Sunday, August 11, 2013

Advise From My Boy

 Right before the scheduled time for a session, it rained and the client canceled. The Boy and I decided to go to the park anyways. He said it would be his photo shoot and he would be the director. We got wet, but we had fun.

He gave me this advise, "Mom, never give up. OK?"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

College Educated.... Me?

 For my friend Manny's birthday he is sponsoring a canned food drive. I offered my expertise as a Strategic Communications expert to create these graphics for him.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jumping for Joy!

I created this of the Boy for a special event.

Finished, it looks easy, right? But it wasn't. He was not very cooperative. This was created from three images. I took over 200 to get the right ones. Then came the processing in photo shop. I am proud of the results.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Competition? Senior Photo Shoot

A very beautiful girl. 

Her mom set-up this shoot when I offered a free sitting. The mom wanted to do something urban and different. She had seen photos I had of Jeddy on both of the lots we used for this shoot and wanted her daughters senior pictures taken in the same place. And because her daughter does Irish dancing she wanted to tie that into the shoot. the girl, during the shoot, requested i get pictures of the locket her grandfather had given her.

I thought I did a great job.

I offer free sessions, partially because i need models for photo classes. I am encouraged to experiment.  In the three images above I was playing with the locket and putting the emphasis on it. They may not be images I'd blow up to a 16X20, but they are fun and I learned a little with each one. 

 Edited to add later: I may commit photographer suicide here) A few months after this shoot I was perusing a photography message board and found an image of this same girl taken by another photographer. Curious, I clicked the link to the other photographer's facebook page and blog. This girl had apparently gone to nine photographers during her senior year and gave the other photographer a glowing recommendation and said she would NOT recommend any of the other photographers. 

I found out from friends that she does beauty pageants --part of the reason for so many sessions (I was told she is a model wanna-be.) Her sessions were all glamor type shoots in fancy dresses and lots of make-up. The mom had wanted a more natural look, more urban decay, etc.... her session with me was unlike any of her other shoots. She had complained several times about the graffiti on the walls and trespassing (neither lot had locked gates or posted tresspassing signs ;-) She appeared uncomfortable the whole time and didn't seem happy. I tried and I liked what I got.

OH well.... no matter what she thought of this session, I am proud of the work and I found her pictures posted with two other photographers and the pictures were beautiful, but they all looked like beauty queen photos. I like this look.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Be Mine

 The Boy had a lot of fun helping me design these Valentine's cards.  He is not into  hearts and flowers, but rather, blood and gore. 

As your family photographer, I can shoot the picture and then create cards for any occasion for you at reasonable prices.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Playing With Light Explora Albuquerque

 I love the explora. I have a few favorite exhibits, but anything dealing with light and color is high on my list.
 This one has three different colored lights aimed at a white screen. I loved the affect and we took several images.
 Then I went home and I played with the files using various filters. So much fun!
The other three are of me. This is Jeddy Grant.