Meeting and greeting

March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh my gosh.

I get that being an artist takes courage. Really, I do. You get out of your box to create art. And then that art that you created while out of the box that you think is kind of cool is put out for all of the world to see. Gulp!

In my case, I am currently exhibiting a photo in the City of Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery Exhibit.

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Exhibit
This is the ultimate collision of my private life of photography and my work life of, well, making maps for a local government. People I work with on a daily basis walk by my image (whether they know it or not). It’s nerve racking to put my art out there for people I actually know, not some strangers that just see an image and a name. Double gulp! But it is rewarding when someone sees my name next to my piece and says, “I know her!”.

Last night was a reception for the exhibiting artists to meet and greet their flocks of admirers and mingle with each other. It was really nice for me as an employee and exhibiting artist to participate in the evening because I was able to chat with other artists and colleagues that I rarely get a chance to talk to. I hope to attend more events that exhibit my work, even though it stresses the nerves out a bit.

This month’s exhibit of clouds should have a a couple of more weeks to go, if you are in the area please take a moment to stop by and check out some cool art.

Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events office for creating a display of public art and having a really great reception!

And thank you for stopping by!

Meeting and greeting

March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh my gosh.
I get that being an artist takes courage. Really, I do. You get out of your box to create art. And then that art that you created while out of the box that you think is kind of cool is put out for all of the world to see. Gulp!

In my case, I am currently exhibiting a photo in the City of Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery Exhibit.

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Exhibit
This is the ultimate collision of my private life of photography and my work life of, well, making maps for a local government. People I work with on a daily basis walk by my image (whether they know it or not). It’s nerve racking to put my art out there for people I actually know, not some strangers that just see an image and a name. Double gulp! But it is rewarding when someone sees my name next to my piece and says, “I know her!”.

Last night was a reception for the exhibiting artists to meet and greet their flocks of admirers and mingle with each other. It was really nice for me as an employee and exhibiting artist to participate in the evening because I was able to chat with other artists and colleagues that I rarely get a chance to talk to. I hope to attend more events that exhibit my work, even though it stresses the nerves out a bit.

This month’s exhibit of clouds should have a a couple of more weeks to go, if you are in the area please take a moment to stop by and check out some cool art.

Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events office for creating a display of public art and having a really great reception!

And thank you for stopping by!

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery

March 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

I recently had one of my photos accepted into the Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery:

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Exhibit

Each month, a new theme is exhibited, and this month just happened to be clouds (right up my alley!)
It’s very exciting to see my art work on the wall, and I’m grateful to everyone who has taken a few moments to stop and appreciate it.

If you are in or around Santa Clarita and have a chance, stop by to check out the Gallery, there are some really cool pieces in the exhibit this month.

Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita for creating the Art in Public Places Program!

And thank you for stopping by!

The Flash Bus Tour 2011

March 15, 2011 § 9 Comments

I am back from my brief hiatus from blogging.

Why? Might one ask. Well, to let you in on a little secret, I am totally fired up from an event I attended today, The Flash Bus Tour 2011 with David Hobby and Joe McNally.

The Flash Bus Tour is basically Joe, David, their (Joe’s) assistants and all of their (again Joe’s) gear piled into this bus:

TFB5

About 400 of my photographer friends and I that wanted to know all about small flash systems made our way to the Los Angeles Convention Center today for a morning of David Hobby and an afternoon of Joe McNally. Needless to say, it was a full day. Hobby started off the morning with more of a presentation where he took us through shots, building layers of one light on top of the other. Informal and informative, it really set the tone for the rest of the day.

And then McNally took us for a post-lunch ride (no food comas allowed). He went through a live shoot using one of his assistants and members from the audience, building layers of light while gracefully hitting any curve ball that came his way. And during a live location shoot, there are plenty of curve balls.

The afternoon was finished up with an amazing Q&A session with both photographers. Watching these guys together and taking all kinds of questions from the audience was really cool to experience.

I feel really lucky to be a part of this tour. Both guys are really down to Earth, willing to help other photographers, and willing to do things like sign books and posters.
Here’s a photo of Joe and me after he signed my copy of LIFE Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

TFB-McNally
Note: Of course, why would I set my point and shoot to auto without flash when about to take a picture with master flash man Joe McNally? This is photo #2…

If this tour rolls through your city, it is definitely worth your time and money to attend. I am not only pumped about doing more with my flash photography, but doing more with my photography in general.

A big thank you to David Hobby, Joe McNally and the team and sponsors that made it possible to bring us The Flash Bus Tour 2011! I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store!

And thank you for stopping by!

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