Archive for January 2010

fly in the air

As I finish up an album design on a session from this fall, this fun image reminds me of the warm sun on my face.

Most people in Wisconsin agree that we are ready for winter to be over. But then again it’s only the end of January and we choose to live here, right? Time to go warm up…

yoga lines

Quite a few years ago, I stumbled across a really great yoga teacher, Scott Anderson (Alignment Yoga and the Blue Mounds Dharma Center). After taking his classes for awhile, I sheepishly asked him if I could photograph him. He has such an amazing form. He wholeheartedly agreed and since then, I have been working with him on several projects.

On Monday, we finished up the last part of a yoga series that will be published in his upcoming book. At the end, I wanted to play with my new Nikon D700 (yippee!) to see what I could do with the light and shadows.

As we were doing this series, I felt this energy that I cannot explain. We were in sync.

creative time, part one

One of my goals for 2010: play more with the camera and create more personal images. To get there, I asked of my favorite teachers/mentors, Carol Chase-Bjerke, to guide us through a creativity class for myself and four other local professional photographers. Over the winter/spring months, we will be meeting four times and working on various assignments.

Today was the first class and it was awesome. As with any art, photography is an expression of one’s self and experience. The subjectivity of photography has always intrigued me. And the other thing that amazes me, is the variety that you can have in any group. Give five photographers the same assignment and the same camera – you’ll never get exactly the same thing.

While I won’t go into the assignment in detail, I’ll share a couple of images that resulted. In short, the assignment asked us to be “directors” of our images and to create a theme or illusion. With my interest in motion and form, plus self-portrait, I played around creating dreamy and watery images using multiple exposures and slow shutter speeds.