Photography Book Now 2011

Blurb Photography Book Now contest is open for entries! I missed this completely last year, but this year... if I miss it, at least I knew about it. We have plenty of time though. the closing date for entries is July 14. Grand Prize Winner takes home $25,000 and the category winner takes home $5,000 WOOT!!

Lets go and Good Luck!!!

Print Exchange with the SPE Multicultural Caucus

Back in January I was presented with the opportunity to participate in a print exchange with the members of the Society of Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus! Fun idea right! I thought so, a great way to share and collect work from others in the community, so I jumped right on it

If you are a heavy printer (which I am not) I don't have to tell you how much work it is to make 28 prints and sign them.. and cut them down..ALOT OF WORK!!  3 trips to Blick Art Supply and 2 trips to Calumet for ink. I printed an image from my Wal-Mart Project series on Calumet Brilliant Museum Satin Matte white paper and it worked out beautifully!! As much work as it was, it was actually sort of peaceful to be one with my work and loading my printer, adjusting levels, test strips watching it print, goofing on Twitter. I have a printer and small workspace at my parents house so my mom was bringing me snacks, and meals LOL, needless to say this whole experience was worth it.

Here is a picture I took with my iPhone of my images drying on the floor

and I stayed in this hat the entire weekend LOL (again from my iPhone) its a fine art image, the blur=fine art.. Just kidding but nice try right :)

Woo Hoo!!!

I FINALLY received my portfolio in the mail and I have yet to sit and go through it but once I get through it will post it for all of you too see!

In the meantime check out the work of all of those that participated in the print exchange

I Am a Professional

This weekend was the ASMP Strictly Business conference. It was a long, intense weekend where photographers from all over the country came together to talk about the state of the industry and how we can be better at our craft and how we service our clients. The weekend was so inspiring and I met tons of photographers doing some really great things!! It makes me happy because as tigh as the photography community is, we are also so seperated from one another, because we are often times 1-2 man shows.  So when I'm presented with the oppurtunity to meet other professional photographers from across the country I jump at the chance!

ASMP created this awesome video so check it out! It sums me up, I may be quirky and silly, but I am creative and most importantly I'm a Professional.

Thanks for reading

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