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Internship
The List: Part 1
The List: Part 1

I actually started this list months ago inspired by a friend.  So long ago that it feels like a whole other life.  I was still in Atlanta for my internship.  I hadn’t even had the chance to get pregnant yet.  I hadn’t had the miscarriage.  I hadn’t photographed a single Colorado wedding. I had yet […]

Month III – The End
Month III - The End

Really, the beginning. This is it.  I am on my own.  I’ve done as much as I could these last three months as an intern with LeahandMark.com and now I’m just me, former intern.  No more karate kid intern training.  Just me.  Me with my camera, my cats, and my husband.  Well, that’s being a […]

My own Just Because
My own Just Because

This is my husband.  And his dad.  And two birds.  Fred.  And Oliver. I love them all.  And I want to make sure to take pictures not only of people who pay me but also of those dear to me.  Because it would be sad if I had thousands upon thousands of pictures of everyone […]

Just because
Just because

During this internship I’ve been working a lot with people who would not have otherwise had their picture taken professionally. I’m offering my service for free.  It’s easy for people to say yes.  And they have very little to loose and a lot to gain.  And I do too in a way.  With every photo […]

Eight simple tips to improve my photographs
Eight simple tips to improve my photographs

And maybe yours… I haven’t been doing this that long.  And I’m pretty sure I’ve improved a lot and evolved a lot over the last couple months.  I thought it could be helpful for me (and maybe, for you) to think through the concrete changes I’ve made that have improved the quality of my output. […]

Money, Self Worth, and Identity
Money, Self Worth, and Identity

This week Meg wrote a post over at A Practical Wedding that got me thinking.  And reminded me of the important, Part I post in her series. I read that first post back in September the day Meg wrote it and it helped me decide to try this photography thing out.  It’s not that solely […]

Stubbornness is a virtue
Stubbornness is a virtue

Recently my photography has consisted of one basic mantra: Shoot a lot and shoot all the time. Oh, and ignore the rest of my life. Recently I’ve started to come out of my little ignore the rest of my life bubble. I’ve started to think past the internship. Started to plan things in my life […]

Month II
Month II

Ack.  Really, we’re two thirds of the way through this?  That’s just crazy.  Crazy but true. I think I’ve done a lot over this past month.  When I say A LOT I mean a heck of a lot. Shall I list the shoots?  You know, I did.  And the list has eighteen shoots so I […]

A Wedding!
A Wedding!

This past weekend I photographed a wedding!  Okay I helped shoot a wedding. It was awesome! Going into this wedding I was really excited and more than a little nervous.  This was the first wedding I’ve photographed since I’ve decided I want to be a photographer.  And more specifically, that I want to be a […]

Constructing Personal Vision
Constructing Personal Vision

I like to believe I take photographs that are uniquely mine.  That in my photography the viewer can see not only my subject but my subject through my eyes.  Part of the goal of this internship is to shoot enough that I get to the point where I have a sense of who I am […]

Individual Critique
Individual Critique

I was talking to a friend last night and she suggested I take a shot at explaining why I like the shots I do.  I spend enough time on my intern blog elaborating on my shortcomings and why things didn’t work as I would have liked. And I spend a lot of time not talking […]

Month I
Month I

http://leahandmark.com/intern/marj/2011/02/16/absolute-control/ Welcome. I’m writing this a month into my internship with LeahandMark.com.  A time where I feel in-between my former life prior to the internship and not yet at the end of it.  The future is pretty uncertain in terms of my photography.  At times I’m loving this internship and the work I’m producing and […]