Dec 25, 2010
Dec 3, 2010
Jeremy Cowart, founder of the global Help-Portrait movement, says that he wears his heart on his sleeve. I say he wears his ART on his sleeve. Talk about courage. Talk about generosity. And talk about going in front of a LIVE worldwide audience to create your art in real time. And not just any ole art, but experimental portraits that are each unique and one of a kind - glitter, laser beams and all. Thank you Jeremy and I can't wait to see what you teach us today in Day 2 of your creativeLIVE workshop.
Nov 21, 2010
A picture is worth 1000 words, right? This morning I have a number of behind the scenes photos to share from yesterday's brain-overloading workshop with the never-ending-energy-filled Tamara Lackey at creativeLIVE. Tune in to Day 3 where we'll discuss Clients, Sales, Business, & Life. Time to get deep.
Nov 19, 2010
Day 1 of Tamara Lackey's creativeLIVE 3-day workshop on children's portraiture is a dream come true. So many wonderful insights today, but my greatest AHA was on a personal note. As Tamara described her career pre-pro-photographer, all I heard in my head was - wait, that's so MY story! Job in the corporate world - feeling like it wasn't at all what i was called to do - take time to travel - came back to corporate job - oh no! - this still isn't for me - and finally allowed myself to take a leap of faith to build my photography business. Thank you Tamara for validating my career flip decision!
Watching Tamara interact with her subjects (kids and parents alike) during the "To The Tapes!" section of today's session was so inspiring. I'm definitely going to read some child psychology books to help me get in tune with my kiddo subjects. Tamara advised us to recognize who the kids are and get into their world - connect, quickly. Time to get some sleep, but wanted to give a shout out to our in-class workshop participants who flew to Seattle from around the globe to learn from Tamara directly. I look forward to seeing them in action tomorrow as they get a chance to shoot children in the creativeLIVE studio. You'll rock it! Here are some behind the scenes shots from today:
Day 2 starts in less than 10 hours - woot! woot!
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
There was this guy in college named Gabriel. My ladies and I called him Gabe the Babe. Upon meeting Stacia & Karl's wee little Gabriel for his newborn photo shoot, I began what seems to be sticking as his new nickname. Sure, it might fade away after his newborn-babeness turns into toddlerhood. But rest assured, come 18 years from now this no-longer-little guy will be cheering on the Fighting Irish while freshman girls giggle and whisper, "look - it's Gabe the Babe!" Thank you Stacia & Karl for welcoming me to create a cozy studio in your home. Props to grandma, grandpa and uncle for joining in the fun!