This is an image I edited of the frozen Mississippi River from the Illinois side looking over into Missouri.
Here is the before image:
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. ~Ansel Adams
It is no secret that I love my art. And I love for everyone else to be able to appreciate and love art as well. I love seeing images that I take displayed and I know that other photographers feel the same way.
One of the easiest ways to get clients to display their images is by offering them canvas prints of their images. They are beautiful. There’s no worry about broken glass when moving them around. And they look gallery ready, which makes your clients feel extra special. (Isn’t that our goal as photographers anyway?)
I know a lot of photographers wonder about the different types of canvas and the framing. There is a company that prints images to canvas and their website explains a lot of the questions that most photographers have regarding canvas prints! You can visit Royal Canvas to get more information about turning your images in works of art right on their site!
I have anxiety about tunnels. When we make any road trip that is one of the things I consider and have to be prepared for. Normally, I let my hubby drive and I wear headphones and close my eyes. This year I decided to get creative…and face it like a photographer. I shot video and still photos as we went through them. It helped. I still don’t like them. They still make me anxious, but at least now I know I can deal with them a little better. (And without screaming! lol)
This is from the Big Walker Mountain tunnel in West Virginia.
(or as I was calling it…the Walker Texas Ranger Tunnel.)
This seemed to work pretty well for me. I don’t know how often I can get by with taking photos or video when I get anxious about something, but I am going to give it a try! ♥
“You’re going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It’s not your job to change these people, but it’s your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness. I have always appeared to be fragile and delicate but the thing is, I am not fragile and I am not delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison. I compare myself to silk. People mistake silk to be weak but a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot. There are many people who will want to befriend you if you fit the description of what they think is weak; predators want to have friends that they can dominate over because that makes them feel strong and important. The truth is that predators have no strength and no courage. It is you who are strong, and it is you who has courage. I have lost many a friend over the fact that when they attempt to rip me, they can’t. They accuse me of being deceiving; I am not deceiving, I am just made of silk. It is they who are stupid and wrongly take gentleness and fairness for weakness. There are many more predators in this world, so I want you to be made of silk. You are silk.”