Check out the latest PDN/National Geographic World in Focus Competition to see my winning image and some great photography!
Next Thursday, May 25th, I am excited to be a speaker for PDN’s Focus on Wedding and Portrait Photography Virtual Event. The two-day virtual event for photographers is designed to be very interactive, informative, and inspirational. This expo is full of excellent speakers, very well versed in the world of promotion, marketing, and what it takes to be a successful photographer. Even better, by being a virtual event, PDN’s Focus on Wedding and Portrait Photography is accessible to anyone logging in from any location.
I really like the idea of creating an online space to provide free and informative content to a large and deserving audience. The webinars, virtual booths, and speakers really provide a well rounded and truly exceptional event requiring literally nothing but a desire to learn and improve your approach to photography. I am looking forward to sharing my business and marketing philosophy about building relationships with clients, branding, and niche marketing. I am also really excited to learn some great tips from the impressive array of professionals that will be speaking. I hope you check out the expo and even stop by my virtual booth for a chat. *My speech is sponsored by Digilabs
This photograph I took of Jason Cleary in West Virginia won an award in the World In Focus 2010 travel photography contest. Thank you to Photo District News (PDN) and National Geographic Traveler for putting on this annual contest.
I feel that this image really captures an essence of the lifestyle I experienced and documented on a photographic exploration into everyday life in Appalachia. This particular image displays the young Jason Cleary and his friends playing in a broken down car. During my time in Appalachia, I recognized the consistent theme that when things break down there, they are usually left as they are to meld into everyday life. This car had been broken down for almost forty years, left in place, and subsequently made into a playground for the kids of the area. I’m happy to share this glimpse into life in the small town of Bramwell, West Virginia with you.
To see some more images and read all about my experience shooting in Appalachia, check out my full image story here: http://www.catherinehall.net/blog/2009/08/12/an_unseen_glimpse_of_american/
I just finished yet another amazing trip in New York City. My schedule was crazy with an engagement session on Friday, awesome wedding on Saturday, fun day on Sunday (shopping and massage), Monday and Tuesday – tons of great meetings. See iphone photos and details below:Weekend started with an engagement session in the rain. We had to get creative and go to Grand Central Station followed by some great portraits in the rain – stay tuned for images.Hanging with Richard Rabinowitz in the East VillageCoffee Break with the amazing friend and kick a*s photo editor for Elegant Bride, Claudia Grimaldi.I had a great lunch meeting with American Photo’s Executive Editor, Russell Hart – he is an amazing man! Lots of talk about the Famous Top Ten Wedding Photographer List & some exciting news about the magazine!Happy hour with great photographer, Jason GroupHad a great lunch at the very popular “Comfort Diner”with Modern Bride Photo Editor, Holly Watson – she is a gem!Kicked it with PDN feature editor Conor Risch at Starbucks in Astor Place. We had a great discussion about the current state of the industry.Enjoyed a tour and then yummy girly cocktails with The Knot’s lovely Rebecca Crumley.
Journal entry #15 – The People of Tasmania
As I sit on the plane returning to SF I feel deeply saddened as though a part of my heart has been left in Tasmania. My love for this island does not route from the expected such as sensational landscapes, magical forests, exotic wildlife, but lies in the extraordinary people that I was blessed to meet.
My love of travel is fueled by exposure to various cultures and my love of a country is dependent upon the nature of its people. In my life I have never found a place full of such beautiful people that made me feel safe, welcome, comfortable and embraced. I felt accepted without reservation, judgement or suspicion, which is not always the case when you have a huge camera hanging around your neck. Tasmanians are open people who are kind, generous and willing to share their lives. There is a pureness to them that I haven’t been able to find anywhere in the world. They give because they want to, because they have open hearts and minds and they expect nothing in return. The nature of those I was fortunate to meet has truly affected my life and will undoubtfully have a profound affect on me and the way I live my life.
YOU ARE INVITED TO VIEW MY TASMANIA IMAGES that placed 1st Place at WPPI album competition.
You may also find out more about my Tassy work and other Adventure Photographers in Rangefinder Magazine, O’Reilly websites, Adobe Lightroom Book by Mikkel Aaland, PDN, TWiT with Leo Laporte, Rangefinder Radio, Adobe Lightroom Gallery Site and by visiting my Blog.
Thank you Mikkel Aaland and all the Lightroom Adventure Sponsors (Adobe, Tourism Tasmania, Epson, Lowepro, O’Reilly and Qantas) for making this trip possible.