The Fujifilm X-Photographers Nature and Travel Summit happened last week. So I packed up and headed out to Townsend, TN as one of four teachers for the inaugural event, held in the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.
I joined Jack Graham, Bill Fortney, Dan Bailey, a group of about 30 fabulous and enthusiastic attendees; along with 2 of the top Fujifilm tech reps. Continue reading “The Fujifilm X-Photographers Nature-Travel Summit: Recap!”
Another “Finding Your Artistic Voice” retreat has come and conquered.
This one happened in Cannes, France; October 3-8, 2016. What was it like? Kinda like this…
Oh and fair warning: this is a long post! Loads of pics and videos… offering a glimpse of the adventure… Continue reading “Recap: Finding Your Artistic Voice, Cannes”
OK, I know you know where air and earth meet. But what I’m talking about is where aerial and terrestrial photography meet and have a common ground. Where they support each other. Serve one another. Yeah, I’m fancy that way. Continue reading “Where Air & Earth Meet”
I have an announcement to make and a story to tell, complete with an accounting of personal miracles. (I loves me some good miracles, no matter how big or small.)
First the announcement: “The Artist’s Voice” photography retreat I’ve had scheduled for this October at La Pitchoune is now happening in a new format and a brand NEW location. We’ve moved down to the beautiful town of Cannes, right on the Mediterranean. There are 3 spaces left!
Click the image to learn more… then come back for the rest of the story. Or just read on…
Continue reading “The Artist’s Voice: An Accounting of Miracles”
What heck is a photo retreat?
Ahhhh… and well might you ask. I think of it kind of like the hybrid baby of a photography workshop and a spiritual retreat. Continue reading “Postcards From France: The Artist’s Voice Photo Retreat at Julia Child’s House”
Do you ever get a craving that never goes away, no matter how much try to ignore it? It just tugs at your sleeve, clears its throat – loudly, hums a little French tune. No matter how many times you stage-whisper “Sssshhhhh!!”… it just smiles and keeps on humming.
Paris is like that for me.
I went there in 2010 for a voiceover job. I mean, how glamorous is THAT? For once, I can say it really was as cool as it sounds. It was a quick trip, not a lot of photo time… but the hubs and I made it count by staying out REEEEALLY late at night. We indulged in wine and chocolate at a romantic cafe on the Champs Elyssee at 2am one night after 8 miles of wandering – and photographing – our way through the streets of Paris. In December. At Christmas – in the City of Light. Ahhh, the stuff legends are made of!
Understandably, I’ve wanted to return every minute since. But I’ve had Spring in mind… and wanted another Perfect Moment event. Hey, a girl can dream!
So when my friend, photographer Valerie Jardin (a native of Normandy, knows Paris like the back of her hand!) invited me to come along to her Paris street photography workshop in May, 2015, how could I say no? I mean, really… how COULD I?
You already know the answer…
Continue reading “Paris, 2015!”