Friday, May 22, 2009

Italian Photojournalist Presents Workshop in Boulde

Here is an amazing photo opportunity in Boulder. Massimo Bassano returns to Boulder this summer! Massimo is one of Italy's top photojournalists – he was just awarded first and second place for "Best Travel Cover," by the Italian Conference of Editors & Journalists. Massimo shares with us how photographers can capture that exceptional photo when they become part of the scene they are photographing rather than just watching them through a lens.

The first two days are for those who want more technical knowledge about their camera, software/computer and latest equipment. The following five-day workshop is "shooting on-site" in and around Boulder. Each day becomes a photographic adventure. Capturing the morning light and coolness of the day, we shoot together and independently. In the afternoons we gather for discussions, return to do more shooting and download or develop film overnight. Everyone will be able to sign up for a one-on-one session with Massimo.

*Special Discount:* A special 5% discount if you register by June 12^th .

Dates:July 20-21
Technical Intensive
Costs: $395

July 22-26 Shoot/Critique
Cost: $995


Presented by: /Da Vinci Capers ~ A Personal Renaissance Journey/
To Register: Contact, Barbara A. Hardesty

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy mother's day! I hope all moms were spoiled rotten by their families. We cooked a delicious breakfast and our two year old actually slept in until 7:30am. This is an amazing feat since she usually whispers our names at 5:30am.

I wanted to thank everyone who sent me an email about for the mother's day portrait session contest. It was so special to read all the intimate stories about the mom in your life. Congratulations to Rachel, Ian, and Sabine who will receive the portrait session in June. I often have promotions posted on my blog so please stay in touch.

See Rachel, Ian, and Sabine's story below.

I have stayed at home with my daughter for a year and a half. That's about a year longer than I planned to. I gave up a lot in my life, as many moms do - work, social life, even some travel to see family - to care for our daughter after we found out she has Cystic Fibrosis. We have been in the hospital twice with her and I have done endless research to keep her healthy (vitamin and food supplements to correct whatever is wrong at the moment as well as researching deficiencies created by many of the meds we’ve had to give her) and been mostly successful! Due to these efforts, Sabine (my daughter, 18 mos old) has not been in the hospital for any reason since last August and has only been sick a few times this winter. This may have also been due in part to lack of travel. As our family traveled to us last year, this was the first winter holiday season we were just three – no extended family. Sabine’s CF has meant we do not travel to see our family as much, so I spend a lot of time taking video and photos of her to send them. I would love to be able to send out professional photos to the great grannies and grandparents, as well as to my seven siblings and my husband’s two siblings. Family means a lot to us, though they are very far away

Friday, May 8, 2009

A writer

A friend needed a head shot for a book proposal so we got together early one morning. Wish her good luck.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

one month old

this little girl was just so sweet and alert. it is hard being the center of attention during a photo session, but she did it with grace and beauty.

Monday, May 4, 2009


18 months old and runs like a cheetha, truman was exploring the park with curiosity and fervour. never stopping for 60 minutes, truman would shoot me a handsome glance with a little smile during his romping. i love this age. i only wish i could bottle a 1/10 of his energy.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

See Sara Shrink

Sara is on a mission to loose 100 lbs and this is her before photo. Every 25 lbs, I will take a photo of Sara to document her changes and she is inviting everyone along for the ride. You can follow her progress on twitter, facebook, and her blog.

Good luck, Sara. Look forward to seeing you 25lbs lighter.