Merry Christmas!!!

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Shooting for Christmas

I wills say Mr. M is developing a huge personality. It is truly amazing. So I forgot to send out Christmas cards this year. I then thought I need to hurry up and get a Christmas image, so I could make an online card for everyone. This was one of the most fun and hardest images to get and do. The famous child in front of the Christmas tree. It is becoming Iconic and I just had to try it for once. So I did, but I put two different kinds of work into it. I did the Christmas tree image, and at the same time I did the child sitting and reading a book with the light glowing on his face. It turned out beautiful. I made it magical.  With the book I made reindeer come out of it. It was rough and I think amazing for my first try. _DSC0108-Edit

Now putting this on here it looks noisy.

Christmas Spirit!

This holiday has been totally amazing. Mr. M is really into it, and having so much fun. He goes around singing his version of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.  In the light of Christmas Spirit, we have been decorating for around a month, and we finally put the finishing touches on everything.  I cannot wait till Christmas to see the joy on Mr. M’s face when he gets full Christmas happening. Closer to Christmas we well be playing  Christmas games, and watching Christmas movies.

Q & A With Missy Norman of Missy Norman Photography

Q. When you go in one of your travels, what all you take with you? Why?

Traveling, oh this is a good one. I have been dying to cover this question in a blog. When it comes to my bag, the things that are always in it would be my camera body, three lenses, two hoods, and two batteries. Depending on what I go to shoot would help me define the extras. Another thing that I do not leave with is my smartphone.

I have learned that in the winter to make sure I have gloves in my bag, in the summer a bottle of water and bug spray.

Q. Whose work has influenced you most?

People that have influenced me would be:

  1. Philippe Halsman
  2. Abeldro Morell
  3. Sue Bryce
  4. Steve Bronstein
  5. Meg Bittion

All of these photographers have strived for more and have achieved it, when it comes to their work it is so different from each other, but they have each mastered their craft. Different aspects of their work have influenced me in mine, down from ideas to post production.

Q. Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?

I have learned that it is hard to choose a favorite image when it comes to my work. If I have them printed or shared or blogged, the images are my favorite. If I have to choose my absolute favorite comes down to a light painting with headphones and an iPod that I have done. In doing this image, I learned how to light paint, create art with light painting, and my undying passion for light painting. This work has opened a whole new world for me.