28 Feb 2011

Slap-it’s back to reality | Kirkland, WA Photographer

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Here I am coming back from winter break… it was snowing and about 25 degrees around here when I arrived on Thursday night. Thankfully, during the Winter break, I went to Las Vegas where it was sunny and about 55-60 degrees. It was lovely. I visited Las Vegas for WPPI as it is there every year. I was inspired on many levels and had the opportunity to meet, mingle and learn from some great photographers. Each day was filled, I mean filled from 8:00am to 10:00pm with classes, speakers, and meet-ups.  I was struggling with light the whole time I was there-feeling frustrated that I was never able to get some “normal” light to work with.  And then, I was reminded about the secret of the casinos.  There are no windows and no clocks with hopes that you will stick around all day and night without regard to time.  Ah, tricky.  On one evening I met with Kelli France and other students from her Francypants Academy for some headshots.  MGM Grand did  not look kindly upon us trying to use their pool grounds about eight minutes before they closed.  We squished in as many as we could but when the clock struck 5:00pm, they approached with a smile and reminded us that it was quittin’ time.  name badge from WPPII am ready to put into action some things that came from this conference!  I am ready to work on my craft.  I am ready to get some models.  I am ready to make some changes.  Unfortunately, my head is swarming and I can only do so much at a time.  I am learning patience.  I thought maybe one thing per month would work for me.  : )  BUT, first I am making changes around here.  Remember my Photo A Day project?  I am keeping up with it but try not to bore you here.  I am entertaining the idea of keeping it where it is now… on Flickr.  So, if you are at all interested in my personal project of documenting the daily and ordinary, you can go to my flickr set.

One of the speakers, Mary of Justin and Mary Marantz, made the biggest impact on me. It was a perfect way to end my WPPI experience.  Thank you to Kristin Conk for convincing me that I needed to be there!  Most of the speakers I didn’t know much about so it was great to branch out and discover some awesome talent and some very saavy business people!  Below is a picture of some business cards, duh!  I excused myself to the restroom and came back to a fancy display of some business cards.  : )  I thought it was creative, regardless of the lovely overhead lamp, and wanted to document a fun moment with other photographer ladies at lunch.  Thank you WPPI for the opportunity to mix with these gals!  I look forward to going again next year.  Until then, Studio 54 will have to dance the night away with Mr. Ferrari bling boy and his orange pants!

business cards on a dining table

2 Responses to “Slap-it’s back to reality | Kirkland, WA Photographer”

  1. Kristin says:

    I miss you already…come back!!

  2. lisa says:

    I’ll make a deal with you… how about every February? : )

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