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
~James Russell Lowell
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Mother’s Day Pricing: Valid April 27 through May 11—Discount Code: SPRING30
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- · Premiere Elements 11 — $30 off (originally $99)
- · Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle — $30 off (originally $149)
I’ve used Adobe products for as long as I’ve done anything with digital images. Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom have all served me well over time. I got my first copy of Lightroom in early 2011 when I was invited to attend a workshop hosted by Julieanne Kost, Principle Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe Systems (see her great Lightroom 4 tips and tutorials here). I fell in love hard and fast with Lightroom and it has been my primary photo editing and organizing software since then.
Holly is a photographer who, among other things, does a series of photos called “The Mug Chronicles” that always make me want a(nother) cup of coffee. I was delighted that she asked me to do a conversation for the inspiring photography website Mortal Muses. I enjoyed the required introspection and I hope that readers find the piece interesting. Let me know what you think and feel free to leave comments on the post – I’ll check in there to answer any questions.
Fear and self-doubt are the deadly enemies of creativity. Don’t invite either into your mind.
At first I was so upset with myself for getting “too busy” and forgetting to take a self portrait this past week. Then, suddenly, I remembered something pretty important. I decided to do this project, and the only way I fail is if I say I do.
So here’s my place holder. I took it in January, but I processed it last week. Going forward, I will continue to do my best to take a self portrait each week…and if I don’t, then… I’ll just have another mojito, get over it, and make more art!
what would I give to start all over again
to clean up my mistakes
stand in the moonlight, stand under Heaven
wait for an answer, hold out forever
but don’t be afraid anymore…
08 x 12 $15
12 x 18 $38
16 x 24 $80
More sizes available at above link.
I don’t normally take on portrait clients. There is no particular reason other than that I’ve never really made it a focus or dedicated time to it. I guess I do more in the creative arts arena than clientele work, but I have done a few portrait shoots, and I usually enjoy them. Last year I did a Senior Portrait Shoot with the lovely Linzey Weden. She is a delightful person and was a joy to photograph. I have the pleasure of doing the same thing for her brother Preston this weekend! Should be fun.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau