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!

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.

Trash for Dinner?

A photo by Chris Jordan

As I was sitting here, I was trying to think about looking up some photographers. So I just started putting in various words in Google. Organic, Recycle, then Trash Photographers. Yeah odd words to pick, but oh well. I then found Chris Jordan referenced on a different blog. In one of his galleries he has one dedicated to

“photographs of albatross chicks from September, 2009, on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking. (Chris Jordan).”

These pictures really bring the trash epidemic to a front. What do you think about it?

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!

Phillippe Halsman: Photographer

Last week when I went to the High Museum in Atlanta I was exposed to photographer Philippe Halsman.  He was a friend of Salvador Dali and they collaborated on many projects. Some of the photos that they collaborated on were in the exhibit and were very intriguing.
One image that I thought was really awesome was the one below. Dali also did a painted version of this image that was shown at the High.
Check Halsman out if you have a chance. He has some very interested images.