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Urban Landscape Workshop, Deep Ellum, TX March 10-11

Join Laurie Klein and Arlington Camera in Deep Ellum, which is an eclectic, creativity filled section of downtown Dallas. Established in 1873 as one of Dallas’ first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants. Deep Ellum has a long history as a music and art haven. By the 1920s, the neighborhood had become a hotbed for early jazz and blues …

Projects and Themes Workshop March 17 & 18

Are you wondering what the next step is for you and  your photography? Can you hear what your photographs are telling you? Are you ready to commit to a body of work? Are you not sure what body of work it might be? This small intimate workshop with like minded creatives will be a fueling ground of creativity, where I will give you the …

The Female Form in the Maine Landscape: For Infrared and Non Infrared Photographers, Maine Media Jul 8 – 14, 2018

Maine Media The Female Form in the Maine Landscape For Infrared and Non Infrared Photographers Date:  Jul 8 – 14, 2018 Levels: Intermediate, Advanced Workshop Fee:  $1295 Class Size: 14 Picture this: you with your camera in the Maine light in July; perfect for infrared, B&W or color capture. Incredible models, 5 days to immerse yourself in your creativity and a spirit …

Macphun/Skylum launches our Infrared Presets for post production!!!!

Macphun just launched our Infrared Pre-sets.  Shelley Vandegrift and I are so excited, we have spent many months creating a fun and easy way for post production for infrared capture. Here is the link to order them:http://www.laurieklein.com/…/infrared-mastery-luminar-pres…/ Click here to order Luminar which you will need in order to use presets. Thank you Macphun Image of Nicole Cudzilo taken during …

FireFly interviewed with me.

I will be teaching at Firefly Institute April 18-22, wonderful photography camp for women. Incredible time with incredible women. Read my interview with Firefly at:  https://www.fireflyinstitute.com/news/2017/7/17/listen-to-your-images-laurie-klein-on-finding-your-visual-voice Other instructors include: Julieanne Kost, Annie Griffiths, Meghan Davidson, Pei Ketron, Brooke Shaden, Leanne Hansen   @fireflyinstitute @JKost @rippleeffectimages @pketron @meghandavidson @brookeshaden @leannehansphoto #photocamp #women #workshops #sonoma #community #visualvisionaries  #CelebratetheFeminine #creativity #inspiration  #photography  

So exactly what is a project journal?

This week I had a number of students and friends ask me exactly what is a project journal? For me it is a safe place where there is no judgement. I write what ever comes to my mind, it is a way of finding myself, finding my voice, finding my projects. Sometimes there are random thoughts that get strung together. …

I challenge you to create a project journal in 2018.

I sit at my desk. There is snow on the ground, and it has been frigid in the Northeast for a while now. I am so honored and thankful for all the amazing things that took place in 2017. It was topped off  last month by being published in Shutterbug as a Canon Influencer, (https://buff.ly/2lmvdhy). I speak about the importance …

Laurie Klein Inspirational Story | Shutterbug: Experience the Power of Canon

Photography Found Me. I was 16. I took an art class, I had no innate talent. My teacher kept encouraging me, she never judged.  Instead it was like going to lost and found to see what might turn up. I had made an owl using nails hammered into a piece of plywood. With gentle guidance she inquired “Laurie do you …

David duChemin, an ‘Inspire-er’

I love being inspired by others journeys, we are not alone on our creativity path. I have never had the opportunity to meet David, maybe someday I will. His passions are spoken in his words, his photographs and his personae.  I have always felt and taught to my students that one of the best ways to grow creatively is by …

Creative Spirit

I don’t know about you but this year has been one filled with love, creativity and loss. Our lives are balancing acts and the only thing we are in control of is our responses and our reactions. For me that is where creativity comes in. I challenge you all whether you are Visual Visionaries or not to use your creative …

Find your still point.

As photographers, as creatives we need to find our still point. That is when aha moments occur, that is when clarity happens, that is when a new idea germinates. Other wise we are too busy too messy and those aha moments have no room to blossom. at the still point, there the dance is Barbara Renel     @BarbaraRenel, @LaurieKleinWorkshops,

Laurie Klein and 4URRANCH: A Boutique Workshop.

Join us August 25 – 31, 2018 register before Jan 1st for our early bird special This is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Last year this workshop sold out! Students are still talking about the magic and creativity they experienced. Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4URRanch in the beautiful …

Transformation through photography.

Are you ready to transform your world? Are you ready to tap into your creative inner Lighthouse? Laurie Klein Photography and Rose Caiola from Rewire Me will guide you through a journey of personal exploration. There are still a few spot available. 11/9/17 NYC

We are all born to create. Say that to yourself 3 times every day……

Yes we are all creatives! I have been using photography for over 40 years to work out emotions, low self esteem, challenges, love  and feelings. It is one of the most self empowering thing I have done for myself. I gain confidence, clarity and joy from expressing myself. Discover more about yourself through the lens of a camera and learn …

Laurie Klein, Kolari Vision at B&H Events Center

 B&H Event Center, NYC Nov 9th, B&H Events Center Join Laurie Klein and Kolari Vision for a journey into the magical and mysterious world of Infrared Photography.  Photographers are looking for ways to stand out with their images and infrared photography is the perfect medium for this. You will gain an understanding of photographing in the non visible spectrum and …

Mentoring young talent

If it wasn’t for mentors in high school I probably wouldn’t be a photographer today and I probably wouldn’t have studied with Ansel Adams.  My mentors were a huge gift in my life as guides and a source of who I am today as a creative.  I went to a high school in CT today to help Melanie Graham with …

Come to Charleston with Laurie and Shelley: projects, artistic and technical guidance.

Historic Charleston With Laurie Klein  

The importance of having a muse.

One of the questions is~ do you wait for the muse to appear or do you bring forth your muse? I love this quote and article from Mark McGuinness Lateral Action visit him on his facebook page “A muse?” you ask. “You mean some kind of invisible spirit that dumps creative inspiration into my mind?” “Exactly,” I answer. “A genius. …

POP UP WORKSHOP WITH LAURIE AND NICOLE, 7/16. 4 spots left.

Photographic pop up workshop with Laurie Klein and Nicole Cudzilo, Sunday July 16th 10-4 in Bethlehem CT. A rare opportunity to work with a master photographer and her muse. Cost $199. Picture this: You with your camera Nicole as your muse. Laurie there to guide you. A pool, many cows, sprawling farms, landscapes and vistas. Come spend an exceptional day …

The Photo Tellers Interview with me.

Have you seen my interview on The Fireside Network? Bill Ramsey interviewed me on my career with Infrared Photography and studying with Ansel Adams. I hope this will inspire you. click here

Guess who is on a plane as we speak, flying to the USA to co-teach an Infrared Workshop with me in NYC?

    Ludovico Andretta, is on his way. I am picking him up in Newark and then we head to Fire Island to shoot and then we make our way into NYC for our workshop on Saturday. Thanks to my students that are flying in from Texas, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, California and those that are local. We filled the class! Also …

Infrared workshops in NYC 3 spots left

THREE SPOTS LEFT WITH TWO OF THE TOP INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE COMING TOGETHER IN NYC TO TEACH A ONE DAY INFRARED WORKSHOP     Infrared Photography Workshop in NYC June 17, 2017 10-5. Acclaimed Italian Infrared Photographer Ludovico Andretta will be co- teaching this amazing one day workshop with Laurie Klein in the Central Park area …

Capturing Creativity Workshop. Sometime finding the life in our art can be difficult.

Infrared photograph, @Lumix GX7 This course on creativity is open to all artists/craftsmen. Sometimes, finding the life in our art can be difficult, but we’ll share ways to harness positive and negative emotions into creativity. It’s that energy that makes art feel alive. We’ll demonstrate advantages to developing creative relationships with artists of different disciplines. How to learn the language …

A gift that will last through the generations, a perfect mothers day gift!

  My mom and her mom. Women I love. Perfect mothers day gift~ give your loved one (or gift yourself ) the gift of creativity. Spend time with me creating and role playing. Be my muse, let loose, play and make performance art. I am looking for models and muses that will be in new books of mine , gallery …

Infrared love and workshops

  Upcoming Infrared Workshops: NYC June 17th with Italian Infrared Photographer @LudovicoAndretta, click here. Creative Infrared in San Miguel d’Allende, Sept 27, – Oct 2, contact Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. @SantaFeWorkshops   Save Save Save

Lumix and Infrared in Providence R.I. Plus upcoming Infrared Workshops

What an amazing weekend at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts. We had a sold out class of infrared photographers, the work created was stunning. Think we will do this again next year. Photo taken with a Lumix GX7, 12MM LENS, 720nm conversion with channel swapping. Thank you @PeterMiller and @DavidDeMelim @ProvidenceCenterforPhotographicArts. AND @TomCurley. Come with me to NYC for …

Projects and Portfolios, with Laurie Klein at her home studio, April 1 & 2

Projects and Portfolios with Laurie Klein   Are you wondering what the next step is for you and your photography? Can you hear what your photographs are telling you? Are you ready to commit to a body of work? Are you not sure what body of work it might be? This small intimate workshop with like minded creatives will be …

Infrared Photographic Workshop, San Miguel de Allende, join me 9/27-10/2.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2017 Picture yourself in San Miguel de Allende, capturing the beauty of a colonial city and its inhabitants by employing the magical possibilities of digital infrared photography. With Laurie Klein’s guidance, you discover the ins and outs of a tool that can be used to create photographs of tremendous depth and …

An Image in Time at Great Pets, with Sam, Brian and renowned photographer Laurie Klein

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Projects and Portfolios, with Laurie Klein at her home studio, April 1 & 2

Projects and Portfolios with Laurie Klein Are you wondering what the next step is for you and your photography? Can you hear what your photographs are telling you? Are you ready to commit to a body of work? Are you not sure what body of work it might be? This small intimate workshop with like minded creatives will be a …

A few spot open for our Infrared one day workshop in Central Park NYC.

Infrared workshop in NYC we still have a few spots open. contact info@LaurieKlein.com Infrared Photography Workshop in NYC June 17, 2017 10-5. Acclaimed Italian Infrared Photographer Ludovico Andretta will be co- teaching this amazing one day workshop with Laurie Klein in the Central Park, NYC. Will be focusing on cityscapes, nature, street scenes as well as what makes an infrared …

Infrared Exhibit. Submit Infrared images to ~Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible, a juried show with Laurie Klein and Peter Miller.

Click here for Unseen Prospectus   Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 to May 13, 2017   Upcoming Exhibit: Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible April 20 to May 13, 2017 Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 – May 13, 2017 Opening Reception: April 20 from 5:00 to 9:00pm Jurored by Peter Miller & Laurie Klein Download the …

Submit Infrared images to ~Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible, a juried show with Laurie Klein and Peter Miller.

Click here for Unseen Prospectus deadline extended to March 20th   Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 to May 13, 2017   Upcoming Exhibit: Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible April 20 to May 13, 2017 Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 – May 13, 2017 Opening Reception: April 20 from 5:00 to 9:00pm Jurored by Peter Miller …

Infrared Workshop, 2 spots left: The Art & Techniques of Infrared Photography, with Laurie Klein in Providence R.I. April 22-23

 Infrared Photography Workshop: limited seats, click here to register. Lecture, shooting, post production, workflow, review and critique, 13 hours Laurie Klein: Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor. At Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) Gallery, 118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence RI 02903 Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2017 Saturday: Presentation, lecture, and (weather permitting) location shoot in the College Hill neighborhood …

Firefly Institute ~ Photography Camp Dates: October 11-15, 2017

Firefly Institute photography camps help women grow their photographic skills with renowned instructors and hands-on classes. The unique camp creates a fun, nourishing community for photographers to discover new friends and enjoy the fun and freedom that fuel inspiration—all at a picturesque, countryside retreat in Sonoma, CA. The photography camp is held from October 11-15, 2017. Find out more at …

June 17th all day Infrared Photography Workshop in Central Park, NYC

Infrared Photography Workshop in NYC June 17, 2017 10-5. Acclaimed Italian Infrared Photographer Ludovico Andretta will be co- teaching this amazing one day workshop with Laurie Klein in the Central Park area of NYC. Will be focusing on cityscapes, nature, street scenes as well as what makes an infrared photograph memorable. Bring your infrared equipment and some water for an …

Through a Glass Darkly: Imagination, Fantasy & Reality at Peters Valley Craft Center.

Through a Glass Darkly: Imagination, Fantasy & Reality Laurie Klein August 11-15 In this magical, mysterious workshop we will delve into our deep imaginative creative process. We are all story tellers. What stories do you want to create? Every image we make is a form of self-portraiture and self-expression. Through a variety of exercises such as meditation, looking at other …

Capturing Creativity Workshop with Laurie Klein and Julia Strayer

Capturing Creativity Laurie Klein & Julia Strayer Peters Valley Craft Center, June 10-11 This exciting new workshop is open to all artists, craftspeople, photographers, and writers! Creativity is that elusive flutter of light at the edge of your vision that seems to disappear when you look directly at it. Even if you’re quiet and sneak up, it often winks out …

Join me at the Woodbury, CT. Library 7PM 2/21

Woodbury Library Presents: Laurie Klein, What makes a memorable photograph? . Photography a tour d’force February 21, 7PM Woodbury Ct. Click here to sign up or call 203-263-3502   Laurie Klein has been photographing for over 4 decades, it is her love, her passion and her way of communicating with the world . Laurie will share stories of studying with …

Woodbury Library Presents: Laurie Klein

  Photography a tour d’force February 21, 7PM Woodbury Ct. Click here to sign up or call 203-263-3502   Laurie Klein has been photographing for over 4 decades, it is her love, her passion and her way of communicating with the world . Laurie will share stories of studying with the famous landscape photographer Ansel Adams. She will also take …

Embrace the Spectrum: Infrared Photography with Laurie Klein

Lensbaby interview, check it out at Lensbaby Blog. I hope it inspires you to play with infrared and Lensbaby lenses. I just love the fun I am having and the images I am making. I will be using the Lensbaby Lenses at up coming workshops. Check out my workshop schedule. Thank you Lensbaby for such incredibly wonderful lenses.     …

Visual Stories

Stories to be told.

Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible, a juried show with Laurie Klein and Peter Miller.

