Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sixty-Two Standout Tara Denny


Oh oh oh! IT's COLD!

Meet our Sixty-Two Standout, Tara Denny.
Tara is always sharing the most beautiful photos in our flickr group and is an inspiration as a photographer.  Learn more about her at her blog

 Read her words here about her experience with photography:

I fell in love with photography in high school, when I took the class and was able to go out on photo shoots.  This was before DSLR cameras and you really had to think about your shot before you wasted all your film.  I loved seeing things through my camera that I missed with my naked eye.  I got away from it for a while, but fell back in love when my daughter was 3 and I started trying to get portraits of her.

I am still trying out different styles, and I don't really think we as artists should limit ourselves to one "style."  I photograph what I am interested in, or what catches my eye.  I'm very random.

I don't believe you need expensive equipment to be a photographer.  I still use my incredibly outdated Nikon D40, with my 200mm lens and I just happen to have Photoshop.  But I have found many programs free online that can do much of the same things that photoshop can.

My favorite subject is of course my daughter Eve. She's been my model since she was 3 and she takes direction exceptionally well.  Next to her, I love taking nature shots because I love to be able to catch the things people might see every day, but might not notice.

My biggest challenge is low self esteem.  I have a major problem with confidence in my work.  And I am constantly comparing my work to people who have been professionally trained and photographing for years longer than me, with much better resources.  I have to learn to be content with where I'm at in my learning process and what I am capable of.

Inspiration.  Sometimes it's just best for me to take some time off.  If I try to force it when I'm not feeling inspired, I will just make myself frustrated and I may turn myself off of what might turn out to be a good idea.  I look for inspiration sometimes by browsing through my favorite blogs, and taking walks around our city.  Sooner or later I'll get excited about something and want to pick my camera back up.

Ten years ago I had the opportunity to go to college, and instead of following my passion and studying photography, I went with business.  I simply wasn't interested in it, and ended up dropping out after two years, wasting all that time and money.  If I could slap myself ten years ago, I would, and tell myself to FOLLOW MY PASSION!  No matter what.

Thank you Tara for sharing with us and we look forward to more of your beautiful art!

Christian and Ana

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Life on our flickr group..

Untitled Untitled
Sparks Holding hands
Contained Beauty 29/52 - “It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.” -Charles Darwin
adventure... let's drink some tea
daily miracles we're honoured to highlight today
~ warmly, Ana & Christian

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Beauty on our flickr group

2#one.. art on wheels
brody Untitled
pink balcony Meet and Greet
Watchcats "Manifest plainness,
thank you so much for giving us reasons to smile
xxo, Ana & Chris

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shapes and Colours on our Flickr group

Untitled looking for homeliness Ice Cream Sundae morning mandala
willing to persist tiny crooked fence~ red hook~ brooklyn 70%
paintbrushes coffee for two Keys on blue balloons on a fence~ macdougal street~ nyc
Lanterns giving can be fun a land called bubble c r e a t e with color
apple sparkles Golden Clock, Golden time. "If you think of the universe as a vast electrical sea 24/366
Untitled Untitled her red umbrella There.

we feel blessed by all that you share with us on our flickr group
thank you so much

Ana & Chris