Inspiration is for amateurs

I love this quote from painter Chuck Close. It bears reading:  “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds […]

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Retouching- how much is too much?

I photograph a lot of headshots and portraits, and I’m often asked if I can fix things in post. While Photoshop is a powerful tool, I think it’s important for a photo to look like that person on their best day, not like someone else. National magazines like Glamour are taking a stand on this, […]

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Tracey’s tips for headshots

So, you have to get a headshot done.  If you’re like 90% of the population, you won’t like having this done and will avoid this like the plague!.  Here are my thoughts on how to make this less painful! Be relaxed Wear something that looks good on you and fits well Bring a backup outfit […]

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Event season has begun!

Well, it seems like event season is starting to ramp up.  I wanted to share some images from the beautiful Pazo restaurant where AIRS held its annual official Oscar Night party.  Loved the setting, and thought the photos turned out well!  Hope you enjoy!

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The Weekly Roundup- a parade of beautiful interiors for your pleasure

When people ask me what I like shooting the most, I really have difficulty answering this.  I really love shooting all the subjects I photograph, whether it be people on location, things in my studio, or interiors and architecture.  I thought it would be nice to post some nice interior photos, as most of us […]

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  I know this probably sounds canned, but today is a great day to try one thing you’ve been meaning to do to go green, since going green can save you some green too!   Gas prices getting you down?  Maybe try carpooling or mass transit if available. Heating and cooling prices out […]

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Willie Don, we will miss ye…

Love him or hate him, William Donald Schaefer was a Baltimore booster, a cheerleader for the Inner Harbor, and a polarizing figure.  In memory of him, I thought it would be fun to post some of the things I’ve had the privilege of photographing him doing.  I still can’t find when he re-created his famous […]

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International Day of Awesomeness- is this your kind of holiday?

I’m all about having more to celebrate- more holidays, more fun, you get the picture.  So when I found out that March 10th is the International Day of Awesomeness, well, I just couldn’t pass it up! So, what epitomizes awesomeness?  I think it’s different for everyone.  To me, going above and beyond what’s expected, being […]

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Happy 2011!

I don’t know about you, but the end of 2010 was a really busy time for me!  Lots of last minute work, getting ready for the holidays, you name it!  I want to thank everyone who has helped make 2010 a great year, and wish everyone a great 2011!

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Thank you veterans.  Thanks for putting yourself in harm’s way, for going without warm food or a soft bed, in order to keep us safe.   Here are some photos of the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle corps  [slideshow]

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