Bloom | Project 52 | Friendship

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 22 Theme: Friendship / n 1. The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.

I love how my boys and their cousins have such a close relationship. I know that their bond and friendship will last a lifetime.

Let's go see what Alison posted for friendship this week... Bay Area Photographer,  Alison Crane's blog

Bloom | Project 52 | Inspired

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 21 theme: inspired / adj  1. Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse.

St. Luke's Fashion Show...All of the talented people, whom I'm very fortunate to have grown up with and made this production possible, inspired me on so many different levels. They LOVE what they do and it shows in their work. Don't ever stop doing what you love!!!

And don't forget to check in on Phillip Island, Australia Photographer, Cara Richardson's Rocal Rascals' blog to see what inspired her this week.

Nateil | Tokay High | Lodi, Ca High School Senior Photographer

Nateil just got her cap and gown and stopped in for a few quick pics...then she let me go a lil freestyle on her, woohoo! Thank you Nateil, still can't get enough of you and your gorgeousness!

bloom | project 52 | silly

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 14 theme: silly / adj 1.  Lacking seriousness.

Ethan turned 16 yesterday and I'm not sure if it's him or his age, but he definitely does not try and do silly these days...just the opposite. So when faced with a camera in his face and a whole room full of family telling him to be silly specifically for this post, this is all I got!!! Don't let him fool you...this boy is as sarcastic and hilarious as his dad!

Can't wait to find out what Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer has in store for us this week!

 

film fridays | march edition

Shoot a roll of film and share the entire roll on the last friday of the month...its called...film fridays! You can follow the entire group of us filmies by clicking on the blog links in each post. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone's film adventures. Grab an old film camera and start shooting :). (okay so I bend the rules a bit here...) A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend Amanda Holloway's Kitchen Sink Workshop in New Orleans!! She shared everything!!...and I mean everything about how she runs her successful senior portrait business. We got to see her in action on 2 days of shoots and then learned her entire editing process (YOU can learn & experience her mad editing skillz here...Transform). I highly, HIGHLY recommend investing in one of her workshops... Amanda made me fall back in love with digital...don't get me wrong, film still has a special, firm hold on my heart that I still can't explain though :)!!!

If you've seen any posts from my blog this month, most of them have included at least one senior model that we were blessed with shooting! Well, I know that you all are thinking...what the heck does this have to do with film fridays KARYN?!!! In a workshop where learning how to edit digital files was part of the itinerary...yes I took my digital camera, but I also managed to get a few similar shots in both digital and analog formats (I tried to crop for comparison purposes). So today, I am sharing both side by side.

I love Amanda's simple yet effective workflow...I've witnessed a number of transformations (from my fellow NOLA peeps) of dull raw files into beautiful rich images (you have to check out some of her alumnii's work...so much talent in that group and GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS work!!).  I also love the fact that she shoots with purpose, something that I think that all of us filmies have had to try and do with our new-old film cameras! So here they are...digital on the left and film on the right.

And please don't forget to follow our blog circle by checking out Hampshire children and family portrait photographer, Jenny Owen's film friday post! Have a good weekend everyone...we will be partying it up and eating cake...my son Ethan turns 16!!! on Sunday.

Digital: Canon 50d, pp using Amanda Holloway's editing techniques          Film: Contax 645, Fuji 400h, Image Source dev & scans

 

Macy DuCote' |High School Senior Photographer

Thanks again Macy!!To inquire about a senior session just use the "contact me" button below or email me directly at karyn@karynjohnsonphotography.com!

Macy DuCote' | High School Senior Photographer

To inquire about a senior session just use the "contact me" button below or email me directly at karyn@karynjohnsonphotography.com!

