Holiday Set…Shooting Starts Tomorrow!

11 11 2009

Before-Holiday Portrait SetAfter-Holiday Portrait Set

Before tweaking the set and after…do you like the middle box color switch from white, which looks kind of gray, to red?  We also lit the trees so they don’t look like black holes any more.  We begin photographing clients tomorrow afternoon at 4pm!  If you weren’t planning on coming, don’t you think the set would make a creative gift for your loved ones?  Check out the full schedule here!



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Debra Hodges, pictured with Nicole Cochran, committee head and member, of the  Set Construction 2 Committee have done a great job of preparing the waiting area and decorating the trees for Holiday Portraits.  Debra has tied an amazing number of beautiful bows for the set.  Thanks for all your hard work girls!  Only two more days to go before we start our Holiday Portrait ‘business’!  Good luck on your individuals shoots, guys!  TTFN SDG

Christmas Production Time

16 10 2009
I just got home from rehearsal for our new production “Finding Home.” It was commissioned by Cornerstone Productions specifically for our acting ensemble. We’re really excited to be performing a new piece designed for us. Save the dates: December 10th through the 13th. We’ll be performing again this year in the historic Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. Make a date night of it; it will be fun! I’m playing Mrs. Bailey, the mayor’s wife, and hoping I get to wear a great hat with plumage! Something like this would be great…only it’s not exactly the right era! The musical is set in the early 1900s. Check out the fashion of the day and what we may be wearing. Here is a picture of me in our 2007 production of Shenandoah Christmas. I sang ‘O Holy Night’ very near the end of the show. It was a great moment for me; one I hope to one day repeat. TTFN sdg

Chinese Photography Visitors

14 10 2009

Friday evening, from 5-7 pm at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, the visiting Chinese photographers will be having their opening exhibit. Check out the full story. I hope I can go; but I was planning to go to the GA State Fair in Perry that day to try to shoot some features. We’ll see what the weekend brings.

Also, we learned so much about our sports pics today in Photojournalism. I really wish we could have critiqued last year’s images last week before we attempted to shoot. All the information we heard during the critique will be very helpful the next time we shoot an athletic event. High ISO, fast shutter, crop tight and pray for no rain!! Here is my image cropped in tighter and dodged a bit. 
Do you think it’s better than the one posted below? Please answer, ‘Yes!’ TTFN sdg