Click here for Unseen Prospectus   Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 to May 13, 2017   Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Download the Exhibit Prospectus prev 1 2 next Upcoming Exhibit: Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible April 20 to May 13, 2017 Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible Exhibit: April 20 – May 13, 2017 Opening Reception: April 20 …

Valentines Day Photographic Special

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde Photography by Laurie Klein EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE FIRST FIVE PEOPLE TO BOOK $250 off of sitting fee that will go towards print purchase. Must book by Valentines Day, actual session can be scheduled through June 2017 Perfect gift for yourself or for a loved one. Celebrate ones legacy, …

Join me for an incredible Photographic Workshop at Maine Media: Photographing the Female Form

 An exciting photographic exploration of the human form in the spectacular Maine Landscape. June; 25th – July 1st, 2017 Maine Media June 25th- July 1st, 2017 Picture this: you with your camera in the Maine light in June; Incredible models, time to immerse yourself in your creativity and the spirit of adventure. World renowned photographer and educator, Laurie Klein, will …

Eva Rupert is joining me again 2/9/17 at Tea with Laurie.

To my Online Tribe:Visual Visionaries Eva Rupert is back. I received so many e-mails about how wonderful Tea With Laurie was last month with Eva. Thank you for your input. Please join us for another lively conversation Join me for Tea with Laurie. We will be discussion where inspiration comes from. 9PM EST Feb. 9, at www.teawithlaurie.com

Maine Media: The Female Form in the Maine Landscape

 An exciting photographic exploration of the human form in the spectacular Maine Landscape. June; 25th – July 1st, 2017 Maine Media June 25th- July 1st, 2017 Picture this: you with your camera in the Maine light in June; Incredible models, time to immerse yourself in your creativity and the spirit of adventure. World renowned photographer and educator, Laurie Klein, will …

Pathways.

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Wisdom

To my Online Tribe:Visual Visionaries I want to share a personal story from 20 years ago that is influencing my work today. It is a story about a man name Gene. This is cathartic for me to share. I loved this man, he adored me, revered my talents and maternal attributes. I took this photo 2 months before he passed. …

QUOTE FOR ALL CREATIVES.

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Watch Tea with Laurie on You Tube

  What an incredible night at Tea with Laurie. Eva Rupert and I discussed ideas and techniques to give yourself permission to create. If you didn’t get to watch Tea with Laurie last night go to YouTube and see episode #8. I love having a tribe of like minded creatives. Tea with Laurie on YouTube. Save Save Save

See you tonight at Tea with Laurie?

Talking with Eva Rupert on giving yourself permission to create. 9 PM EST at www.teawithlaurie.com Save

Do you need permission to express yourself with your art?

  So many of my students ask that question. Join me at Tea with Laurie 1/5/17 for an entertaining discussion with the creative Eva Rupert Save

Do you have creative blocks?

If so join me and Eva Rupert for a discussion on giving yourself permission to create. Tea With Laurie 9pm EST at www.teawithlaurie.com. Save

I give myself permission to photograph new subjects in 2017!

What are you giving yourself permission to create this year? watch Tea with Laurie 9pm EST 1.5.17, discussion on creativity with my dear friend Eva Rupert

Go ahead, create to your hearts desire.

Tea with Laurie 1/5/17, 9pm EST, guest Eva Rupert, topic: Permission to Create.

New Year. New Paths.

Pathway

Photographic Workshop with me at 4UR Ranch

Perfect gift for yourself or a love one. contact Robin Christensen robin@4urranch.com call Robin at: #719-589-2404     August 26th-September 1st $2700 +tax/workshop participant, $2200 + tax participants spouse. Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Rate includes: Accommodations in one of 4UR Ranch’s …

Fabulous Photographic Workshop in Colorado

Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. contact Robin Christensen robin@4urranch.com call Robin at: #719-589-2404 www.laurieklein.com August 26th-September 1st $2700 +tax/workshop participant, $2200 + tax participants spouse. Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of …

Permission to create: Tea with Laurie 1/5/17, with my guest Eva Rupert

Join us at www.teawithlaurie: New Year, New creativity commitment, New journey – it is all about giving yourself permission. Join me and my guest Eva Rupert, a survivor of Naked and Afraid, a brilliant creative and an incredible human being, for a lively informative discussion. www.teawithlaurie.com 9pm EST 1/5/17 There is still time for a discount for my workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch hosted …

Discount till Jan.1st 2017

Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. $125 discount with registration and deposit by Jan. 1st 2017 contact Robin Christensen robin@4urranch.com call Robin at: #719-589-2404 www.laurieklein.com August 26th-September 1st $2700 +tax/workshop participant, $2200 + tax participants spouse. Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a …

Stellar year!

Such an incredible year, wonderful students and amazing commission portraits. Plus many lessons learned and such a creative play ground I have learned and played in. I can only imagine next year and the gifts to be given and received. Happy Holidays!

Between Image: A New Genre Of Creative Empowerment

  With: Laurie Klein & Eva Rupert   Laurie Klein is an educator, facilitator, author and photographer. She has a BFA from RIT and an MFA from Ohio U. She has studied with Ansel Adams and her photography hangs in private collections, galleries and museums. Her images have appeared in numerous national publications and on television. Shooting almost exclusively in …

Where does your inspiration come from?

Two years ago I was walking on a beach and came across this abstraction in the sand. I started making up stories about the face in the sand and even had conversations with it’s open mouth. Inspiration can appear when you least expect it. Tea with Laurie 1/5/17 9PM EST, my guest is Eva Rupert. One of the most amazing …

Take a leap of faith and create.

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New workshop, co-teaching with the talented award winning writer Julia Strayer: Capturing Creativity

This exciting new workshop is open to all artists, craftspeople, photographers, and writers! Creativity is that elusive flutter of light at the edge of your vision that seems to disappear when you look directly at it. Even if you’re quiet and sneak up, it often winks out before you can grab it. In this two-day workshop, we’ll use a variety …

Visual Visionaries ~ See you at Tea with Laurie 12/8/16

Tea with Laurie Topic: Where Inspiration comes from? Guest Artist: Liz Blasingame Where: www.teawithlaurie.com When: 12/8/16. 9PM EST Save Save Save Save

Tea with Laurie ~ where does inspiration come from?

Tea with Laurie: Where does inspiration come from? Join me at www.teawithlaurie.com 9 PM EST. Dec 8th. Save Save Save

Who inspires your inspiration?

Watch Tea with Laurie, we will be discussing where inspiration comes from. 9PM EST at www.teawithlaurie.com Save Save Save Save

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Where does Inspiration come from?

Join me for Tea with Laurie 12.8.16, 9pm EST for an  enlightening discussion. My guest will be Liz Blasingame a photographer from New Mexico who is working on a  new body of work which is inspired from of a horrific event that occurred in Albuquerque.  This is a conversation not to be missed.   TeawithLaurie 12/8/16. 9 pm EST   …

The Importance of photographers being mentored.

For more information on Mentorships click www.laurieklein.com    

Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. A great opportunity for your creativity…..

Follow your passion, listen to your creativity voice. Are you ready? Work One on One with Laurie Klein! Work on a project, make more money, create work you never thought was possible…. Laurie is an exceptional mentor, she has been a photographic educator for over 40 years and was mentored by the incredible landscape photographer Ansel Adams. “Working one on …

Jane Pollak

Those of you who watched my last Tea With Laurie, heard me talk about the wonderful Jane Pollak. She is and INSPIRE~ESS.  (Yes I made that word up. ) I have known her for many years and been witness to how she inspires others through her art, public speaking, her writings and as an incredibly successful coach to many entrepreneurs. …

Be Curious

Last Tea with Laurie we talked about Why Create? It is such a powerful question, one that I would love to address while looking at your imagery. I would like some feedback from you! What do you think about having pop up critiques on the Visual Visionaries Facebook Page? I would pick a night and any one that wants to …

Throw back Thursday

25 years ago I began hand coloring photographs, it truly was a passion of mine. I think about Why Create? I feel good, hand coloring was like a coloring book for me, I colored in between the lines and it was so relaxing. Join me at Tea with Laurie, it is all about Creativity!   Photo of my son Bryce’s …

Why Create? That was my question today as it is many days.

Many of you hung out with me at Tea with Laurie last Thursday when we talked about Why Create? This is why I created today. Two dear friends were with me for this past week and I took them to the airport this afternoon. On my way home I knew how much I was going to miss them and felt …

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Why Create? Next Episode of Tea with Laurie, tomorrow night 11/3/16

Why Create? Have you ever asked yourself why you need to create? That question runs through my head all the time. The answer for me is that I don’t really have a choice. I guess it is in my bloodstream! Creating is the way I express myself,  I feel good when I’m creating AND it’s the way I work out things …

I know you have something wonderful that has happened to you lately, SO CELEBRATE ~ share with us on the next Tea with Laurie.

We talk about all the stuff that isn’t working for us, but forget to share and talk about all the accomplishments and wonderful things that have happened. Why is it that we dwell on the negative. So from now on at each TEAWITHLAURIE, I am going to ask my students and my friends to have bragging rights and declare something …

Photographic Artistry in Connecticut Sunday Nov 6th.

Photographic Artistry: With Laurie Klein Sunday, November 6th at Photo Connection in Colchester, CT. Workshop Hours: 10am until 4pm Presented by Laurie Klein, Photo Connection & Lensbaby Cost: Free! Sign up with Photo Connection, limited space available, 860-537-2829 Sign up for Event We are excited to present a fabulous Hands-On Workshops led by the extremely talented and highly creative Laurie …

Workshop in Connecticut with Laurie Klein, Photo Connection and Lensbaby

Photographic Artistry: With Laurie Klein and Lensbaby     Sunday, November 6th at Photo Connection in Colchester, CT. Workshop Hours: 10am until 4pm Presented by Laurie Klein, Photo Connection & Lensbaby Cost: Free, Must register with Photo Connection in advance.   We are excited to present a fabulous Hands-On Workshops led by the extremely talented and highly creative Laurie Klein! …

A Families Legacy through my eyes.

A families Legacy through my eyes. I took this  commissioned portrait  many years ago, infrared imagery is so timeless. I have been this families photographer for over 15 years, their memories are through my eyes. Not only is this their legacy it is also mine!  Celebrate on!!!! Still excepting commission portraits for the holidays. Contact me if you are interested …

I love teaching.

I love my students, my models and everyone that helps me facilitate a creative environment. Thank you to Arlington Camera and Lensbaby for producing such an amazing workshop in Texas. Students reached deep to create new imagery. I hope to see you all at Tea with Laurie on Nov. 3, 9m EST when we will be talking about Why Create? …

Wisdom Wednesday

Each and every component that makes up your life experience is drawn to you by the powerful Law of Attraction’s response to the thoughts you think and the story you tell about your life. Your money and financial assets; your body’s state of wellness, clarity, flexibility, size, and shape; your work environment, how you are treated, work satisfaction, and rewards—indeed, …

A Family’s Legacy: 23 years ago I photographed this mother with her sister and her dad.

Last month I continued photographing her life journey with her new son and husband, what an incredible honor I have been given. Limited Holiday Photographic Sessions available with Laurie. Celebrate your Family’s Legacy through the lens of Laurie Klein’s Camera. “Family, where life begins and love never ends. ” Unknown Contact Laurie for a consultation at LaurieKlein.com Workshops in Dallas …

Woman Crush Wednesday

Nicole inspires me all the time. I took this photo of her during a Bodies in Water workshop at Peters Valley Craft Center one year. There was a drought so I found a puddle so the class became bodies in puddles. This photo is featured in my book Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared. Order here. Save Save

2- 1 day workshops in Dallas: Oct 14-15, PLUS Portfolio time with me Oct 16. Sign up now!

– Portfolio time with me, 2 slots still available and 2 daysof workshops with Arlington Camera and Lensbaby. Sign up now! Sign up here: Arlington Camera Photographic Artistry: Magical Workshops with Laurie Klein Friday, October 14th at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens Saturday, October 15th at the Arlington Hilton & Richard Greene Linear Park Workshop Hours: 10am until 4pm Presented …

Come to the Colorado Ranch for a spectacular workshop – Creede, CO. August 26th through Sept 1, 2017

Picture this: photographing models, horses, and the San Juan Mountains as a back drop. Then there is fly fishing, a personal chef,  and a spa……life is good August 26th-September 1st $2700 +tax/workshop participant, $2200 + tax participants spouse. Come join renowned infrared photographer Laurie Klein for a workshop hosted by 4UR Ranch in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest …

SUBMIT TO VIEWBUG AND Win a free Canon Camera.

I have been asked by Viewbug to jury a photo contest “The Female Form.” The winner gets a Canon D 700, WOO HOO!!!! Submit images! Purchase Book Now Save Save Save

Happy Birthday Kyle!

You are my Sonshine! Kyle Klein Perler

Concert tomorrow night 9/10, 7PM! Crystal Cymbalogy at Salt of the Earth Healing Arts Sanctuary Woodbury, CT.

  Powerful concert tomorrow night. I have had the honor of photographing Rick and Cynthia of Crystal Cymbalogy. Love energy and talents. I hope you can join them tomorrow night at the opening of Salt of the Earth Healing Sanctuary. Save Save Save

Act now….One spot open: Fire Island Workshop Sept. 16-20th 2016!

Laurie Klein Workshops are launched! YIPPPEEEE!!! My inaugural workshop is at one of my favorite locations in the world, Fire Island, New York. This boutique workshop never went public, it filled with me  sharing my plans with others, that is why you haven’t heard about it. One of my students unfortunately had to cancel last minute, so I have one spot …

Dallas Boutique Workshop – 10/14 -10/15

Photographic Artistry: Magical Workshops with Laurie Klein presented by Arlington Camera & Lensbaby When: Friday, October 14th at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens When: Saturday, October 15th at the Arlington Hilton & Richard Greene Linear Park Workshop Hours: 10am – 4pm Cost: $99* per Workshop OR bundle both Workshops for only $149** *If you attend a single Workshop you will …

Meet me in Dallas for 2 – 1 day workshops October 14-16

Sign up at Arlington Camera for 2-1 day workshops. Also available are 3 slots for private portfolio review with Laurie on Oct. 16th act fast! (Register for private review: Info@laurieklein.com) Laurie Klein, Arlington Camera and Lensbaby  Presents:   Photographic Artistry: Magical Workshops with Laurie Klein presented by Arlington Camera & Lensbaby When: Friday, October 14th at the Ft. Worth Botanical …

Infrared photography lovers rejoice.

Our new book Infrared Photography-Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images is at Amazon. There is something for everyone, beginner to advance. From capture to conversion to post production. So many photographers want to create images that are unique, infrared is the perfect way to do just that.     Save Save

Laurie Klein, Arlington Camera and Lensbaby, presents: Two Creative Workshops this coming October. Space is limited!

