Thursday, March 31, 2011

Good night and see you on the next blog.

Tonight is my last post of Something Out of Nothing. After some experimenting and soul searching and fund-raising I finally have the stuff to start my own regular food blog.

The next time you see me will be on the new blog, The Sunday Shoot. Since I have moved to the Outer Banks it has been a roller-coaster of health issues, identity crises, working my butt off, and getting in touch with my roots. Sundays are my free days. The days that I can wake up early and my only obligation is to drink coffee and stay in my sweat pants. The Sunday Shoot will make of all the new food and discoveries I find while not working for someone else.

It will take me a few days to re-design the blog and get a new food shoot going.

So I leave you with these parting words...

See you next time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First of many sunset photo shoots

Spring is in the air on the Outer Banks! Time to walk barefoot to the grocery store! When I got off work I couldn't help but notice the great colors going on in the sky near Avalon Pier. So I stopped and took the new set up to the beach.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lighting class and a weekend full of Richmond

Friday I drove up to Richmond to attend a crash corse of studio lighting, held by Will King. Man did I need to go over the basics again! It was a year before I got to hold a new camera and it has definitely been longer since I set up a speedlight.
(For those that don't know, all my old equipment was destroyed in a flood.)

At the end of the class, Will set up some lighting arrangements for us and brought in some awesome little models to help us out.

Here are a couple of rough edits from the shoot.

After class I was whisked away by Miss Ashley Vercoe to a game of Quarters with beer and pizza! Perfect ending!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Things are picking up!

Here on the Outer Banks, the months of January and Febuary are basically a standstill. People either lock themselves in their homes or escape to warmer climates. But as March hits, everyone comes back to re-open their businesses and plan their Summer vacations. In turn, everyone needs news signs, menus, business cards.....

It has been busy.

I'm excited to have worked on a project for my Aunt Lisa and her niece Lindsey's baby shower invites! They were the first invitations I've ever worked on and had a blast designing them. Illustrations by Lisa Doxey and envelopes are from the DUROTONE collection of French Paper. Printing done from the awesome Access Design in Kitty Hawk, NC!