{some of this, and some of that…}

As the kids sit quietly munching on pears and watching ‘Maggie and the Ferocious Beast’ – I can quickly blog.   Ideally I prefer minimal time in front of the TV but sometimes I need to rely on my friends at ‘Noggin’ to help me out so I can get a few things done;-)

So life has been moving fast lately which is good but makes it hard to blog and respond to e-mails.  So I’m going to work to make more time for both.  Since I haven’t been able to respond to inquires regarding my actions, future workshops, mentoring and other photography related questions, I thought I could answer them here since many of the questions were the same.

Mentoring:  I would like to offer mentoring at some point.  It would be one-on-one and involve going out on a shoot where we can work on the technical aspect of photography, I would also incorporate other aspects of the business.  Details will be firmed up as I get closer to offering this.

Actions:  This is still up for debate with me.  There are so many actions out there and the thought of adding more seems a little redundant to me.  Hmmmm….

Workshops:  Right now I don’t have plans for a workshop.  Possibly at some point but no current plans at this time.

Other questions I’m getting…

*’What camera do you photograph with and do you use fixed focal length or zoom lenses? ‘ Well, I’m a Canon girl and have had success with the 5D.   I use a variety of lenses – macro, wide-angle (both prime) but I’m obsessed to my zoom lenses.  Love the flexibility the zoom provides.  

* ‘Do you use a fill-flash or a reflector?’  I currently don’t use either.  With children’s photography it’s not practical to run around with a reflector and I find it intimidates the child and I can’t get a natural look from my subject.   And I’ve never been fond of how a fill-flash looks.  I prefer getting the exposure spot on with appropriate natural light.  

*’Do you travel for sessions?’  I will travel for sessions but plans need to be made about 6 to 8 months out since my calendar fills up quickly and travel requires early planning, weather considerations, etc.  I ask for a deposit and travel expenses to be paid.  This works best when there are 5 to 7 families wanting pictures done, then the travel  and lodging can be split.

I know I’m forgetting to include some questions and others I’ve responded to directly.  If you have any others  or any I’ve left out, please feel free to e-mail me at kara@karamayphotography.com   Thanks !!

On a personal note:  {Some of you on Facebook have already seen these. Sorry for the repeat:)}  My kids finished swim lessons (I’m thinking about having them continue but we’ll take a break for a bit before we delve into more)!!  We spent every morning at Aqua-Tots  with fabulous instructors and the kids looked forward to it each day.  Here’s some pictures of their last day!  They were so excited!

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Tyler below perfecting his backstroke.  He’s such a little fish!;-)

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Briella below swimming to her instructor all by herself!!  Big goal met!!  And huge safety relief for mommy:)

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by Kara

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Sylvia BorgoJuly 12, 2009 - 4:31 pm

That’s it! We are getting a pool. No, wait . . . we’ll take swimming lessons . . . Love these Kara – you have the darlingest darlings!

Natasha WhiteleyJune 18, 2009 - 3:29 pm

I know very well how you must have felt when B swam by herself, it’s an awesome feeling!
well done to everyone!

ElmaJune 16, 2009 - 10:17 pm

So much nicer seeing images onhere then facebook – love ‘em nice and big.

amanda andrewsJune 16, 2009 - 2:52 pm

love that first shot!

HayleyJune 12, 2009 - 11:04 pm

Looks like a fun time at swimming lessons :)

TanyaJune 10, 2009 - 11:37 pm

A big congrats to Briella for swimming by herself… that’s huge!! Gorgeous pics of your gorgeous children!

Ricki FordJune 10, 2009 - 9:28 am

beautiful work!

JessJune 9, 2009 - 5:11 pm

I’ve been waiting and hoping you have a workshop or mentor! Just another vote that you please offer one! You’re too talented not to!!
Awsome pics of you beatiful children! Yay for completing swim lessons!!!

MelanyJune 9, 2009 - 5:07 pm

wonderful post! Great info! Keeping my fingers crossed that you decide to mentor! Your kids are DARLING!!!

MaleaJune 9, 2009 - 1:18 am

I love love love love your work. You are amazing! I am so in, as well, when you decide to mentor!

Julie RaneeJune 8, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Good to see you post! Such adorable kids you have! I hope you are enjoying Arizona. I’m sure the pool is essential to stay cool. :)

SerenaJune 8, 2009 - 11:06 am

So great! I’ll keep checking back. I will SO be in when you decide to mentor! You are amazing!

JackieJune 7, 2009 - 8:00 pm

I’m excited to hear your plans for mentoring! I still want your actions and you know I would jump for joy if you offered a workshop!!! (hint hint). Your kids are darling what fantastic pictures!

CyndiJune 7, 2009 - 7:25 pm

Love the first pic, so pretty! And yay on your little girl swimming, that is super cool!!

Tira JJune 7, 2009 - 6:24 pm

Congratulations to your little girl for swimming all by herself! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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