Monthly Archives: September 2017

Photography Workshops

I had the opportunity to tour MountainLens during a studio tour last weekend.  I met Jeff Miller and April Johnson at the local Camera Club of Hendersonville.

April does a beautiful job of photographing pets. Take a look at Asheville Pet Photography. She spoke at the Land of Waterfalls in Brevard. I thought it was great that in her presentation, not only did she share her work, she shared the process. Dog slobber and all 🙂

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B&A and Reflections for CCoH

This is the camera clubs second before and after series this year. The first time I did 3, but one was left out by accident so this year I only took the time to work on 2. original RAW files on the left were by Peter Jones then Warren Bidell RAW, my edit of their photos are on right. I did not shoot either image.BA4BA5

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The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [final part 4]

Boy this post has been a long time coming!  Now we did physically build another house, move and I had other projects going but I think I’m at least a year overdue on writing the post.

The sister duo already has a new series about the Brown Mountain Lights with one out and the second one in the works. I guess I’ve just been busy with things but today while clearing out my computer files I decided to post before some of the files I had were deleted.

This one was bittersweet. It was my favorite cover but it was also the last in the series. I can tell you the end of the book required tissue.  Continue reading

2 days. 3 waterfalls.

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We had this sandy shore waterfall all to ourselves. It’s an off the beaten path waterfall in Dupont, that at times we couldn’t see the trail. My type A personality is kicking in though because I don’t know the name for sure. It may be Upper Wintergreen or Upper Grassy Falls. No trash, no crowds so I’m going to stay on the bandwagon that doesn’t give trail details, but I’m sure if you really need to find it you can find directions just like we did. We went after a fairly heavy rain and were going over some trees in the path (I use that word lightly) that looked to be a perfect snake haven.

Note the little waterfall in the pic below- hubby saw after going over the rocks he’s standing on. Took a picture with his ancient flip phone to show me to see if I wanted to get back there to see. What my mind saw, and what was on his phone, were to completely different sizes. I decided to ask from then on if the rocks I was climbing over were larger or smaller than the waterfall. There is another waterfall hidden somewhere that we haven’t found yet- but we will someday. Continue reading

New bag AND a new Fz2500?

2500I am looking at buying a 4-month-old camera from another camera club member. Because of the way my brain works I decided to make a pro and con sheet to help me decide. At least buying a used camera from someone I trust is better than buying one from someone I don’t know. I like to get my gear new because I have all the parts and the warranty and I know how I take care of my gear for resale.  I wouldn’t consider it if I didn’t know the person. Update I decided it wasn’t a purchase I should make right now, and I’m happy with my Fz1000. Continue reading

The perfect camera bag

I’ve really like my Lowepro LOR160B Rezo 160 AW shoulder bag but have pretty much outgrown it. I’ve already bought a few bags but either returned them if the shipping was reasonable or turned around and put them on my website SellingVille.com Need some furniture? that’s on there too.

 

I’m starting to think the perfect bag is as elusive as a great hairdresser who can cut my slow growing, curly, thin hair.

My needs and my bag have evolved but I still kind of need 2 bags types and wish there was really a convertible bag that one attached to the other so you didn’t need to unload and reload two bags.  Also, it’d be great if it didn’t cost more than my first camera. On a promising note, it looks like photo bags are having more thought put into them than ever before.

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