Monday, May 18, 2009

Very Exciting!

I recently found a new printer who is Earth-friendly! They used 100% wind power and don't use certain finishes on their products that are harmful to the environment. So now my clients have the option for me to use this new printer if they would like!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cakes on the Side

A few years ago I stumbled into cake decorating. It has grown significantly over the years, so of course I have made myself business cards! These are actually the second batch - I added my blog and changed the photos on the back. For internet purposes only, I changed my phone number to my email address. I rather not have my cell phone number out on the internet. :)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Last Wednesday I attended an all day seminar on CS4 - the newest Adobe Photoshop. The name of the seminar was Photoshop for Photographers, and each of the five classes were about different things you can do with your photos. It was very interesting because I have never altered any of my own photos for my website, just photos for recreational purposes and photos owned by an architectural firm I worked at.

The speaker opened a new door of options I never considered for my own photos. I tend to feel that if you alter your photograph more than just dodging, burning, and things of the sort - it enters the art world and leaves the photography world. It seemed that the speaker at the seminar had the same feelings. He would refer to his heavily photoshopped images as "illustrations" instead of photos.

I've decided that I'm going to work with some of my photos and see what I come up with. I have a new note on my website that says my photos are not altered or photoshopped unless otherwise noted - this way it is clear which photos are originals, and which are so called "illustrations".

I'm excited to see what I come up with!

Friday, May 1, 2009


I've always been interested in Photography. Most people are, as it is a common interest - especially with the prices of point-and-shoot digital cameras going down. I can't help but be one of those die hard stick-in-the-muds and say that I like film better. The film vs. digital war is as common as Coke vs. Pepsi or PCs vs. Macs. There is no one right answer or opinion, but everyone will still argue their points.

Back to photography... So after Architecture school I decided that I wanted to spend more money on schooling and learn photography. There are fields of photography that I could never get into, and am amazed at those photographers who venture into wedding photography, portrait photography and sports photography. Kudos to all of you in that field who love it! My course had us touch upon all aspects and fields of photography, and I just could not grasp those three. That is one thing people don't realize, that just because you are a photographer doesn't mean you excel in every field. Every time someone asks me about portraits and weddings, I send them off to friends of mine who specialize in those fields.

I drove my cousin mad while visiting her in Austria, making her wait while I took just "one more quick photo" of something interesting. You don't have to go outside of the country to get great photos, but I can't help but feel that photos of something a little out of the ordinary, or a little different from what you're used to, are the ones that catch your eye.

New Business Cards

Here are two recent client's cards. Both were previous clients, but needed more cards printed. It's always a good sign if you're handing out lots of business cards!

These cards were posted with permission by the client.