Thursday, July 29, 2010

Erika

Just to prove that I am actually working on them!
Tomorrow: Emily

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coming Soon: Austin Landmarks Photo Shoot


I ♥ Faces Contest Entry - July 26

I Faces (iheartfaces.com) is a great website with a weekly photo contest. This week's theme: PURPLE

 
Now for the story behind the photo...

Lisa grew up in Austin and just graduated from the University of Texas.  The next phase of life would take her to a new city.  She decided to celebrate the transition and mark the occasion by visiting her favorite Austin landmarks and having some photos taken. This particular photo was taken on the playground in the neighborhood of her childhood home. It's my personal favorite from the day & one that came immediately to mind when I saw this week's theme:  Purple.





Technical details:
Canon 5D w/ EF85mm f/1.8 USM @85mm
ISO 100   f/2.0   1/100
Post-processing was done in Photoshop. Basically, I just did a little color correction on her skin tone so she wasn't too purple.  (I wanted the purple cast to look natural, not like she was a space alien.) I also used CoffeeShop's Eye Bright action to bring out her eyes.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Winner!

My entry won First Place in the Photography Division. The judges also awarded special ribbons to three entries they deemed exceptional and mine was one of them. 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center's
10th Annual Judged Membership Show:
IMAGES
A multi-media exhibit featuring the best artists in the Hill Country
Avery Gallery       July 15 - Aug 15, 2010



Winter on the Guadalupe
Ingram, Texas

9.5 x 16

This photograph was taken on a cold, damp winter afternoon at By The RV Park & Campground in Ingram, Texas. The calendar may have said March 1st but it still felt like the dead of winter. The image was digitally manipulated in Photoshop by overlaying various colors and textures to make it look more like a painting than a photograph.

This print is a real photograph - NOT an inkjet print.  It is printed by a professional photo lab on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper -  created with printers that expose light sensitive paper that is then run through a chemical process.  Mounted on 2mm-thick styrene which is considered one of the best mounting substrates available.

Technical Details:
Canon 5D with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM @35mm
ISO 100   1/200   f/7.1


Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a print:
hillcountryphotos@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

PhotoQuest 2010

Presented by the Hill Country Camera Club

September 23 - October 17

PhotoQuest 2010

Juried Exhibition of Photographs
from Amateur & Professional Photographers
in Kerrville and the surrounding area

Showing at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville Texas 
(across from the County Courthouse)
10 am - 4 pm  Tuesday - Saturday, and 1 - 4 pm Sunday
*Free Admission*

Meet the photographers and enjoy wine & refreshments
at our PhotoQuest 2010 Reception
on Saturday, October 2nd from 1-3pm

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Winner!

My photo Bluebonnet Sunrise won Hill Country Camera Club's monthly print competition.  The theme this month was wildflowers.  If you're in the Kerrville area stop by the KACC museum & see it. It will be hanging there for the next 30 days.

Bluebonnet Sunrise
Willow City Loop, Texas
10 x 15

$45
This is a real photograph - NOT an inkjet print.  It is printed by a professional photo lab on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper -  created with printers that expose light sensitive paper that is then run through a chemical process.  Mounted on 2mm-thick styrene which is considered one of the best mounting substrates available.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a print:
hillcountryphotos@gmail.com
(The print you receive will not have a watermark.)

Technical Details:
Canon 5D
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM @ 16mm
ISO 200  1/250  f/7.1