Friday, September 28, 2012

Black & White Sweet and Simple Daisy Photo Mark of Excellence!

This is so cool. I Shot it, The Best Photo Competition chose my sweet little simple daisy flower (who is a tiny version of a normal daisy, the vase is like the size of a golf ball) photograph for mark of excellence!!! It's so exciting to win-and 3rd place isn't half bad! Shot a couple of years ago at my mom's home in Oslo, Norway. This lil guy sat on the coffee table in a perfectly diffused natural window lit living room. Used my Oly E510, 14-54mm F/2.8 lens:-(long gone. A color photo converted to black and white. Edited in LR3 and CS5. This is def a photo worth printing and framing. I love the simplicity of it. Dramatic, yet simple. And cute too.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Charming Sphinx Cat gets photographed in Omaha studio

Charming Sphinx cat is as gentle as a kitten. (Forgive me for not remembering his most unique cat name!) Shot at Rockbrook camera Omaha for the Pet Photography Seminar with Tina Gunn. ISO 200, F/5.6, 1/125, 50mm lens. All 3 images are unique and interesting simply because of the cool textures in his wrinkles. Wow! What a cool cat! I've never petted a Sphinx before and it feels like a small shaved dog, like after Furby has his monthly bath. There seems to be angry eyes on the shot where no catch lights appear, but he is not as tough as he looks. A total love bug indeed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pet Photography Workshop with Tina Gunn

ISO 800, F1.8,1/640, 50mm

ISO 800, F2.8, 1/1000, 50mm

ISO 200, F5.6, 1/125, 50mm

ISO 800, F2.5, 1/5000, 50mm

ISO200, F5.6, 1/125, 50mm
I had the privilege of attending a pet photography workshop at Rockbrook Camera with the talented and sweet Tina Gunn. I signed up because I wanted to gain a little more knowledge from a professional PET photographer and meet other PET PEOPLE who are interested in the same thing that I am interested in-photographing pets. The technical aspect was a good brush up, like forcing myself to use less of ap/sh priority mode and much more manual mode (duh). And working with Photogenic studio lights and the use a MONSTER size umbrella diffuser (that thing is mean!) was very new to me as I shoot with natural window light and on location. Tina brought her extremely well behaved models Charlie the handsome Chihuahua and a Sphinx cat (post cat images later). The whole time Charlie is paying close attention to his mommy and that's fine cause it's all about finding a great location with awesome lighting. I love the indoor/outdoor natural light shots, but the studio artificial light shots came out pretty good as well imo. I'm glad I got to experience this seminar and meet with a professional pet photographer who loves to capture beautiful images of pets as much as I do!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ava the cute military baby shines!!!

Ava is a military baby. Her Daddy is in Afghanistan fighting for our freedoms because of the events that happened on this day 11 years ago so it was appropriate to post this beautiful photograph of her cuteness.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

KIDS: The Mini Sessions

 Are you looking for Christmas cards AND wallets for the whole family? How about prints for the grandparents PLUS your home? Don't have time for a LENGTHY photography session in a store box studio? Well, this is the photo session to be a part of because you only need a a few minutes and you'll be supporting a GREAT cause! This fantastic fundraising event is taking place at Standing Bear Lake park on the east side entrance! Each session will run about 10 minutes. I'll shoot 5 different poses and choose 3 of the best for your child and will include up to 3 kids for the $49 donation. You'll receive 3 professionally edited high res digital files (you can print up to 8X10 size) that I will email to you within 10 days with full print rights. Parents must sign model release form at time of session. $49 donation is due at time of session. Parents, please have kids wear NON logo and NON text clothing. Simple and sweet outfits are a MUST! And please arrive 10 minutes prior to session time spot. Contact me for more info. I will add more information about Meghann's mission in the following days!! And add links and such!!! YWAM.ORG

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Professional Photo book from Apple is superb!

This book project fell by the wayside but, I finally completed it and I am so in love with APPLE books. The print quality is superb. Colors are very accurate and vivid. Super sturdy hard cover professional photo book. I love this 8.5X11" size book because it is suitable for a coffee table. Memories that will last a lifetime. aaawwweeee.