Space is limited and participation is subject to portfolio review.  To be considered for this and future workshops please fill out the application here. Save the Date!!!! Save Save

New Generations of Artist need our encouragement not our fear.

This summer I had amazing course coordinators and assistants at the wonderful venues I taught at. They are in their early 20’s and are our future movement towards creativity. I was wondering if any of you have stories about how someone inspired you to create or how you have inspired someone to create? We hear so much fear in the …

Are you one of my Visual Visionaries?

Become a Visual Visionary!!!! Receive monthly updates, early access to boutique workshops, receive a free gift and more! laurieklein.com/visualvisionaries/ Many of you know that I have been photographing Nicole Cudzilo for 8 years, we are discussing doing a book of images with her poetry, which will celebrate a creative time of growth and wisdom for both of us. This image …

What is in your tool box as an artist?

These days my Infrared Camera and Lensbabies go everywhere with me.  I am launching my Boutique Workshops soon and many of the workshops are going to be about photographic artistry whether it is using the Lensbaby or Infrared in nature and with portraiture’s. I will be talking more about these workshops at the next Tea with Laurie. Become a Visual …

Sometimes you meet a young lady that reminds you of you years ago…..

That young lady was Greta Birdie, she was one of my models for my workshop at Imaging Exploration on Vancouver Island. She has my hair and zest for life. Thank you Greta, for being brave and bold, being in new situations with students that adored you. You make an impact on those you meet. Stay Tuned for our up and …

A workshop to be remembered!

Visual Visionaries, rejoice in your creativity. My Peters Valley Workshop finished yesterday. We were gifted with having a young model who has never done emotive portraiture before and the amazing artist Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge who designed the ironware.  Thank you both for sharing your incredible talents. Stay tune for my next Tea with Laurie and upcoming Boutique Workshops. Save

Dynamic week ahead

Intentions and  story telling at Peters Valley! That sums up our workshop week!

Artistic fun with Lensbaby Velvet 56

This lens never ceases to amaze me. Save Save

Last Workshop of the Summer.

“Through a Glass Darkly: Imagination, Fantasy & Reality.” My 7th year teaching at Peters Valley in the beautiful Delaware Water Gap. We have a sold out class. I love the fact that 90% of the students come back every year to Peters Valley to take my workshop. We will be doing emotive story telling in beautiful locations. Can’t wait to …

Fire Island – Emotive Story Telling

When I first opened Laurie Klein Gallery in the 80’s it began as a photography school and gallery.  Soon after it morphed into a commercial studio of portraits and wedding photography.  Over the Years I have dreamt about producing my own workshops again, workshops that will take us all over this magnificent country of ours, as well as international locations …

When we look for magic you know what happens?

You find magic. Loved teaching at Imaging Explorations on Vancouver Island last week. Loved my students and our models. Thank you.

A remarkable summer!

I have taught in France, Rhode Island, Maine, New Mexico and Canada in the past 3 months! Plus I took a workshop for me! I have met many incredible people and my imagery has taken an unexpected yet organic curve. I am on an island, at one of my favorite places in the whole world letting it all seep into my …

Re-inventing my art!

I have begun re-inventing my art, what a gift to myself! THANK YOU KEITH CARTER   “The world, as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein

Two and a half weeks of utter Bliss.

I am the luckiest woman in the world. I spent the last 2.5 weeks in New Mexico. I taught an Infrared Photography workshop at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops had amazing students and models. I held a one day workshop in Albuquerque, working with fabulous students and a team of exceptional models in the Corrales Landscape. In between I was a …

Be Inspired

Magic happened this week

A week at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Creative Infrared Workshop, filled with amazing students who tapped into their creativity in ways they never imagined. I was so honored to lead this fantastic group of photographers. Thank you!  

Creative Infrared Workshop @ Santa Fe Photographic Workshop

Met my students tonight! So excited about our week together. So it begins the magical, mystical world of Infrared Photography. http://www.santafeworkshops.

Playing with the Lensbaby Twist

Get out of my box, try something new and just having fun. Tomorrow Twist with Infrared at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Infrared Photography at Santa Fe Workshops

Imagine the light Georgia O’Keefe painted by, the textures the richness and the moods. Join me at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops for an adventure with infrared photography June 26th- July 1st. “I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy it.” Georgia O’Keefe   Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Creative Infrared Photography …

Infrared Photography at Santa Fe Workshops

Imagine the light Georgia O’Keefe painted by, the textures the richness and the moods. Join me at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops for an adventure with infrared photography June 26th- July 1st.

Creative Infrared Photography at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops June 2016.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops here I come. Please join me for a journey in the magical world of infrared photography. Have you ever wondered how great photographers create photographs with tremendous depth and drama? If so, then it’s time to explore the magical, creative possibilities of infrared photography with Laurie Klein, a true virtuoso of infrared. With Laurie’s guidance, you …

June’s Collector Print. Add to your collection. 50% off for month of June.

As I have studied with renown photographers such as Ansel Adams, I always purchased a photograph or memento, an inspiration to live with keeping me connected to the importance of my time with these creative geniuses. Reserve your copy now of Cape Cod Dramatic Moment. A moment when everything lined up: the setting sun, sun reflections on the windows, the …

INVEST IN YOUR FAMILIES FUTURE. CAPTURING YOUR FAMILIES LEGACY THROUGH THE EYES OF LAURIE KLEIN .

INVEST IN YOUR FAMILIES FUTURE. BOOK NOW TO GET AN EXCLUSIVE GIFT FROM LAURIE. A timeless photographic portrait to be passed down through the generations. www.laurieklein.com

What are you doing this coming weekend?

Are you ready to hone your infrared photography skills? If so join me and Kyle at The Peter Miller Gallery. June 4-5, 2016 Infrared Photography Workshop The Art & Techniques of Infrared Photography: Lecture, shooting, post production, workflow, review and critique, 13 hours Laurie Klein: Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor. Kyle Klein: Photographer, Author, Educator At Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, 118 …

An Experience never to be forgotten.

How can I explain to everyone how profound our trip to France was last week? I can show you a photo of the food, mouth watering……image of the man himself that created gourmet masterpieces, Walter Eagleton. Our everyday view of Chateau de Chinon. Kim Eagleton, facilitatory extraordinaire, or fine art images we made that were inspired by everything we experienced? …

What does Tea with Laurie and France have to do with one another?

Just about everything. Seriously! In France last week we had an amazing tribe of image makers ( with Artistic Gourmet Adventures!)  Tea with Laurie this Thursday at 9:00PM EST will have the same. In France all of our senses were engaged, same this week with Tea with Laurie. In France Artistic Gourmet Adventures were our amazing hosts. Tea with Laurie, …

Tea with Laurie May 26th! Hon your marketing skills for your creativity from a master.

Under the Umbrella with Carol Andrews.  Gain new tools for your toolbox for marketing your art. Carol will be my guest on May 26th, 9:00pm EST. Here is the link to watch it on @TEAWITHLAURIE Carol is a photographer and marketer extraordinary. Wait till you hear about her new product lines for her beautiful images that are selling like hot …

Photographic memories

I love photographing family’s life journeys. My photographs become touchstones to emotive memories. Contact me for a family portrait this spring at @laurieklein.com    

Be Inspired! Come to Tea with Laurie, google hangouts.

May 26th 9:00 PM EST at TEAWITHLAURIE.COM

Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared

So excited about teaching at Maine Media again this summer.  Please join me, we still have a few spots left. Learn more about photographing the Female Form in the beautiful Rockport Maine Landscape. Click here for more information; Maine Media. Great news, Nicole Cudzilo  will be modeling for our class all week. What a treat that will be.

The gift of finding your passion at a young age

On this Tuesday, I sit thinking about how much Photography has been trans-formative in my life. I had wonderful mentors that guided me, helping me find my passion at the age of 16. I know that is why I love teaching, sharing creativity with others. We want to find our passions, our loves and bring a voice to it. I …

Dream or Reality? Tea with Laurie, join us.

Join us for Tea with Laurie, maybe you will find your dreams in your reality or your reality in your dreams. Sometime you just have to show up. Carol Andrews will be our guest. May 26th 9PM EST at TeawithLaurie

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and my grandmother.

All my life I have been surrounded by strong women! Thank you for guiding me through life and teaching me invaluable lessons. I am who I am today from strengths and lessons passed down through the generations. Thank you mom and gram.

How do you express yourself creatively through your art?

Seriously who are you as an Artist? As a Creative? If you don’t know these answers how can you move forward? Tea with Laurie April 21, ppm EST will be about: clarifying who you are as a creative, clarifying your message, clarifying your brand, If you don’t have a road map then how can you get there? We will be …

Rumi and Creativity

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi Join us for TeawithLaurie tribe of like minded creatives, 4/21 9pm EST

The gift of gold

Treasures for mothers day would be a family portrait. Don’t you agree? I have a limited number of portrait sessions available. Booking must be done by mothers day and the photo session can be done up till 6 months after. Stay tune for more info. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. Robert Browning

Dance to the tune of your life, lets talk more about it at Tea with Laurie.

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor, it is to enjoy each step along the way.” Wayne Dyer Image taken with Lensbaby Velvet 56 Join us for 45 minutes of inspiring your creativity! TEA WITH LAURIE Thursday April 21, 9:00pm EST, Google Hangouts.

“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln  

Just booked my flight to France!!!! ACT NOW! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Come photograph in France with me. Picture and capture this: Small intimate group of wonderful photographers, with Medievil Castles, expressive models, lush gardens, rolling vineyards. gourmet picnics, small villages! Interested in an artistic, gourmet experience in the beautiful Loire Valley France?  Artistic Gourmet Adventures, May 15th- May 21st 2016. PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP.  

Refresh and Renew.

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray  Photograph taken with a Lensbaby Velvet 56 The Magical World of Creativity TeawithLaurie a google hangout, be with your …

Tea With Laurie April 21st. How do you see yourself as an artist?

Hope to see you all April 21st for the next Tea with Laurie. We will be talking about How Do You See Yourself As An Artist? How can you pursue your artistic dreams if you aren’t clear oh how to answer this question?t Also new to Tea with Laurie will be “Ask James!” You will have the opportunity to send …

HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST?

How do you see yourself as an artist?Topic at next Tea With Laurie, 4/21/16. If you can’t answer that question then how do you pursue your creative dream? Clarity is golden. Lets discuss this on Visual Visionaries. The Alpaca wants to know……..

Tea with Laurie, what an incredible night!

For those of you who joined us for Tea with Laurie this past week, thank you. We had over 70 + people join us. James Barrett was a huge success and provided such great information and sage wisdom on branding and social media. Hope to see you all April 21st for the next Tea with Laurie. We will be talking …

Sierra Club NYC, Guest Speaker: Laurie Klein, March 30, 2016

The Magical World of Infrared Photography By Sierra Photo NYC 2016/03/04 Wednesday, March 30, 2016—6:30 pm As photographers we are looking for ways to stand apart from other photographers. Infrared is the perfect medium to do just that. Laurie’s roots as a landscape photographer began when she was a young woman being mentored by Ansel Adams. Infrared has been her …

What inspiration would you like to get from Tea with Laurie? Let me know.

Are you ready to follow your dreams and make them a reality? Episode 2 of Tea With Laurie is going to be on March 24th at 9pm.  We will be talking about Branding yourself online, sending out a clear message to the world, and having accountability around pursuing your creative goals and personal aspirations. JOIN US! REMEMBER TEA WITH LAURIE, …

Creativity Coach

Wouldn’t having a creativity coach be the most amazing thing in the world? I have had four incredible mentors, including Ansel Adams.

TEA WITH LAURIE 3/24 9PM EST

Are you ready to follow your dreams and make them a reality? Episode 2 of Tea With Laurie is going to be on March 24th at 9pm.  We will be talking about Branding yourself online, sending out a clear message to the world, and having accountability around pursuing your creative goals and personal aspirations. JOIN US! REMEMBER TEA WITH LAURIE, …

YIKES! What do you do when you feel creatively blocked?

Scream? Yell? Get depressed? Eat? Maybe all of these things. BUT it won’t get you anywhere. So what will, you may ask? My dear talented friend Julia Strayer, who is an incredible writer, (you can read her interview Smoking with Julia Strayer at SmokeLong Quarterly,) and is all about imagery and metaphors. She shared with me about being blocked: “I …

Between Image: New Genre of Creative Empowerment Education. Inaugural Arizona Workshop: A Journey of Creativity and Empowerment.

Between Image: New Genre of Creative Empowerment Education. Inaugural Arizona Workshop: A Journey of Creativity and Empowerment. Sept 11-16th 2016   Using photography and nature as the medium for self-discovery, Between Image is a week long journey of guided exploration in the natural for those who are interested in image-making and the inner self. This total-emersion workshop focuses on delving …

Infrared Workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, June 4-5th 2016

Are you ready to hone your infrared photography skills? If so join me and Kyle at The Peter Miller Gallery. Rhode Island, June 4-5, 2016 Infrared Photography Workshop The Art & Techniques of Infrared Photography: Lecture, shooting, post production, workflow, review and critique, 13 hours Laurie Klein: Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor. Kyle Klein: Photographer, Author, Educator At Peter Miller Fine Art Photography …

Mentoring High School Students

Today was Pathways to Careers at Bethel High School. I was asked to share my journey. I can never say no to an opportunity like this. I found my passion and my love for photography when I was a sophomore in High School. I could have easily fallen through the cracks since I didn’t have any skill sets in the …

Please tell me your feedback on Tea with Laurie Feb. 25th!

Thank you all for joining me. Tea With Laurie Visual Visionaries

We all posses the creativity gene.

As creatives we need to be empty vessels in order to let magic in. Anything that bumps up against us will resound in a musical tone.      

Babes: Life Journey Photography

The gift of love. The O’Brien’s have always loved my photography. They had wanted me to photograph their wedding years ago, but I was already booked. They knew someday I would be their photographer. They called me late summer 2014 saying that they had a new born baby girl and would I capture the love and adoration of this time …

Join me across the globe for a photographic workshop, or a skype session at home.

