Photrade's all new–a second look

In September of 2007, I reviewed a new site meant to help photographers sell their photos in An In-Depth Look at Photrade at BlogHer. The review was pretty critical. I had a lot of usability problems with the site. In the months since then, Photrade has been through tremendous changes in an effort to become something more usable, and more appealing. I took a second look today. I found a great many improvements. I also found that there are still some usability issues. ...more

Announcing another BlogHer "First": The First BlogHer PhotoWalk, brought to you by Shutter Sisters

Calling all photo enthusiasts! Grab your cameras and put on your walking shoes, it’s time for BlogHer’s first ever PhotoWalk, brought to you by the Shutter Sisters, and taking place immediately following the BlogHer '08 Photography session on Saturday afternoon, July 19th, from 3:15-4:30PM. If interested, just meet outside the meeting room where the Photography session concludes at 3PM on Saturday. ...more

Great idea.  I am a supporter. 


I will add the link on my ...more

A mama's take on taking shots

Photography tips from a non-photographer ... simple ways to get interesting, decent shots of your wee ones. ...more

Blogging Our Real Bodies

Laurie and Debbie say: Fitness Magazine is not where one would usually look for positive body image articles, but this one. which centers on BlogHer and quotes Laurie, is both good and interesting. (Of course, we would prefer that it wasn't surrounded on all sides by swimsuit models with muscular navels.) ...more

Get Naked

"A good nude photograph can be erotic, but certainly not sentimental or pornographic." --Bill Brandt, British photographer (1904-1983) ...more
When my hubby and I were dating, I did a set of nude pictures for him (which he loves.)  I made ...more

::His Eyes::

I have looked into his eyes with my eyes. I have put his heart near my heart. Based on a Quote By Pope John XXIII </p></center> ...more

Protesting Through Photography

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." --Dorothea Lange, American photographer, (1895-1965) A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes, but some photographs can be worth just one heavy handful of potent words - words pregnant with meaning, set in bold with exclamation points and a severe emotional font, like Toxica. ...more

The Earth as Cover Girl

"I chose nature photography as a way of capturing and sharing the beauty, power, and fragility of wild places and the life that inhabits them, so that those who have become mired in the man-made chaos may open their eyes to the real world." --Guy Tal, American naturalist and landscape photographer ...more

BlogHer '08 Session Planning: What do you want from a Photography session?

In the first of what will probably be numerous such posts, I am here to ask you what you want. We've lined up a fantabulous photography mentor for a session in BlogHer '08's How We Communicate track, and we want to know how you want her to focus the 75 minutes she will have for her session. Meet Ma Ra Koh. This is a rare case where her About page tells you a really compelling story. As she says: I didn’t find photography. Photography found me. And then it healed me. ...more

Wow - these are all great topics!  I am really looking forward to this session!  I vote for ...more

Worthwhile Competitions and Self-Imposed Rules

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." --Ansel Adams ...more

 Thanks, Deb. I assume wandering into your neighbor's backyard is off limits too? I kid. ...more