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The Portable Portrait Workshop: 2011 Season & Dates Now up!

the Portable Portrait workshop: Fall 2012 Workshop Dates

 

The 2011 dates for the Portable Portrait workshop are up!

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ceaser photography now accepts all major credit cards for payment

Just a quick note to let you all know that I now can process all major credit cards here at the studio.

This includes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.

Clients can now pay by credit card, as well as cash, personal check, business check or paypal.  Sessions can now be paid for in advance so you don’t have to deal with payment the day of the session.  Pay with confidence!

Cheers,
Sid

Cindy Loves Peter

I had the privilidge of shooting fellow NHIA alumn Cindy Rizza‘s engagement portraits the other week.  Since today is Valentines Day, I thought it would be nice to share some with you.

Cindy & Peter

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keep yourself inspired

Winters can get really bad for me; I get into “hibernation mode” and all I want to do is sleep and stay warm.  The last thing I think about is doing location shooting in the winter – its freezing!  When I get in the doldrums and start moping around in a depression-like funk, I find ways to try to pick my spirits up and get me reinvigorated and inspired.

For me, I like to browse around Flickr. I’ll just randomly start searching for things tossing out random words, or I’ll peek into some of the user groups and look at images there.  Usually what happens is I’ll find something that is simply gorgeous, and I’ll add it to a “favorites” column that I can bring up again and again.  Whenever I’m feeling like I need a shot of motivation, I’ll bring up my favorites and take a long peek.

When I first started doing this, I got worried that I’d try to copy the shots I was looking at, so I try to make a real effort to harness the motivational feeling the images give me but not the actual visual layout or content.  The dangerous side of looking at really inspiring work when you are in a funk is that you  might just toss your hands up in the air and say “That’s it!  I give up!  Everyone else is doing better work than me!”.  So I have to be careful sometimes when I’m looking.

Sometimes it is a color, or it might be the angle of a shot.  Sometimes it isn’t in the image at all, but its a feeling I bring into it.  Sometimes the image might be titalating or fantastical.  Whatever it is, I try to focus the energy of the image, and the energy of the emotions the image creates in me, to go and shoot.  Even if I can’t shoot, it still picks my spirits up and helps me harness positive energy.

Above is a mosaic of images that I’ve marked as my favorites.  I never get tired looking at these images.  There is so much creative talent out there in the world it gets overwhelming.

What do YOU do to keep inspired?

Cheers,
Sid

My unintentional favorite spot

Sometimes you don’t realize something until someone else points it out for you.

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