1. Photography in the Age of Pinterest

    2020-12-02 01:02:07 UTC
    Pinterest popped into everyone’s awareness around 2011, 2012 Before Pinterest, there was stumbleupon. Before stumbleupon, there were home design blogs. Before blogs, there were lifestyle magazines.  Part of what made these sites so inspirational was the imagery. The illusion of control, of hashtag goals, of making the ordinary something extraordinary.…

  2. Overcoming Camera Shyness

    2020-01-09 20:17:27 UTC
    This is a continuation of my last blog post, in which I talked about how people—wonderful, talented, gorgeous people—almost always froze up when it came to getting in front of the camera. If you haven’t read that post yet, I highly recommend reading it in conjunction with this one. As…

  3. Why is it Hard to Have Your Portrait Taken?

    2019-06-13 12:50:45 UTC
    A few weeks ago I did a presentation for Exclusive Business Group. EBG consists of so many amazing professionals in a vast array of businesses. I began by asking three questions “Who here is good at their jobs?” Every hand raised. “Who here would be confident to stand up right…

  4. A Grave Photograph

    2018-10-30 23:34:00 UTC
    Oh, hello there. Welcome. Come in, come in, it’s a bit nippy outside, why don’t you warm yourself here Hm? Why am I looking over your shoulder? No reason–More cocoa? There you go. Good, isn’t it? Family recipe. Why my great-great-great gran—-Did you hear that? Don’t worry, I did too.…

  5. A Fairy Tale Branding

    2018-10-11 18:23:51 UTC
    Some of you may, if you’ve been following me for awhile, will recognize me talk about Avon Van Hassel, my amazingly awesome author friend. This year, she finalized the publishing of the first book in her series, Magic Beans, a revision of fairy tales as told partly from the point…

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