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Throwback Thursday - Number 10

July 23, 2015 - Peek-a-boo... another self portrait in black and white with sepia tones and a TTV frame.
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Throwback Thursday - Number 8

July 09, 2015 - I missed a bunch of Thursday posts and will resume them today. I remember taking this image but I don't remember what th...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 7

June 04, 2015 - And it's Throwback Thursday again! I'm still sharing from my heavy texture days. Enjoy!
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Throwback Thursday - Number 6

May 28, 2015 - This is my sixth Throwback post. I'd love to hear your thoughts so far. Today, I'm sharing another self portrait with...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 5

May 21, 2015 - I hope you are enjoying my Throwback series. It is hard for me to look back and see just how many mistakes were in image...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 4

May 14, 2015 - So I've been sharing each week, an old portrait, in part to share where I started so you can see the progress that can b...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 3

May 07, 2015 - This is my last from this heavy frame texture series back in spring of 2010. It's titled horror. You can see that I didn...
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Kontinent Awards

May 02, 2015 - While I have mostly been photographing flowers on their own, I have been submitting my portrait work to a variety of exh...
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Throwback Thursday - Number 2

April 30, 2015 - Today's blast from the past is another one from 2010 when I was first experimenting with self portraits and with texture...
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Endless Hope

April 13, 2015 - After a bit of a hiatus this year, I am getting back in the swing of things. While I haven't created much new work recen...
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It's my Birthday!

January 06, 2015 - It's my birthday today so I thought I'd share a collection of self portraits I took last year. Some ask why I do self po...
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Dare to dream

January 04, 2015 - A few images from a recent photography shoot with Shelly Schwegal. These were taken at Lake Michigan and some elements w...
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2014 - Year in Review

December 31, 2014 - Well, another year has past and I like to review the past year and see what I accomplished. I spend so much time feeling...
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Happy Holidays

December 27, 2014 - I hope your holiday's were filled with magic and all your dreams come true! I was busy traveling to see family and mo...
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Christmas Spirt

December 08, 2014 - It hit me fast... the Christmas spirit. I spent much of the weekend shopping for Christmas gifts and then working on the...
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Giving Thanks

November 27, 2014 - This Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share my top five list of things I'm thankful for. What are yours? 1. My Health - I...
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A perfect Halloween

November 03, 2014 - Halloween, my cousin Sarah and I braved the cold do do a photo shoot we had been planning for months. The day started wi...
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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014 - Happy Halloween! Have a safe and fun filled day.
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Autumn Maple

October 27, 2014 - I have been enjoying the autumn color this year and am sharing just another quick portrait, from the maple trees. This w...
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Autumn and all its Glory

October 20, 2014 - After feeling like I was in a funk for a couple of weeks, just tired and unmotivated, I finally had a rush of energy thi...
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Born Wild

October 17, 2014 - Title: Born Wild I have fallen behind with the blogging this week and wanted to make sure i shared something. Have a...
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Halloween Season

October 07, 2014 - As Halloween draws closer, I felt inspired to pull out a raven mask and feathers and just play with some images. After t...
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October

October 06, 2014 - October is here. It has been here for a week. Normally I love fall, the brisk air, the colorful leaves and Halloween. It...
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Whirlwind

October 01, 2014 - Last week was a whirlwind of a week and I'm still absorbing all of the information that I received so this post will be...
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Portfolio Review

September 25, 2014 - This weekend I will be attending Filter Photo Fest and having my print portfolio reviewed by five different people who a...
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From the Fruit Bowl

September 23, 2014 - Some posts I have a lot to say, while others are more about the pictures. This is one of the latter. I am just sharing s...
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A bit more about me

September 18, 2014 - Brooke Shaden posted these questions on her promoting passion blog Monday. I thought the answers to her questions would...
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Frequency Separation May Have Changed My Life

September 15, 2014 - Above is a photo I have shared before re-edited from scratch. In this edit I used frequency separation to edit the skin.
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Sprinkles and Fairy Dust

