CreativeLive…WHAT! it’s FREE!-Alpharetta photographer


This week my hubbie is out of town. I will have some “free” time this week to do some self educating. Luckily there are two, not just one, but two different seminars, both by Tamara Lackey which I hope to catch. WHAT you don’t know what creativeLIVE is?

Well let me tell you a little bit about it. It is only an AWESOME way for photographers to learn more about the photo business, shooting and everything in between. They hold seminars, FREE, on certain weekends, featuring various creative minds. The best part is they share their wisdom with the rest of us…OH and did I mention, IT”S FREE.

Watching these seminars has really made me re-evaluate the way I look at my business and photography as a whole. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE! Well that may sound a bit dramatic. However, it has really encouraged me, given me inspiration, hope, and a fresh way of looking at my work. So I guess, it has CHANGED MY LIFE. HaHa!

So for any fellow video/photographers I would highly recommend checking them out. If you miss a seminar, you can always buy it later. It is well worth the money. Hope they will inspire you as much as I have been inspired.

Now back to your regular programing!

Phoenix – Fashion Shoot

Yesterday I went to shoot my Fashion shot for my portrait class at Gwinnett Tech. Phoenix of Atlanta was my lovely model. We had the idea of beauty in a decaying place. Phoenix rocked it and was beautiful. My friend/classmate Jeremy was an awesome assistant and a big help.
I think the image turned out great. Can’t wait to shoot with Phoenix again.

How to Urban Explore!

Here is a video that I posted to my YouTube Channel. I had to make a “How To” video in my Multimedia class at Gwinnett Tech last quarter. I thought it would be fun to do it on one of the things I LOVE which is to go Urban Exploring. It is definitely campy, but hopefully it will at least make you smile.




Gift Ideas for Your Fav Photographer! Glak Love

With the Holidays fast approaching I know many of us are starting to think about what we can get for our loved ones. Well for the photographer in your life you may want to think about Glak Love. This is a local Atlanta artist who takes old film negatives and creates jewelry out of it. I guess I like this because it is a spin on my recycle, reuse thing that I am so fond of. Anyways it looks really neat and I love that it is tied to photography. Take a peak here at the Etsy page.

Trashy? Absolutely!!!!!

As you all may be figuring out I am slightly obsessed with trash. Not in a gross sort of way, but a way to try to re-use and recycle different items that, us as a culture, often just put in the landfill. I found this article in Top Design Magazine about two artists, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, who make sculptures out of trash and then make shadow images out of it. I find this truly amazing and innovative. I love artists who really think out of the box and I feel that they do this. Check out more the article and more images here.

Liz aka OWEN!

On Saturday Night I was invited to come up to the Jungle by my friend, Liz. She is a drag king, mainly performing in Atlanta, name Owen. That night she was performing with other kings and queens at a farwell fundraiser for another drag queen, Alexandria Martin.

Well Liz invited me backstage so I could actually meet Phoenix, the subject of my photo story project. While I was waiting for Phoenix I decided to snap a few pics of Owen. She was performing Lady GaGa that night. Doesn’t she look great!

Wedding In Cali!

This past weekend I made a impromptu trip to sunny southern Cali. OK, well I had a least two weeks notice. My friend Jen, of almost 20 years, decided to marry her love Scott on his leave from the US Army. It was a gorgeous wedding with a gorgeous couple.
I told Jen that I was going to photograph their wedding. It was the least I could do. After all what are friends for? Well anyways I am giving you just a sneak peak for now, but hope to post some more soon.
I hit the ground running as soon as I got off the plane yesterday and have not had a full chance to go through them all. I hope to soon. I am sure Jen is anxious to see them as well.


Did you know that White House has a photo stream????

Today like most days I went to log into my Yahoo account. On the front page I notice some pictures. After digging a bit further, I found out that the White House has its own photo stream on Flicker. The story line was about one of the White House photographers, Pete Souza, and 10 of his favorite pictures that has been taken since Obama has taken office.
Since I was curious, I clicked on the link and found some of the pictures that they spoke of. It seems that the White House has many events that they do not invite the public press to partake in. They have their own photographers and release the images that they want. I think that this is pretty cleaver. It can help maintain a certain image which could be helpful, especially if your the president. Right!
Maybe one day when I become famous I will do the same thing…One can dream!