Tea with Laurie, Google Hangout  3/24, 9pm EST Private Mentorship, Skype Sessions or in Person with Laurie Klein, 3 spot available in March Infrared Photography Workshop at Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, June 4th&5th, 2016 Texas School Taking your Photography to the Next Level, Dallas, Tx. April 24- 29th, 2016 Capture the Passion in Your Photography, …

Tea with Laurie……Creativity is our birthright. March 24th 9:00 Pm Google Hangouts

Tea with Laurie and other like minded creatives gather on a google hangout for inspiration and accountability. Find out more about this free google hangout, go to LaurieKlein.com. or on Facebook TeawithLaurie. March 24th 9:00 PM EST. Everyone that is on the hangout will receive a gift. To be with a TRIBE of like minded creatives. To be in the …

The intention behind the photograph

Cynthia and Rick are musicians and healers. They wanted images for social media and possibly for CD covers. Rick is a drummer and Cynthia a singer and they both create sounds with Chrystal Bowls. I had them bring their instruments and play for me to get us all in the mood.  I didn’t want them looking into the camera, then it …

Ever have a day you can’t get out of your own way?

I didn’t know what to do with all the emotions yelling in my head so I knew I had to go out and take photos. I needed to channel my emotions so they wouldn’t deplete me. Plus I tell all of my students that creativity is a great way to get unexpressed emotions out instead of suppressing them. Afterwards I …

Google Hangouts, Tea with Laurie and other creative people.

Tea with Laurie and other like minded creativies gather on a google hangout for inspiration and accountability. Find out more about this free google hangout, go to LaurieKlein.com. or on Facebook TeawithLaurie. Feb 25th 9:00 PM EST. Everyone that is on the hangout will receive a free PDF.

Stretch, Reach, Grow. Creativity is our birthright.

Stretch, Reach, Grow. Creativity is our birthright. Join our creativity tribe Visual Visionaries at Tea with Laurie. Feb 25th 9:00PM EST, GoogleHangouts. Tea with Laurie and other like minded creatives gather on a google hangout for inspiration and accountability. Find out more about this free google hangout, go to LaurieKlein.com. or on Facebook TeawithLaurie. Feb 25th 9:00 PM EST. Everyone …

Thank you all, just learned how well our new book is doing!

Our Publishers Amherst Media called us with incredible news. 8-10 million books are published and our ranking last week was 31,000. This is incredible for a uniquely niched book. Kyle and I want to thank everyone for purchasing our book, talking about it and sharing. Thank you all. Infrared Photography, Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images. Can be purchased at Amazon.com …

Inspiration

         

Knitting, crocheting, creativity and your health.

New York Times Article on the Health Benefits of Knitting. Read down to the end of my post, there is a potential gift waiting for you…… Some of you know that I have taken up knitting after 20 years and am sort of obsessed. I just found out why! My friend Betsy Thomas, who patiently watched me while I visited …

Tea with Laurie! Just a few reasons why you should come to my google hangout on Feb 25th, 9PM EST!

To be with a TRIBE of like minded creatives. To be in the presence of a nurturing environment. To have discussions on the importance of  creative projects. To be given monthly assignments. To be in a safe place to discuss and share images. To learn how to create structure around your creativity so your dreams can come to fruition. To …

Co-Creating!

Run your fingers through my soul For once, just once Feel exactly what I feel Believe what I believe Perceive as I perceive, Look, experience, examine for once, just once understand. – Unknown   Thank you for catching my Spirit Rising and understanding, Laurie. ✨ This is image is a true gift and special to my soul. Thank you Christie, …

How are you going to launch your destiny today?

One of my Texas School Students posted a page from a book called Original Breath by Larry Randolph. I think I need to purchase this book. http://www.larryrandolphstore.com/product-p/ob-bk.htm

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Only 3 sessions left.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde Photography by Laurie Klein and makeup by Nicole Cudzilo EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE FIRST FIVE PEOPLE TO BOOK THIS INCREDIBLE OFFER. includes a full photo session, make up , one 11×14 archival print, total value $2550 special offer $795. Must book by Valentines Day, actual session can be scheduled …

A woman who inspires me on so many levels

She is a healer, a musician, a singer and an incredible friend. Yesterday I photographed Cynthia and her husband Rick. They sang for me while we were walking our path to and from the river, I felt transformed, opened and rooted. I felt creativity flowing through me in abundance. This is a woman you need to know. Cynthia Quintanal. Crystal …

I am being inspired today, would you like to know why?

Two amazingly gifted musicians/healers met me at a river park for a photographic session. The weather is lovely, warm and sunny, great for infrared, of course I did some color and B&W. I have had a non stop time since coming back from London and am a bit all over the place. Can you relate? So photographing helps center me, …

Life Journey Photography

Happy 10th Birthday Carrington. Thank you Jean Flynn for the privilege of photographing Carrington and your family every year, beginning with your pregnancy. What a gift you have given me knowing that you will remember moments and emotions through the lens of my camera. Thank you! “Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t …

Google Hangout, discussion on creativity and finding your visual voice.

Tea with Laurie- Finding and cultivating your creative voice. Video invitation Excited to announce I am going to do my very first google hangout and I would love for you to be a part of it. Save the date Feb 25th 9:00 pm EST for 45 min. I will be inviting a few of you….my students to share their stories …

Are you ready for another give away?

Take a second and watch my video about a give away, google hang out on Feb 25th 9EST and a poignant question I want to ask you.

If you are in London from the 20th- 26th maybe I will see you!

Hey all, I will be at the Societies in London giving 2 seminars one on Weddings, Portraits and Life Journeys with Digital Infrared. The other is Finding The Unique Visual Voice. Contact The Societies for more information.

Give away!!!! Our new book! All you have to do……

Would you like a copy of our new book?  We are giving away of a copy or our new book, Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images, signed by both Kyle and me. Book launch is Jan. 13 for all of you that pre-ordered the book  on Amazon . Go to  my facebook page Laurie Klein Photography. I will be …

January’s Collectors Print

Hi all, I have been so busy teaching and photographing that I haven’t had time to pursue gallery exhibits. I really don’t have the time now either so I thought I would offer a special each month, of a limited edition print.  What do you think? This month’s image will be of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I took this photo …

Over 40 years ago with Ansel Adams

As many of you know, my present photographic style and genre is infrared photographs of men and women in landscapes. I spent the holidays in the Vail Colorado area, a place that rocks my soul creatively. I found myself going back  to my roots as a as  nature photographer.  In my early days I was drawn to solely photographing nature …

Tapping into your soul’s expression through creativity.

It is our birthright to create. We live in a busy world with many many obligations and directions we want to pursue. When we tap into our creativity we tap into our soul’s expression. We feel better, we work out ideas and conflicts. We feel joy and peace.  We are in a culture that supports the analytical side of our …

Discounted Limited Edition Print Sale. A Gift From Me To You.

In celebration of the holidays, I am offering a discount on this 25 limited edition print, size is 7×10. $175 which will include shipping and handling (normally $275 per print.) It is a wonderful collectors gift for you or for someone that loves photography. Offer good through December 23rd. Receive early January. Contact me directly to check availability and request …

Mentoring with Laurie! Holiday special!

Holiday Special Mentor SKYPE SESSIONS with Laurie Klein Give a loved one the opportunity of following  their creative dreams! (Better yet, give yourself this gift!) Laurie will be working one on one either in person or through skype, guiding students to develope their photographic style and their visual voice. Work one on one with Laurie Klein, renowned educator and photographer, …

Beautiful New Book

Hello all, If you’re thinking of ordering Kyle and my new book, whether you want a great creative instructional guide or just a really cool photo book…Please Please think about doing it in the next couple of days. Amazon has this very interesting pre-order metric system and the more we have pre-ordered by Dec 3rd the more the Amazon marketplace …

Can I just say how excited I am for our Cuba Workshop???!!!

Two more days and we are on our way. The excitement of doing the two things I love the most, teaching and photographing! A week in Cuba, a place filled with stories to be told and shared. Thank you Camera Voyages for making this happen. Thanks Digital Transitions for the 3 Phase One Camera’s we are bringing and for Capture …

Cuba in two weeks….. Can I tell you how excited I am?

These are all the reasons I am over the moon for this trip: 1. Going to Cuba for the first time, although my dad keeps telling me it is my second since the first time I was in my moms belly…. I know TMI. 2. Camera Voyages asking me to teach, hopefully the first of many workshops to come. 3. …

Photographing Animals in Cuba with Laurie Klein with infrared photography. Want to learn more?

Febuary 19th – 26th, 2016 join Kyle and me along with Camera Voyages for a fantastic photographic  workshop through Cuba. Photograph and experience: Tobacco Farms, Horse Back Riding, Havana’s Old Cars, Flamenco Dancers, Boxers, Castles, Sunrise, Sunsets, discussions with Cuban artists, Cuban Art Scene, Incredible Food and so much more.  

Photographing Animals with Digital Infrared Photography

Have you tried photographing animals in infrared?  It is a favorite subject for Kyle and me. You should all try it. This  image was created with a  converted IR digital camera and 720nm filter. Our trip to Cuba with Camera Voyages in February 2016, will provide us with the opportunity to ride and photograph horses near the tobacco farms. Maybe …

Training with the Phase One Camera. OMG!!!!!

Kyle and I went to NYC with Camera Voyages to Digital Transitions be trained with the incredible Phase One Cameras. We are taking 3 on our Cuba trip. Yes one has an infrared back…..This camera is the Rolls Royce of Camera’s, totally intuitive and the quality of the images are the best you can make. Can’t wait to post from …

Can you give me your feedback?

For the first time I am offering an infrared image as a fine art limited edition print for the holidays. I would love your feedback on the selection, do you think this is the photograph I should choose?  I created it in September on Cape Cod. Many of you know my work, so would love your input. This fine art …

Cuba Feb. 19-26th 2016

Join Kyle and me for a trip of a lifetime. CameraVoyages.com

Photographing the Female Form Trailer

  Available online at Amazon.com

Has this ever happened to you?

I went for a walk a couple of days ago and it is in the middle of a work day and the whole time I am thinking, I shouldn’t be taking a walk outside, I should be back in the studio working, never mind that is it in the 70’s in New England in November. My mind was going a …

November Moment of the Month

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” -J. B. Priestly Pre-order our new book Infrared Photography Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images Per order now  

Pre-order my new book?

Click here to pre-order our new book.

The creative mind…plan “B”

Sometimes you have your day planned out and you see beautiful light coming in from a window and it touches your core and you react and have to take a photograph. It is unexpected but you have to go with it, follow that inner muse. Next thing you know you are doing selfies because there isn’t any one around to …

Taking the day off and the creative spirit.

I love what I do, doing my fine art, teaching, working with clients and so much more. I rarely slow down, just cause I love it all so much. Well, yesterday I literally took the day off. I was exhausted, overwhelmed by what was on my list and knowing I was going into the city for the whole week next …

Do you remember Hand Colored photographs?

Before color photography was invented, painters and photographers would apply color to their photographs usually by using oil paints. After my Hand Coloring Black & White Photography was released in 1999 by Quarry Press, people came out of the woodwork to share stories about family members who hand colored photographs. Almost every photo session and wedding I photographed I would …

Mother and Daughter Legacy, 28 years ago and today.

Where does time go? One of  first portraits I created was taken 28 years ago. I even submitted one of the images to Professional Photographers of America and got a perfect score. I was a newbie at portraiture. But I was not a newbie of capturing feelings and emotions. Photographing almost exclusively in black and white and infrared has the …

Photographing the Female Form. One evening only in Pine Brook N.J. 10.29.15

Join Nicole, other incredible models and me for an amazing evening of photographing at Silver Door Studios. October 29th. It will be a Unique Opportunity to shoot alongside me. For more information on the Event click on Silver Door Studios. Hope to see you there.

October Inspiration

What inspires you? We always have a safe road we can walk or a one that challenges us. “Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.” Edith Wharton Are you ready to take your creativity deeper. Email me and Ask me how…… info@laurieklein.com

A spectacular fall infrared photo workshop in Rhode Island, Oct. 17-18

Kyle and I will be teaching a wonderful workshop October 17-18th in Providence Rhode Island at the Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery. Infrared Photography Workshop The Art & Techniques of Infrared Photography: Lecture, shooting, post production, workflow, review and critique, 13 hours Laurie Klein: Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor. Kyle Klein: Photographer, Author, Educator At Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, 118 North …

Inspiration

Anyone that has taken a workshop with me, knows that we begin every day drawing a card from an inspirational card set. It never ceases to amaze me that we all seem to pick the card we need that day. Sometimes we don’t even realize it’s importance till another time. This was my card this morning and I denied it …

A summer of teaching and inspirations

Yes I do feel like I am the luckiest woman in the world. I love my life. I love my life’s work. I love the people I meet and the lives I touch and the lives that touch me. I thank all of my amazing students who have inspired me, and all of the amazing places that invited me to …

LifePixel Interviews me

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by LifePixel on my career with Infrared Photography. Check it out when you get a moment.

Video on Infrared Landscapes at B&H OPTIC Conference

#OPTIC2015 was an incredible Conference in NYC. I had the distinct honor of speaking on Infrared Landscapes. When you have a moment please check out my the video. I hope you fall in love with Infrared Photography the way I have.

Dreamland in the Peters Valley Landscape

My sixth year teaching at Peters Valley, just love the magic and history in this region. I have a full class and most are students that have taken my workshops before. SO I know we can go deep, weaving and capturing amazing stories. I am so excited about being there. Nicole Cudzilo will be co-teaching with me.

“Love is a Canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. ” Skipper Young

Happy 1st anniversary to my son Bryce and my wonderful daughter-in-law Katie. Your relationship inspires us all.

Vancouver Island

One of the many things I love about my life is I get to travel to amazing places, work with incredible students and have time to make photographs for me. I have spent the last 10 days on Vancouver Island, oh what an enchanted land. I taught a workshop at Image Explorations for a week, to a truly gifted group …

My students at Santa Fe Photographic Workshop’s Infrared Image presentation

Creative Infrared Photography with Laurie Klein http://www.santafeworkshops.com/FridayShow/phlk_062815.html For any Infrared shooters that want to be inspired please take a look at the incredible images my students produced.

On my way to Victoria, B.C.

I haven’t been there in years, last time through was on a cruise to Alaska. I love it there, the air, the flavors, the people and the incredible landscape. I am teaching for the first time at Imaging Explorations and can’t wait to meet my students and have time to photograph at Butchart Gardens. I am one lucky girl.

Rose Caiola and Rewire Me.

Last Friday I spent the day with my dear friend Rose Caiola. She is an inspirer! The first time I photographed her was at her wedding 19 years ago. I have had the privilege of capturing her families life journey since then. I have also photographed her on her new journey as founder of Rewireme.com, an incredible site of inspiring …

Why do we need permission?

