Sunday, January 31, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010


, originally uploaded by Amy Knutkowski.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Whole New Direction

Until now, I have focused mainly on children's portraiture.  There's nothing wrong with that.  Kids are cute and they're fun to take pictures of.  Then I joined Flickr.

It started innocently enough.  I only joined because I wanted to enter a contest on The Pioneer Woman Blog.  So, I uploaded one picture.  But then, my page felt empty so I uploaded a few more.  Not very many, mind you.  I mean, I wasn't going to "join" Flickr.  Flickr is just for people to upload their snapshots to show their friends and family.  Right?  Right?

Then I started to explore.

I found some amazing resources for downloading textures to add to my photos.  Check out pareeerica, rubyblossom, and skeletalmess, to name only a few.  Then I joined a few groups and my horizons opened even more.

What I have discovered since then is that Flickr isn't just for people to upload their snapshots.  It's full of some absolutely incredible artists.  Who knew?!?

Now I'm inspired all over again.  The way I look at art and photography is changing and it's kind of exciting.  Here are a few new things I'm working on.  Take a look at my Flickr page to see where all the source images came from.  I'm eternally grateful for the generosity of the artists on Flickr.

As I discover artists that I like I'm posting links to their blogs or websites here. Check them out if you have the time.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What Inspires You?

You never know when creative inspiration is going to hit.  I've tried looking for it but I don't think it's something you can get by force of will.  You'll just be minding your own business one day and then BAM! there it is.

I'm constantly amazed at the things that inspire me.  For instance, I fell in love with an outfit that I found at Target of all places.  It was the kind of outfit I would wear if I was really cool and I desperately wish that I was.  Luckily, I have a daughter who is really cool and I can live vicariously through her.  I knew the minute I saw it that she'd be in front of my camera as soon as I got home.

What inspires you?


I'm such a NOOB

So.  I have spent the last few days, since joining the blogosphere, trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing.  While I've had some success finding tutorials that have helped me give my blog a little face lift and add a widget or two I've realized that I have so much more to learn.  On one hand, I love learning new things, but on the other, it can be a little overwhelming.  I think I'm up for the challenge though. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

I have declared 2010 to be a year of change.  This year I will be leaving my safe spot against the wall and getting out on the dance floor.  This blog is my first step.

I never thought in a million years I'd have a blog.  I'm an introvert.  I don't like to talk about myself.  I don't like the spotlight.  It hurts my eyes.  And yet, here I am. 

Luckily, I won't be talking about myself very often because this is a photography blog.  My goal is to share some of my photographs as well as some of the cool stuff I've learned along the way.

Welcome to my blog!

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