Monday, February 2, 2015

Outdoor portraits in winter? No problem!

I've been having a ball with outdoor portrait shoots this winter. 
I love the muted colors and depth you get in the woods.
It also gives me an excuse to break out one of my favorite props; the furry Russian hats!

So what are you waiting for?  Bundle up and get out there shooting!  

Phil who?

Thinking spring no matter what Phil has to say about it.


Sunday, February 16, 2014


Dear Winter,

I know that we've had it pretty easy the last few winters, but really?  Eleven storms, over sixty inches of the white stuff,

 ice and multi-day power outages and we still have 31 days left until spring.  That's when our work will really begin.  Cleaning up the three trees we lost in the ice storm.  Augh.

It's a bit of overkill, don't you think?

If you won't think of us, think of the poor short-legged ones. 

I'm sure she'll find her way out from under this table eventually.

WARM regards,
A Family in PA

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year

My first post on the blog since April.  The last year flew by, wow, so much to look back on but instead I think I'll keep it moving forward.  Happy New Year, everyone!


Monday, April 8, 2013

Odds and Ends

Enjoying experimenting and playing with  natural light.  It's amazing what you can bring out of simple objects with just window light and a reflector.  These are a few vintage sewing odds.


Monday, April 1, 2013

My Niche

I had a fellow photographer ask me a question the other day that stumped me for a moment.  He asked, "What do you like to photograph?"

I've been asked this before and at that time my answer was everything, because really, it was true.  As I was learning photography basics and then bending the rules and getting creative I would shoot just about everything.  That's how I learned about photography and what inspires me to keep shooting.


I think for many of the photographer friends in my camera club they have developed a style, or niche that inspires them.  We always try new things don't get me wrong, but we definitely develop a style that is often recognizable within our group.  Some are skilled nature and landscape photographers, some portrait and others are always trying something new. 

I was recently asked to submit a collection of my work to be exhibited on a 14 x 20 foot screen in Center City Philadelphia.  It required me to choose 90 images from my portfolio.  It was interesting to see which images I felt were the best representation of my work and I have to say that the majority of them were flowers/insects or close up photography as well as things with a lot of natural textures.  Although I love to shoot everything, including portraits or people and pets, I really do gravitate toward florals and especially the ones that are past their prime of life as well as the details of things.

So although I do find photographing florals more inspiring to me and my "niche" I definitely love getting out there and finding gems like these to shoot.

I'm definitely loving the journey!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two day break from winter

It was a glorious weekend in southeast Pennsylvania and we enjoyed it down to the last rays of sunshine.  One more day of mild weather and then we are back to our regularly scheduled winter...