Indie Art Photoblog: bliss

Saturday, March 17, 2007


This image is from my very first photoshoot and they are still my all time faves. Even though they are technically lacking, I still love them. Just goes to show that you can have a lot of fun with a Rebel xt and 50 1.8 lense =) ***click on the image to view***I'm working on my new website right now, and it's so hard and so fun at the same time. I'm trying to chose one of three shots from this series for the front page. Which one do you like best? [the 2nd one here looks different cause I proofed it almost a year ago, before I had my actions done.]

I would really appreciate if any of you would be willing to critique it for me before I go live. Would you leave me a comment if you would? You don't have to be a professional photog - I would like to know how it strikes you and whether or not the images I chose are strong ones. I would be willing to do the same if you want to swap "services", too - I would love that!

So I decided to go with the Pantone Huey calibration system, but it appears that the Spyder2 Express is a good one, too. I am so excited to get it - sounds like you all love these. And of course you can never leave Amazon with only what you came for, so I threw this in the cart, too =) I LOVE this author - she and Patricia T. Holland are the 2 most inspirational women to me.

This song is definitely the song of the week:


And if you loved that as much as I do, then go get "Samson" and "On the Radio", too!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new website? I can't wait to see. Hurry! I think my fav's are 1 or 2 (re-edited). You can't go wrong with any. They are also some of my favorites from you.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new site! Can't wait to see it!! My vote is #1...I love that it looks like she's up to something, or really contemplating something. The colors are fantastic and the composition is perfection. Just my $.02. :) TFS

1:47 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

#1 is my fav image, by far...not only are the colors SO vivid, but I love her facial expression. its like she has a secret that you just wish you knew! :) great job, I can't wait to see your new site.

5:53 PM  
Blogger scrappinmia said...

I think #1 definitely. I really like the composition and the expression on her face is great and the COLOR and....just kidding. Can't wait to see the new site.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Stueller said...

Anna, these are beautiful. Your color is yummy!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 feels really good to me. There is something about the empty space being on the left that I like...and I like her looking toward the space too. The color looks amazing. I think you're fantastic...I find myself checking your blog daily. LOVE your taste in music too! Amy

12:16 PM  
Blogger AmyC said...

I've always LOVED these photos, too! The color is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Seriously amazing! I think the last one really stands out to me. It's just so different & has such a great feeling to it! Beautiful!

Where can I check out your website? I'd love to look at it & give you some feedback, although I'm betting it's PERFECT!

12:42 PM  
Blogger AmyC said...

BTW - Love that song, too! Someone else you should check out...Sara Bareilles. Check her out here:

12:47 PM  
Blogger ~~Debb~~ said...

I always seem to be the 'odd one out', but I really like #3. All 3 are great, but I love the composition in #3. There's something about her stance in #2 that makes me think she's just about to sit down, or fall over! Sorry, perhaps it's just me!?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna - I love the first!

Also - I too decided on a new calibration system. I went with the Eye One Pro and couldn't be happier! It made a huge difference! I am so embarrassed at how red and ugly all the pics I have been posting for the past year are! I have the urge to go back and edit every one of them but won't have the time!!!

I heard great things about the Huey too so I think it's a great choice! I can't wait to see your new site, I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy P said...

i love the first one too! such vivid colours! i really look forward to seeing you new website!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Another vote for #1!!! Wow on these! I can't wait to see your new site! I'm sure that it's AWESOME, but if you want my opinion... I'm here for ya! Let me know.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anna, definately #1 for me. Just a suggestion: what about more tightly cropped, so it looks almost panoramic, so cropping quite close to her head. Anyway just an idea!!! Love your work, I have your blog favorited!
G'day from Australia

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna - I am going to go with #1 as well ..
Love these .. I can't wait to see your new website ..
Hurry and show!! :)
Take care,

6:59 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I'm excited to share with you all - I'll send you the link hopefully tomorrow! I'm nervous&excited. Looks like #1 is the unanimous winner - and thanks Kathy for the crop suggestion - i'm going to do a panoramic crop on it. Amy - i loved Sara B. - send any other good stuff my way!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Another vote for #1..I remember when you posted it on 2peas..I was "wowed" then..and different! It's the edit!

Can't wait to see that website..I'm sure it will be fab!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I love everything about #1, except the expression on her face. It's a little too smirky for me and I think I would prefer something with eye contact. I guess if you're into head swapping you could take the head from the second one and put it on the first one :) This is my totally non professional opinion and I realize that I've gone against many of the previous posters, so don't take me too seriously. Good luck with your website, I would love to see it and offer again my non professional opinion.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I defintely like #1 the best! The colors and the model are very striking in that one. I love your photography, I too have your blog on my photography "favorites"!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Initially I didn't like the look on her face in #1, but I think it's growing on me; it's definitely my fav. in every other aspect. I don't think anyone else could be more excited than I about your new web site. Oh, and I don't know if you remember, but the first time you heard that song was in my car. I was surprised to see it on your blog b/c at the time you didn't seem to be very impressed. Maybe you were just pre-occupied. I love that you've been posted music favs lately, especially b/c I love everything you love! Keep it comin'!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Kellie Larsen said...

i love her whole album it is amazing samson is my fav and the remeber song my dd sing it with me and i just laugh! she is totally cool!

the pictures are as always awesome!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooo love #1 but with a #3 crop ;o) Carrie

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the vibrancy and lighting of #1 (but not her expression) Love the composition of #3, it's more alluring, and think it would be great for an opening page - looking ahead to what is next...maybe just adjust the saturation and contrast a bit...

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the colors, composition, and the expression of #1.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the 3rd one best. It feels the most soulful, dreamy. Your photos are lovely!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I like the second photo best!
If you're still looking for critique for your website, I would love to help.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I like the first one best Miss "Look what I took with the rebel I got yesterday." Gotta love ya!

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all of them but I LOVE that second shot. The eye contact really does it for me.

I'd also love to help with the website. Let me know!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

I'm voting for 1 or 3. They are all amazing though! I can't wait to see your new site!

11:06 PM  
Blogger sherri said...

Ok, I'm late commenting here, but I wanted to add that The FIRST one is my absolute favorite!! All are so beautiful, though! ;)

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna! This video is one of our favorites to watch! My kids love the mess at the end. I'm with the gal up above, keep recomending great tunes! And my vote for the pic is #1. Looks like a magazine ad. Love it

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that song! I had heard it before but thanks for the link.

The 1st picture for me has always been my fav. of yours. LOVE it.

Can't wait to see your new site!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the first one, WOW! The colors just totally pop out and are amazing!! Also, the greens are perfect for springtime and so vibrant and energetic!!!

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE #2, but take the color from the first. #2 is more balanced for me, with the fence there on the right, and most definitely the expression is the best.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would go with the first of the three. i love the color and the sky is just gorgeous.

9:34 PM  

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