Photo-books are totally worth the work it takes to design them.

Graphic Design, Photography, Printing

A great way to have the pictures in a printed way, photo books. If you have a digital camera and have printed any of your pictures online, you are bound to find a company that can do them, It is a bit tedious to upload the pictures and then arrange everything in a way that tells the story, but it is totally worth it. If you print one, you might not see the value immediately, for the pictures are fresh, but wait a few months and you will enjoy them again, wait a few years and the memories are invaluable. I’ve done a few of these in my time; and love to look through them every now and then, not only have my family and friends changed, but also my photography and design skills have improved through the years.

Here is the latest, printed through Shutterfly, they are my BFFs right now,
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I know there are some companies that will use your InDesgin Files, but I am still to find one that makes my budget happy with a good print; i’m on the look out though, i’ll probably mention it here when I find it.

Do you know of any place that will do them? Give me a hand and comment, please šŸ™‚

Live model Photoshoot

Photography

I’ve heard many live model photo-shoots occur around the city, always wondering how those go, with many photographers around? who controls the light? or who suggests a pose? how long are the poses? Ā etc, etc. And when I got the e-mail that there was going to be one at a museum, that I could actually go to (after work) I jumped at the idea. I have to say it was a little strange, no control over lighting, and getting all the museum’s structures and artwork, and lighting as well as other photographers out of the frame was a challenge.

The model did severalĀ costume changes and had zombie make up on, soĀ the post- editing was really cool.

here is one of the shots from that day:

 

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Can’t wait to go to the next event.

Congrats Grads!

Photography

A person contacted me through a common acquaintance for taking a graduation portrait session. She turned out to be so fun and would do even the craziest of my suggestions, so I made her jump šŸ˜€ I love jumps what can I say?

Congratulations on your graduation Denisse, and hopefully your career as a psychologist if full with success

Backyard Adventures

Photography

This morning, while taking the trash out, IĀ happenedĀ to walk right next to a little bird, who didn’t fly, usually they leave the scene like i’m going to kill them, but this one just walked away, walked to be under my car. It was a little bit strange. Later on, i saw another one just sitting there again under the car, this one seemed like he was about to kick me if I dared to come close.

I went into my house and from the living room window observed them. A bulb went on in my head DUH! I have a camera ha ha. I ran to grab it, changed the lens to get a closer look, and was able to get in the picture, their mom bringing them food, then she saw me, and left. After that the little birdies looked at me with an accusing eye, couldn’t help but to feel guilty, so, I left them alone. To this minute they are still under the car, chirping. Hopefully they learn to fly away before the neighborhood cats realize they are there.

Go on to my facebook page to see the rest of the pictures from my morning backyard adventures:

http://www.facebook.com/murradesigns

and feel free to comment

Spreckels Luau 2012

Photography

A little bit of photography, sort of a sneak peek.

I was asked to take the pictures for this festival, just to record the festivities, I am assuming that the will use the pictures on their newsletters and yearbook.

It was really fun, very colorful, and I admire those performers, it was very chilly and they kept going. Kudos Children šŸ˜€

Christmas Day hike

Photography

Christmas Day my family and I got to be tourists on our own city, thanks to a generous offer by one of my dad’s patients. San Diego is beautiful and though not always sunny, it has a way to show off when we least expect it; this gave me the chance to practice my photo abilities, which I’m sharing with you, future reader.

Please feel free to comment when you do get to see them.

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Sunset Cliffs

Majestic Views