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Archive for January, 2009

So, I’d like to start by saying what a trooper my friend Kelly was this weekend. I wanted to experiment with some flash techniques and she needed headshots, so we bartered. I’ll do headshots for you if you will be my “model” for my flash experiments. So, we met up with Deb (fellow friend and photographer) in Freedom Park, set up our gear, and proceeded to shoot. A few minutes into our shoot it started snowing…..poor Kelly. Here she is in a short dress, no coat, sitting on the ground, and being gorgeous… Rob stood in as our assistant (he’s so good to me) and neither of them complained once. For you northerner’s out there…..you have to look REALLY closely to see the flakes of snow….

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After our shoot at the Park we met up with Kelly’s husband Matt. Matt writes an incredible music blog called Musical Stew Daily and also does some freelance writing for Hidden Track and Glide Magazine. On Saturday night Matt needed some photographs to accompany an article he was writing for Hidden Track covering the Perpetual Groove show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. Look for Matt’s review here.  Below are a few images from the show.

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Tuesday night I went to check out the Atlanta Photography Guild (APG) at the Elliott Street Pub with my good friend Deb (otherwise known as the Pixel Fairy Princess).

The APG was started by Marc Turnley and is a great way to meet fellow photographers in Atlanta. Every two weeks Marc organizes a few models to come and look gorgeous and the photographers each pay $10 to shoot. The models get to build their portfolio up and the photographers get to build their portfolio up as well! What a great idea, huh??? Here are a couple of pics from Tuesday night.
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Hello world!

Wow- My first blog……The pressure to be creative is overwhleming!!!! I guess I should start with some history of how I came to the place in my life where I wanted to start a photography blog. I have always loved taking pictures. I’m the annoying person at a party that is chasing everyone around with the blinding flash. My mother is always yelling, “Megan, go grab your camera” at our family reunions even though hers is sitting right next to her on the coffee table.

A while ago I bought my first Digital SLR camera. I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. My husband, Rob, is actually a little jealous of the camera….

At our best friend’s wedding the bride, Renee, asked if I would take pictures of her while she was putting on her dress. Her photographer was one of her husband’s best friends and she didn’t really want to be halfway undressed in front of him (sorry Dean). Dean handed over his Canon SLR, gave me a 30 second “lesson”, and I went to work taking pictures of Renee. I was hooked. I HAD to have this camera!!! Shortly after we returned from out honeymoon and had caught up with our expenses I had a Canon SLR on the way!

After purchasing my camera I took classes and began working on improving my images. Over time, I have learned (and continue to learn) an incredible amount about technique, editing, and workflow. I’ve learned that practice makes perfect and that every single time I shoot I learn something new. Several friends have been shameslessly harassed to “model” for me and have been dragged to group shoots. Wow….payback could be rough! Be gentle!

Next to meeting Rob (hi sweetie) photography is the best thing that has hapenned to me in a long time. I finally feel like I have found my passion. My thirst for knowledge is ENDLESS when it come to photography! While the shoots and editing is hard work, I love EVERY minute of it!

I’d like to wrap up by thanking all of the wonderful people in my life that have been supporting this endeavour. Thanks to my family, husband, Renee & Andy, Dean & Merry, Andy “Strattonooga”, Cassandra, Parker J, Bonnie & Jan, Deb, Lynn & Eric, Matt & Kelly and everyone else I may have forgotten. Everyone has been so encouraging and incredible…it makes me feel loved and all of you even more than I thought possible.

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