i like mob movies, mint chocolate chip ice cream, law & order SVU, the wire, twitter, photoshop layers, rasberries, hoodies, the ocean, hip-hop, elephants and everything new england patriots. pats! pats! pats! pats! pats! pats! go pats!
OMG. OMG. OMG. another guru award from napp’s photoshop world is sitting on my desk. my job sent myself and megan (digital imaging specialist aka retoucher extraordinaire) to the three-day photography/photoshop...
another guru award from napp’s photoshop world is sitting on my desk. my job sent myself and megan (digital imaging specialist aka retoucher extraordinaire) to the three-day photography/photoshop nerdfest in orlando, fl last week. there are so many things packed into that program, that you can never stop learning. it’s also beneficial to polish up on some of the basics, because some things in your workflow could always use updating. anyway…i was not expecting to win and was quite embarrassed when they called my name. i had to shuffle/jog up to the stage – in front of a huge expo floor of people. i didn’t fall. thank god…because it would have looked nothing like jennifer lawrence’s oscar fall. it would be been more along the lines of tai at that party in the movie ‘clueless’ (http://youtu.be/mJXjyfmIM8w).
this is 70% of my day to day. racks of clothes, styled on our models. racks on racks on racks. front, back, detail – as we like to say. so the other day, i made a little e-commerce art (thanks, breck). there...
this is 70% of my day to day. racks of clothes, styled on our models. racks on racks on racks. front, back, detail – as we like to say. so the other day, i made a little e-commerce art (thanks, breck). there should be an automated way to line up images in a grid via photoshop, but i couldn’t figure it out. so, these were all added to a ~40×20″ file by hand. once i figured out a nice system, it went pretty fast. 4-5 hours. i should have done some sort of color gradient or made one of those ‘magic eye’ hidden images. we should print this and hang it in the studio. it represents a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
this is the remaining 30% of my day to day. those doors you click into, to see a boutique. the more creative part of the day.
it’s the most wonderful time of the year…training camp time!
for starters, let’s not talk about last season. it never happened. i don’t remember flying all the way out to arizona to watch the game with my father. nope. i don’t remember that awful feeling in the 4th quarter, when you realize your team is going to lose to the giants again. again. to the giants. oh god. there’s that pain again.
go to a happy place. go to a happy place.
welp, i headed down to foxboro today, with my cousin nikki (“cuzzo”). hazy, hot and humid.
i sat uncomfortably in the stands for my 15th year of visiting patriots practice. a.) that’s a whole lotta of training camp. b.) i must be getting old.
there are so many new names on the roster. as cuzzo stated, “bill must be cleaning house.” i guess it was needed. can’t wait for the season to kick off! pats! pats! pats! ALL DAY!
snapped all these from the stands with a 70-200mm and a tc-20e II (2.0x) converter.
i was just digging through lightroom, editing some photos, and i ran across a few things i never posted here. i started using TUMBLR a few months back and i posted them there – but really, who follows me on...
i was just digging through lightroom, editing some photos, and i ran across a few things i never posted here. i started using TUMBLR a few months back and i posted them there – but really, who follows me on TUMBLR. i wouldn’t even follow myself. if you sign up for an account, follow some people who post crazy-great inspiration, daily.
my new obsession: http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/
pretty thangs: http://theglitterguide.tumblr.com/
for the OCD’ers: http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/
model eye candy: http://modellove.tumblr.com/
auto fav/”like” button: http://robot-heart.tumblr.com/
ok. and now, some of photoshop.
hair & make-up: christina elfar of THREE SIX NINE The Hair Studio in Foxboro, MA.
hello blog. it’s me, karin. i’m trying to get used to you. you’re lucky i hate the new facebook uploader. because i normally post there first and then forget about the blog. here we are.
my little cousin janae is already 2 years old! donna, uncle magee and aunt nancy threw the little misses a party at the church. there was cake and balloons and family. i took a few photos and without further ado…ado? adoo? …eh.
oh! i have the images from easter sunday on the same memory card, so i’m putting them in the same post. dinner at aunt june’s house is tradition and it was just as good as thanksgiving dinner. in fact, looking at the photos make me hungry. everyday should include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, greens, sweet potatoes, mac & cheese….drooling. let’s not forget my grandmother’s famous rolls. butter, please! #fattweet. <—- haha.
and because i know you want to see everything in a funky animoto slideshow…
…goes up on this blog. i’ve never been to vegas before. this was my first time. i’ve memorized movies like casino and oceans 11. i’ve watched leaving las vegas and very bad things. 21 (read the book too) and of course, the hangover. for years i’ve wanted to go. and i’ve also wanted to see what all the hype was about at WPPI (Wedding
& Portrait Photographers
International). 2 birds one stone. what a crazy place. i collected a ton of hooker ads for my brother. haha. i need to go back, that’s for sure. i probably walked 9 miles and only saw 1/4 of the city. if that much. what a special place. i gave them my money. i won it back. and then gave it away again. the house always wins. always bet on black. and so on.
run that slideshow:
if you watched the slideshow, yes, i was excited to meet some of those rockstar/celebrity photographers. they have mastered marketing and getting you to buy their stuff. i appreciate what they’ve done and they do make beautiful images. shoutouts to: the image is found, jessica claire, amelia lyon, jasmine star, jesh de rox, matthew jordan smith and those are my favorites. the image is found is #1. i personally think their work stands out and i like their style. i think i told them that. it was more like: YOU GUYS ARE MY FAVORITE $#*@ING PHOTOGRAPHERS EVER. I LOVE YOU GUYS. my bad. it’s weird to admire their success from afar and then be standing in line for a burger next to them. i dunno. it was different. i’ve been reading their blogs since i was a baby photographer. there were so many awesome photographers in one building. it was a cool experience.
