Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Say, "Cheese!"



Isn't that a fabulous picture of Violet? Grace's preschool had a fundraiser where we signed up for a photography session with Alison Fechtel; we got a great price on our session this past weekend and the money goes toward Grace's little school. Alison's work speaks for itself on her website and she was great to work with, even with a seriously uncooperative fussy attitude from Violet, and I am excited to see all of our pictures soon. I am keeping my fingers crossed for some good ones of the girls together. If any Dallas folks out there are in the market for a photographer, I'd highly recommend her.

In other photography news, another one of my photos got picked to be used in some random project. It's this picture and it is being used here, in a website that combines maps, photos, and reviews. It's a pretty cool concept, actually, and supposedly is a great iPhone app. Websites like Flickr must have really changed the whole world of stock photography; these publishers and website developers can just go and find a bazillion photographs of what they want and for nothing but the cost of asking nicely, use them for free. And there is no shortage of amateurish photographers like me who occasionally stumble on to a good shot and feel our egos stroked by somebody wanting to use it, right?

5 comments:

Carlie said...

I think that's one of the greatest things about Flikr...kind of extreme free market living. Congratulations!

Love the photo of Violet too and can't wait to see the rest of the photographic booty!

Jenny said...

Very cute picture of Violet! And you're quite a photographer yourself. I can't imagine why you would ever pay someone else to take pics of your kids. The ones you take are awesome!

angie.a said...

That is adorable! Kind of my secret dream job, haha. :)

Fretman said...

So, I look on that website and it says "Photo: Vince Hrabosky". Way to go Vince! Is that your ghost photographer's name?

Julia said...

Hmmm, when I click on the link, it shows my picture. You have to be careful not to mouse over any of the links they have on their site or it changes to another picture or restaurant or something.