Posts Tagged: Photography


Saturdays Are Perfect for Photowalks & Sushi

My Bliss: Part IX

We were all very slow to move on Saturday morning.  We were tired, the week had caught up with us, and, personally, the late nights finally took their toll.  Lotus and I got to bed at 4’something, and I didn’t fall asleep until well after 4:30am, due to my poor, achy, throbbing feet.  We did have a nice few moments on the floor in front of our room, though.  Except we were on the wrong floor.  But, I digress… Just looking at Lotus’ boots, on Saturday morning, hurt my feet, as I opted to walk around the Opryland Hotel in my house slippers.

A small group of photogranerds met for the photo-walk.  I was so pleased to see each and every one of them.

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We stopped at the brick steps so that I could take some portraits of all the walkers.  Jennifer even took one of me.

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Shab caught me while working.  I totally love these pictures because I feel like I’m in a zone when I’m photographing someone, and to actually see myself while in that zone is really interesting.

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Then the photo-walk continued…

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As my feet were submerged in the cold-cold water of the man-made brook, two men of God approached me.  Few words were spoken, but there was an understanding as to why I was so keen to dangle my feet, slipped in, the water like liquid socks.  He smiled. I smiled.  I almost asked him if he wanted to join me.

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After the walk was over we went up to where Vdog and Jim were waiting for us.  Before we headed off to lunch, I got to say “hi”—via video-chat—to my old friend (an OG Cre8buzzer) Mr. Lady.  It was so nice to “see” her, too; I only wish she would have been at Blissdom.

We decided to hit the sushi restaurant.  And, we indulged in some of the best sushi that I’ve had in a long time.  After a little while Leslie and Rachel joined up with us.  It was a nice way to spend the final moments of Blissdom together.

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Before we said our goodbyes I asked V, Leslie, Rach, and Jim what their favorite part of Blissdom was.


Join me tomorrow when I give my final thoughts about My Bliss.

Heads or Tails Mini-Sessions at Blissdom’11

I’m going to be in Nashville, TN for the Blissdom ’11 Conference, at the end of the month. I’ll be leading a Wisdom Workshop with Lotus, Dawn, Casey, Deanna, Amy, and Angie. ALL about photography, of course. The cool thing is that it’s going to be a very hands-on photography workshop. If you’re going to Blissdom, and you want to learn how to “get off the green square”, you should come to the workshop. I proposed the workshop; believe me when I tell you that it’s gonna be an excellent opportunity for some hands on training. Hands on training with some of the most talented photographers I know.

Photography: Get Off the Green Square!

Composition has been covered. What we need now is to get everyone out of automatic mode. Blissdom provides time to sit down in small groups and focus on what your camera can really do. Experienced and supportive workshop leaders will concentrate on teaching just what each part of the camera does. What is AV? What is TV? How the heck do I shoot in manual? Can someone please explain the difference between Adobe RGB and sRGB? RAW? An intimate hands-on learning environment followed by time to put your newly achieved non-automatic techniques to use with your instructors right there for additional help.


Another opportunity is having some portraits taken by yours truly:

I’m offering mini-sessions, either Boudoir style or head-shots!

The cost is $75.00, and this is what you get:

  • One 30-45 minute session
  • Five high quality, high-resolution images

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Email me today (secretagentmama at gmail dot com) to secure your mini-session!

Weekly Winners {The Baby It’s Cold Outside Edition}

“He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.” —W.J. Cameron

Out of Focus Haze

Old Friends

Picture It Outside of the Box {Week 4}

Oh la la!  I loved seeing all of you holding your gorgeous tools of the trade.  There’s just something about it that makes my heart pitter-patter!

Here’s the submission showcase for the week:

Sassy Irish Lassie

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Aunt With Gum

Paddy Cake Jakers Mom

Self portrait
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The challenge for {Week 4} of “Picture It Outside of the Box” is:

Let’s Be Bokeh-licious

 

Here are a couple of examples:

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The Challenge: How It Works

  • Each week, on Friday, I announce the “Picture It Outside of the Box” photo challenge theme.
  • You can submit a photo for the theme by the following THURSDAY. Enter your direct link (to your blog post with the photo in it or your photo on Flickr) in the thumbnail McLinky Tool at the bottom of the post. Keep in mind the linky-loo will close down on Thursday at 12:00 AM EST.
  • FIVE submissions from my readers will be showcased on Friday, and the new theme will then be revealed.
  • Basically: you play along, you have fun, we show each other our awesome photos, we share inspiration….it’s a win-win situation!
  • Visiting fellow photo challenge players is highly encouraged!

Ready. Set. Shoot.

 

 

Check out the following 10 new and free Photoshop tutorials for all photographers and designers.

Weekly Winners {Of Man and Nature}

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” —Edwin Way Teale

Just a reminder:  Please enter the next “Picture It Outside of the Box” photo challenge.  The theme is “Low Down”.   I would really love it if you played along.



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