Wednesday, July 28, 2010

female photographers of Etsy

I just joined the female photographers of Etsy team!
They've got a great blog with some cool photography you should check out:

You can also find links to other female photographers on etsy, as well as links to many of their blogs!
(including mine! woohoo!)

check it out!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

fine art prints available on Etsy!

I finally started my Etsy shop!  

Just a few prints available so far... but a lot more will be available soon!

and feel free to share the link! :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

not what I expected

This afternoon, while I was watching the bonus features on the This Is It dvd (by the way, watch that movie!  AND the bonus features!  SO. GOOD.), I was watching out of the corner of my eye as the sky slowly turned dark and suddenly, it started to POUR.  I grabbed my nikon coolpix thinking I might make an interesting photo of the now flooded street.  But all those pictures were BO-RING...

These are the photos I liked the best.  Once the rain started to come to a stop, and I opened my window again, the water droplets all over the screen caught my eye...

And I took this one out on the front porch during the downpour... it might be my favorite:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Modern Family. The best comedy on tv since Arrested Development

Taking a little break from website stuff, I found this silly Modern Family commercial.  Apparently it was done as a promotion for the Oscars, and it does a great job of capturing all the characters in 30 seconds.  SOOO funny!  I can never pick a favorite, but I think Gloria is my favorite here.

I LOVE this show.  If you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Onset Beach

Kind of a last minute thing, just before 7pm, I decided to drive down to Onset Beach. I thought I'd get there in time for the pretty sunset light... I JUST missed it...  So I have some pictures I made at dusk instead. 

The plan WAS to shoot film in my Holga, (finally!) and I also brought my Coolpix and my Brownie.  But since the light was pretty much gone by the time I started, I didn't shoot any film... I knew from experience with my Holga that any negatives would be super thin.  And I cannot afford thin negatives!

So, I did some through-the-viewfinder with both the Holga and Brownie.  I did NOT like any of the Brownie shots.  They were way too distorted, even for my taste!

The light was kinda flat at this point, but I got a few I like, and some I'm still not sure about...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

chippy the chipmunk!

I said I was gonna lay off the flower pictures, but the sunflowers in the backyard have been taunting me a little... so I headed out there to try a couple TTV shots, but they were all eaten by beetles and ugly.  Which, I guess would maybe make for a more interesting picture, but I didn't take any.

When I turned around, I saw this little guy (I have named him Chippy) staring at me from the cement block wall of the compost bin.  It was as if he thought if he stayed still, I wouldn't see him... We actually had a little staring contest, then I realized I had my camera in my hand.

I snapped that one, and when I took a step closer, he jumped down one of the holes in the cement blocks.

I had zoomed in as far as I could, so the quality is already not that great, but here's a little close-up of the above photo:


Sunday, July 11, 2010

brand new website is up!

hello!  just wanted to let you all know that I now have an official website!  Woo hoo!  It was hard work.  Not that I didn't have respect for them before, but I my respect for graphic/web designers has increased exponentially!!! It's seriously hard work! 
You may have seen some photos here on the blog or maybe on, but there's lots of stuff that I haven't posted anywhere else!
Take a look!

Also, my cousin reminded me of this photo today- it's her son... I forgot that I had scanned it.  (It is, of course, shot with actual b&w film!)  Thought I'd share it.  It cracks me up!

(It also features my new little watermark, that I made to match all my new graphics...)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

new logo and banner!

So for the past few weeks I have been hard at work re-designing my logo (which hadn't actually been seen by many peeps since I didn't really like it and didn't use it on anything yet...) and a website and a business card.  I also attacked the blog tonight, fiddling with the template and layout, and also making the colors, etc. match the website, which will be going "live" in a few days... stay tuned!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to all who've helped me with all this design business, which I'm not that great at.  Your feedback and suggestions have been GREATLY appreciated!