September 13, 2014 - This is one of my final images from last Sunday. My original goal Sunday was to go to the river and create an image with...
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Summer's ending

September 04, 2014 - While it's not the meteorological end of summer, with the kids all back to school, some for several weeks already, and w...
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Drowning

September 02, 2014 - I have been wanting to do a photo like this for years now, really ever since Florence and the Machine released "Never Le...
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Five tips to improve your work

August 29, 2014 - I've been struggling to keep up with my blog. I have been working on lots of new photographs however. Some are working o...
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Thoughts for Tippy

August 25, 2014 - My son's cat Tippy is not feeling well. I can't get her to eat and she is so sad. I thought I'd share a few photos of he...
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A girl and her horse

August 20, 2014 - I had been wanting to photograph myself with this horse for a while. It was my son's toy when he was younger. I had a si...
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Looking for the fit girl inside of me

August 18, 2014 - In the past several years, for a variety of reasons, I went from being in the most amazing physically fit shape to being...
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The Basement Series

August 14, 2014 - This is from a shoot I did on Saturday in my basement. For weeks I've been wanting to shoot down there because the great...
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The Many Faces of Sarah

August 08, 2014 - I had fun editing this photo a few different ways. The first I played with the tones and darkened it some, especially th...
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Abandoned Red

August 06, 2014 - Silly self portrait taken on an abandoned property out in the corn fields. This red building is an old shed.
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Vacation

July 31, 2014 - I'm officially on vacation, starting today. I will not be actively posting for the next week but you can see phone pics...
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Family Visit

July 30, 2014 - What can you expect when I come to visit, a photo shoot. Well, if you're willing. Last weekend we went up to visit some...
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Playing

July 28, 2014 - This is a photo from earlier this year. I was playing with some fog/dust and starry overlays in it and thought I'd share...
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Field of Dreams

July 24, 2014 - Sometimes a field of flowers stands for itself and needs no further explanation. Have a wonderful day!
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The Making of Amphitrite

July 23, 2014 - As promised, here are some of the before images and the after image of my photo Amphitrite which was taken in early June...
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Suburban Wasteland

July 21, 2014 - This is a bit of a study on suburbia today and a general environmental piece. I went to what once was a Domincks and use...
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Drowning in my own Tub

July 18, 2014 - I tried my first take at some photos with me emerged in water which is something I have wanted to do but been hesitant f...
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Feast of the Mosquito

July 15, 2014 - I ordered three vintage dresses and they arrived so Sunday I did a bit of an unplanned shoot with one of them. Today, I'...
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On Exhibit

July 14, 2014 - That's right, my photo "Awaken" is in a group show that opens this Thursday, July 17 at the City Arts Factory. It will b...
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Belissima

July 11, 2014 - Today I share the last of the water goddess series and it's titled "Belissima". This is the last from the water goddess...
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Indiana Lakeshore, Imagination and being Published

July 10, 2014 - Back in early June I had a wonderful wonderful photo shoot with the amazing Shelly Schwegel who was more than a model, s...
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Happy Fourth of July

July 04, 2014 - Wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July!
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Fleur - a spontaneous creation

July 01, 2014 - I took a lot of photos last weekend. Well, by a lot I mean a total of 6 finished images, which is a lot with these portr...
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Failure

June 30, 2014 - The above photo is titled Failure because this photo shoot was a complete failure in my mind as I headed home. My origin...
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You have to believe in magic

June 26, 2014 - The above photo is of my beautiful friend who was kind enough to model. Summer Magic is part of a series I've started wi...
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Overwhelmed

June 17, 2014 - I am feeling overwhelmed. I have started working on my portfolio, as in figuring out which photos are worthy of being pr...
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A Child's Imagination

June 10, 2014 - I remember when I was young and playing make-believe was one of my favorite things. I could be anything and anywhere at...
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Summer's Unofficial Start

May 27, 2014 - This is the unofficial start of summer, the post Memorial Day, late May start to summer. The weather is warmer, the days...
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Happy Friday

May 23, 2014 - Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
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Dancing in the spring breeze

