Archive for October, 2010
Join us November 10th for a special evening where Joel will take you on a tour of Italy. He’ll show some of his favorite images on the big screen. During the presentation, Joel will share stories and techniques behind the images providing useful tips on how to take your own stunning travel photos. Time will be allowed for a Question and Answer period after the presentation.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: November 10th, 2010
$10 per person for reservations made by Nov 1st ($15 per person after that or at the door).
Light refreshments will be served. Advance reservations are required.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Arizona Art Alliance and the Sonoran Arts League.
Click here for a sneak preview of some of the Images of Italy
Ciao! Hope to see you there…
Just a quick reminder, there is still space available for the Wine Tasting & Appetizer Reception at the Cottage Place in Flagstaff. It will be a great combination of food, wine and art!
Join us from 1-2:30 OR 3-4:30 on Sunday, November 14th. The cost is $30, which includes tax and gratuity. 10% of the proceeds benefit Flagstaff Cultural Partners. Hope to see you there…
Please book directly with the Cottage Place: 928-774-8431.
As a last minute surprise birthday present to me, Joel made reservations for us at Bryce Canyon. I highly recommend it for those of you who have never been- it’s a beautiful park and we definitely plan to go back! Here are a couple of my snapshots from our visit.
The first morning after we arrived, we went out to shoot sunrise and made friends with a herd of pronghorn after our shoot. In the afternoon, the rocks were lit up with the threat of rain in the sky in the background- we got lucky and stayed dry! In the last shot- we relaxed with a cup of wine while watching sunset over the canyon!
We’re scheduling new workshops and will be sending out updates soon!
Ciao for now…
Last week, the weather was crazy for us here in Flagstaff! Several tornadoes hit west and north of Flagstaff. In the town of Belmont, there was quite a bit of damage, but miraculously, no one was hurt. Here’s what it looked like at our studio the morning the tornadoes hit… the rare fog was beautiful, little did we know what was happening elsewhere.
Thankfully, it stopped raining and warmed up a little for our workshop on the weekend! Here’s one of our workshop participants photographing the backlit grass in a meadow at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Although a busy weekend- sunrise, sunset, light painting at night, another sunrise- we all had fun!
We spent the weekend scouting areas around Flagstaff where the leaves are changing for our Fall Color in Northern Arizona workshop next weekend. The change is just starting so most of the areas we like are currently a combination of yellows and greens, but the aspen trunks are just as photogenic as the leaves! We also found some beautiful bracken fern. Deciduous trees (those that lose all their leaves every year) respond to the amount of sunlight in a day, which determines when the leaves change color. In contrast, plants like bracken fern change color primarily in response to temperature.
During the workshop next weekend we’ll have great photo opportunities and learn a little about the natural processes that are part of my favorite season- autumn!