.a favorite / Central Ohio Childrens Photographer

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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I seem to have so many favorite shots & portraits lately! This is definitely one of them!! To me, this just sums up the beauty, innocence & Vulnerability of childhood! Childhood is a fine art... & I love capturing & preserving it!

.Angelic... / Columbus Ohio Childrens Photographer

Monday, July 28, 2008

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This is little Miss E... She was taking a little break for a moment, & I was quick enough to snap it! This turned out to be one of my very favorite photographs I've ever taken. This is what I love about photography... you capture these fleeting moments... forever. I used a texture from my Vintage Pastel set & pulled it over twice - once in overlay, once in soft light blending modes.

.little boys love trucks / Columbus Ohio Childrens Photographer

Saturday, July 26, 2008

.little boys love trucks, originally uploaded by ojoyous1.

This is one of my favorite shots from the Soulographer Indy2008 workshop! This little guy spent most of the time with his fingers in his mouth.. too cute! But when he got his little blankie, all was right with the world!! Throw in a cool little truck, & it gets even better!! Little boys love trucks!

More From the Workshop

Friday, July 25, 2008

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I'm still working on the images from that wonderful portrait workshop in Indy. I'm enjoying applying the different methods we learned & playing around with some new post processing techniques. Also, it's so much fun to go back & see all the fun little expressions, the little nuances that make each one unique. Children just bring us right back into the moment!!




~Post Workshop Post

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Well I'm back from the workshop, & wow, what a workshop!!! It was so informative & so inspiring!! The instructor rocked!!! And there was such a diverse & talented groups of girls! We learned about workflow & processing, how to photograph children with respect & were introduced to some great sites & vendors! And lucky me, I won a fabulous door prize... yay! It's a wonderful little pink/black leopard-licious print petitskirt!! I can't wait to use it!! Here is an initial posting of images from the workshop. These little ones were so fun & fabulous to work with!!







Monday, July 14, 2008

This weekend, I'll be attending a fabulous child portraiture workshop in Indianapolis! I'm SO very excited to be participating in this!!I'm sure I'll come back with some great new techniques & inspiration!! Stay tuned for posts from the workshop!!! To check it out, go to http://www.soulographer.com/ !

On Exhibit!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

This past Sunday, July 6, 2008, I had the wonderful opportunity to take one of my fine art photographic pieces to the Cox Fine Arts Building at the state fairgrounds!! I'm still a bit incredulous!! A friend sent me a submission form for the juried exhibit, & I entered on a whim - never thinking I had a chance! After all, artists in all mediums, & from the entire state of Ohio submit to this exhibit.

I got the letter about a week ago & almost didn't open it. When I did, I was ecstatic!! It was so fun to drop off & see the other artists with their work!!! The Opening Reception is July 29..... & I can't wait!!

Here is my accepted submission!


FREE on the FIRST 2

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Another freebie on the first!! This month I'm giving 2 free TtV frames. For those not familiar with TtV, it stands for through the viewfinder. These are shots taken looking through the viewfinder of a vintage camera. it gives a really fun look to images. These free TtVs are from the viewfinder of a vintage Argoflex Argus 75. If you don't have a vintage camera, you can pull one of these over your image, just as you would a texture. Resize to cover your original image, or crop your original image to fit the TtV for a really vintage look!! Keep as is, or play with the blending modes & opacity! I'm also including some shots taken through this vintage Argus!

Freebie 1

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Freebie 2

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And... some shots through the viewfinders of my Vintage Argoflex & Kodak Duaflex cameras.



.sandy beach conjured up from deep in my childhood memories...

.looking down the beach...


Hey............. Enjoy!