Saturday, November 7, 2009
My new & improved blog is live! The new blog features bigger photos and makes it easier to leave comments & feedback!
I will be posting on the new blog from now on, so please head on over & check it out! Jill Fleming Photography Blog
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
What are digital negatives?
Digital Negatives are NOT the images you see in our portfolio, albums, or blog. The photos we present have had extensive editing and are considered “fine art”, the end result of the editing process. Digital Negatives are the images out of camera; no retouching, no resizing, no tweaking of any kind. They are, in a sense, a blank canvas with tons of potential with the right software and knowledge.
What does exactly does “editing” a photo entail?
There are two parts to the editing process. The first is an overall editing of color balance, exposure, contrast, etc. each image goes through to make it presentable for proofing which is why proofs take 3-5 weeks. For most images, the editing process stops here. The final step of the editing process is extremely meticulous and only done on images that are a part of the Wedding or Portrait Album, as well as enlargements 5×7 and larger. This could involve changing color hues, removing blemishes, removing distracting backgrounds, or adding special effects. The possibilities are truly endless, and since every single image is unique, they all require a different approach.It’s much easier to answer this question visually. In the following examples, the original or “unedited” photo is the digital negative, straight out of the camera with no editing what so ever. The “proof” photo is the photo after the first round of editing (this is the image that you will see in your proofing galleries, as well as the image you will receive on DVD (if applicable). The final or “edited” photo is the image after extensive retouching work that we will use for prints, albums, canvases, etc.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Melody Barnes, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, from Washington D.C. was visiting Des Moines and wanted to come and read with the kids from Everybody Wins.
I was happy to help and documented the event for them about a week and a half ago.
Imagine my surprise when I get an alert that my name is on the WHITE HOUSE BLOG! I go to check it out and there is one of my photos! Follow the link above to check it out!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here's a few of my fave pics of Jill & Quentin *~*
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.
Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing at the lake or local park. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style. You have already determined that you should probably seek out an outdoorsy photographer and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.
What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience (as in THE experience). Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of the next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio. A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities. Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed. Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.
Remember - A custom photographer should have you, the client and your experience in mind.
Posted with permission by Marianne Drenthe of http://www.professionalchildphotographer.com.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I just received the news that Cowboy Affection received 1st Place in the Photography Category at the American Royal Western Art Show held in Kansas City this past weekend!
In other news: Cowboy Affection is also up for People's Choice award in the professional category of the Equine Ideal Online Photo Contest. Today is the last day to vote - so please vote before midnight tonight if you haven't done so already!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Exciting News! Two of my images, Cowgirl Adventure & Cowboy Affection have been selected for the American Royal Western Art Show which will be held this weekend, May 1st & 2nd at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri.
It will be a gallery style show, sale, and auction featuring western painting, photography, and sculptures. Artists from across the United States will compete for the ultimate best in show designation as The American Royal Western Artist.
You can attend the Friday night preview to choose your artwork and see many of the artists working, and then join us again on Saturday for a Kentucky Derby Gala, Live Auction, and announcement of Artist Awards and Recognition. Friday night is free and open to the public for viewing from 6-9 pm. The doors open and silent auction begins at 3 pm on Saturday, May 2nd with the viewing of the Kentucky Derby at 5:15 pm and live auction beginning immediately after. Single tickets to the event are $50.00 and include heavey hors d'oeuvres and Mint Juleps'.
If you're going to be in the Kansas City area this weekend - please stop in Friday or Saturday and see all the great western artwork!
If you are interested in purchasing a print of either of these images please visit my online store.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
You don't have to be a member to take a look but if you love horses and photography - sign up for a free 30 day trial and leave me a message!
Cowboy Affection & my other work can be purchased here.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The weather was a balmy 50 degrees and overcast but our models were all troopers! We did get a few moments that the sun would peak out from behind the clouds to create some great backlighting though!
Thanks so much to Chris & Allie Bartelski for organizing the photo shoot!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I'm a terrible bowler so I decided to donated my time and talent to document a bowling party this year at Plaza Lanes. Pictures below are from the Saturday, February 21st party that kicked off at 1pm. All images captured from the day will be donated to BBBSCI for promotion of next years event!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I just got back from Las Vegas this afternoon from the WPPI Conference! I learned so much and had a great time meeting and learning from other very talented photographers in the industry.
I have lots to share but I wanted to share a quick sneak peak from the Neon Boneyard shoot that was organized through The [b] School while I was in Vegas.
Lots more to come....
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Here's a slide show of my trip to Seattle the last time the travel bug bit!