Saturday, October 21, 2006

October PUG Meeting.

Hello Portland PUG Attendees,

I hope this finds all of you well. I just wanted to pass on a few notes about this Monday's meeting. In case you didn't recieve the email from Pictage or you had trouble viewing it, please click here for full details including topics, location and maps.

In addition to the Pictage Parnter Conference recap, we'll be launching our first in a series of presentations by our very own attendees. This month, Serena Davidson will be presenting information gathered by University of Washington on trends in the wedding industry across the US as well as here in our own region.

Finally, the topic of food! Please bring your favorite snack to munch on and/or drinks to wash those snacks down with. Use your imagination! (within reason of course...hah)

Have a great day!
Kevin

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

area's of expertise...

So last time we met, Serena asked us to list three area's of expertise and then three area's we'd like to learn more about:
So here are mine:

Area's I'd like to learn more about:

studio lighting techniques (how to get that annoying shadow off the bottom of my backdrops, using beauty dishes and other specialized lighting, lighting for several people...things of that nature)

workflow (how to narrow it and hone skills with speed and efficiency, so I can spend more time actually shooting and less time toiling away at my wonderful computer:) LOL!

Making DVD slideshow set to music for clients!

Marketing Strategies

Area's I could lead a discussion on (I really hate to say area's of expertise because I am always growing in all of the area's)

Creating trust with clients, how to book a prospective client...

Photographing expectant mother and/or children

Photographing Senior Portraits how to break away from the mundane and typical "lean against a tree with your cheesiest smile shot"! How to make your images sell to young people and their parents.

Ok, hope that helps!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another beautiful Senior!











This is my brother's girlfriend and my kids favorite babysitter! This was a fun shoot on the beach, even though we had to shoot between rain showers! I got a ticket on the way to the beach for speeding...I really didn't need to be trying to get their by sunrise, since it was so overcast!
Could someone please tell me why Oregon has a speed limit of 55 mph on a HIGHWAY...isn't the purpose of driving on a highway so you can get there quicker? I would like to petition that Oregon move there speed limit on the highways to at least 60 mph...we have highways over here in Washington where you can drive 70 mph! Aw, well I will stop my ranting...I just had to get my frustration out to the masses:)

A recent Senior Shoot...Love some C&C!







Hi Guys, this is a senior I shot recently. We had a ton of fun. She wanted a rustic location for her pictures so I found this farm out in Woodland that worked great!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Serena Davidson photo selected for 2007 Bravo! Guide Cover

Super exciting news! I just got word from Terri Baranick at Bravo! Publications that one of my wedding images has been selected from thousands of entries to be printed on the cover of next years book! YAY! Can't wait to see it when they are released this winter.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Serena Davidson Art Show This Thursday 6pm


What: Art Opening
When: 6pm - 9pm Thursday, October 12
Where: Black Wagon 3964 N Mississippi Av.
Who: Serena Davidson, Mykle Hansen, Marc Willwerth
Why: Meet great people, see something new, experience Mississippi


The work being unveiled for this show is a custom installation created through the collaboration of these three artists. Please join us for light refreshments during the Mississippi Social this coming 2nd Thursday art walk.