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Yearly Archives: 2009

Photographers: How to Approach Strangers

The first time I pointed my camera at a stranger and clicked the shutter, I simultaneously began to perspire and a feeling of near-panic came over me. I wondered if the person would stomp over and smash my camera, or scream at me, or who-knows-what. Well none of those things happened and I’m now more […]

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Wedding Photo DIY

On Monday I booked my first wedding. I’m both excited and full of anxiety — but more excitement than anything. Up until now I have had a firm policy that I will not do weddings. I tell people, and also have that statement on my website, that I don’t do weddings and strongly recommend hiring […]

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Eating my Words

It was only weeks ago I talked here about what a waste of time many of the social networks seem to be. Twitter was the main brunt of my wrath since any blogs I had visited that also sported their Twitter feed seemed to be so full of mundane jabber. That sort of chatter, in […]

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Succession, in the Cemetery

sere  |s?(?)r| |s??|noun. Ecology, a natural succession of plant (or animal) communities, esp. a full series from uncolonized habitat to the appropriate climax vegetation. Compare with succession. ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from Latin serere ‘join in a series.’ While visiting my mom in the cemetery on Sunday.   Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer serving Grande Prairie and Edmonton, Alberta. Visit Diane Schuller Photography.

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Random Potpourri

Enjoyed lunch with friends two days in a row. Can’t beat that. All this talk and discussion around food reminded me to pop by and visit Susan at FoodBlogga — if you love food, love to cook, or simply to drool at the sight of beautiful food … you must pay her a visit (the […]

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