Once upon a time, in a far away land (called the Interwebs), there was a magical camera. For years, this magical camera brought joy to millions by capturing moments and memories. The camera thrived, it’s days full of smiles and cheese…or at least, people talking about cheese which subsequently…mysteriously…made them smile! It was a happy time in the Interwebs…until a shadow fell over the land.
Slowly but surely, the camera began having difficulties. Basic compositions were hard to think through. ISO’s and Time values became mind-boggling concepts. The camera was in a fog. Everything he tried felt flat and colorless…and the camera checked…he wasn’t set for monochromes! What the magical picture-maker needed was some inspiration… a “Creative Challenge”, so to speak.
Just as the camera came to that realization, a knight in shining armor raced up. “Camera! Thou art in a creative rut! But fear not, a solution hath arrived.” The knight proceeded to tell the camera (and, due to his lack of volume control, most of the Interwebs) about this month’s Collaborative Creative Challenge hosted by Sir Nick Exposed and the fair maiden Seeing Spots Photography. Talk about impeccable timing!
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If you recall back in June, I posted this “Roadside Chevy” pic, with a “retro” edit (You can read more about it in the original post HERE).
Well, since then I’ve reorganized my lightroom catalogs and unfortunately lost all my previous edits :/ . But… not before saving the settings used in this shot as a preset!! Continue reading
Wow!! What an incredible summer it has been so far!
I want to start off by giving a big shout out to all of you who participated in last months Community Collab Project! If you didnt see already, the gallery is up and ready to be enjoyed HERE. This months project is going to be absolutely KILLER!!! An enormous thank you to our amazing co-host Shannon Kalahan from Seeing Spots Photography, for coming up with the insanely creative idea! Im seriously on the edge of my seat right now, because I want to clue you guys in on the awesomeness that is to come in this months CCP! (BTW if you havent liked her facebook page yet… well you better do so HERE)
Now, where to start for the rest of the updates… First of all I regret to say, I will be putting the 365 project on hold for the time being. With my increasingly hectic schedule I just don’t have the time or energy to put into the challenge like I did earlier this year. BUT DONT WORRY, this is not to say I wont be shooting anymore! Au contraire, I will continue to shoot as often as I can, and will do my best to bring you the best of the best from my shooting Let alone the awesome shots I can bring you from my professional shoots like these. Continue reading
What another AMAZING Collaboration!!
We cant express enough, how much we love and appreciate all of your participation in these projects month after month! Personally, I love watching everyone grow in both creativity and in their photographic skills with each new project.
We’re always excited to hear you feedback!! Each project is uniques to each individual creative. In some cases some with excel while others may struggle; some have experienced the topic hundreds of times, others it could be there first time even hearing about it. The beautiful thing is, its not a contest. There is no right or wrong way to go about it all. Our objective for these projects is to continue to provide FUN (and hopefully exciting) opportunities to continue to grow creatively as well as help you pick up a new (or dust off an old) skill or technique along the way. Continue reading