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.
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.
Drink and Click™ is simple: We meet at a venue to have a drink, talk about Photography, laugh and have fun together. Then we move to another venue, take pictures in between… and repeat until the night is over! We have photography challenges every month with prizes ranging from Camera gear to local area business gift cards. Join us!
Upcoming US Drink and Click™ Photowalk Events:
San Antonio Celebrates Fiesta! http://goo.gl/eLLsx
Austin Does Architecture http://goo.gl/r2DEl
Indie Hits The Elbow http://goo.gl/PhBEA
New York Goes To Prison http://goo.gl/P3N1I
Chicago Heads to Printer’s Row http://goo.gl/Iw9WU
Los Angeles Goes Downtown http://goo.gl/z9xOA
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Jeff Smith and I, along with 13 talented and interactive moderators, created The Art of Self Portraiture Community on Google+ this year. We’re inviting people to share their self portraits as well as challenging them to learn and grow with us.
Each month, we post a tutorial that we hope will help the community grow and try something new or brush up on an old skill. With each tutorial, we tie in a monthly challenge with prizes from our fantastic sponsors: SmugMug, Think Tank Photo, and Capturing Couture.
This month’s tutorial by Tamara Pruessner discusses using selective color and textures appropriately. The Challenge is to submit one fantastic self portrait using selective color and/or textures. You can read more about prizes and rules for submission on the Event Page here.
This is an example that I created for this week’s Selfy Sunday Project Event (we do this bi-weekly) that uses selective color to tell the story. Just touching this rose is causing color to flow into my body – this illustrates the story indicated by my title. Selective Color done purposefully can be a wonderful thing! Beware, though, it can easily be ultra cheesy.
Everyone is welcome to join in on the monthly challenges, and join our community to share your self portraits regularly. Hope to see your work there!
invisible, do what you want
do what you want
i will sink and I will disappear
i will slip into the groove and cut me off
cut me off
There’s an empty space inside my heart
where the weeds take root and now I’ll set you free
i’ll set you free
08 x 10 $10
11 x 14 $25
16 x 20 $68
More sizes available at above link.
I was reminded recently of this experience, and wanted to share it with you guys. Last summer, John took Braden and me with him to a show (he is a guitar player) at a place where there’s a helicopter ride offering on the property. We got lucky and were able to take Braden up in the helicopter that evening. The flight was amazing – open doors, of course, and it was very thrilling (the pilot turned us sideways at one point, with me on the underbelly, WHOA).
I had been so excited to go up in the helicopter myself, but, as thrilling as it was, I quickly realized that the best part of the ride was listening to Braden over the headphones we were all wearing. I wish I had an audio recording to share with you. He was adorable, hilarious, and sweet beyond description. I was not in a really great position to take photos of him (I was in the front, my hair whipping all over the place, holding my camera and phone) but I managed this shot by holding the camera over my shoulder.
It may not be the best photo, but I think you get the point. He was ecstatic. When we landed, John wanted to thank the pilot, but when he tried, he was given thanks himself. The pilot said it was the best ride he’d piloted in years because of Braden.
Children can be challenging and present all kinds of frustrating moments, but the joy they bring far eclipses any of that. They make the world an altogether more wonderful and interesting place. I’m so thankful we have him.