Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Getting it in Print

Back in September last year, I found myself at a theater cast party talking with the owner/producer of a local magazine.  I happened to mention that I love photography and if they ever needed some help, I'd love to participate.  She told me to send an email to the editor along with examples of my work and they'd see if they could use me.  (PS - that's code for, "we'll see if your photography skills are good enough.")

I followed up immediately (the next morning) by sending the editor a link to my photostream on Flickr.  Low and behold, within a couple of weeks, I had my first assignment!  I talked about it here and posted a few of the pictures here

While I've gotten good at converting my photos to the 300dpi requested by the editor, I have never been able to convert to CYMK from RGB.  Luckily, with this small publication, they are willing to work with me and make the conversions after I submit the RGB.

I was a little disappointed that the pictures I submitted were converted to black & white.  I had processed the photos to give them a late afternoon "golden" hue which was not only lost in the conversion, but made the shots less crisp and clear.  Oh well, I learned something!

Here's what the end product looked like.

I have since done a couple more articles and stories!  It has been fun and it has kept me shooting through the chaotic months of winter and early spring when I thought I didn't have time to take pictures!!

Looking forward to spending the summer with you!!

Much Love,


Saturday, May 21, 2011

School's (nearly) out for Summer!!

Holy Cow!  This school year was frantic from beginning to end it seems!  But as things are winding down, I am getting so excited to spend my summer taking pictures again and being in the Civic Theater's Musical.

I'm also itchin to get my blog up and rolling again!  The best way I can think of is to post some of the shots I took over the school year.  I will probably do that for the next few days.  Then it will be off to take some great pictures again this summer and work on the un-ending task of improving my photography!

Let's see.... I didn't get a ton of chances to take pictures this year, but I DID take some...  Let me flip through my shots and see what you might enjoy looking at.

It looks like I mostly have shots from a SNOW DAY!!  (a day off from school because the snow fell so quickly, the buses were getting stuck!)  Here goes:

At Sunrise

A little rabbit was using the "wishing well" in someone's yard as shelter

The youngest daughter enjoying her time in the snow.

Blessings to everyone!  I'm looking forward to a relaxing and beautiful summer!