Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Year-Long Photo Challenge: 365 Project

"The 365 project is a photography project where you document a year of your life by taking a daily photo."

So begins the Welcome on the 365 Project web site.The web site and project are free. You create an account an upload your first picture to get started.  There are discussion boards, tips, inspiration and encouragement to help you "capture the otherwise forgotten moments in your life." There are also themes and competitions to challenge you even further. There's even an space to add a description of the picture you've taken... a mini journal or diary of sorts. But maybe the best part of the challenge is the ability to view some pretty incredible photos taken by others.  That alone is inspiration for me!

We've signed on to take the challenge. We hope you'll join us. Think of all the stories you can "show and tell" your friends and family. At year's end you will have a wonderful chronicle of your daily life. And you will likely improve your picture-taking abilities along the way. Here is a story from Bill Iddings which appeared in the Grand Rapids Press on Sunday, December 26, 2010 of a father and son from Ludington who took a picture-a day last year... and the book that resulted!

Check out Discussions on our Facebook page. Post a comment. Upload a photo you've taken. Have fun!

Keep your cameras handy!

~Laura


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea

Is there a new camera in your future? Are you giving a camera this year? Did you receive a camera last year and are still trying to figure out how to use it?

Michelle Wise, from Wise Photography, is offering a Digital Photography Class at her studio in Rockford on Thursday nights in January.  The class will focus on Manual Settings, Composition and Design. You can call Michelle at (616)866-9350 for more information and details. This may be the perfect gift for the camera and photo enthusiast in your life.

You can apply all your new skills to your photo-taking ventures in 2011. Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your memories forever with several custom photo products that YOU create using your images and our FREE downloadable software.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Season's Greetings!

Laura

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Michelle Wise's Birthday Party-Book Signing December 18

Michelle Wise, owner and proprietor of Wise Photography in Rockford, Michigan will host a very special Birthday Party-Book Signing at her Rockford studio on Saturday, December 18, 2010 beginning at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!


Michelle has self-published a picture book entitled Discovery Through the Eyes of Children ~A Photographer's Journey.

Michelle's photography of children has inspired her and brought her closer to God. As she writes on her web site, "With lives full of stress and clutter, it is very hard to hear God's voice... I found amazing peace and I know what it means when people say, 'you must have a personal relationship with God.' I didn't know that was possible. God speaks to my heart and has directed me with business in so many ways, it's hard to imagine. So I thought if I shared pieces of what I've learned... maybe others will find the same amazing grace; maybe songs will have more meaning; maybe salvation and deliverance will come to be common words; maybe God will speak to your heart through my work."

You can see a sneak peak of Michelle's book here.  What has been eight years in the making is now available for others to enjoy.

Happy birthday and best wishes, Michelle. Your picture book is beautiful! You are truly an inspiration to others.

~Laura