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Summer Challenge

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Every year I tell myself I’m going to make it a priority to learn a new technique, try some new software, practice a new editing style, etc… And year after year it slips by – to busy, not enough time, I’ll do it next month. Well last week I buckled down. This was ON!! I scoured the web, watched some tutorials and spent lots of lots of time with my camera and computer. And voila –  a HDR Sports Portrait! I’m now more than a little sleep deprived and totally in love with this new process! Already working on ideas for the next one.

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Project 52 – Week 2 “Makeup”

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Ok, ok two days late but here is installment number 2 in Project 52  - “Makeup”. Yes, I do realize I need to get a tad more interesting with my storyboard names. Hopefully over time I’ll be more word inspired… Today’s props are brought to you by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and New York Color. And as any girl knows, once you pick a product line you stick with the product line FOREVER!! A fact, a father in the makeup section at Macy’s today, could not wrap his brain around. He incredulously asked his daughter “There isn’t ONE other foundation here you can use!?!” As a side note, I realized all most all my eye shadow is a shade of tan/brown. The lone standout is the lilac one. I’m thinking I need to branch out a little! At least I’m not afraid to

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Project 52 – Week 1 “Camera”

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Here it is – installment #1 in Project 52. I call it ‘camera’.. This was my very first pro camera and it was the cadillac of medium format systems at the time. My Gram believed in me big and strong! This was her gift to me when I started photography school. I love this camera. Just picking it up, placing it in my hands, makes me itch and yearn to use it again. Maybe I’ll have to find another project just for it.

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Cowgirl Weekend

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Once a Upon a Summer Weekend, ooh a year and a half or so ago…, there was a Cowgirl Weekend! My amazing friend Carol (who I met in high school but didn’t really get to know until well, Facebook, reintroduced us) has had a passion for horses her whole life. She has a handful at any given time at her house. We got to talking about how I should come and visit and do it up large – horses, shooting range, archery, EATING, the lot! I was beyond the moon excited to go. While there I met this beautiful boy – Duke. Just look at him! He was ever, ever so patient with me. Letting me twist and turn in front of him, looking for the ‘perfect’ angle. Every now and then he’d look over at Carol with the complete

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Photography Fun for Slackers in 2013!

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See that storyboard up there? Yep the one with the candy canes. I love shooting that stuff. Looking at things closeup and in a different way than we do everyday. I love trying to find the beauty in the mundane and everyday. And now, here it is, the beginning of 2013 and I’ve been thinking I should be CREATIVE and CHALLENGE MYSELF! (You know that thing all artist are “suppose” to do everyday…) Maybe I do one of those 365 photo projects. Yeah that one – the one where you take a photo EVERY DAY!! and post it online for all to see. Ummmm… I’m way to much of a slacker for that! It would quickly become a “what was I thinking, I hate this, this sucks and I failed” project in ooohhh about 3 days… Soo then I gave it a little more

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