Today was an amazing day as I can say I have just shot on of my favorite editorials! I was steaming this idea for quite a while and found this wonderful team that just made everything perfect. Here is the look behind the scenes of this shoot. I cannot wait to share the full editorial - but can only do that as soon as its published! (excited face!) I hope I do more amazing shoots just like this one. Thank you!
About a year ago - April 22nd of 2011 - I photographed Kayla Cashman. I always think of her as my lucky charm because she was the first girl I shot an editorial with and we got it published: Heritage of Feathers in Racing Minds Magazine. It really feels like I have grown this past year. It is the first shot that got published in Vogue. Now I can say I got VOGUE-d! :] Here is the pictures and with the Vogue water mark (love!).
Recently I have been very active on Flickr. Yes - Flickr I'm finally back and now Im ready to share more time. I have set a small goal of having one photograph of mine be explored. None of my pictures have reached the Explored lounge and Ive always wanted them to. Learning that reaching people through social media is not only about creativity, but also the time and reach you create. Yes most successes happen just over night - thats called Luck- which happens to some. Then there are other like me who just have to build towards something. Dont know what that something is yet. Hopefully building up for success.
Ok so now that I've shared this, here are a few artists on Flickr that have inspired me and they show creativity at the best. I am going to include small pictures (go to the link for bigger pictures) since it might be under copyright infringement blah blah. you know. So their name and link are provided. :]
Happy Saturday! Hope these ladies Spark you to go out and enjoy your day!
This month - yes this very month- I've decided I have lots to say. And where better place than my blog! And no this isn't going to stop...I think I want to be more active. And here is my attempt to be more active. Every other Saturday I've decided to share goals, new videos I enjoyed, thoughts, process, randomness...etc...etc...anything - anything I am ready to share. Thus came the title: Spark Me Saturday's. Why the word Spark? Well, we all need a little spark or Inspiration for creativity.
I am a big music buff. I love all types- I could never particularly say I am drawn to one. Recently I have been avoiding pop - no katy perrys no rihannas. I find them just blahing it out. Here is one of my favorite from this year: Jason Mraz baby! This one's just smooth and nice. And what's more inspiring than the words: I wont give up :]
Vimeo is just awesome and they awarded their Grand Prize winner. I'm in love with the video - very simple thought but very powerful. I enjoy the simplicity.
I am always in love with TED. I think every morning should start with a TED talk. I love love love the ones that inspire you and the ones that share such deep stories. Also the top TED's (for me) are technology in Photography. Here is a very interesting TED on Light Field of Photography (Lytro):
So I have been dreaming about a dslr that shoots video. I mean I still love photography but the fun things you could do with the extra jump! Ah - priceless! :] I remember when I first got 5D mark 1 - thats called love at first sight! and I still love it - no plans on selling it. I mean its my first camera in this business. So its not going anywhere. But would love to add Canon 5D Mark III or the Canon 1Dx for that matter. But the price in 1Dx is just waaaaay too much for me! (anyone want to donate now? :P the poor photographer needs the nice camera fund!)
My Canon 5D Mark 1
So Why now?
1. My camera still shoots 12megapixels - Its awesome for web photos but I think phone camera's have better pixels :[
2. Its plain and simple which I love love love! Thats what photography is all about - no technical info. but wouldn't it be great to go from 9 point focus to 61 point focus- wooosh!
3. VIDEO!! With the line up of lenses that I have collected over the few year - this will be awesome to mess around with! :]