200 Headshot Challenge

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Two years ago I I started my photography business by giving my friends who were laid off with me the gift of a new headshot for LinkedIn.  I want to thank all the people who have helped me through these last two years, and challenge myself at the same time.  In fact, I also want to thank all the people who have been encouraging, or even somewhat interested in my quest to make LinkedIn a more beautiful place.

The way I'll be showing my appreciation is by offering a complimentary headshot in conjunction with a challenge to myself.  I have a big goal to create 200 headshots of 200 different people in 40 days starting on March 1. I had a little bit of hibernation over the winter, and now I need a little bit of a momentum change, and a good old fashion BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) should be just the thing to kick off my spring season.

Here are the details about the challenge:

  • The goal is to create 200 headshots of 200 people in 40 days.
  • Headshot sessions will take place at Studio o2o 5 days a week during the 40 days.
  • One headshots of my choice with light editing will be complimentary for each person who participates in the challenge
  • All headshots will be available for web sized download from a common gallery with all the images from the challenge.
  • Anyone who would like to choose their own images can pay $40 for the gallery set up, which can be applied to the purchase of any additional fully retouched images ($65 each).
  • Scheduled  times will be posted as Facebook events.

Please participate and let me know if you have any questions


Photo Blogging Challenge-Express Yourself

January 31, 2017  •  3 Comments

This month for the photo blog challenge the theme is express yourself.

Just after the new year began, I spent some time with my family and got my nieces to show me some expressions, and here are my favorites.

Really it is just a collection of eye rolling followed by a more sentimental black and white photo.

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Photo Blogging Challenge-'Tis the season

December 31, 2016  •  3 Comments

This month for the photo blog challenge the theme is 'tis the season.

 

For my first picture I'l be a little "punny" and say that it 'tis the season to be of good CHEER!  Haha.

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I've been trying to do an annual picture of my husband and myself, and here is the one for this year:

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I also do Christmas card photos for my brother's family

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Finally, here are a couple of our tree

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Photo Blogging Challenge-Your town/city

September 30, 2016  •  7 Comments

This month for the photo blog challenge the theme is "Your town/city" and I didn't include a whole lot of the city  portion.  I've done quite a bit of traveling, and after a while I started to feel like all of America was just long stretches of highway connecting identical strip malls.  I know that is a cynical view, and I do know that many places have their own character, ok, probably all places.  The thing is, that in my travels I had a romantic idea that I would arrive in a place, and it would feel like home in a way that my hometown never did, and the longer that didn't happen, the more cynicism set in.  The funny thing that happened, is that after all the searching, I arrived back in Utah, and found that I was home, not exactly in the same town, but nearby. 

One of the things that made me return to Utah, and call it home is the nature, specifically the mountains.  They are spectacular, and they make me feel tucked in to this little valley, all safe and secure, and planted on solid ground.

 

 

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This is near the Jordan River where there is a lovely path where I go running, I love how it looks at sunrise.

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Speaking of sunrise, I love it so much that I've tried to get clients to do sunrise photo shoots, and finally I got someone to agree! This photo probably isn't the best portrait to show his personality, but I love the crazy sun-flare, and sparkles coming off the lake right in the moment that the sun was coming over the mountains.  (Note: in the session there were plenty of pictures that did show his personality, and his face)

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Churches are ubiquitous in Utah, and this one is very near my house, and adds some local detail to my sunrise obsessed post this month.

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After taking the picture of the church I turned away from the sunrise, and even the west side of the sky was amazing, plus I captured these birds in flight.

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This is just a tiny snapshot of the beautiful place where I live.

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Photo Blogging Challenge-Black and White

August 31, 2016  •  9 Comments

This month for the photo blog challenge the theme is "Black and White."  I've always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with black and white photography.  With some pictures the lack of color really makes the focus the subject and the emotion, but overall I REALLY like color.  For the challenge this month I did push aside the color and found a little moodiness in these monotone images.

This first photo is a bit of a rare thing for me.  I actually had something like this in mind when I set out with my camera.  Often, I take my camera exploring, and hope to stumble upon inspiration, but in this case I took my camera to downtown Salt Lake City knowing how gorgeous the light can be in the evening.  I thought that capturing a street scene would be great for black and white.

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This photo was more of a discovery. As we walked past this gun shop I thought that the mural on the front was kind of creepy, so I turned around to see if there was a picture there, and I was kind of blown away by the contrasting images painted on these two buildings.

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After dinner we met with some friends, and Bryan here said he wanted a new profile picture for LinkedIn.  I explained that a dark club was not the place, but he insisted, so I had my husband hold my iPhone with the flashlight on to light Bryan's face.  While it is certainly not studio quality, I'm happy with how it turned out.

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My nephew had his Eagle Scout court of honor this month, and I took a few pictures.  This is his younger brother (also my nephew) led the opening flag ceremony.  I like how seriously he is taking it, and how small he looks at the same time.

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This is the Eagle Scout nephew.  He gave a very touching speech about how much his Grandmother had encouraged and supported him through his scouting journey, and he presented her with a special award followed by this hug.  I love the emotion, and from a photography technical standpoint hugs can be very tricky because you have to be at just the right angle at just the right time to get both faces in the shot.  On this day I'm very glad I got lucky.

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