Monday, February 21, 2011

Private Lessons

I am honored to currently have two lovely women taking private lessons with me.  They want to learn how to use their cameras and build on their creative photography skills.  We are having such a great time!

Our beginning lessons have focused on the functions of the camera and the basic premise of photography ... light.  The first concept that every photographer needs to understand is that photography is basically learning to paint with light.  Just as a painter uses their paint, we use light to create our images.  So, if you learn how your camera functions to control light, you will have the foundation to build on.  This can be a tricky concept to grasp at first ... especially how the aperture and shutter work together, but the concept suddenly clicks and then the magic begins.

If you are new to photography, don't get frustrated, you can master the basic technical stuff ... find a mentor that you like working with and get a little help with the basics.  You'll then be on your way!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be a Valentine Hero!

Hey, be a Valentine hero ... give a gift certificate to have your portrait taken together.  So seriously romantic and you are both going to treasure the results.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Special Offering for Wear Red Day

We just posted a special offering to Etsy ... in honor of the Go Red for Women's National Wear Red Day and Valentine's Day, all proceeds from the sale of "Two Hearts" will be donated to the American Heart Association.  If you purchase this print, you'll help fight heart disease and have a wonderful fine art print for your collection or to give as a Valentine's Day gift.  Thanks for helping if you can ... and hey, do you have your red on today?

Thursday, February 3, 2011