Family portraits are very popular this time of year. People are looking for gift ideas and of course photos for their Christmas Cards. I love the family portrait because it shows a snapshot in time. Last weekend I shot the C-W family. We did some work inside and outside their beautiful home. The weather cooperated, however, it was a tad windy. Here are some photos from the day I spent with them. I hope they have a hard time choosing a photo for their Christmas Card!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I have submitted this image into a monthly photo contest. Wish me luck.
UPDATE: Well, my photo didn't make the finals. But you should see the pictures that are in the finals. There are some great images to vote on, so please, go vote! Your country needs you!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Today was a good hair day for my oldest and she wanted me to take her picture. So this afternoon we ventured to a couple of local beaches and the results are posted here in this blog. I love the photo above. Look at those blue eyes! Beautiful.
I did learn something new today. I usually shoot in a RAW format (translation Larger File size and information with each image) when out in the field and today was no exception. Well, we were in a hurry to get some of these printed and went to the local photo center. I popped in my compact flash card and "No Images Found" appeared. Holy Crap! There were some really great images (i thought). I returned home defeated, thinking I had lost everything we did. I popped the compact flash card in my computer and ALL the images appeared. After some thought and a "google" search, I discovered that the local photo center can not read a RAW format, they need a JPEG. So, we copied JPEG versions onto a CD-ROM and heading back to get our prints made. This made for a very happy girl.
If you have a child you would like photographed (high school seniors, toddlers, football players, etc.), and live in the Washington, DC area, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Last week I attended a concert to bring awareness of the problem of hunger in Calvert County. You can find out more for yourself at End Hunger in Calvert County. The concert was headlined by the Robbie Seay Band. Here are some of the images from the concert.
Alli Rogers (www.allirogers.com).
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
In my last post you found out I am a Fan Boy. A person who reads comic books. Back when I first started this obsession, you could find your comic books on a spinning metal rack at the local 7-11 store. Those days are long gone. Now a Fan Boy has to find a "dealer". A local retailer that sells the books to the general public. The comic book store. Enter, Third Eye Comics. My dealer of choice for buying my books.
The store front may be small, but the service you will receive from Steve and Trish is HUGE. Steve is a great dealer who is willing to work with any customer (Read: you want back issues, he can get them.). I have been to many comic book shops in and around Maryland and I think Third Eye Comics is one of the best. Steve gets to know his customers from the minute they walk through the door. He's always energetic and willing to make recommendations.
He provides a free subscription service so you won't miss an issue of your favorite book(s). Steve also has graphic novels, toys, games, bags, boards, and boxes. Everything you need if your a Fan Boy (or Fan Girl). Third Eye Comics is located in Annapolis, MD and has plenty of free parking.
Do yourself a favor and check out Third Eye Comics the next time you are in Annapolis.
Third Eye Comics
Old Solomons Island Road,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Monday-Friday 11AM to 9PM,
Saturday: 11AM to 8PM, and
Sunday 12PM to 5Pm.
Steve and Trish of Third Eye Comics