May 21, 2014 - Dancing in the warm spring breeze When everything was green But brilliant red hair She twirled and spun with joy Jus...
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Bloom

May 19, 2014 - I will be honest and say I have been so excited about creating new work that it has felt like a chore to even share that...
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Facing my Fears

May 14, 2014 - What are you afraid of? Without thought, I can tell you immediately that I am afraid of bees, wasps and most any insect...
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Black birds and Ravens

May 12, 2014 - Today I am sharing a couple more photos from my shoot with Dawn. These were are both published in Obscurae Magazine Volu...
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Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2014 - I wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day!
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Published in Obscurae Magazine

May 05, 2014 - I'm thrilled to announce that this image and 5 others have been published in Obscurae Magazine, Dark/Horror Issue 2 Volu...
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Raven's Release

May 03, 2014 - I wanted to share these thoughts after last week. Those you love may pass unexpectedly so make sure that... You don't h...
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And she said she wasn't a model

April 23, 2014 - And she said she wasn't a model. Do you believe her? Model: Dawn Hiller
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Force of Nature

April 17, 2014 - I created this image for a submission. The theme "Force of Nature" sounded like it should be easy. I certainly had enoug...
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More fun with a friend

April 15, 2014 - I often use myself as a model for a wide variety of reasons but this weekend I got to photograph a friend of mine. I met...
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What's old is new

April 10, 2014 - Photo: Storm in my Head Self Portrait Tornado storm image from Can Stock Photo by ig)rZh I've been so motivated to cr...
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Spring is in the Air

April 07, 2014 - I am finally feeling in the spirit of spring. The long, really cold winter seems to be past us, the first sprouts are pe...
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New Work

April 03, 2014 - I'm not really one with words. I fantasize about righting inspiring and engaging posts that make you want to share with...
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Entanglement

March 25, 2014 - This weekend I felt inspired to create, not just photos but props as well so I went shopping and bought lots of greenery...
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Simple

March 22, 2014 - It has been a long, long, cold and dreary winter with lots of snow, subzero temperatures and no breaks. Now as we finall...
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The BeU Exhibit Opening at BeHUMAN Gallery

March 19, 2014 - I had the amazing opportunity and experience to attend the BeU opening at the BeHuman Gallery in Houston, TX this past w...
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Without Hope, there is Nothing

March 12, 2014 - Without Hope, there is Nothing is the title of this photograph. It places a masked woman in an abandoned room. This was...
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Awaken, Create a World in Photoshop

March 06, 2014 - This is the second of my three photos from the weekend. It is titled Awaken and I'd be lying if I didn't say it was my f...
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The First of Three New Photographs

March 04, 2014 - This is the first of three new pieces I wanted to share along with some before pics to illustrate a little bit of the pr...
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Fantasy and the realization of hope

March 02, 2014 - I finally decided the weather was not going to improve and I needed to just find a way to work inside as I had so many i...
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Reworked image

February 17, 2014 - I decided to rework this image after sitting with the series for a few days. I really liked it but felt like something w...
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Updating Website

February 14, 2014 - I am working on updating my website and portfolios. Please have patience if things look a bit messy for the next week wh...
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With Monarchs

February 10, 2014 - I was inspired to create new work. That always happens when I watch Brooke Shaden on Creative Live as I did over the wee...
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Regaining my Inspiration

January 21, 2014 - I'm feeling a loss for words so maybe I should just share the images from the weekend. It has been a while since I have...
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Summer and winter

January 15, 2014 - I go to one park a lot for photographs. It is Knock Knolls Park and it has the river, a little bridge, a big bridge, an...
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I want you to be a part of my 2014!

January 04, 2014 - I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and happy New Year. Now that we are a few days into the year, I thought I'd talk...
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Cyber Monday Specials

December 02, 2013 - It's Cyber Monday and the 50% off Sales in both Dark Raven Photo and The Shutterbug Eye are on their last day so don't w...
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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2013 - Happy Halloween!
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What's my style?

