Here is the latest installment of Fame and Shame—a small peek into my life!
- The Dry Air in Vegas: I spent most of the week with a slightly bleeding nose. Vegas should make humidifiers standard issue in the hotel rooms.
- Late Spring: Because the winter was a little long, spring has been forced to show up late. I did see a few blooming flowers yesterday on my shoot, but it looks like the bluebonnets won’t be here for another two weeks.
- Mud: My daughter graciously washed my car yesterday and now the last remaining mud puddles just needs to dry up and go away!
- The Energy at WPPI 2014: The energy in Vegas last week was really indescribable! I could almost feel it as I entered the conference halls at the MGM. There were 20,000 other wedding and portrait professionals and the positive vibes were almost palatable. The energy was so strong, I’m still feeling it a week later. I’m pumped! I’m sure I packed some home in my suitcase. I can’t wait to go back next year!
- The Live Judging at WPPI 2014: I sat in on about six hours of this and was able to listen and absorb the thoughts of many master photographers while they critiqued images from all around the world. I’m pretty sure this was the most valuable information I gained at the conference. Over the course of the next several months, I’ll be trying my best to capture images that I can enter in next year’s print competition. As intimidating as it is, it’s a sure fire way to grow as a photographer!
- The Incredible Photographers at WPPI 2014: I met photographers from Pennsylvania to California, Russia, Ukraine, France and Nigeria… I even met a few from Dallas! Each of the photographers I met during the week were so nice and willing to discuss their experiences and openly share their love of photography. I wished all photographers were this willing to share and work together.
(For reference to the image above for scoring, very few entries into the print competitions receive 80 or higher. In fact, most of the entries range between 65-79. When an image is awarded an 80 or above, it receives an ovation. Guessing from my experience at the judging, roughly one in 20-25 scores 80 or higher.)
Until next time, be positive, happy, and healthy and don’t forget to be photographed.
I am a San Antonio-based wedding and senior photographer who started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. As one of the up-and-coming San Antonio wedding photographers, I am also available to shoot in Austin, Houston and Dallas and the surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings worldwide. Ata-Girl Photography Co. offers an amazing wedding photography service that you won’t soon forget. As a professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide you the absolute best photography experience.
I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling, reading, and listening to Elvis!
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