Beauty

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)

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.

Until next time - keep smiling. :)

Iris (TGTG)