October 09, 2013 - Some photographers have such a singularly well defined style. I am always reading that it is essential to have that to s...
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Insanity

October 01, 2013 - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results - Albert Einstein
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Overwhelmed

September 08, 2013 - You know those days, weeks, months where everything feels like too much and your head just wants to spin. Well, that's k...
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Float away

September 03, 2013 - I've long wanted to do a floating balloon shot. The idea came to me during a recent photo shoot in Naperville but why us...
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Self Portrait Week - Five

August 23, 2013 - Last but not least is a self portrait by Jessica Chevalier of Lost in the Valley Photography. www.lostinthevalleyphot...
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Self Portrait Week - Four

August 22, 2013 - Today I am featuring the work of Stacy Frett of Stacy Frett Photography. facebook.com/StacyFrettPhotography
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Self Portrait Week - Three

August 21, 2013 - Today's self portrait is by Daniella Fishburne. www.daniellafishburne.com
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Self Portrait Week - Two

August 20, 2013 - Today, I am featuring the work of Alex Celani of Celani Art. Her work can also be found on Facebook at Celani Art Page....
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Where the Buffalo Roam

August 18, 2013 - I have been on the road traveling with my family this past week. We went to the Black Hills in South Dakota and it was a...
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Review of onOne Perfect Photo Suite 7.5

August 13, 2013 - So I purchased onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 this past week. As I qa prepping for vacation I haven't had much time to...
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What are you afraid of?

July 25, 2013 - What are you afraid of, not the serious fears but the unrealistic phobic fears? For me it would be bees, to the point wh...
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Overcoming fears

July 15, 2013 - Today I want to share that I am incredibly self concious when taking self portraits. I always feel silly, I try to avoid...
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Arcangel Images

July 10, 2013 - I'm excited to share that I am now a contributor on Arcangel Images. You can see my portfolio there with a search of my...
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Dramatic Skies Ahead

July 07, 2013 - I know I shared my free sky backgrounds/textures in a post about a week ago but I thought I'd share some recent images w...
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Happy Fourth

July 04, 2013 - I remember when I was a kid, going to fireworks on the fourth of July with my family. Laying on the ground staring strai...
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Thank you

June 30, 2013 - I wanted to take a moment to say a deep and sincere thank you for everyone who contributed to my fundraiser. While the w...
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It's summer

June 24, 2013 - It's summer and it's finally getting hotter and humid. We have been having lots of rain so everything is super green whi...
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Updates and New Self portrait

May 26, 2013 - Today, I'm excited to announce that this site is now named after me, Diane K. Miller. I am moving theshutterbugeye.com t...
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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2012 - I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Halloween images from this year and prior. Enjoy and have a safe and fun Hallow...
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The Face

August 02, 2012 - The face, it's the focal point of most photos and the key to most portraits. Getting close often produces the best portr...
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A portrait session

July 04, 2012 - I had the extreme pleasure of photographing my friend Amy's daughter last weekend. This is my third shoot with her and s...
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A bit of me conclude self portrait week

June 22, 2012 - I want to thank everyone who shared a self portrait for this week. It was fun seeing everyone. I thought I'd conclude wi...
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Self Portrait Week: Day 4

June 21, 2012 - It's day four of self portrait week. I'm sharing photos readers and Facebook followers have submitted. This is the last...
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Self Portrait Week: Day 3

June 20, 2012 - This week I'm sharing photos submitted by my readers and Facebook followers. I asked for people to share their self port...
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Self Portrait Week: Day 2

June 19, 2012 - It's day 2 of self portrait week, where I am sharing reader submitted photographs. This weeks self portraits were submit...
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This week is all about Self Portraits!

June 18, 2012 - That's right! This week is Self Portrait week. I will be sharing this Monday through Thursday self portraits that have b...
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I want to see YOU!

June 11, 2012 - In my last post I featured a bit about my self portraits, why I take them and some tips on how to take your own. Now I'm...
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Self Portraiture: why I photograph myself

June 08, 2012 - People often ask why I photograph myself, or what started me photographing myself. I sometimes feel odd when taking the...
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