So far there has been no update on this whole back problem. I am doing physical therapy multiple times a week. I have an upcoming nerve induction, which I am not looking forward to. Hopefully we will find out what is going on with the nerves back there. All of this is rather frustrating, I really want to be able to shoot and not have insane pain or be laid up in bed the entire next day. Other than that there has been no new updates for my back and not being able to go out and shoot.

August Photo a Day



Even though this blog is in a different language the images are inspiring and I want to do some images like them. http://photorat.pblogs.gr/2012/01/levitation-photography-aiwroymenh-fwtografia.html

Levitation is something that is awe amazing when it comes to photographey. It is something that I have always wanted to do with my work. I think that it would be amazing to achieve for me.


Pinterest is an amazing site to get some information and inspiration from. It is a great think board as long as one keeps everything super organized. When I started out on Pinterest, I just threw things here and there and everywhere. It was super chaotic, I could not find anything. It took me literally a week to get everything set up and organized. I cannot believe that it took that long. With Pinterest I have found many info graphics that have become great glance over cheat sheets. I have found on Pinterest many and great ideas on diy props, backdrops, and creative photo shoot ideas. I would recommend this platform for any new and professional photographer. If you do not have a pinterest account I suggest making one. You will not regret it at all……. Unless you get sucked into its awesomeness and spend insane amounts of time on it, like I do.

You can check my Pinterest out here: https://www.pinterest.com/Missynphoto/

What is Goin On Now…

I hate to say this, but I am still under the weather. Currently the Dr. still has not cleared me to work. Actually one of the back Drs.
that I see has told me I can never work again. He also said that I should avoid surgery at all costs, if I do have surgery I would be
in a wheelchair by 55. How insane is that?!?!?! Any kind of movement kills my back, a little walk around the store and I am out the next

So what does that mean for my blog? It means I will be posting inspiration, little shoot challenges, and some awesome freebies that I find.
I hope to partake in those challenges myself. The challenges that I have been finding all over the place seem easy and a bit fun. I hope that
they will inspire some to get out and shoot something daily. Not being able to work and shoot is extremely depressing, but we have to still find
joy and attempt to shoot still even if it is a quick phone photo.

Also it appears that my blog mainly gets read on Monday, so I think that I will be switching up the posting. I have my posts set up for
Saturday, so I will be changing it to have my post come out on Sunday.

Q & A With Missy Norman of Missy Norman Photography

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

This is one of the biggest questions ever. I have so many favorites. If I had to give an actual list that would be easier. However one of my favorite works made me fall in love with light painting. I ended up teaching myself how to light paint and for the most part mastered it. This image is music escaping.


Light Painting Time Again!

It has been a while since I have done any light painting. I truly miss it. With this light painting, I did Halloween props that I got on sale. I also used a texture with the background. I think that the image came out beautifully. _DSC0103.jpg

Jewelry Sneak Peaks.

I have been working with this amazing woman. She is a seller on Esty, she makes jewelry. She has ventured out to have me shoot her jewelry. This is now the third set I have shot for her. It is such an amazing experience working for and with her. I get to come up with new shooting ideas and think outside the box and I get to rattle her box as well. I would say not the typical employee/employer experience. That is what we get for being out own CREATIVE BOSSES!

Her work is unique to her. Some say it is the same and you can find it anywhere. I have to say that is far from the truth. You cannot, she makes it and it is her designs and each piece is made by her. I sometimes have to wait a while for a piece that she wants me to shoot because she has to make it. That is the beautiful thing about handcrafted jewelry. No two pieces are exact.

Her shop can be found here: Toad’s Lily Pond

My fan page can be found here: MissyNormanPhotography

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