Beautiful capture by Alex of Alex Macaulay. Their studio is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia…they are producing some great work up there!
Archive for November, 2007
Posted in Inspiration, liveBooks, Marketing, tagged christopher griffith, gray scott, Inspiration, liveBooks, michael yang, photographers in focus, sandifer, video series on November 29, 2007 | 1 Comment »
liveBooks is producing a twelve part series of videos called Photographers In Focus. The artists in these videos are producing some amazing work and it is totally worth the time to check these out below!
The first episode was on Michael Yang.
What does it take to really capture those unique authentic moments in life? Michael Jang is known for just that. Watch and listen as this San Francisco based photographer takes you through a journey of his career and reveals how he feels he has uniquely defined himself and his work.
The 2nd installment was with NY artist Gray Scott.
What is success in the high-stress big money business of international fashion? Gray Scott a young NY photographer has asked himself this question several times. Watch and listen as Gray explains to you how he answers this question while at the same time adding more depth and understanding to his unique photographic style.
The 3rd installment is Christopher Griffith.
Over the years Christopher Griffith has photographed high end fashion shoots, majestic high performance cars, chicken legs and tire rubber from the side of the road. No matter what the subject Christopher has a way of taking everything and turning it into a heroic image. In this video Christopher reveals his approach to capturing the image independent of the subject and how he has driven change in his career when he felt he was not following his most desired path.
I just found some blogging resources that I thought I would pass along…both have some terrific information in them!
Today we went to Joya Beauty to do the first installment of Em’s vendor tour. Joanne custom mixed new make-up for Em in a process that I had not seen before, but was very cool. Another first on the day was the facial that I received! You can see more over on Emilie’s blog…you should totally check it out!
Recently I made a trip to Vermont to visit my friends Matt and Lindsey. They just bought a new house outside of Stowe and it is a great property. Matt is a friend from IU, so it was fun to catch up and talk about old times. I am looking forward to heading back over there soon to get some skiing in
Hiking up a nearby mountain and firetower:
Back at their new home:
Today’s Image of the Day comes from someone who is kinda a big deal… [b]! This is one of his signature bridal portraits from a wedding down in Miami. [b]ecker is a totally great guy that produces consistently…and that is what it is all about. He has [b] school and other avenues for photographers to get to know what he is doing to be on the top…check him out!
Thought I would also mention that [b] donates to the weekly online poker game Hope to see him on there tonight…
I found this over on Rebecca Grinnals WEDDEX blog and thought it would be good share.
The article give us some insight into how the dynasty of The Knot came into being. I am always in awe of how a business like this could some into a market and basically dominate it…with a new and cool way of doing things.
OK…not sure what this has to do with what, but I found it over on Justine Ungaro’s blog and had to try it out. So the idea is you enter your blog and it tells you what level of education someone might need to understand your blog. Apparently you have to be Genius to read mine LOL
Try yours out and let me know what it says…
Posted in Hijack, Personal, tagged 6of4 Creations, Becky's Dinner, David Murray, Eric Laurits, Federal Jack's, Flatbread Pizza, J Biddy, LaCour, LL Bean, Maine Photography, RiRa on November 18, 2007 | 3 Comments »
Out of shear laziness and the fact that Em says it so well in this post…I’m hijacking it for this blog!
J and I are blessed to have many amazing friends in the photography community but sadly, most of them live very far away. So we were extra excited last week when Mark, Erin, Rachel and Andrew of LaCour, and new friends Katie and Chris of 6 of Four Creations from Georgia came to visit Eric Laurits at his parents’ cottage in Wells.
We toasted the local brew at Federal Jack’s in Kennebunkport, dined on mussels and red wine (on a weekday afternoon!) at David Murray’s house on Goose Rocks Beach, played with our dogs at our house, chowed at Flatbread Pizza and sang with J Biddy at RiRa, took a midnight run to LL Bean, experienced Becky’s Diner and Portland Head Light in the rain. It was a busy, fun-filled few days and we already miss you all (Dakota especially misses Eric, whom she snuggled with all night).
Eric did a fantastic job documenting the week. Below are some of his pictures. More can be found on his blog.
Mark and Erin
Rachel and Andrew
Chris and Katie
This is Eric who took (mostly all) of these images.
Baby girl Dakota
Walking into LL late night
They have a great new fish tank!
Chris and Rachel
Awww. Morning email w/ Destin
The institution that is Becky’s
Many thanks for the time, laughter, wine, creativity and friendship. We adore you all and can’t wait to see you again!
Maine Dog Photography is certainly something that is hot right now with more photographers than ever getting into the act. Pet photography in Maine a state with so many dog lovers will continue to trend upward over time.
Commenting on blogs is probably not at the top of your To Do List — but maybe it should be. It’s certainly one strategy to build good solid traffic, as well as subscribers, to your blog.
I know it’s fun to write our own content, but let’s not forget about going out there to share our ideas, while at the same time promoting good relationships among readers and bloggers.
With the New Year soon to arrive, this might be a good time to think about writing a resolution to make 10 solid comments on other blogs each week. That would be 520 comments by the end of next year. There’s no doubt in my mind that this will increase traffic to your blog. How much? I don’t know, but I know it will make a difference.
Let’s keep in mind that our comments should:
- Provide value by offering substantive material
- Further the conversation
- Be inviting and friendly so as to promote community and the sharing of ideas, and
- Be relevant to the topic being discussed
And let’s not forget about some of the benefits of leaving comments on blogs:
- Opportunity to use your creativity or problem-solving skills on a regular basis
- Increase your knowledge by learning new things by reading not only the original post, but also the other comments prior to posting your own
- Increase your visibility by leaving a link to your website in the comment form
- Increase your credibility by writing valuable content
- Increase your traffic when others read your content and want to find out more about you
If you have any success stories to share as a result of leaving comments on blogs, we would love to hear about them.
If you are into real estate like I am you should take a few minutes to check out this new site! They have put a creative spin on the real estate game that I think will be bringing them a lot of attention going forward… Right now you can play in the SF Bay area, but hopefully soon they will role it out on a larger scale!