{Pieces of The Picture – Interview}

A while back Tommy Peterson, of Pieces of the Picture, contacted me after seeing some of my work on flickr.  He’s a fabulous interviewer and our discussion is featured on his blog.  His blog has become a resource for many photographers wanting to learn more about the industry.  His interviews are thoughtful - digging into various aspects of the art from the photographers he spotlights.  Check out our interview at Pieces of the Picture.  Thanks! 

Had to include a little bit of eye distraction and post this picture.  I saw these mailboxes at a trailer park not too far from me.  With the recent snow fall (yes, we got snow in the south again!  Can you believe it?) sprinkled onto these somewhat sad mailboxes I just had to capture the stillness and abandoment that they spoke.  Random, I know but I love random.

by Kara

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UtidlyidionoxMarch 2, 2010 - 3:40 am

I do think this is a most incredible website for proclaiming great wonders of Our God!

kristiMarch 3, 2009 - 4:40 pm

What happened to pieces of the picture? the blog is just gone?! Too bad. It was a wonderful resource

Denise SnyderFebruary 14, 2009 - 5:16 pm

I love random too – this image is beautiful. Congrats on the interview!

ChelseyFebruary 14, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Not random at all. It speaks to the soul. I get that. :) Off to read the interview – congrats my dear!

paula hicksonFebruary 14, 2009 - 11:33 am

awesome interview Kara and so well deserved to be highlighted in that way!!!! I have always LOVED your work and still continue to be one of your biggest fans, your work is so full of emotion, it’s truly amazing!!!!

StephanieFebruary 13, 2009 - 3:12 pm

They look like they could use a little love. :D This is a great photo. Such a mood it tells. :D s

Kara MayFebruary 13, 2009 - 1:16 pm

Thanks you all! Regina, if you have photoshop some of the areas to start are playing with ‘levels’ and ‘curves’. Those two things can greatly enhance your images. Typically in curves I alter my photo using 3 points to make a bit of an ‘s’ shape depending on the image. There are a lot of books out there that are great too – Scott Kelby’s books are fantastic. Hope that helps.

ReginaFebruary 12, 2009 - 10:26 am

Kara I know you said in your interview we should have post processing skills. I am so new to this all and would love to learn. I love all the actions that are out there. Any advice to someone who should learn photoshop so I can use these? TIA.

ReginaFebruary 12, 2009 - 10:12 am

Great Interview! So glad I found your blog and site.

ohana photographers - david & kimiFebruary 12, 2009 - 12:19 am

sometimes i wished we didn’t have to drive 45 mins to see or shoot snow the few times it snows out here. love this image kara!

Stephanie PiscitelliFebruary 11, 2009 - 11:25 pm

amazing. as usual. am I surprised? ;-)

AmyFebruary 11, 2009 - 8:33 pm

Great interview! I love your work!

Shari DeVoogdFebruary 11, 2009 - 8:09 pm

You are amazing!! :)

elizabethFebruary 10, 2009 - 2:47 pm

what a great interview.. wow…. and the images included are fantastic.. what a treat.. and this mailbox shot.. love it You go girl.. you are on fire.

JeanaFebruary 9, 2009 - 8:47 pm

Congrats on the interview. It was such a fun read and I do LOVE your images. They are incredible!

amanda andrewsFebruary 9, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Very cool Kara! Congrats!

Amy SFebruary 9, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Fantastic Interview Kara!!

Kara MayFebruary 9, 2009 - 10:41 am

So glad you can see the beauty in these lonely mailboxes – I couldn’t resist ;) Thank you for taking the time to read my interview! I’m glad you liked it. So great to see a comment from you too Tommy! You are a wonderful interviewer and I really enjoyed reading the final product!
Thanks again everyone!! :)

Samantha PerryFebruary 9, 2009 - 10:37 am

I’m a huge fan of your work Kara! Your interview is so inspiring and insightful, I think I’ve read it 4 times. Cool picture of the mailboxes, haunting but beautiful.

Vanessa de VilliersFebruary 9, 2009 - 4:48 am

What a photo! WOW!!! Like-alot! Congrats with the interview, just read it, true inspiration :)

Natasha WhiteleyFebruary 9, 2009 - 2:50 am

oh I like that very much!
off to check out the interview

KatieFebruary 8, 2009 - 2:38 pm

Great interview! Congrats! :)

Erin CarlyleFebruary 8, 2009 - 12:23 am

Congratulations on the interview…so exciting! I’m off to read it right now!

KateFebruary 7, 2009 - 11:11 pm

beautiful photo, and congrats on the interview!

april toddFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:45 pm

I love this! Congrats on the interview!! :)

TanyaFebruary 7, 2009 - 6:47 pm

Congrats Kara.. great interview!! Girl you deserve it… your work is amazing you have such a talent!! Love the photo of the mailboxes.. love the canvas texture you’ve used!! Have a great week :D xx

TommyFebruary 7, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Kara I just wanted to drop by and add my own personal thank you for agreeing to our interview. You are so talented and I think that it’s not hard to see why so many people love your work. You were great! Thanks again!!!

AlexFebruary 7, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Congratulations on such a cool interview. More people need to ‘know’ about you and your talents. You’re a Rockstar in this industry and people are quickly seeing that. Well deserved!

Liza YoungFebruary 7, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Your interview is so inspiring! I’m a big fan of your work and enjoyed learning more about you. You photos are freakin insane!!! Wow!! Oh and I love random too.

Sylvia BorgoFebruary 7, 2009 - 2:04 am

I very much enjoyed your interview. And your random is the best kind of random . . .

ErinFebruary 6, 2009 - 6:02 pm

Way to go with the interview! That rocks :D
And I the canvas texture you added your mailboxes. As if they were’nt symmetrical enough, the criss-cross of the threads add more repitition that coordinates with the stillness of the cold snow. Awwhhhhhh :) . Great eye candy :)

(PS Thanks for checking out my blog earlier! I just added yours to my blog stalker list…haha)

Brandie PahlFebruary 6, 2009 - 5:59 pm

I love the Pieces Of The Picture blog and I adore your photography. What a great interview! It’s so inspiring to here from such talented people. Congrats:)

HayleyFebruary 6, 2009 - 5:26 pm

Congrats on the featured interview!! Really enjoyed reading it. Also absolutley love the image posted!!

rachelbrookeFebruary 6, 2009 - 5:16 pm

Your images are easily some of my favorites. Congrats on this interview! It was fun seeing some of your images I haven’t seen before.

LindsayFebruary 6, 2009 - 4:26 pm

What a cool interview! So fun learning more about you! Such amazing talent you have, really it’s mind-blowing! Oh and that picture of the mailboxes is haunting but cool.

MarcyFebruary 6, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Awesome interview Kara! Your work draws so many followers it’s amazing!!! I love what you shared and your perspective on what you see through your lens.

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