Till the cows come home. Hand Coloring in 2019.

Till the cows come home. Hand Coloring in 2019.

 
TILL THE COWS COME HOME
Recently, I keep saying I feel like a kid again, and this is why. I started hand coloring again. After 10 years of not hand coloring my photographs, I can now. There is a new photographic paper I can hand color on using my techniques. So ecstatic! How many of you have hand colored your photographs in the past? You can hand color again starting right now!!!
 
When I hand color there are no rules, I can make a mess. I then can easily erase and start anew. One of the best things is each image is unique. It is a one of a kind piece of art.
Be a kid again, and play with your creativity. Join me and others on the hand coloring adventure.
 
 
“You’re never too old to be young.”- Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
 
 
Black and White print from Digital File.
Before hand coloring was applied to the print.
 
Image in process of being hand colored with colored pencils. Look on the borders, how the colors are mixed.
 
Digital Silver Matte Archival Paper from Digital Silver Imaging. Harman Paper. Pencils and materials from Freestyle Photographic Supplies. I love the depth of the image hand colored. Title of this image is Till the Cows Come Home
 
Hand Coloring is back. WOO HOO!!!! Watch my short 6 min video on Hand Coloring, it might spark something new with your creativity. Click below to watch and be creatively inspired.
 
 
Check out Digital Silver Imaging’s Website, and Freestyle’s Website for more inspiration.
 
Join Laurie Klein Photography for a 2019 workshop or tour.
Learn, Grow, Explore!
 
04/06/19 – 04/07/19: Introduction to Hand Coloring
05/04/19 – 05/05/19: Self Exploration Series
06/30/19 – 07/06/19: The Female Form in the Maine Landscape at Maine Media
08/19/19 – 08/23/19: Creative Infrared Photography: Capture to Print at SFPW
08/24/19 – 08/30/19: Laurie Klein and 4UR Ranch
10/09/19 – 10/13/19: Firefly Photography Camp for Women
10/20/19 – 10/31/19: Morocco Only 4 spots left!
 
Clarity in Your Art

Clarity in Your Art

What happens when you don’t have clarity in your ART? Maybe you are at a loss on what you want to photograph? Do you feel like you have hit the proverbial wall?
I would love to hear what you have to say and how it makes you feel. How do you work through it? WHY is there is no formula?
I know many of you who have taken workshops with me know how I feel about formulas.
THEY DON’T WORK. Sometimes we forget to trust OUR creative process. It isn’t linear; there are ups and downs and bumps.That is the definition of a process. There isn’t a quick fix.
Creativity has a life of its own. You have to have those dry spells in order to have those AHA MOMENTS…..
How do you work through this?
How do we get new inspiration, especially if we think we just keep making the same images over and over?
For me, I am at a crossroads or maybe a pause. For the first time in my career, I am really ok with this. Most of my photography has been influenced by my internal psychology; in other words I work out my life through my images. Case in point: doing fine art weddings for 25 years. I was trying to get the marriage thing right so every weekend I would do a new wedding, new love, new possibilities.
Here are some self assignments:
  • Don’t judge yourself. Judgement and perfectionism are creativity killers.
  • Photograph something you have never photographed before.
  • Photograph from your hip, so you don’t over analyze what you are doing.
  • Look at 100 images you have taken over the past 2 years, and see if you see a pattern. Maybe new subject matter that just keeps popping up? Pay attention to that.
  • Try hand coloring your photographs.
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Olivia
Hand Coloring is back. WOO HOO!!!! Watch my short 6 min video, it might spark something new with your creativity. Click below to watch and be creatively inspired.

Join Laurie Klein Photography for a 2019 workshop or tour.
Learn, Grow, Explore!
04/06/19 – 04/07/19: Introduction to Hand Coloring
05/04/19 – 05/05/19: Self Exploration Series
06/30/19 – 07/06/19: The Female Form in the Maine Landscape at Maine Media
08/19/19 – 08/23/19: Creative Infrared Photography: Capture to Print at SFPW
08/24/19 – 08/30/19: Laurie Klein and 4UR Ranch
10/09/19 – 10/13/19: Firefly Photography Camp for Women
10/20/19 – 10/31/19: Morocco Only 4 spots left!

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Promises to Yourself

Promises to Yourself

 
“Stop Breaking Promises to Yourself.”
Rachel Hollis
 
As you may already know, I love serendipity. It sure has been happening a lot for me lately especially since I have moved to Providence. Which of course is providence.
 
I called my friend Nikki to give her thanks for being in my life, and also to share the cross road I was experiencing. She immediately called me back and what she shared was exactly what I needed. She has been listening to Rachel Hollis and shared the above quote. It resonated deeply and I knew it was speaking to my creative process. The timing was impeccable because a few days later I was hosting my first workshop in my new artist loft. The topic of the workshop was How do we expose AND express our feelings, emotions and thoughts in our images? We would also be doing an artist salon about the importance of designing one’s creative tool box and process. I have always believed when we are open and ready the right person, quote or situation comes along, and often, new opportunities that will help steer us in the direction we are aiming for. For myself it is trusting this process and getting out of my own way. Why do we so often break promises to ourselves? We rarely do that to others we love, but why do we do it to ourselves? Often it feels like a betrayal and often time the promises we break are about our creative process. I do ask friends at times to hold me accountable. I have shared this with you before, my friend Ruth and I have artist dates once a week. We have both committed to Friday afternoons to create. We don’t have to be in the same state to do that, since we both travel extensively.
 
We seem to be able to break self promises easier then to break a promise to another.
 
I challenge you to find a creative buddy that will hold you accountable.
try it for a few weeks, you never know what might develop…….
 