and jesh de rox made me cry my face off during his beloved session. i’ve always loved his images. what a great speaker. i can’t say that for all the WPPI panel members. haha. during one of the business platform classes, i attempted to stick a pen in my eye.
yes, that is a chocolate fountain above.
all of the platform speakers were trying to sell their CDs or DVDs or books or what have you. i fought the power and held off, otherwise i’d walk home with impulse buys. i tend to do that. the tradeshow was overwhelming. crowded and i wanted to buy everything.
i had to go to one party and chose ‘airhorns and lasers’. i didn’t really have anyone to go with. my roomie wanted to go to the welcome dinner. so i went on my own and met up with phoenix mcpeek and her friend daria bishop. they only stayed for an hour, just as the dj was getting started. um, the dj was FANTASTIC (the flashdance), so i stayed. made new friends. felt awkward by myself. whatever. i paid $50 and i was going to get my $50 worth! p.s. the wynn is a beautiful hotel. unlike the mgm, where the toilets overflow and the lady at the front desk tests your patience. oh! and the luxor was cool. i’ve ALWAYS wanted to go there.
they kept beating in the importance of social media during the conference, so i started using twitter again. and RANDOMLY, my cousin bianca tweeted “viva las vegas”. my little mini-me cousin was in vegas, in the mgm (same hotel) and thanks to twitter, i found her! we walked around the bellagio.
oh vegas. you’re so expensive. but we shall meet again. and i’ll be ready. below is rob van petten’s photo. he was one of my instructors at CDIA. i want my photos sponsored by nikon. #justsaying.
more shoutouts: cheryl colombo, josh kane, jennifer hudson, ck, marilyn nakazato and that’s all i got.
omg. if i don’t post about my trip out west, my father will shoot me. he has become a facebook stalker. “where are the pics?” “waiting patiently.” HERE THEY ARE PA DUKES!
ok. so my father-father moved out to AZ at the end of october. i tried to plan a trip out there around the WPPI las vegas weekend to do both in a week. boston has had a pretty mild winter in terms of snow, but it was great to get out of the cold and get some sun!
why not check out a video of the entire trip here. the song makes you want to dance with glow sticks, right? this is 7 LONG minutes. sorry. the first one i made was 2 minutes and waay too fast. my father is probably the only one who will watch. stalker.
it almost never rains in arizona. it’s the desert. my first day there…it poured. so i helped my father with some construction on his home theatre project. when i say help, i mean watch him do most of the work. the image below is a smudge of adhesive that marred his masterpiece.
i got to use a power saw thingy and a caulking gun. and a nail gun. w00t! my father has been smoking since…FOREVER. why not send him an email, reminding him of the dangers. md1953 at yahoo dot com.
reppin’ the patriots in AZ. i sent this to him for christmas.
and now you get to meet BETO, my stepmother’s father’s ancient pet. he likes peanut butter and he waddles. he has a very strict daily routine and mr. bob’s voice goes up really high when he talks to beto.
we drove over to sedona to check out the red rocks. BEAUTIFUL. nothing like massachusetts. ended up in flagstaff. it seemed like a good idea. DO NOT GO TO FLAGSTAFF. THERE IS NOTHING THERE. amen.
i spent the whole trip looking for spiders. well, avoiding them. and i didn’t see one. except for this guy…
mr. bob wanted a picture with berto and the fountain in the back yard. the other picture is of some john wayne character who tried to scare us into buying his book. we ran.
and my flight to vegas was late enough in the afternoon so that i could join the old farts playing golf. i must admit. they were pretty funny guys. you’re not old farts. i was just kidding. my father hit a tree smack in the middle while swinging. he was not pleased.
oh. here is a picture of the theatre all done. when i was there, it was lawn chairs and exposed wires. we still played call of duty with my brother online and i got like 4 kills in. i’m bad playing against other people.
there will be a lot of posts coming up. i know you are excited. i am. i spent some time with my father out in AZ, then hit up the WPPI photography convention in las vegas. they convinced me to usetwittermore. ...
there will be a lot of posts coming up. i know you are excited. i am. i spent some time with my father out in AZ, then hit up the WPPI photography convention in las vegas. they convinced me to usetwittermore. from there, i photographed amadeus (drummer, producer, best friend – lol) at thejay-z/trey songz/young jeezy show the td garden. the dropkicks played a matinee show on saturday afternoon at the house of blues. it poured for three+ days straight and i spent most of the weekend helping my parents pump water out of their basement. had a deep conversation with my (step) father about life/death. well, he did most of the talking. he usually does. stupid cancer. sunday night was thealice in chainsshow at the orpheum – and i stayed JUST to hear ‘man in a box’. i am waiting on their management to approve the review/photos. divas! phew. whirlwind. oh! i broke down and purchased final fantasy xiii for xbox. it’s still in the wrapper. i don’t know if i’ll ever have time to sit and play the game. but at least it’s here. i’ve only been waiting…..six years!
i took ONE blurry/terrible photograph ofjay-zlast thursday night before being yanked from the pit by security. smh. more on that later….
i can’t get enough of this little baby. i went to visit last sunday night, during the AFC championship game and got to hold the newest turner. he got angry at one point, but it was still so cute. he was so...
i can’t get enough of this little baby. i went to visit last sunday night, during the AFC championship game and got to hold the newest turner. he got angry at one point, but it was still so cute. he was so cuddly and tiny and he’s going to grow up to be a soccer player. KMD
so perfect. congrats to tres and christina! welcome to this crazy world, little cuzzo.
click on the screen shot below to check out boston’s concert schedule for february. upcoming reviews from me: .moe, cheap trick, la roux, galactic, rebelution, citizen cope. ^ ^ click on image above to...