Thursday, December 5, 2013
Have you guys heard of PhotoYolo? It's an email list that sends you a random picture a day. As a subscriber you'll eventually get asked to submit a photo, any photo of your choosing with no limitations, and that'll be queued up to be a PhotoYolo photo of the day in the future. I love that! Here's a screen shot of the email with my submitted photo in it.
Pretty cool concept huh? You can sign up for PhotoYolo here.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
I am so stoked to be featured on Ona's blog showing off how I use their Roma Insert bag. I am a huge fan or their well made and beautiful camera bags that don't look like camera bags. I recently bought their Union Street as my primary camera bag and couldn't be happier about it. You'll see more on that soon!
The Roma is an insert made to go inside any bag of your choosing which was the major draw for me. If you have a large tote, that can be a camera bag! The Roma allows you to securely carry and store your camera gear in your roomie purse. I like to take the Roma with me when I travel because it allows me to have the option of using my purse as a camera bag (I usually travel with a Longchamp Le Pliage, pictured above) or you can take the insert out and just have a normal purse. You aren't tied to having to carry around a "camera bag". Here's a link to a review I did on the Roma last year.
Head on over to the Ona blog to read what I carry in my Ona Roma!
Friday, November 29, 2013
It is Thanksgiving weekend and I feel that I have a lot to be thankful for. This year has proven to be the most exciting one yet in pretty much every way I can think of. It feels good to slow down and reflect on the good things in life. I feel so thankful for my tiny family, Christopher and his support in all my endeavors, the fun adventures I've gotten to share with my Mom, our health, an amazing group of friends and new ones that have been made this year, all those little things we can find joy in daily (for us it's probably starring at the rabbits and being so amused by them), and that I have a hobby and career that I find so fulfilling!
I have mixed feelings about black friday and what it brings out in all of us, but I'm happy to be spending the afternoon with my two best friends working on a post for our Chicago-awesome-places-to-eat-blog and catching up on life, eating amazing thai food and feeling thankful!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
The wonderful Heather Champ has started something that is quickly making checking my email even more fun, Favorites. Favorites is an email list you subscribe to. Each week Heather choses subscriber submitted photos to send out in an email. Most weeks there is a theme that you can interpret and submit to or you can just join the list and receive really awesome photos that you might have otherwise missed in our fast paced, visually overstimulated world! I am absolutely guilty of scrolling through Tumblr or Instagram very quickly, taking just a few seconds here or there to "heart" something, so the idea of an email being sent to me with carefully chosen goodness is super appealing! I think it's a brilliant idea!
I was lucky enough to have a photo used in one of the emails a few weeks ago, here's a screen shot of my submission.
Subscribe to Favorites here! Big thanks to Heather for brightening up our inboxes!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My friend Anne sent me an envelope with a tiny piece of paper in it with instructions. The directions were to choose two Impossible Project photos to send along for a project. The photos will be a part of an exhibition and a final project for an artist named Clare Massey.
I loved this concept so of course I sent in two pictures. My submissions were created with the Instant Lab and Impossible Project's PX 680 CP film. I chose one image of a pretty wall I saw in Boulder, CO that I photographed with my phone and the other was a wall of lips from Ikea! On both occasions that these photos were taken with my iPhone I was without proper camera and I'm so glad that the Instant Lab exists so I can have a tangible photograph to mail out! Read my review about the Instant Lab here.
Excited to see the other submissions from around the world! Speaking of projects, as they say on Game of Thrones, "Winter is Coming!". I need to start brainstorming fun photo projects to keep me sane during the cold Chicago Winter months!