Monday, May 26, 2008

A "Picture-Perfect" Day!

Somebody up there must LOVE Girl Scouts - 'cuz we had glorious weather for our "Meet the Artists" reception on Saturday! Family and friends enjoyed the blue skies, the wonderful artistry of the girls and the fabulous food generously donated by the Hood River Hotel. Here are a few snapshots of a memorable afternoon...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Studio Portrait Session

At one of the very last classes, I (this is Denise writing, btw) demonstrated different types of portrait posing and lighting and then put my camera in the girls' hands to create portraits of each other. They had a really good time directing each other and playing with different lighting "looks" - from these portraits, you can tell they were paying attention AND having a good time with the assignment! Five of the portraits pictured here were created by the girls in the class - I provided a little retouching and cropping (and the last image of adult Girl Scout Sophie Whitehead, SuperMom to our youngest Girl Scout, Gabriella).

Now you'll know what the Artists look like when you come to the Meet The Artists Reception this Sunday, May 25, from 2-4pm at The Garden Cafe at Good News Gardening on Tucker Road in Hood River!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spring: A New Beginning!

The exhibit is up - tell all your friends and go check it out! The girls did a beautiful job on their images, each one telling a different story with her camera.

And don't forget about the MEET THE ARTISTS reception that will be held at The Garden Cafe on Saturday, May 24th from 2pm until 4pm - this is your chance to meet the girls who participated in the photography class and talk to them about how they came to create their own particular vision of Spring: A New Beginning!

Our grateful thanks to our sponsors of this exhibit:

Bruce Burton, DMD - Family Dentistry
• Alford Landscape Services, Inc.
Hood River Hotel
Pageworks Design, Inc.
Louise McCulloch of Don Nunamaker Realtors
• The UPS Store

And a Very Special Thanks to The Garden Cafe for giving us the opportunity to display our work at their lovely venue! Please come down to the Cafe and check out their yummy breakfast and lunch menu - don't forget the great coffee and relaxed and beautiful surroundings to enjoy it in!

Friday, April 25, 2008

behind the camera

The Girl Scouts take a turn in the studio!

Professional photographer, Denise Rehse Watson, guided each young photographer into taking some excellent shots of each other.

Come back to see how their pictures came out!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gabriella's Kitty

This is a picture I took of my cat Misha during spring break.

Sophie's picture of the week

Fling the paint on!

I have a new favorite image I have recently taken! I took about 40 pictures last weekend while my family worked on a project. We are making a sound-proof music room to house the drum set I bought my husband for Christmas. We decided to do a combination of canvas, fabric and foam to cover the walls. Here, I captured my husband splattering paint on the canvas in what he called sunset colors. Later, the canvas was covered in oranges, reds, pinks, yellows and more.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Getting Started

Amancay here... with some of my older girls, at our first/second session of GirlScouts Photography class with Denise.

I myself am also very passionate about photography, and aim to shoot and share daily! I look forward to sharing this joy with "my girls!"