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Archive for May, 2011

Want Some Portrait Stuff?

Who doesn’t like free stuff?  Anyone?

Well, I’m giving away some things this month.  To enter, you just have to (1) go to my new Panther Photography Facebook page and click “Like”, and (2) send me an email with your name, address, phone number, and email address.  That’s it.  The drawing will be held on Friday, May 27th.  I will be using a random number generator to determine the winner.  That’s about as fair as I can get!

What about the prizes?

1st Prize will be a free Gravelly Portrait Session with yours truly! ($250 value)

The Gravelly Session includes an initial consultation to discuss ideas and locations,
3-4 hours of shooting time, unlimited total outfits, advanced retouching, the in-person purchasing consultation with 35-50 images to select from, one (1) image sent to your high school for the yearbook, and five (5) low resolution images for your Facebook profile. As many different locations as we can get to will be permitted with this session.

2nd Prize will be a free 11×14 fine art canvas ($200 value)

The downside is, you have to have a photo shoot with me.  But I’ll throw in a free mini-session to get a good picture for that canvas that will look stunning on that wall in your house.

3rd Prize is a free 8×8 in press printed photo book ($140 value)

Again, the downside is, you have to have a photo shoot with me.  And since a photo book starts out with 20 slides, you’ll have to book at least a Rubies photo session with me.  But still, a free high quality photo book thrown in!  Not too bad of a deal!

Don’t forget!  To enter, you just have to (1) go to my new Panther Photography Facebook page and click “Like”, and (2) send me an email with your name, address, phone number, and email address. My email address is: eric(at)pantherphotosonline(dot)com.  Of course, supply the necessary punctuation (@ and . ) to the address.  Don’t spell it out like I did!

Hurry, you only have a little over a week to enter!  Don’t wait, do it right now!  Quit reading this post, and go register.  How come you’re still reading?  Why haven’t you entered this drawing yet?  Well, come on!  What are you waiting for?

Annie – Senior 2011

I’m finally getting around to updating this a bit, with some not-so-new images.  These are from Annie‘s session last September.  But since I started this blog late last year, these were never shown here.  Annie is a very sweet cheerful gal!  She is a member of FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) and is the captain of the cheerleading squad.

We had a good time on her shoot, using several different locations in this beautiful valley in which we live.  The scenic backgrounds here are gorgeous!  We were very blessed to have a beautiful sunset as well.  I hope you enjoy these images!

We’re going to Disneyland!

I love how in commercials, the “reporter” will ask, “You just won the Superbowl.  What are you going to do?”  And the reply inevitably comes, “I’m going to Disneyland/World!”

My family and I just returned for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of vacation to Disneyland.  We have been promising the kids since Daijha, my oldest, was pretty young.  My youngest is now 7 years old, so she was old enough to go and remember the trip.  We also have an exchange student from Brazil living with us this year, so what an opportunity for him!

We all had a blast, of course!  Even the youngest went on all the roller-coasters and rides.  The funny thing is, I learned something about me as a photographer there.  While I try to be creative with portraits, I am a terrible vacation photographer!  LOL  I learned that one of the most difficult things was to just take a snapshot for the sake of having a memory of our vacation!  Snapshots are not a bad thing when on vacation.  But I was challenged because for some reason, I feel that every shot has to be that breath-taking, jaw-dropping kind of shot.  However, when on vacation, that does not have to be the case.  Or does it?

A snapshot of the kids in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle

On this one, I was playing around with slower shutter speeds while riding on a merry-go-round.  I like how it came out!