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World Wide PhotoWalk and more …


At Shutter Sisters I learned about an exciting one day event coming up for photographers of all stripes. It’s a day through the eyes of photographers around the world (whether you’re an amateur with a point & shoot, a pro, or somewhere in between). This is Scott Kelby’s second annual worldwide photowalk on July 18, 2009. What a fun way to get out in your own community (or if you’re traveling, attend the one in the area where you will be). Check their website to watch the video, learn more, and to see if there is one scheduled for your area. If one isn’t yet scheduled, no problem, you can apply to lead one. It doesn’t matter if you live in a large metropolis, a small town, or wee village. Everyone can participate — simply join up! It doesn’t cost a penny and at the end of the day there is a chance to win some prizes too. Can’t beat that.

Today on What’s Your Play over at Dolce Pics, she is using an image I submitted for the week’s ‘play’. My image is a very ordinary, nothing special, SOOC (straight out of the camera) photo of a teapot. Laura sometimes  uses her images for the ‘play’ and invites others to submit photos for consideration. I thought that particular teapot shot was perfect because it certainly is in need of post processing. That’s the whole idea behind What’s Your Play. Laura does this every Tuesday purely for fun and some interesting post processing experience. If any of you head over to today’s post and decide to take part, please leave a link here to your resulting image. I would love to see what you’ve done with it!

Looks like my newly re-launched website and this improved photo journal are working: I have had three enquiries for photo shoots this past week and have just booked the first of the three!

Coming up tomorrow is a long post I have in my drafts talking about mistakes to avoid when starting up a photography business. Check it out.

PS: As some of you have noticed I ditched the Tofurious template for my photo journal and purchased the ProPhoto2 template. I’m so pleased with the look but especially with how easy it is to use and customize.

Diane is a lifestyle photographer serving Grande Prairie & Northern Alberta. Visit Diane Schuller Photography.

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laura-dolcepics - May 26, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Thanks again for the photo. Can’t wait to edit it. 🙂

Good to hear your new sites are working smoothly. I have to work on all that stuff soon!

Junie Moon - May 26, 2009 - 9:54 pm

This rural farm photo is exquisite, great composition and excellent use of light.

You have so much going on with all the wonderful photography opportunities. I’m truly happy for you.

Gayle - May 26, 2009 - 10:13 pm

Diane, I’m so glad you linked to here on your old site address, because I had forgotten to update it in my feed reader. I love your new site design!

sherri - May 26, 2009 - 11:50 pm

So picturesque. The entire scene is lovely, but the one red barn is a delight.

Suvarna - May 27, 2009 - 12:50 am

this is an image that always tugs at my heartstrings. (you can take the girl out of the prairie but you can’t take the prairie out of the girl) gorgeous sky!

Toni - May 27, 2009 - 3:52 pm

Congrats on the booking, Diane! That is exciting news for you. This is a fantastic capture of a rural farm setting. I’m just guessing this is your farm? Beautiful!

Teri - May 30, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Diane, you have been busy. I love the look of your new website! And, congratulations on your bookings:)

shelli - mama of letters - May 30, 2009 - 8:38 pm

I love this template. I think I’ve seen a similar look on another blog. I’m glad to know what it is – thanks!

Congrats on booking your photo shoot! That’s so exciting!!!!!

Shucks – July 18th I’ll be volunteering at a writer’s conference. That is, if I’m even able to do that….my due date is August 12th, and I’m ALREADY slowing down quite a bit!