Tuesday, January 31, 2012


A few years ago I sold my Nikon D50 and got a Sony A500. I worked at a camera shop during this transaction, and was laughed at by a few coworkers. First of all let me tell you that working at a camera shop is like being in a modern day West Side Story (or Twilight I suppose, with their Team Whatshisface and Team Otherguy). There were the Canon people, the Nikon people...and everyone else. The Canon people rivaled up against the Nikon people, but gathered together to laugh at the Sony, Fuji and Olympus people.

Buying a Sony was like getting kicked out of the cool kids club. I admit, when I found out Sony started making cameras I laughed and thought they should stick to stereo equipment. Then I found out they bought Konica-Minolta, and decided to look into their cameras. I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000i which I love dearly. It's been all over the globe with me and always takes fantastic photos. <3

I realized if I bought a Sony, all of my Minolta lenses would fit onto it. How exciting is that? So my one lensed Nikon started looking pretty lame, and off it went.

I love my camera. Love it to bits. It hasn't traveled all over the world with me yet, but hopefully soon. However, I really, really


really want this.

And with a $6,000 price tag, I should probably get back to work.

Or win the powerball.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cooper, my crazy bird

Whenever I sit at my computer for long periods of time, Cooper comes out to play. He comments on what I'm doing, browse through my roommate's DVD collection, and rearranges his cage. Recently, he has made friends with some little fake birds I got around Christmas.

He was friends with them, but a few hours after this photo was taken he did knock out the one at the top.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Poster Design

Click on the ad to view client's website. Ad design property of valerie walter Photography & Design. Do not steal.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cheat sheet

Fantastic for those of you who are afraid to leave Auto, but really want to!

Click on the image to see the entire sheet, and to purchase it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Busy busy!

Sorry I have been on a hiatus... that seems to happen every few months! I've been busy with some orders, classes, work etc. Mostly recovering from the holidays and getting back into the swing.

Anyway! Here are some reorder but redesign cards I just finished.

As always, click on the cards to view the client's webpage. Posted with client's permission. Copyright valerie walter Photography & Design.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Small Living

Check out this video to see how a man in Hong Kong lives in a 300 some-odd square foot condo.


I would love to live in a place like that, but I'm not sure it would work for more than one person. It may be difficult to have a guest over when you need to take a bath....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Amazing Staircases

Forbes gathered some photos of impressive staircases. It's hard to say which is my favorite, the hidden staircase, the book shelf staircase, or this one...

maybe because it reminds me of Gaudi.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's not the camera...

I used to work in a camera store. The most frustrating thing was when a customer would come in, who never owned a camera before, and wanted the best of the best because it would give them great photos.

Just because you have a Canon 5D Mark II doesn't mean you're going to get amazing photos like a professional photographer who also owns a Canon 5D Mark II.

To prove that it isn't just the camera, here is a great page to check out. Thirteen point and shoots were given to professional photographers, the photos they took and their comments.

Photo by Corey Rich

Taken with a Nikon Coolpix P300

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Someone you need to follow on Twitter

If you're a photographer, or even just interested in photography, follow @Photojojo on Twitter.

No Twitter? Check out their website.

They post quite frequently on Twitter, mostly with user submitted photos or techniques or anything photography related. It's very inspiring, informative, and interesting.

Their website has a dangerous shop section with many cool things, such as this:

and this:

and everything in between to help decorate, or help you shoot.