A BIG Thank You! Headshot Portrait Fundraising Event for the Kyrie Foundation – Post-Event Wrap.

Last Friday we hosted a fundraiser at the studio, taking head shot images of participants, with 100% of session fees going towards the Kyrie Foundation. We had a great turnout of generous folks and we had a really great time. It was so much fun to photograph and to raise funds for such a great cause.   I’d like to give an extra big thank you to my hair and makeup artist, Karinna Wurth, who donated her time and talents to give some extra pampering to those who wanted it. We know how to live it up over here!  Our event raised over $300, which is a very small drop in the big bucket of need, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. Along with raising dollars, my goal is to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer and for the Kyrie Foundation, and their fight to find preventions and a cure. Visit the Kyrie Foundation online to learn more and to make your tax-deductible donation.  click: Kyrie Foundation Website Thanks again!!...

Come n’ get a new profile photo! And help save babies! | Headshot Portrait Fundraising Event for the Kyrie Foundation.

I’d like to invite you all to next week’s special fundraising event at the studio. We’ll be doing 10 minute studio sessions – perfect for updating your headshot for social media profiles, website, business cards, etc. – and Karinna, our makeup artist, is donating her time to do quick makeup and hair touch ups! We’re suggesting a $35 donation for the session fee. Along with the touch-up and session, you’ll receive 2 digital images, sized both for web and printable to 4×6. Other fun products will be available, of course.  So what’s this all about? Aside from a fun way to busy-up the studio mid-winter, this is a fundraiser for a great cause. All session fees will go to the Kyrie foundation, helping to fight pediatric brain cancer, saving the lives of our littlest friends.  So please share this with friends, family and coworkers. We all need to update those profile pics – take advantage of this special event!  Hope to see you Friday! Shoot me a note for more details or to book your session. Friday, Jan 25th from 10 am – 2 pm. More about the Kyrie Foundation: Founded in 2007, the Kyrie Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, strives to raise awareness & funding for pediatric brain cancer research. Our long-term goals include funding cutting-edge pediatric brain tumor research projects in coordination doctoral teams from hospitals like St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Duke University Medical Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and many others through our alignment with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the U.S. located in Asheville, N.C. Funds willing, we...

About Photography Today

  Today 6 billion of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants – approximately 86% – carry mobile phones. Most of those phones have cameras. This means that most people in the world have a camera on them at any given moment. This means that almost everybody in the world has the ability to be a photographer. So all they have to do is grab their phone, take a quick shot, and it can be shared with with world in just seconds after capture. There is good and bad to this immediacy. Some old school folks will lament the lack of craft involved and the lack of skill required and the minimum inve$tment needed to call yourself a photographer. Others will see that there is a benefit in this very fast feedback loop. You can shoot, post, and immediately see what you’ve captured and get immediate feedback and critique from the worldwide photo community. That feedback will be the thing that improves your photography the fastest. There is certainly something to be said for getting your hands active and getting into the darkroom, learning how to process film and develop the perfectly toned image. That darkroom time is about creating a base of fundamental understanding of light and dark in a very simple, basic way. You can take the lessons learned in the darkroom and apply them to “developing” imaging on your computer in Adobe Lightroom. I learned to photograph in the early 90’s with a fully manual film camera, shooting black and white film that I processed myself and burned and dodged the images onto light-sensitive paper. The process is...