Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Did You Know

Short facts & tid-bits:

  • The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with.
  • On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.
  • The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.
  • About one-third of recorded CDs ever sold were pirated.
  • Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976.
  • Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827.
  • China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make ‘em sticks.
  • In the US, murder is committed most frequently in August and least frequently in February.
  • MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge
  • There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.
This fast fact were from the site: Trivia Factoids

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What's Different?

See if you can find the differences in the two images below. In the bottom photo there are 9 things that have been changed. Some are more obvious than others. See if you can find them. I'll put the answers in the comments sections. Don't cheat!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Latest Photo Sessions

Here lately I've taken a break from daily blog up-dates. I guess I was blogged out & not to mention just too busy finishing up with Spring orders & sessions. Now it's June & we have a little extra time to enjoy the kids, family, the pool & everything that Summer time offers. I wanted to do a blog post that just had many random sessions in it.

I did Melissa & Dustin's wedding a few years ago & now they continue bringing their little girl Evalee to see us.





Because we don't specialize in only babies/children, it's impossible to have a huge inventory of props on hand. Besides that I'm big about our sessions being all about the subject, not so much about the stuff that's in the picture. The small amount of the props we do have are for babies & children. Not saying there's anything wrong with those studios, but I just like it simple. I'm never opposed to someone bringing there own props either. In this case Mom brought this cocoon for her newborn to be nesseled in. I really liked it & even purchased it from her.





We went on location for this session. When I pulled up to this farm house I was excited to see there were multiple old barns we could use.






Brayden was great. Not a ton of huge smiles from this one year old, but plenty of personality. We shot these in Urban #2


I couldn't see his face but I'm sure he was laughing...

The 8 month session from some of my best customers.

A maturity session that includes soon-to-be-big sister. Awesome!



The Edits #37


Normal color
Low contrast & saturation with diffused glow.

I used a colored overlay to the edges & added more contrast & a soft overlay effect.

The Edits #36

This session was with my cousins son Brady. It's hard to believe the is now 2. Here's one images I used a few different techniques with.
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Many times little ones need a personal toy to keep them happy. Brady liked his yellow car.

I liked the expression on his face so I cropped in & used a low saturation on it.

I then used a soft diffused glow & aged the edges.


Keeping with the same base coloring I used an antique edge overlay & added his name.

Homecoming Page

It's been almost a month now since Hollywood rolled through Parker County & made quick stop in Cool & Millsap Texas. Since then, top 3 finalist Casey James has been on a media frenzy appearing on multiple TV shows & interviews popping up everywhere. In the days following his homecoming, several of us created a fan page on Face Book called "Casey James Homecoming". The site was made so we could show Casey fans how we support this local musician. Fans are encouraged to upload their own photos & share any links they find about Casey. We're 2,200 strong & hope everyone will spread the word about the local site. Even recently close family members have been nice enough to add an album of personal photo too. That's not something you will see on any other fan page. If you have Face Book & want to see the latest on this local guys journey to the top, then "Like" Casey Jame Homecoming.

A couple of months ago we had Kat's bridal session scheduled at Willow Lake Gardens.  There's a lot of planning involved with a b...