I ask this all the time. Especially after teaching a workshop. I just got back from teaching at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops where I had 11 amazing students. The work they produced blew me away. With that said, I found they still needed permission to fall in love with photography again and to get out of their comfort zone. Then …

Lance Ozier blog post about stretching his comfort zone……Corrales Chronicles: Stretching My Comfort Zone: Beauty, Life, Death and Decay in an afternoon…..

I loved the journey that Lance Ozier shared on his blog about a workshop of mine he took in Albuquerque recently. Thank you Lance for sharing  your story and inspiring others. Corrales Chronicles: Stretching My Comfort Zone: Beauty, Life, Death, and Decay in an afternoon…: In late June, I had the opportunity to participate in a two-day photography workshop led …

One of my dearest friends is getting married on Saturday

Kyle and I have the incredible privilege of photographing Nikki’s wedding this weekend. Both of my sons will be there with their partners, so not only do Kyle and I get to take heartfelt creative images but we get to be with loved ones. Totally a family affair. I know this wedding will be magical as is the relationship that …

Women owning their beauty

My model today was the daughter of a dear friend. A young beautiful girl filled with grace and beauty. Owning all of her curves and body wisdom during our photo session. Totally a Celebration of the Feminine. Youth has much to share with older women. Lets all regain the love of our curvature and body wisdom. Thank you Christy for …

July Moment of the Month

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

PPANM, workshop this weekend.

So excited to be with PPANM today and tomorrow in New Mexico talking about creativity, your visual voice and what motivates you as a creative.

Celebrate the Feminine in Florence

Come with Meghan Garner and me to Florence Italy in October for Boudoir and The Female Form Workshop, check out the video.

Maine Media Workshop

What a wonderful group of students, for my Female Form with Digital Infrared Workshops. Will be posting images. www.mainemedia.edu Stopped in Boston first.

Wow out of sight out of mind.

I totally forgot I took the top image. Love the abstraction. I photographed a talented artist and her jewelry. The second image in in my new book Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared. I think I will use these images in my presentation at Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, Creative Infrared,  July 28th. Jera Rose Petal Lodge

Infrared cameras, which camera to convert?

I read an interesting article on converting the Lumix GX7. Rob Knight converted over his mirrorless GX7 and is getting really good results and making very good points about the IR capabilities of this camera. Check it out! http://robknightphotography.com/the-perfect-infrared-camera/ My experience with a converted Lumix Camera by Kolari Vision was wonderful.  

Revisiting images

This is exciting. I am working on my power point for my Infrared Workshop with Kyle at Digital Silver Imaging on June 13th and my first Maine Media Workshop on the Female Form with Digital Infrared. I found some images that I haven’t seen in a few years that I want to use in my these presentations. So I came …

Italy Master Class: Boudoir and the Art of the Female Form.

Florence, October 20th-24th with Laurie Klein and Meghan Garner. Experience your Renaissance. For more information and to register click here.

June Moment of the Month 2015

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” C.G. Jung Model ~ Nicole Cudzilo

Infrared workshop Boston, Ma. 6.13.15

  Join Laurie and Kyle on Saturday June 13th at Digital Silver Imaging for a day filled with learning more about infrared capture and post production. You will all have the opportunity to photograph models in nature. A not to miss workshop for the Infrared enthusiast.

Exploring Mixed Media Narratives in Photography and Encaustic

On my way to Rockledge Pa to co-teach this fabulous workshop with Lorraine Glessner. https://lorraineglessner.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/exploring-mixed-media-narratives-in-photography-and-encaustic/ Students are coming from all of the country to take this weekend workshop with us. I will keep you posted with photographs and news. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Hope you are also doing something creative this weekend.

The wonderful, talented Nicole

I have never done this before. I started a gallery on my website that features only one person. Nicole Cudzilo! Seven years ago she came to me in the middle of a mentor program I was running for high school students. She wanted to be a part of the group. It was the middle of the program. She pleaded her …

Infrared weddings.

Some of you already know this. I photographed weddings for over 25 years. I still do a few unique and special wedding a year along side my son Kyle. I have always felt it was an honor being asked to be someones photographer for one of the biggest days of their lives, knowing that the couple and their families, generations …

Video trailer from my book Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared

I can’t thank my muses enough for bringing their creativity to my book and my life. We Celebrate the Feminine!

Thank you Erin for being the strong woman you are and being our Muse at TSPPA 2015.

Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi quotes

May Moment of the Month

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

A trip of a lifetime in Cuba.

Cuba with Laurie Klein and Bruce Byers Dec 3rd to the 10th 2015 Picture this. Laurie Klein guiding you through your creative journey through Havana and Trinidad, with dancers and models landscape and urban capes. Photographing the streets of Cuba with street photographer Bruce Byers. Phase One Cameras, 60 MP full frame sensor, with an infrared – UV back, a …

It’s 11am, watch me LIVE now!!

I am in New York City this afternoon, doing a one hour talk on Infrared Landscapes. PLEASE JOIN ME on my LIVESTREAM! Check it out through B&H Optic Conference.

Watch me Live Stream at the B&H Optic Conference Monday 11-12 am.

Hi everyone, I am headed into New York City in the afternoon. I will be doing a one hour talk on Infrared Landscapes, if you are unable to attend there will be a live stream. Check it out through B&H Optic Conference.

Texas School 2015

I love teaching! Last week Kyle and I worked with 24 amazing people and two incredible wranglers! Being witness to one another’s creative process is a gift. None of us will ever be the same.     

CUBA anyone?

Please join me and Camera Voyages. We are going to Cuba for a trip of a lifetime. During the workshop: We will be painting with light, creating ghost images and doing night photography to create different moods in magical spaces.   We will explore architectural photography from  different vantage points. Laurie and Bruce  will show you how to take a …

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops: Creative Digital Infrared Photography

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Creative Infrared Photography with Laurie Klein Have you ever wondered how great photographers create photographs with tremendous depth and drama? If so, then it’s time to explore the magical, creative possibilities of infrared photography with Laurie Klein, a true virtuoso of infrared. With Laurie’s guidance, you discover ways of training your eye to pre-visualize how infrared …

Texas School! Here we come

Kyle and I are getting ready to teach at Texas School for our second year. We are both so excited. Last years class was amazing. The students were incredible and we became a family. They really went deep to find their visual voice and their images were outstanding. We have a wonderful group this year and Kyle and I have …

Come and hear me speak on Infrared Landscapes at B&H OPTIC, Imaging conference and trade show.

Exciting news! Mark your calendars for May 3 thru 5 because you are going to want to spend it with us at OPTIC 2015, our 3-day imaging conference & trade show: http://www.optic2015.com/ OPTIC will give you the opportunity to learn from the best: OPTIC will present some of the best nature and landscape photographers working today. See you there!

Infared Photography – New Book Releasing NOV 2015

Peters Valley Youth Art Program

Peters Valley Summer Youth Art Programs ART IN THE PARK! Programs for Ages 7-12 Programs for Ages 13-17 Registration Packet Meet the Instructors Peters Valley Youth Art Program is designed to provide hands on opportunities to expose children to the relationship between art and nature within the beautiful Peters Valley Campus in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Youth program for …

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Join me in France May 2016!

Capture the passion in your photography with me and Artistic Gourmet Adventures. So excited about working with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, this workshop will be incredible Laurie Klein “Capture the Passion in Your Photography” Experience-2016 May 15-21, 2016 (NEW!) Grab your camera and come and spend a week with Laurie Klein! Laurie an award-winning fine art, commercial, wedding and portrait photographer as …

France.Find your passion with me May 2016.

Capture the Passion in your Photography Workshop. Come join me with Artistic Gourmet Adventures for a trip of a life time. Grab your camera and come and spend a week with Laurie Klein! Laurie an award-winning fine art, commercial, wedding and portrait photographer as well as an educator. She is the author of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for the Brilliant …

Photography Workshop in the Loire Valley, France.

Small intimate workshop. Are you ready to take you art on a journey? To go to places where all of your senses will be piqued, charmed and illuminated?  To tap into your inner creativity muse, where you can sing your songs by capturing your stories and feelings in your photographs? If so, this is the workshop for you. “Capture the …

Private sale of my workshop to France, May 2016

Find and develop your passion in your photography. I hope you will join me for this small intimate workshop. Are you ready to take you art on a journey? To go to places where all of your senses will be piqued, charmed and illuminated?  To tap into your inner creativity muse, where you can sing your songs by capturing your …

A must see, the documentary on Vivian Maier.

Tonight I went with one of my mentor students and her mom who is a talented actress to The Jacob Burns Film Center.  We watched a very well done documentary of a street photographer who was a nanny. Her images rival the best.

TEXAS SCHOOL HERE I COME!

I am teaching a great workshop at Texas School April 27th – May 2nd, perfect for those of you who want to find your photographic niche and learn how to market your new work. http://www.texasschool.org/speaker-lineup/laurie-klein/  Taking Your Photography To The Next Level Creating Fine Art that Sells You are creative. You are a photographer who continues to develop your own …

Why you should take one of my photo workshops at Peters Valley.

My department chair, Andy Schmitt at Peters Valley School of Craft told me tonight that my workshops are a hoot. I had to stop and think about what he said for a moment. I am totally taking that as a huge compliment, after all, my students are laughing a lot of the time and making incredible imagery. Check out the …

Anticipation of Spring.

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” Robert H. Schuller

Mara Blom Schantz inspires me.

I received this message last week from Mara: “Way back in 2002  you gave me great advice at the first Women’s retreat that Professional Photographers of America  hosted (now called Chicks Who Click).  I came up to you after you spoke and we chatted.  You took a genuine interest and we talked about black and white photography.  I expressed my …

Joyous quote.

If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have. And your work here—your lifetime career—is to seek joy. “As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will …

A look down memory lane of books.

There is nothing like seeing a photograph you created on a cover of a book or for that matter the whole book are your images and information to share. Sort of takes your breath away. I am getting so excited about my new book being published by Amherst Media this summer. I love making books, it creates a structure for …

Valentine’s Day 2014 photographing in the snow.

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My Valentines Day Story.

It is about a different kind of love. Basically it is not mine. It is my youngest sons story. He met this girl, this amazing, wonderful girl that swept him off his feet. Two years later he proposed to her. The wedding is this summer. I have learned so much from their inspiring relationship.  The respect they have for one …

LOOK GREAT. FEEL GREAT. CELEBRATE.

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Celebrate my birthday with Kyle and me in Tuscany.

We still have a few places left in our  fabulous Tuscan Workshop May 31st-June 7th 2014. An exciting photographic exploration of the human form, in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. Picture this: you with your camera, the Tuscan light, epicurean delights, local models and an incredible spirit of adventure. World-renowned photographer and educator, Laurie Klein, accompanied by …

Two great classes, one fantastic weekend!

Two great classes, one fantastic weekend! We are very happy to share with you our newly released class schedule for the spring. The classes are $95 a piece and $175 for the weekend. The second day you will have the option of working with the images from the first class. We recommend taking both classes to get the most out …

My Photograph of the the talented Malene Barnett is in the Huffington Post

I have had the incredible privilege of photographing the carpet designer Malene B. I am hoping to follow her globally in the near future. Experience her art and read the wonderful article on black designers and artists in the Huffington Post. http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/209759/slide_209759_700557_large.jpg?1330434809

It is like a child of mine finding a new home

Chills to my spine going to the amazingly talented designers new home, Lana Lawrence. On her wall stood my photograph “Contours of a Woman,” majestically standing 52 inches high and 40 inches wide. The piece was statuesque as it stood in it’s new home. What a gift I had knowing that everyday Lana and others would be looking at a …

Inspiring trip to The Bahama’s!

I flew into Nassau on Sunday January 22. In the short time I was in Nassau I was so inspired and surprise by happenings around me. At the airport the locals would smile at me, say hello while holding eye contact.   It had a sweet impact on me. How many times back home do I rush by people and they …

IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS

I had a meeting this first day of winter at Panera with Darren Wagner.  Darren is the Art Director and Photographer for the Newtowner Magazine. His wife Georgia Monaghan is the Editor and Chief of this beautiful inspiring magazine. The Newtowner is a one-of-a-kind quarterly arts and literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and features celebrating local literary, visual …

Susan G. Komen

I am honored to have had my photograph, “Contours of a Woman” chosen for theSusan G. Komen For the Cure®  Holiday House, to represent the beauty and strength of all women at this important fundraiser.  I was a part of the BiTTT room whose theme was less cancer more birthdays. What a wonderful experience it has been. Design Calendar posted …

Be inspired by a 17 year old!

Marissa Nadeau is a 17 year old Brookfield High School senior in my mentoring program this fall. As the students in my program are committing to their theme for their exhibit at The Silo in New Milford, CT.  Marissa’s passion and clarity is becoming clearer and clearer. In her words: “I commit about an hour a day to my work …

Complimentary photo of you when you take Celebrate The Feminine Worshop.

Celebrate the Feminine!Come Celebrate Who You Are and Where You Are in Your Life!Would you like to let your hair down and have an afternoon of great fun?Are you ready to embrace your creative spirit and let it carry you away?Could there be a gentle goddess, naughty nymph, or mischievous mermaid somewhere inside of you?That’s what this playdate is all …

Tillman Crane’s October Musing was so amazing that I had to share it with you. I meet Tillman a few years ago at Peters Valley. He is an incredible photographer and photographic educator. Enjoy his Musing!

FRIDAY 30, SEPTEMBER 2011 October 2011 Musing The Thin Envelope We have all gotten them, the long awaited reply that comes in the thin envelope. Replies from committees that arrive in thin envelopes are not, usually, the news we are hoping to hear. The rejection letters are always in thin envelopes, probably because it doesn’t take much space to say …

Fall Workshops

Fall Workshops Photographic Playdates One of a kind workshops created for groups, minimum of 5 students,usually running 4 hours. We design the Playdate together inadvance. Fee $65 per person time and place TBD Intermediate Photography Workshop Lets go beyond the basics together! We will have a model tophotograph and discover the wonders of portraiture. We will experimentand discuss flash, lighting, advance camera …

So proud, check out this great work. Not that I’m prejudice since he’s my son.

