April Photo Challenge(s), and upcoming dates!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Assignments, Meeting Notes, Workshops | Comments Off on April Photo Challenge(s), and upcoming dates!

Hi Mamas! We had so much fun at last night’s meet up with Nicole from Orange Anchor Photography on the subject of COLOR! The big take away, you don’t TAKE photos with color, you make them! You do this by thinking about the location and coordinating the colors and accessories on your subject to be at the opposite end of the color wheel from your back drop (aka a magneta dress against green grass). Use a color wheel to determine contrast.   Vivid color in photos is achieved by being thoughtful about the backdrop and outfit coordination, but also about being intentional about...

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Holiday Shooting Tips -Twinkle Lights, and November Wrap-up Notes!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Assignments, Meeting Notes, Tips & Tricks | 1 comment

It was so fun to see a full house at our monthly meet-up for November! Lindsay Kennedy was our speaker and we had so much fun with her! Her entire slide presentation is linked here if you missed it and you want to review her awesome tips! I am also pasting my own notes at the end of this post as well. But first! Our PHOTO EXERCISE! We have a fun twist this month-  a contest! Print one 8×10 of your favorite photo assignment result and bring it to our January meet up for a live photo contest where we’ll be giving away a Black Rapid RS-W1 women’s strap! Photo exercise:...

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July Meeting Details & Assignment, June recap!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Assignments, Meeting Details, Meeting Notes | Comments Off on July Meeting Details & Assignment, June recap!

Hello Mamas! Hope you all are having a fantastic summer, and shooting lots of great summer photos of your kids! Read on for updates about our July Meeting & Assignment, and notes from last month’s meeting: OUR NEXT MEETING I’m excited to share that we have heard back from Sandra Coan, a local Greenwood area photographer who spoke to our group two years ago. She is thrilled to be sharing her tips and tricks for how she captures classic, beautiful images of babies, twins and kids of all ages! She has generously offered to host our Monday, July 25th meeting at her studio in...

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May Meeting Notes: Heleyna Holmes

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Assignments, Meeting Notes | Comments Off on May Meeting Notes: Heleyna Holmes

On May 23rd, we were joined by local photographer and mom Heleyna Holmes!  She draws from her experience as a nanny and a mother of a young child when she photographs children, and she is just full of great tips and tricks to capture the “wow” shot. Background:  Leyna got into photography while taking classes from Randy Nelson at South Seattle Community College.  She was also a nanny at the time, and the family she nannied for wanted her to take photos of the kids while she was with them.  She agreed, as long as she could use the dad’s fancy Nikon F100 film SLR!  He...

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June Meeting & Assignment, Open Call for Space Suggestions & a note from MeRa!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Announcements, Assignments | Comments Off on June Meeting & Assignment, Open Call for Space Suggestions & a note from MeRa!

Hi Mamas! If you’re on the list-serve or were at the last meeting you know that we are temporarily out of Studio R for the next several months. For June we have a meeting space lined up- so mark your calendars for our June 27th meeting! SAVE THE DATE for CHRISTINA! Our speaker is Christina Mallet, owner of Christina Mallet Photography and also boudoir alter-ego Katrinka’s Secret Photography, and we’ll be doing an on-site meeting in her very cool studio which should be a fun visit! JUNE ASSIGNMENT Our June assignment is based on one of the “photo games” that...

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Assignment for May: P-Mode Portraits

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Assignments | Comments Off on Assignment for May: P-Mode Portraits

We had an amazing brainstorming meeting last night, and one of the suggestions was to post each month’s assignment quickly, separate from the meeting notes, and in a place that is easy to find.  This will help us remember the assignment and have plenty of time to do it before the next meeting. This month’s assignment is brought to you by the letter “P”: P-Mode (Partner-Mode) Portraits! It’s time to put your camera into P-mode (or another setting if your partner is comfortable with it), and have your partner take some Mother’s Day portraits of you!  You...

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