Siobhan Prasad | High School Senior Photographer

Aryanna's sister...both of you girls are so beautiful!!To inquire about a senior session just use the "contact me" button below or email me directly at karyn@karynjohnsonphotography.com!

bloom | project 52 | extreme

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 11 theme: extreme / adj 1. Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

For the past few months my son has been preparing for a science olympiad competition with his middle school's team. One of his events was titled "mission possible" ...an extreme contraption consisting of a series of tasks triggered by each previous task. His coach and teammate, Alex have contributed an extreme amount of blood, sweat and tears into this project and I'm glad to report that they took third place in the event and both earned medals in all three of their events!!! It was a very long journey indeed, but I am extremely proud of them! Kyle's 7th grade team took fourth place overall and the 8th grade team took 1st place and will now be heading to the State competition!! Thank you to all the parents for making this competition such a fun success and good luck Team Blue!! Don't forget to read Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer's project 52's interpretation this week!!

bloom | project 52 | united

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 8 theme: united / adj 1. made into or caused to act as a single entity.

Most of my instagrams were pics of food this week! I guess I was hungry. So i thought I'd keep it going with my 52. I can't think of anything that is more united or in harmony than milk & oreos...it even says "milk's favorite cookie" on the package! My boys had fun with this one. My husband, on the other hand, didn't want to witness the impending mess. It was hard work for sure. So I had to reward myself with a few! I'm gonna go grab a few more and see what Jessica Nelson, Dayton, MD Photographer has waiting for us!

bloom | project 52 | discovery

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 5 theme: discovery / noun  1. The act or process of discovering (discover: To notice or learn, especially by making an effort). This week my initial idea was to capture my son with his recently "discovered" unicycle. However, in the process I made a huge discovery myself...panning (a technique used to capture a moving object in motion) is not easy!! At first I was just going to take a quick pic of E with his unicycle, but early Saturday morning (obviously I needed more coffee) I googled panning and decided that I needed to capture him in motion. Over 1,200 clicks later...yes, that wasn't a typo...1,200+ shots later and a tired out lil pup (it's good for him, right)...I came up with this image.  Not perfect by any means, but a starting point for me. This is exactly why I love this project...it challenged me to actually try this! I'll be practicing this technique, with hopes of improving on my first attempt here, when my son starts running again. If anyone wants to try panning, I recommend watching this video...but first, go see what  Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer discovered this week. Happy Sunday!!

bloom | project 52 | self portrait

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Theme: self portrait I think that this is probably the hardest thing that I've done in a really long time! Sightings of me in any type of picture are very rare...something that I do want to change for the sake of my own boys though. Here I am, beauty spots aka...(ahem)...age spots and all! I chose this pic because this is how my boys see me most of the time...okay maybe my hair is usually pulled back and I have sweats, a sweatshirt and my uggs on...but you get the idea!

Now go check out Las Vegas Photographer, Carrie Terrones' selfie this week! btw...she's gorgeous!!

bloom | project 52 | new year

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Happy 2012!! This year I decided to challenge myself by joining 15 awesome Bloom Forum members on a year long photography journey. We have a "theme" for every week and get to interpret that theme through our photographs. The talented group of ladies that I'm joining this year will be posting their interpretations every Sunday...so I know y'all can't wait to see how my mind really works :). My plans (I'm writing this down as a reminder to myself :)) are to put all my posts together into a personal lil photo book at the end of this journey...looking forward to learning and growing from this project and everyone in my group! And don't forget to check out everyone's posts, links will be included at the end of each post.

Theme: new year Starting a new roll of film is like starting a new year. A fresh start, a new beginning, the excitement and fear of what's to come. I love the start of the new year and the smell of the beginnings of a new roll of film (I hope I'm not the only one who likes the smell of opening up a roll of 35mm????eeeeek!)...here's to the new year and the smell of film! oh and btw: I bought my husband the poor man's macro adpater for Christmas (the one that Brenda talks about here) and it is tricky, as you can see below just how little is in focus...but I've been having fun with it and happy to report that I love it...shhhhh...I might have to borrow it for a little while longer. Now head on over to  Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer for her interpretation of this week's theme.