Kyle Perler Photography Kyle Perler graduated in 2009 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, an extension school of Tufts University with a BFA in Photographic Processes. Since then he has been hard at work in the commercial world of photography doing everything from weddings to medical photography……..TO READ MORE check out his website at www.KylePerler.com

Join me Tuesday Sept. 27. I will be giving a talk called “Beyond creativity to never-never land.” for the Candlewood camera club

http://www.candlewoodcamera.org/dnn/OurBlog/tabid/79/EntryId/16/Laurie-Klein-to-Speak-at-the-Candlewood-Camera-Club.aspx

Baby Boomers: The Perfect Way to Tap Into Your Creativity

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So wonderful to share young talents’ work!!!!! take a moment and feel what has been written below.

Breanna DeSouto saw a photograph I took of Nicole Cudzilo as the Cheshire Cat. Paige Zeitler was the art director as we photographed Paige in Wonderland. (Great news is we will resume this work in August.)Breanna, a teenage writer, was inspired to create these incredible poems that I immediately knew I wanted to share with you. I feel so incredibly …

Fireworks photography TIPS and I challenge you

I can’t wait for this 4th of July weekend. Saturday night there will be a plethora of fireworks on the lake.So here is the deal….I wanted to share a few photographic tips for you about getting those great fireworks shots as well as asking you to post them on my Facebook page and  wait and see the reaction and feedback …

Finding your visual voice workshop at Peters Valley

WOW, I don’t even know where to begin. What an incredible workshop. The students went way above and beyond. I asked a lot from all of them and the work they produced was amazing. I am hoping to post some of their images soon. Nicole was with me and of course such a huge asset. She is so brilliant on …

An afternoon of indulgence at Spruce Home and Garden

Spruce Home and Garden in New Milford Ct. Join us at Spruce Home & Garden fora one-day only special event – Saturday, June 11th from 12- 5. Learn the art of fragrance combining and create your signature scentat our Jo Malone Trunk Show.Receive special discounts and free shipping on this exclusivecollection for the bath, body and home. Treat yourself to …

How to turn water into wine?! I challenge all of you!

Sunday Meredith Gray http://www.naked-documentary.com came up to the lake for a photo shoot. I love photographing this amazing woman.  During the shoot my infrared camera broke down. I was really upset and my emotions were all over the place. I wasn’t ready to stop photographing and I had all of these negatives feeling going on inside of me. SO what choice did …

C’mon, I’m trying a fun new way of creating photography with you!

Want to have some fun? I’m going to turn the tables on you!  This time you will be the photographer and I will be your assistant!    This new photo session will be a fun 3 hours and it is just you, me and your subject. I will be your photographic assistant at my outdoor studio in CT. Bring a model, your …

Please share your favorite iPhone apps with me and others!!!!!

The power of a wedding

After spin class was over at Fitness Revolution today, I saw a number of the spinners around the flat screen TV watching the royal wedding. They were talking about the sweet moments, the brides gown her sisters dress, the royal couple’s first kiss. Everyone was spell bound. I had this warmth flow through me. I felt such gratitude to all …

Peters Valley here we come!

Nicole and I have been invited back this year to teach at Peters Valley in the Delaware Water Gap. Have you ever been there? It is spectacular, a photographers haven! I hope you will join us for two incredible workshops this summer. Discover Your Unique Visual VoiceInstructor: Laurie KleinWorkshop Dates: June 17 – 21, 2011 Class Description: Your photographs are trying to …

Have to share this new book that Alyson Stanfield on her blog today

A huge challenge for artist is to make their creativity dreams come true and concrete. This book looks amazing and I can’t wait to order it and have a terrific read. Thank you Alyson for sharing this with others. Support Your Goals with a Creativity Brief A Creativity Brief can help you make any creative project more successful.Caution: It’s hard …

Pre-Spring Photographic Workshops  to unleash your creative mojo! Basic Camera Handling You will learn camera operation, concentration will be on aperture and shutter speeds, focal length of lens, raw file formats, using your histogram, white balance, flash photography and compositional elements.  Through hands-on exercises you will learn the basics of workflow with your digital images.   1 day class: 10:00 – …

Article in the Brookfield Patch about me working with budding photographers at Whisconier Middle School

I had so much fun last week at WMS talking to middle schoolers about photography. I hope you read the article to hear more about what we did.http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/laurie-klein-visits-the-wms-photo-club

Join us for a photographic playdate “The Ice Prince and the Ice Princess.” Be the photographer and or the model on Saturday Feb. 5th 1:30- 3:30

Have a photographic Play date with Laurie Klein, Nicole Cudzilo, Paige Zeitler, Casey-Rose Kearns, Kathryn Scribner, Casey Hill, Alex Sweeney, Olivia Cookfair and Melissa Destefano. Come dressed in costume and be a model and photograph others. It will be a blast. Be adventuresome. Meet us at the Candlewood Shores Beach in Brookfield Ct, call if you need directions, 203-740-1110. We …

Photographing in NYC after the snow fall

Thank you to Kara Walsh and Paige Zeitler. I asked a lot from these 2 women. In areas, snow was up to their thighs, they never complained, they romped, danced and laid down in the snow. I hope some of these images are selected for book covers. Which are your favorites?

The Ice Princess Cometh!

Women of all ages you be my Ice Princess Muse?  Hauntingly beautiful, dressed in white or black, gliding across the frozen lake, or playing in the snow. Become a ghostly image of a princess past or present? The possibility is that one of the images of you will be on a book cover.  Call me if you are interested. My …

Are you coming tomorrow, Sunday Jan. 23rd?

Laurie Klein Photography Gallery talk is tomorrow, come and hear more about how the students created their incredible images that are now on display at The Silo. http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/

Gallery talk at The Silo this Sunday Jan 23rd 2-4

Please join me, Nicole and our mentoring students at The Silo, Sunday Jan. 23 rd, 2-4 for a gallery talk and a time to meet the artists. They will discuss briefly how their process together evolved, then Valerie Culberston, who is the gallery curator will talk briefly.  We will follow with each exhibiting student discussing aspects of their work, such …

Six Views Exhibit, 6 amazing high school seniors and their photography

Last night was the big night and it was spectacular. So much to share but wanted to post a wonderful photograph of all the girls with Ruth Henderson. She and her husband Skitch Henderson founded The Silo where the exhibit was last night.

Nicole Cudzilo is featured in a wonderful article in The Patch

So proud of you Nicole. What a talented, giving young lady you are. http://bethel.patch.com/articles/finding-the-balance

Connecticut Post’s article on the mentoring students exhibit, which opens tomorrow, please join us!

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Six-Views-Views-and-Vistas-at-Silo-Gallery-951094.php

Two Wonderful articles written about Six Views. Two more days and the mentoring students reveal the magical photographs they have been working on since September! Please join us!!!!

http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/photography-students-exhibit-at-the-silohttp://newtownbee.com/ (click features and then click Students Preparing for Photography Show At the Silo)

Guess who came on Tuesday to talk with the Mentoring students?

Tuesday night Paige Zeitler came over and spent the evening with Nicole and me and the mentoring students. (Melissa even made us all fried rice. YUM.) Paige has mentored with me over the years and is an extremely talented young artist, she is in her second year at SVA in the city. Many of you will recognize the photo I …

10 days before my mentoring students exhibit

We got together tonight and edited work and discussed sizes and sequencing of images for their exhibit. What an honor it is to be such a big part of young peoples lives and watch them grow as artist. The work they are creating is amazing and I am so proud of them.Please join us. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=177815282252492

Launching a new blog and I need your advice.

Hi all!My dear friend @ Carol Andrews suggested that I create a new blog where I post an image a week and tell it’s story. I will share the technical piece, as well as the motivation and the inspiration behind its creation. I would love to get feedback on what you think I should call this blog. Many of you …

Six Views at the Silo Gallery January 15th-25th. High School Seniors mentored by Laurie Klein

Please join us at the opening reception of Six Views, under the mentorship of Laurie Klein with the assistance of Nicole Cudzilo at The Silo Gallery January 15th 3-5pm. Gallery Talk and meet the artist on January 23 2-4 pm.   Photographs by Casey Hill, Olivia Cookfair, Melissa Destefano, Alexander Sweeney, Casey Rose Kearns, and Kathryn Scribner 

Do you have any idea what mentoring a student does?

So Laurie Klein, she is one wonderful woman. I remember first coming to her place and being so nervous that I might not be a good photographer, and not be able to live up to her standards. But boy, was I wrong, I feel that she has freed me from the chains I put on myself because I always thought …

Mentoring Halloween Playdate

A few nights before Halloween, we took the mentoring group out to shoot ghost images. We played with long shutter speeds and focused lighting to create a spooky mood that embodied the graveyard setting that we were in. Below are selected images from each of the students: Casey Hill- This playdate was so amazing 🙂 Casey Hill- The gray- lit …

My Guru taxi driver.

Two wonderful days at the Photo Expo in NYC seeing friends, students and colleagues I haven’t seen in a while, including 2 of my wonderful students from my bodies in water workshop at Peter’s Valley, Kate and Mitzi, Clay Blackmore whose energy is contagious and stand alone talent.  Tom Curley hung out with me yesterday he always teaches me something …

Dreams can come true! My muse and friend Amy standing with my other pal, “Halpaca” I want to send thanks to so many of you for your support. As you may know I have spent the past 2 years exploring and growing my personal fineart. Many of you have become my muses and I thank you for all the time and …

Fall Mentoring begins and guess where the students exhibit will be?

Laurie and Nicole Cudzilo are mentoring 6 high school seniors from Brookfield High School and Newtown High School. This year the mentorship will culminate with an exhibit entitled Six Views 2011 Exhibition at are you ready?At the Silo Gallery in New Milford CT! http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/.          The opening will be Saturday January 15, 2011 3-5 pm. The exhibit will run through …

Artsy Girls Exhibit at the Pierce Ball Gallery

Elizabeth P. BallDirectorPierce Ball Gallery Showcasing works of art from around the world. Paintings, sculpture, multimedia, natural works of art, contemporary to traditional works shown inspecific exhibitions. 9 Webbs Hill RoadStamford, CT 06903 USA203-329-1105By appointment only http://www.pierceballgallery.com/

Check out the photos taken at our fabulous hand coloring workshop at the Litchfield Historical Museum.

What a blast we all had at the hand coloring workshops at the Historical Museum in Litchfield last week. The students were amazing. Thanks to all of you that showed up with your creativity in tow and a special thanks to Linda Loveday and her staff at the Historical Museum. The students even had the opportunity to see a few …

An article about Laurie – Par Excellence Magazine

Currently Par Excellence Magazine, is running a story about me, along with a large gallery. Check out the article: When you first meet Laurie Klein you might guess that she is a Creative Healer, but you would never guess her method – Infrared Photography She is known today as both a successful photographer with a signature style, and an instructor …

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 Hand Coloring Black and White Photographs at the Litchfield Historical Museum Please Join me on Wednesday September 15th  Hand Coloring Black and White Photographs Location: Litchfield History MuseumTime: 10:00-11:30aAge: HomeschoolersFee: $10 for members; $15 for non-members • Registration Hand Coloring Black and White PhotographsLocation: Litchfield History MuseumTime: 3:30-5:00pmAge: All agesFee: Children:$10 members; $15 non-members/Adults $15 members; •Registration …

Rebecca and Marco, continues…..

I just got back from teaching at Peter’s Valley -wait till I tell you about that incredible experience- so Rebecca and Marco have been in a holding pattern…..bummer, but they are back in full passion.I want to thank all of you for your involvement with Rebecca and Marco.Hal Tweedy, http://www.dreambiggercoaching.com/, and I  continued the story, most came from him with …

Rebecca and Marco, an anonymous submission

I thought I would share this person version of ” Kisses on the Beach ” with you. Your thoughts?????? Marco is a tall, dark haired man. European chiseled features with a stunning gaze. They are talking about themselves and decide to leave when a car pulls up and tries to kidnap Marco. She sees a man in danger and just has …

Rebecca and Marco, please we need your help

I am blown away by the responses we have gotten from all of you since introducing Rebecca and Marco. We do need more details in order to complete chapter one. 1. Why did Rebecca leave her French roots? 2. What town in France did she come from? 3. Why did she leave France? Is there a deep dark secret she …

Need your help with my new book

Laurie J. Klein “Kisses on the Beach”, is my new book. Do you like my new pen name “Pandora Passioné”?PLEASE HELP ME! There will be at least 10 chapters. The story line for the first chapter reveals that the main character, Rebecca has left her French roots and traveled to Florence to study photography. In her wildest dreams she never …

Almost ready to launch my new website, take and peak and let me know what you think?

www.laurieklein.com is where my new work resides. I am keeping my old site where most of my wedding and commercial work is located. www.lauriekleinphotography.com.would love your input before I launch it.love,Laurie

Summer Fun

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with Laurie at her studio and on a few playdates. It has been a great experience and a great creative outlet for me. Even if we’re organizing the studio or prepping for a workshop I’ve enjoyed the experience. The playdates we’ve done together are a great opportunity to let loose and try …

Photography Exhibit Gives Teens’ Work Exposure Students of Brookfield photographer Laurie Klein’s mentoring program are exhibiting their work through the end of August at the Town Hall. written by Wendy Mitchell

Laurie Klein and Matt Valenti Laurie Klein, a world renowned photographer who studied under Ansel Adams, has built an international reputation as a photographer and educator from her studio in Brookfield. Her career has spanned over three decades and includes artistic portraits, unique fine art nature pieces, and occasionally some wedding photography.  Klein’s belief that it is important to give …

I want to share my wonderful morning with you.

