Friday, April 17, 2009

it's what comes from the heart

"Read a good book lately? Have you ever thought what makes your favorite author such a great writer? Do you wonder what kind of pen they use? Of course not! Nor does a good camera "take good pictures". Although I recently upgraded to the newest, best camera on the market, it's still just a box that captures light, nothing else. People always ask about my lighting technique. Sure there are lots of technical things I can teach, but I feel that it still comes down to something personal. I think that with all artists, what's in your heart comes out in your work. I daydream about crazy ideas like a bride in a field of tulips, a couple in a waterfall, and babies in cute situations"

This was actually a quote taken from another photographer, but it is how I feel exactly...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So thankful...

Today I photographed the Children's Cancer Assoication annual luncheon at the Mac club. There was an inspirational girl that had no arms past her elbows and no legs beyond her knees, yet she was a dancer. She was amazingly inspirational and when I took a photograph of her and her Mom, she commented that she liked my shoes. I cried the entire way home from the event.... It totally touched me and put my life into perspective.