Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

I’ve been thinking a lot about trying to put myself out there to take more photos of children, families, couples, etc. Like, you know, professionally and all. I look at blog after blog after website after website. Some that I see are insanely phenomenal and they remind me to keep my day job. Others that I view…well…let’s just say they lead me to believe this is something I can do.

I have been so fortunate recently to have some friends need just the type of photos that I want to take. Three separate people, actually. I feel like this is a good testing phase to see how I do. I shot two of them yesterday and I have another in a couple weeks. So, within the next few weeks, I’ll be going through my pics to get them ready to give to my “clients.” I’ll post some here and there to give you a glimpse into my progress.

Here’s the first unofficial official new business that’s not yet a business photo. Let me know what you think.


Another shot of the Ciro-flex camera in vertical orientation. I’m kind of digging this texture business and how it changes photos.

Ciro-flex camera - vertical

I used the sameĀ background textures that I uploaded previously. Here’s how my Photoshop layers look. We start from the bottom background layer that is the original shot of the Ciro-flex camera. On top of that is the “Ceramic tile” texture – Mode: Hard Light; Opacity: 20%. Next layer up is the “Stamped and tinted concrete (flagstone) 2” – Mode: Saturation; Opacity: 100%. And the final layer that is on top is the “Cork board” texture – Mode: Overlay; Opacity: 20%.

One photo. Three textures. Instant antique photograph.


Posted: April 11, 2010 in Photography
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It’s been a long time since I posted anything. Holy smokes, life (i.e. WORK!) has been so crazy lately that I can’t even think about doing anything extra, even if it is something that I enjoy. But it’s Saturday night. I’ve taken a minute to breathe. And it’s time to add a new post to my blog before the last two people who were interested in it decide to walk away and not look back.

I have this old camera that’s been sitting on the shelf in my husband’s office area. I find myself looking at it a lot. It seems to be calling my name and asking me to photograph it. “Jeeeeeennny. JEEEEEENNNY. Take a picture of me. Pleeeeeease??” It seems to have a personality. And a history. Maybe even some baggage. I can’t tell what’s going on with it yet but I’m sure it’ll tell me eventually.

Ciro-flex camera

One of the things that I have always thought would be fun to do is be a baby photographer. Sure there would be days when the child is just not happy to be participating in such an event and they let you know it. That might be a little trying on the patience. But for the most part, they are so beautiful and bring such joy to be around. Seems to me that the good days WAY outweigh the tough ones.

This weekend, I went to my friend’s house to try and take some Anne Geddes-type, sleeping baby photos of her 12-day-old little girl. But even after a 75 degree house and a 25-minute feeding, that child was wide awake and not looking to fade off any time in the near future. So we ditched all effort and props that were gathered for the sleeping baby poses and moved forward with shots of her simply wrapped in a blanket. It actually turned out not too bad. This one might be my favorite of the day. It makes me giggle every time I look at it. Man! I would love to do this for a living.


This photo was taken in Chicago over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I had a couple hours to waste before I needed to catch my plane. I normally take most of my photos in color and then decide if I want to change them up later. This series I set the camera on black and white. It seems to capture the vibe of the city better. Sometimes, color gets in the way.

Chicago streetscape

Chicago streetscape