Michele Prince was my muse this morning. Mark her boyfriend was our anchor and there for her and my every need.Mark and Michele, both incredible artists brought vines that we intertwined Michele in, total magic.Best to be told with her words and my photographs. ” At one point, in the water with the vines, once I was feeling comfortable and …

A few more photos of MaleneB

I love Red Hook in Brooklyn, these photographs were taken in Ikea’s parking lot.  Can’t wait to photograph MaleneB there once again. I am working on a new website that will showcase the new direction my photography is going, so many of the photographs from the session with Malene I love and want to use on the new site. PLEASE …

Photo Shoot with the amazing designer MaleneB

Yesterday was incredible with MaleneB MaleneB is an uber talented, internationally acclaimed custom rug designer.  Her creative energy is so inspiring to me.  In the past few years we have done photo shoots on Marco Island, Long Island Sound, and Candlewood Lake, each a waterfront location, which as you know, are my favorite shooting locales.  Recently MaleneB moved to Brooklyn …

Celebrate the Feminine

it’s a PLAYDATE!!With  famed photographer, teacher, and  motivational speakerLAURIE KLEIN Celebrate the Feminine! Come Celebrate Who You Are and  Where You Are in  Your Life! Would you like to let your hair down  and have an afternoon of great fun? Are you ready to embrace your creative  spirit and let it carry you away? Could there be a gentle goddess, naughty  …

Camera Handling Workshop

Had a blast in todays Camera Handling class. We worked on depth of field and shutter speeds.These are some of the photographs that Jody Murray took, she proved that not only is she an amazing acupuncturist but also a photo rock star.www.acupxtherapy.blogspot.com

Win a Free photo session with Laurie

Win a Free photo session with Laurie (value $1,500) All of my students this summer will be eligible to participate in a raffle. The prize will be a free 1 hour photo session with me (worth $1500) included is an 8×10 RC print. The photo session will be at my private studio on Candlewood Lake in Brookfield, Ct.  On August 30th I will …

Photographic Workshops & Photographic Play Dates Basic Camera Handling with Laurie Klein Have fun learning how to use all the features on your digital or film camera.  Gain a clearer understanding of how to take great pictures.  Laurie will instruct you on the use of: f-stops, shutter speeds, flash, digital white balance, lenses, diopters, ISO, exposure, metering, continuous shooting, modes, bracketing, …

Creating Classic B&W and Infrared Photographs

Creating Classic B&W and Infrared Photographswith Laurie Klein and Kyle Perler Do you know how to get that classic B&W and IR photographic look with your digital camera? This is a jammed-packed one day opportunity to learn how to photograph both nature, and live models. A discussion will follow on composition, histograms, lighting, exposures and camera settings for B&W and …

Dream the dream, prepare the dream, share the dream PREPARING FOR THE “REAL WORLD OF CREATIVE ARTS“ (for young adults) with Laurie Klein Do you have an unrelenting passion for the creative arts? Are you on a quest to discover your unique visual voice? If so this workshop is for you. Our medium will be photography so you should have some photographic experience. In order …

Got Juice? – Creative Juice That Iswith Laurie Klein Do you recall the freedom and joy you felt as a child when playing with finger paints?   Creative thinking was easier then.  We relied more upon our intuitive, right-brain functioning than on our logical left-brain functioning.  It’s time to bring back that creative child again. This workshop will facilitate: • …

The Digital Side of Photography

The Digital Side of Photographywith Kyle Perler Do you know how to make your digital camera work for you?How do you choose the best settings for your digital camera?Do you know what all the bells and whistles on your camera do?Do you know how all this new technology works?Those are the first questions Kyle will address.           …

Playdates

PLAYDATES – LET LOOSE, HAVE FUN, LEARN. Running Water at Bulls Bridge, Route 7, with Kyle Perler There is something magical about photographing water. Join us for this fun play date. Challenge yourself to photograph moving water, often a difficult subject. Learn about exposures, histograms, using neutral density filters, time-lapse exposures, and lighting. Kyle will teach you how to select …

Magical Muse Experience

Magical Muse Experience Try something new with Laurie Klein “It’s was a great daycation” H.T. You will come away…….. Feeling refreshed, excited, and creatively stimulated Bound book of 20 joyous photos, that we select together that will be cherished, recording that day’s experience, All of the photos taken that day on a DVD The opportunity to express the inner child …

Laurie Klein and Kyle Perler

Laurie Klein is a very successful Fine Art and Commercial Photographer and has been teaching and ‘mentoring’ students of all ages for 30+ years. Laurie found her artistic passion in high school, thanks to teachers and professionals that supported her dream! She received a B.F.A. from R.I.T. and her M.F.A. from Ohio U. Laurie went on to study with the famous landscape …

I will be teaching at Peters Valley Craft Center this coming August

Bodies in Water: The Penultimate Metaphor with Laurie Klein Peters Valley 973-948-5200https://pvcrafts.org/ August 13-16 (4 day)Level: Beginner to advancedPhotography in and around water presents unique challenges and opportunities. In this workshop we will use the female form in water to explore the many techniques for creating stunning metaphoric images. By conducting daily shooting exercises, you will gain insight and knowledge …

Join us! Summer photographic workshops and Playdates

Photographic Workshops & Photographic Play Dates High school students inquire about discounted pricing Basic Camera Handling with Laurie Klein Have fun learning how to use all the features on your digital or film camera.  Gain a clearer understanding of how to take great pictures.  Laurie will instruct you on the use of: f-stops, shutter speeds, flash, digital white balance, lenses, diopters, …

Where will you find me on Saturday, May 8th? You could be my next Muse!

“A Homeward Bound Happenin” www.homewardboundstyle.com Kathy Walsh, owner of Homeward Bound is one of the most creative people I know, she continually surprises me and has broadened her creative repertoire to videoing taping. I had the pleasure to photograph her beautiful and talented daughter Kara, and guess what? We are now we are on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcRwtu84myU&feature=player_embedded

Photoshoot

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Kicking off our spring summer photo workshops with many surprises to come.

May 1st I held my first photographic play date of the spring and it was incredible. Stay tune for exciting workshops, playcations and play dates to be announced soon. This is what one of the students said:“I love these photos of our workshop. It captures the magical quality of our time together!! Great group of creatives! I look forward to …

Photographic Exhibit in NYC

New Member Exhibition 2010May 3 – May 31, 2010 Gallery: TD Bank2109 BroadwayNew York 10023646-505-1118 Details: PWP is pleased to announce this year’s New Member Exhibition. The exhibit will feature work by the following PWP members: Amy Mangano, Asha Agnish, Debbie Miracolo, Deborah Terry, Laura Dwight, Laurie Klein, Linda Sandow, Shell Sheddy, and Trish Mayo. Every year, the newest members …

A wonderful weekend with my sons

As most of you know my sons are the most creative creation I have done. I love any and all time I have with them and developing a whole new relationship with adult kids is just the best. Kyle and I are in the process of developing a joint business, will be sharing this very soon, I so can’t wait. …

Peters Valley Photographic Retreat

It will take me a few blog entries to describe the incredible photographic retreat I went on this past weekend at Peter’s Valley. I will be teaching at the Peters Valley Craft Center this summer. This is a  photograph that I took there yesterday. The area is gorgeous and filled with streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. Perfect …

Joanne Conant, an incredibly talented artist is having her first one woman art exhibit displaying her paintings.

Joanne Conant InvitationDanbury City Hall Art Exhibition Come join the artist for the opening reception of“Tranquility”Landscape oil paintings by Joanne ConantApril 22, 2010,  Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue5:30 to 7pm.The Gallery is located on the third floor. Joanne has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as an enamellist and metal smith.  She studies painting with …

Shona Curtis’ Photo Exhibit

This evening my friend and incredible acupuncturist Jody Murray www.acupxtherapy.blogspot.com and I went to see Shona’s photographs at Bank Street Coffee House, 56 Bank St. New Milford, CT. www.ShonArtPhotography.com. Her photographs will be on exhibit through May9th. If you get a chance go up and see her work. She did a wonderful job grouping her images and has a flare …

Behind the scene of April’s Moment of the Month

While I was in Florida I spent a day with the wonderful photographer, Cherilyn Nocera. She is as beautiful inside as out. http://www.noceraphotographic.com/ We photographed on Pine Island on a chilly, perfect infrared day. As we were walking I saw this incredible tree that reached up into the sky beckoning to be photographed. As she leaned into the tree I …

Self portrait

I have made a commitment to myself to photograph as much as I can, really challenging my comfort zone….thank you Hal,http://www.dreambiggercoaching.com/. As many of you know, especially Nicole, I hate having my photo taken, of course that is why I am usually on the other side of the camera. This weekend I wanted to do an artist play day and …

The two photographs of mine in “The Point of Departure” Exhibit.

Awarded second place Paige and Peacock Feather Point of Departure V. Kendell in water was also in the top 10 for this exhibit.

“Points of Departure” Exhibit

I am beyond thrilled to have had 2 of my photographs selected in the “Points of Departure” exhibit at the Visarts Center in Rockville, MD. 743 photographs were submitted, 53 images were selected by 5 Jurors who are Canon’s “Explorers of Light”: Clay Blackmore, Joyce Tenneson, Steve Inglima, Gregory Heisler, and Eddie Tapp. Both of my images were in the …

Nicole flies solo

We all had an amazing time last night when we attended the opening of Nicole’s first solo exhibit.A very large crowd came to see her amazing photos. Although I have been mentoring her for the past few years, even I was moved by the emotional maturity that this 19 year expressed. She and her work are an inspiration to many …

Seeing Nicole for the first time in MONTHS!

She came over to the studio today and we talked non stop for 3 1/2 hours. We had a lot of catching up, she is taking 4 classes at college and well I have been in Florida most of the winter.I hope all of you out there can come and see her first one woman exhibit on Wednesday at the …

almost 12 years later

I loved photographing Gina and Craig almost 12 years ago. Their wedding was at Tappan Hill http://www.abigailkirsch.com, and it was a fairy tale wedding It was late fall and the light was perfect for infrared, there was so much love in the air. Funny, I remember their wedding like it was yesterday. Today Gina and I ate lunch with their …

Creative Clusters ~ a wonderful opportunity for networking for creatives in all disiplines.

“Creative Clusters” Networking ForumCo-sponsred by HVCA and the Center for New Media and the Arts. Friday, MARCH 197-9 PMWine & Cheese servedRSVP RequestedSee PDF Flyer Center for New Media and the Arts186 Greenwood Ave., Bethel/ Second FloorRSVP via Email(include your name, address, phone) This event is a cross-disciplinary and informal networking forum for the free and open exchange of information …

Artist Reception at Danbury City Hall

Artist’s Reception for Nicole Cudzilo’s Solo Photography Exhibit entitled: “Wakeful Dreamers” WHEN: Wednesday March 17thWHERE: Danbury City Hall 3d floorTIME: 5:30-7:30pmCOST: FREE!!! Nicole Cudzilo is a nineteen year-old local photographer. She has trained under the professional guidance of Laurie Klein- a protege of the great landscape photographer Ansel Adams. Nicole has been invited to show her work at a six …

Photo session with Gail

Had so much fun photographing Gail in Marco Island last week. She was wonderful to work with. Actually she took a collage class with me at The Naples Philharmonic and decided to do a muse play date with me. She had on this great top that I had her put over her head and this great pattern occurred. Of course …

Great story

Kathleen Limbach was a student of mine at The Naples Phil in my collage class this past month. Her creative energy is infectious! She loves Joyce Tenneson’s book, “Wise Woman.” She has alway wanted to be a wise woman ( Kathleen you are!) for her collage she decided to do a portrait of herself and put it in the back …

Collage Class at The Phil

Loved the group I worked with and was blown away by the collages they created. In the next couple of days I will create a gallery of their work and show more Citra-Art, if you haven’t tried it you must, as many are saying it is way too much fun. I will explain how to create it.

Back at the Ranch, Wednesday’s Wild Adventures in Florida

Back on the Ranch, we spent a lot of time with a donkey and a horse. Of course the cows and the Emu’s couldn’t wait to see Manya and me again.

Story behing February’s moment of the month

I met Manya for the first time and we went to this incredible ranch near Ft Myers Florida. The ranch owner is her friend. He was so gracious and left us an all terrain vehicle to go out into the fields. If you have been following me on Face book you have seen photos of the Emu, that pecked at …

What can I say?

An incredible day with Manya at Vic’s ranch

I had so much fun photographing Manya today. We even had about 20 cows come charging our way to see if we brought food. Thank you so much Manya for bringing so much of you to our photo session!

Monday Morning Inspiration

It is a dogs life!

Ansel Adams lecture at the Naples Phil

What and incredible opportunity I had to day to share with others the impact Ansel Adams had on my career as a photographer and teacher. An amazing group of people showed up.

Photography workshops in Southwestern Florida Feb 2010

Laurie Klein Comes To Florida! Photographic workshops with renowned photographer Laurie Klein. Laurie Klein apprenticed with the renowned photographer, Ansel Adams. She has taught photography for over 30 years to students of all ages and levels of expertise. Her work has appeared in many publications and private collections. Laurie has also exhibited her fine art internationally as well. Published work …

Classes at The Phil in Naples Florida

Laurie Klein PhotographyWorkshops at The Phil I Apprenticed with Ansel AdamsHow he saved me.Friday, January 22, 2 p.m.In this talk, I will share experiences and conversations I had with the grand master photographer Ansel Adams, when I apprenticed with him. You will discover how mentoring and apprenticing can make all the difference in ones life. Ansel prevented me from taking …

Fire and Ice~ Our Winter Shoot

Today I invited Kathy Walsh, from Homeward Bound, over to do a wintery photo shoot with Nicole. She brought a ton of fabulous clothes from her store that were perfect for our icy theme. Then, she and Nicole went out onto the lake and acted out a switch of power between the elements. We played on the lake until it …

Monday Morning Inspiration

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. ~Anonymous

Winter Photographic Workshops in Connecticut

Intermediate Photography Lets go beyond the basics together! We will have a model to photograph and discover the wonders of portraiture. We will experiment and discuss flash, lighting, advance camera controls and aesthetics. This is really fun workshop and perfect for anyone with a basic knowledge of camera handling. Saturday Jan 16th 10-4 $ 165 plus $15 model fee Revisiting …

Student Exhibit in The Danbury News Times

(above) matt valenti and laurie klein (below) nicole cudzilo and erik hoffman Please check out the wonderful article and image gallery of the kids’ very own exhibit. There is a full article and more pictures on the Danbury New Times Website. http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Accessible-Art-exhibit-features-local-area-youth-308782.php

Monday Morning Inspiration

“The fairy poet takes a sheet Of moonbeam, silver white; His ink is dew from daisies sweet, His pen a point of light.” ~Joyce Kilmer

Huge success!

I am so proud of the students in my mentoring group, their exhibit opening was a huge success and the show looks so professional. A lot of commitment and growth went into the past 12 weeks. Kudo’s to all of you.

