Jul 19th

Serenity Project – July 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of July 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

As it is still very warm outside here in Arizona, I have to photograph indoors. As I have stated before, it is not my favorite. However I am making the best of it. Surprisingly shooting indoors has opened up my eyes to see the light better and how it impacts my images. As a result I challenged myself to photograph the white roses in different ways by moving them around. Here is what I came up with with the same subject, three different ways. The three images have all been taken with the Lensbaby, Velvet 56.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Courtney Rust at “The Rusty Lens” is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. I love the Velvet 56 – it’s so versatile. Love your use of this lens – such beautiful images Iris.

  2. I love the soft light on these roses, Iris! I’m glad you have found some opportunity to still shoot, in spite of the bad weather. I love that last image! Such beautiful, subtle light.

  3. Stunning and so very peaceful!

  4. LOVE these! (I thought I already commented, so forgive me if this is redundant!)

  5. Maria Russell

    Very beautiful Iris!

 
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Jul 16th

Moving Forward with Beauty & Fashion

Up to the present time I have only shared once about my experience in Seattle. Not only was Seattle amazing, as a result of attending a photography conference, I switched to a different genre. Until Seattle the focus of my business had been mostly families. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed photographing families. However I knew that I needed to find my niche in this over-saturated market. Today I want to share why I changed my genre to beauty and fashion.

Due to the fact that all the workshops I had interest in filled within 24 hours of registration, I had to think outside my comfort zone. Not only have I discovered my niche but also met the most incredible beauty photographer, Courtney Dailey. Not to mentioned that her workshop was highly informative, it gave me a new direction for my business. In the middle of the workshop we had the opportunity to photograph.

After I returned from Seattle, I shared the images with friends on Instagram. Given that the images were a departure from my ‘usual’ work, my friends scrolled past them thinking it was an ad for a spa. Of course the reaction surprised me, but it gave me a boost that I am heading in the right direction. With all of this in mind, I have been working with models to build my portfolio. Over the next weeks I will be sharing more of where I am heading. In the meantime, I would greatly appreciate if you would check out my portfolio.

Until next time – keep smiling. 🙂

Iris (TGTG)

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Jun 21st

Serenity Project – June 2017

Welcome to the Serenity Project for the month of June 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“A Flower blossoms for its own joy” – Oscar Wilde

About three weeks ago, I purchased the Lensbaby Velvet 56. Up to this time, I have photographed my flowers with my macro lens. However, I have seen so many of my photography friends using the V56. Granted that it started to warm up here in Arizona when the lens arrived, I still had to try it out. On the day he lens arrived, I purchased some Peonies. At first, I took the flowers outside however I went immediately back inside due to the heat. With a large window in our laundry room, I believe I created some beautiful and serene images; and the light wasn’t too shabby either. 🙂

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Maibritt Olsen is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Until next time,

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. My favourite flower! Beautiful images Iris. Glad you are enjoying your new lens. The Lensababy 56 is so versatile. Look forward to viewing more of your images captured with this lens.

 
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