Sunday, January 31, 2010

Night Photography

Night view of the farm

Since we've been snowed in here in Tennessee, I had a chance to work on my night time photography. Here's a picture I took that I really like, even though it is a little dark.

More later...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Point of view

I'm always fascinated at what pictures get lots of hits on flickr. It seems the pictures I am neutral or dislike something about get more hits than the ones I like.

For instance, this picture:
Old shoes
Cool shoes, yes. Interesting? Sure. But to me, it's a rather plain picture. Looks just like a vacationer's candid snapshot. Within an hour of uploading, I had 30 or so hits and an email from someone in Germany (I think) asking where they could get a pair of these shoes. I was shocked.

Now, let's look at another picture:
Victorian home
I don't mean for this to sound conceited in any way, but I was blown away with this picture. And several days after uploading to flickr, it only has five views. What's up with that? I talked with my friend and fellow photographer Thomas about this, and he has had the same experience. He even sold one of his not-so-favorite pictures at a showing.

Anyway, it makes me second guess myself, which I don't like. I like messing with people and pictures. I like over-processing. The world around us is over-processed, so why can't my photos be, too?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Taking the day off.


Normally I try to post some pictures to flickr everyday because I have a HUGE backlog, and I feel it keeps people interested. I'm taking the day off today. I prepared some to go online, but just decided not to at the last minute. I've been cleaning house and been feeling kinda pensive- too many of my friends are graduating and moving away!

I'll be back at it tomorrow, I promise!

Friday, January 22, 2010


One of these days when I get a bit more time I hope to put together a book of Americana, specializing in the south.

Kennedy store

I feel like I've done a pretty good job covering South Carolina, but I have a lot of regret that I didn't explore more when I lived in Alabama. Although the one time I did go exploring to Smut Eye, Alabama (yes, that is a real place) I lost the developed pictures.

Maybe when I win the lottery I'll be able to take off work long enough to go back through Alabama for an entire summer. ;-)


Continuing to get good feedback from my abandoned Americana pictures.
Almost gone
I think I'll work on my book this weekend.
Thanks for all the support!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Our cat, Kitter, eats lettuce.

kitter edited

That is all.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Let's get it started!

It's Sunday, and in lieu of going out in the cold, I decided to get this blog going (finally). My husband Ian and I have been on a campaign this year to try lots of new things, whether it be food, places, etc. I guess I can count this blog as something new. I've blogged before, but never about or in combination with my photography, so this will be a new experience.

Last year was a banner year for me as a photographer. Some pictures I took for work were featured in major library publications. Another of my pictures were short-listed for a Chattanooga, TN city guide. I also sold a picture through imagekind for the first time, and although my commission was only $2 and some change, it felt like a million!

This year, I'm hoping to expand on all that. My husband and I have been talking about forming a media LLC as a 2nd job. With our combined experience, we can do web pages, video, photo, design, and print.

Anyway, that's all for now. Let's see if I can talk Ian into getting out of the house for a bit today.