“It Works” a photographic exhibit. Mentoring students with Ted A. Cutsumpas from the Danbury Mayors office

Today is the day. The mentoring students did such an awesome job, what an experience for all. It Works… Over the course of twelve weeks, eleven students have delved wholeheartedly into the world of photography under the guidance of professional photographer, Laurie Klein. They have learned all of the elements for taking a unique and moving photograph; and put that …

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of photographs taken by Kateleen Foy. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Kateleen’s images, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office on 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

Monday Morning Inspiration

“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.”~Anais Nin

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of photographs taken by Jamie Gustavson. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Jamie’s images, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office on 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of photographs taken by Haley Russo. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Haley’s images, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office on 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of photographs taken by Erik Hoffman. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Erik’s images, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office on 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of photographs taken by Matt Valenti. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Matt’s work, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office on 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from a collection of images taken by Nicole Waterhouse. Please come to our mentoring group’s exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Nicole’s work, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office at 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, …

Monday Morning Inspiration

The holidays are fast approaching! Take time for the little things to find joy and happiness in everything that you do. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“It Works” Exhibit Snapshot

An excerpt from “Mood within the Photograph” taken by Arthur Hauser. Please come to our group exhibit “It Works” on Thursday December 17th from 4:30-7:30 to see the rest of Arthur’s work, as well as work by ten other photographers. The exhibit is being held at the Danbury Mayor’s Office at 155 Deer Hill Avenue. Refreshments will be served, and …

My article in Professional Photographer Magazine

THE OTHER SIDE OF BURNOUT Yes, there’s light at the end of the tunnel l BY LAURIE KLEIN “I attacked my burnout like it was war. I was going to battle to win back me.” the morning. It brings calmness and a feeling of connection to my source. Quiet moments of meditation or doing yoga help you hear the voice …

Monday Morning Inspiration

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.” ~Patti Smith

Great Gift Idea for the Holidays

This 20% off gift certificate is a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Call for more information!

Monday Morning Inspiration

The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright – And this was very odd, because it was The middle of the night. ~Lewis Carroll

Need your help!!!!

I want to let everyone know that I am looking forward to doing more workshops and commission work in Southwestern Florida this winter.I have a favor to ask. Many have of you have had personal experience with my teaching style and or my work. I would appreciate it if you could write a short testimonial about what your experience with …

Holiday Cards Extraordinaire

Twas the month before Hanukkah, Christmas soon followed,when the elves and the gelt fairies came to my hollow. *** They made a suggestion and oh how I listened,to offer a promo that could not be resisted. *** Their idea was brilliant, spectacular and wise,to offer a photo session to the first 25.*** They said “The time is now to create …

Girls Night Out This Friday!!!

Girl’s Night Out is Western Connecticut’s premiere event for women and has everything women love under one roof in one night. Hair to nails, fashion to fitness. Girl’s Night Out is holiday shopping, well deserved pampering, games, contests, giveaways, chocolates and guaranteed to be a night of FUN! Girls Night Out is excited to work with the Amber Room Colonnade …

Monday Morning Inspiration

As you go about your day today, take the time to rejoice in simple, child-like pleasures. When you can bring this element into your every day life, and also into your art; you will start to see the world in lighter, more carefree terms. ~Nicole Cudzilo “I know not how I seem to others, but to myself, I am but …

Basic Camera Handling Class

Photography~ a way to rediscover what you lost along the way Sometimes your camera can be a mirror into your soul. Come and explore, as you learn how to use all of the features on your camera in a fun fashion; whether it is digital or film. Concentration will be on f Stops and shutter speeds, flash photography and compositional …

Monday Morning Inspiration

Sometimes we get stuck in an artistic rut; but always remember to focus on what you can accomplish, rather than what you are being blocked by. This will motivate you, and help you to get back onto the path of healthy self-expression. “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my …

Halloween with the Mentoring Group Part 2

photo by katie kelly photo by christina d’arco

Halloween with the Mentoring Group

This Monday we took the mentoring group on a field trip to photograph at a local cemetery. We used slow shutter speeds to create ghost images and time exposures. Everyone dressed up, and we used two models as our test subjects before breaking off into pairs to photograph each other. It was a fun and creative exercise that everyone should …

Monday Morning Inspiration

photo by nicole cudzilo “May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.” ~Unknown

HVCA breakfast

Hal Tweedy and I sponsored a table at the annual breakfast. The people at our table were wonderful, successful and passionate individuals. Lots of talent in the whole room.

Creativity Shoot

Here is an image that Laurie took today of us during our Creativity Playdate.

Monday Morning Inspiration

photo by laurie klein“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.” ~UnknownBring some soul into your photography today.

Monday Morning Inspiration

photo by nicole cudzilo It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. ~Ansel Adams

Houston PPA Creativity Workshop

“Sirena” (mermaid) “Caricia” (Caress) I had the most amazing time in Houston! I taught a demo on Bodies in Water, which got the photographers out of their comfort zones by trying something new. These are some photos taken by Cesar Vargas, one of the participants. “I was so enthralled by your voice and the way you presented your style of …

There Are Still Openings in Fall Classes!

New Fall Classes and WorkshopsBasic Camera Handling You will learn how to use all the features on your camera, whether it is digital or film, in a fun fashion, concentration will be on f Stops and shutter speeds, flash photography and compositional elements.1 day workshop on Saturday November 14th. 10:00am-4:00pm. $165Held at Laurie’s studio. Empowerment, Creativity and Listening to Your …

Happy Birthday Paige!

Congrats on being 19!!!We hope that you are loving college!Love,Laurie and Nicole

Monday Morning Inspiration

“ A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”~ Irving Penn

Houston Playdate for Photographers

Aric Hoek took this lovely photo of me and one of my closest friends in the whole world, Carol Andrews after a lecture I did for the Houston Guild of Professional Photographers. The next day I held an artist playdate where I had professional photographers get out of their comfort zones by creating citra_solv hand made papers ~ check out …

Houston Here I come!

Laurie Klein Photography Tuesday, September 15th 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location TBA Print Competition Begins Promptly at 6:00 and Wednesday, September 16th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Location TBA Empowerment, Creativity and listening to your muse Got Juice? Creative juice that is. Come and nourish your creativity, uplift your soul, and embrace your talents. Bring your enthusiasm and be …

Photography Playdate

~By Nicole Cudzilo Last week we had a photography playdate at the lake. Two other girls, students from Laurie’s previous workshop were there, plus we had three other models besides ourselves to dress up and take photos of. In the end we decided to go for a circus-y theme, so Paige and I created fun make up looks to go …

Human Cupcake

By Nicole Cudzilo~ Last week was Sage’s 5th birthday.We all dressed up and took photos, but the most fun happened when Paige was about to go and wash off her makeup from the shoots. She had just finished eating a birthday cupcake and had a little frosting on her face. Then she got the awesome idea of me decorating her …

Paige at Sage’s birthday party

Sage’s 5th birthday

Yesterday was my niece’s 5th birthday. Nicole and Paige came over and helped Sage and her friends decorate cupcakes and decorate Paige’s face and maybe we can get a hold of some of the photos Nicole took of Paige as an edible cupcake. We all had a blast, dress up and photographing, we didn’t know who was 5 and who …

Shoot Day With Laurie

This is Nicole Cudzilo, Laurie’s intern for the year~ Yesterday we went out and did an impromptu shoot by the water. Bryce and I dressed up in costume and got to play around while Laurie took our pictures. It was like any other amazing session with her -except that she was sick. It was also extremely muggy out, the light …

Two half day workshops for young adults

Wednesday August 12th Come join me and others for a playday workshop August 12th. Come dressed in a costume and bring at least 2 other changes of clothes. Don’t forget make up, I am sure we can talk Nicole and others into creating make up artwork to compliment your costumes. We will be doing self portraits, photographing one another and …

Will and Tess

So during my photo session with Will and Tess I had them flying in the air jumping into the lake. We had so much fun!

Unicyclist Extraordinaire!

I had a blast today photographing Will and his sister! Yes, Will is in the air going off of the diving board doing a full gainer into the lake! He is on his way to the North American Unicycle Championship in St. Paul Minnesota next week, he will be competing in the Street and Flatland competition! The best of luck …

My Creativity Coach Hal Tweedy tells me intention manifestation….www.dreambiggercoaching.com

I dare to dream…..

Unleashing your creativity workshop

Mixed Medium Photography Retreat. Come and nourish your creativity, uplift your soul, and embrace your talents. Bring your enthusiasm and be open to having a great time. Laurie Klein will deepen your understanding of the creative process, and show you how to cultivate your inner artist.Our starting point will be the photographs you will take at our beautiful setting on …

Alaska~ I want to go back!

HVCA’s Artist’s Roundtable from an 18-year-old’s Perspective. Written by Adeline Nieto

Laurie Klein moderated the first Artist’s Roundtable on June 10th. To start off, everyone went around the table, introducing themselves. People had come from all over the Housatonic area and represented many mediums of art. Lisa Scails, the director of HVCA, described what HVCA is all about, and the conversation was then opened to include the local artists. So much …

June Photographic Workshops

Great News for YouWe have a few spots left! 1 Day Basic Camera Handling Workshop (Saturday, June 20th) 2 spots in theYoung Adult’s Retreat(3-day workshop June 29th -July 1st)Young adult artists are coming from Arizona, and even Ecuador! For more information on classes, s croll on down to where the classes are listed and either email us at info@laurieklein.com or …

The Art Spot Presents: Summer Art Camp For Adults!

I would like to share with all of you some wonderful classes that The Art Spot is offering this summer. Adult Fine Art Classes – Drawing, Watercolors, Acrylics and/or Oils – All Materials Included –You need no prior art experience; everyone works at his or her ownskill level, moving up from there. We will offer planned lessonsand exercises as well …

June Moment of the Month

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ­ Kahlil Gibran

Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance Roundtable Event

I will be moderating the HVCA Roundtable on June 10th!It is a networking forum & discussion, and our topic will be: Extending Our Reach to Promote Art. We will concentrate on building visibility and stronger networks within the region. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend! Date: Wednesday, June 10th Time: 7:00 PMLocation: Sculpture Barn3 Milltown Rd. at Rt. …

Art Exhibited in Danbury City Hall

photo by Carol Kaliff “Danbury City Hall frames itself as an art gallery!” “DANBURY — Local artists have another place downtown to showcase their work. The first exhibit of what officials hope will be many lined the walls of City Hall on Monday — an effort to make art more accessible to the community. “It sends a message that we …

I’m back from ALASKA!!!!

What an amazing trip I had to Alaska! I’m busy editing the hundreds of photographs I took last week and hope to post them in the next few days. If any of you ever have a chance to go to Alaska, make it a priority. More photos to be posted this week!

Summer Photographic Workshops

The Laurie Klein Experience Come Join UsCreate! Grow! Nurture! Summer Creative Workshops ~ 2009 Photographic Workshops Basic Camera HandlingYou will have fun learning what makes a great picture, and how to use all the features on your camera whether it is digital or film. 4 weeks, 7:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday evenings beginning June 2nd . $195.001-day class, 10:00 – 4:00 …

Laurie helps the arts reawaken in Danbury

(Exerpt from front page of the Danbury News Times, May 1, 2009) They see the arts reawakening in DanburyBy Dirk PerrefortStaff Writer Residents gathered at the Palace Theater on Thursday to celebrate a reawaking of the arts downtown. The three-day celebration, called “Accessible Art,” includes a live theater performance on the Palace stage — the first in decades for the …

April Moment of the Month “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed, only if there is a light from within.” ­Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

New Directions

It is a very exciting time for Laurie Klein Gallery! We have moved into a new space and are planning some terrific renovations for the site and business. This February I had the opportunity to go and teach classes at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and Marco Island Art League in Florida. My friend Maria Ribar has been encouraging …

Hey Nicole

Nice new column! Put some of your photos up. Hal & Laurie

March Moment of the Month The real truth was taken by pirates and is at the bottom of the ocean. You will have to go deep to find it. -James Dye

Upcoming Events Thursday April 30th – May 2dFundraising benefit for Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance.Palace Theater, Danbury C.T. Thursday April 30thWine Tasting & Art Exhibit featuring renowned Photographer, Laurie Klein and some of her mentoring students including: Lauren Busser, Lee Carmignani, Shannon Jannelle-Cohen, Kelly Conant, Nicole Cudzilo, Jackie Hornak, Kyle Perler and Samantha Rolen.Palace Theater5:30 pm – 8:00 pm “Photography as …

Heartstorm

This past fall I had the opportunity to mentor seven local high school girls.We worked on shooting, camera handling, critiquing and delved in to what inspired us as artists to create.At the end of the 10 weeks they publicly displayed their work at The Art Spot in Ridgefield.The girls received overwhelming praises by all that attended, and some even sold …

Natasha and Damons Photo session, did they go in the lake in November or not????

Happy HolidaysI wanted to share a wonderful engagement session I had with Natasha and Damon this past November, and no they didn’t go into the water! I was tempted to ask, but it was a bit chilly! We will be doing a post bridal session in September and I am almost positive they will be going in the water to …

Professional Photographer of America

Professional Photographer Magazine: in celebration of their 100th issue: “We asked influential artists, curators, teachers and editors: What technology, person, event or image has had a great impact on photography over the last century?” PPA published these responses in their December 2007 issue. The article is fascinating and well worth the read. I feel extremely honored to have been asked …

Photographic Workshops Winter 2008, Holiday gift!!!!!!

Treat yourself or someone else on your holiday gift list to one of my winter workshops. I don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity!As my holiday gift to you, I am offering a complimentary half hour private session to all who sign up by December 30th. Mentoring High School Students This autumn I had the opportunity to …

December Moment of the Month

“Enjoy the holidays through a child’s eyes.”

November Moment of the Month

“May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.” Irish Blessing

October Moment of the Month

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.” Jawaharial Nehru

October’s Unique Event : Open Studios!

On October 14th I hosted an Open Studio with Willow Designs and Datura, A Modern Garden. It was a huge success! We had an amazing turnout, great lectures, excellent desserts, and of course a ton of fun! Thank you to everyone who attended, we had a blast and we hope to see you all again soon! To see more images …

“Brother and sister we shall be, whose unity endures.” William Empson It was a beautiful day on the beach watching Carmelo and Sophia enjoying their beach house in the Hampton’s. I first met their parents when they asked me to photograph their wedding 11 years ago. I also photographed Sophia’s birthday last year, and it is amazing to see how …

“Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.” Emily and Jeremy Knurek were married on June 30th, 2007 at St. Clements Castle in Connecticut. To me, this digital infrared image is as fun as it is beautiful. Thank you Emily and Jeremy for giving me the great …

Unique Event of August: JB’s 50th Birthday Party

This past August I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph John Brantley’s 50th birthday party. John is an avid motorcyclist and so the event was themed “Bikers and Blues”. With the excellent help of Willow Designs, Betsy (above) was able to throw an incredible birthday bash for John. Willow Designs paid attention to every detail, and all of the guests …