They say 21 days creates a new habit. If I even think about skipping a date these days I feel like I am betraying myself.
 
During the workshop we also discussed the importance of having a tribe of like minded creatives to help support ourselves in our creative journey. My friend Nikki is a part of my tribe.
 
Join our tribe on Facebook: Visual Visionaries
Experience the power of a tribe of like minded creatives.
Great place for accountability and growing your creative voice.
 
 
 
Early Bird Special
Till Jan 1st, great holiday gift for yourself or someone you love.
08/24/19 – 08/30/19
This will be the third year that Nicole and I have taught at 4URRANCH, the above photo was taken there last year. Hope you will join us.
This workshop fills every year. 4UR Ranch, Creede CO
 
 
 
Upcoming Workshops:
We will be listing all of our 2019 workshops in the next few weeks.
 
 
02/09/19 – 02/10/19
Laurie Klein Artist Loft, Providence Rhode Island
 
08/24/19 – 08/30/19
Early Bird Special till 1.1.19, This workshop fills every year. 4UR Ranch, Creede CO
 
10/20/19 – 10/31/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
Travel with us to the Galapagos Islands? How about Morocco? Maybe Kenya? We need your feedback for 2019 and 2020. Please take a moment and fill out our survey? It will take you less then 4 minutes.
 
We hope you have had the opportunity to use our new Infrared Mastery Presets for Luminar
 
 
 
Laurie Klein Photography
 

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New Years Thoughts, Desires and Wishes

New Years Thoughts, Desires and Wishes

 
Take a Leap of Faith.
Begin this Wondrous New Year by Believing.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
 
Have you read Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach? It truly is a very inspiring book, a book that helped me gain clarity during difficult times.
 
The new year it is a time for me to celebrate what I have created and accomplished, and not dwelling on what I need to do or what I haven’t done. So easy to beat ourselves up over never doing enough…..
 
A dear friend made me aware that that I don’t talk much about myself and my accomplishments. Maybe 2019 is the year for me to do so. I was always taught not to brag, to play down accomplishments, but exactly what does that mean?
 
I think it meant something different to those who taught me that lesson. I think possibly they wanted me to play it small. If that is the case, then that statement was all about them.
So who am I in 2019?
 
I want to collect all the parts of me that I have given up or given away. I want to celebrate who I am.
 
In the image above, which I created last week, is called “Layers of Time.” It is part of my new series “The Invisible Story.” As a female growing up I felt invisible, without a voice. I chose a medium for expression that doesn’t make a sound (photography) and I primarily work in a non visible spectrum (infrared). This image is a composite of 2 images that were made 20 years apart, provoking memories of possibilities and making the invisible, visible. 
 
This is my stance coming into the new year.
 
 
Are you ready to transform your world in 2019?
2019 WORKSHOPS
Laurie will guide you through a journey of personal exploration to find your distinctive style.
 
 
02/09/19 – 02/10/19
Laurie Klein Loft, Providence Rhode Island
 
06/30/19 – 07/06/19
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport ME
 
08/19/19 – 08/23/19
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe New Mexico
 
08/24/19 – 08/30/19
4UR Ranch, Creede CO
 
10/20/19 – 10/31/19
 
Laurie Klein and 4URRANCH: A Boutique Workshop.
This workshop SELLS OUT every year!
 
Join us August 24 – 30, 2019
Register before Jan 10th for our early bird/holiday special.
This is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
Models: Nicole and Alison
 
Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4URRanch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.
Rate includes:
  • Accommodations in one of 4UR Ranch’s Adirondack style lodges
  • All meals prepared by Le Cordon Blue trained Chef Blake Bond
  • Photography instruction from renowned photographer Laurie Klein
  • Talented Models including Nicole Cudzilo
  • World class fly fishing on 7 miles of completely private tail water
  • Horseback riding throughout the Goose Creek Valley
  • Access to the heated pool and natural hot springs spa
  • Massages available daily**
  • Extensive wine and spirits list featuring Colorado purveyors**
  • Spouse or friend can spend the six night stay at 4UR Ranch participating daily activities
** Indicates additional charges associated with service
 
Early Bird Discount if Booked by January 10, 2019
Price per participant: $ 3,000.00
Spouse Early Bird Discount price for $: 2,250.00
Prices after Jan 10, 2019
Price for non-participant: $ 3,200.00
Spouse Early Bird Discount price for $ 2,450.00
6.84 percent tax will be added to bill
 
For more information and to register please contact:
Robin Christensen
phone: #719-589-2404
for more info and to register click below
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luminar Users ~ A note from Shelley
Any one who has worked with us, knows we highly recommend Luminar for its ease of editing infrared images. We continue to believe it is one of the best solutions for photographers who want maximum creativity with minimum time, effort and study. The release of Luminar 3 brings the long awaited digital asset management (“DAM”) function, which allows users to organize and catalog their images instead of using Lightroom’s Library or Photoshop’s Bridge. Unfortunately, this first iteration is a step in the right direction but not quite what people had hoped. Knowing the creative skill the Skylum team brings to developing Luminar, we feel certain a better version is already in the works. 
 
Our recommendation is to either stick with Luminar 2018 or use Luminar 3 only as a plug-in to Lightroom and Photoshop bypassing the new DAM module for now.
 
A sample of the key problems reported with this first version of Luminar 3’s DAM are:
  • Slow performance.
  • Limited metadata, no automatic file renaming, and no keywords making it impossible to search for an image on anything other than date or ratings assigned in Luminar 3.
  • Inability to apply a develop preset on new images when added to the catalog.
  • No support for RAW + JPEG image pairs.
 
 
Laurie Klein Photography
 

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