Somewhere in Santa Barbara – Layers of grunge along the coast

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

On this particular trip, I found myself just as interested in exploring the local landscape as I was in gathering all the details for a project I was working on. Funny how the two areas of creative focus tie together though actually. As the lighting designer entrusted to illuminate a 3 day destination meeting for a national beauty brand, my task on this site survey (those trips are always the funnest!) was to figure out the best way to “paint the event with light” to ensure the cohesive blend branding and message would be seen and felt by the attendees.

Here is a quick link to a couple posts from the final events by the way.

DAY ONE          DAY TWO         DAY THREE

After those details were hammered out, it was of course time to wander about the area to see how I could “capture the light!”

Like I said, painting with light on an event or painting with light in the digital darkroom….very similar, and two of my favorite playgrounds to play in 🙂

So…just a few quickies about the blog here.

I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around a few things as of lately. One of which is why  have slacked up a bit around here and let my original plan of posting an image a day fall behind and I think I have figured it out. Not exactly a brilliant revelation, but I think its the immense amount of platforms and spaces that I continue to explore and post to in this new world of online sharing. Facebook, google plus, twitter, instagram, it can all get a little maddening……not to mention the fact that you can create in camera HDR images with the old iPhone. Creating these on the computer with an array of programs and plugging as you might know, was one of the original reasons I decided to start this blog as a place to share “The Art” as well as a place to explore a bit with my creative (or lack there of) writing skills.

As the landscape of digital content sharing has expanded over the past couple of years, I guess I have found other places to “connect” and share my art with the world….leaving this place as a sort of sad and dying waste land of word and image. (all right, maybe thats a bit harsh)…It does however, help me think a bit about what I want it to be, and where I want to take it. With that being said, here are a few directions I see it heading:

  • To continue to be a place to share processed and refined HDR images, just not every day
  • To be a place to share a bit more about the techniques I use and how I get the looks I do
  • To be a place of artistic inspiration to those looking to enhance their own art
  • To continue to be a place to share the beauty of the world and share my travel stories
  • To be more open to providing the content as well as answering questions that I am asked about

So, in between posts here, feel free to follow me on any of the social media links above to keep abreast of more of the day to day shenanigans, and feel free to drop me a message or 2 about what I can do to help you as well as what kind of posts are your favorites around here. I hope to get a survey out soon, so stay tuned for that!

Till then, thanks for stopping by!

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  • Liz - January 23, 2013 - 8:48 am

    OMG – I love your photos.ReplyCancel

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