Newsletter October 2016

Good morning everyone!

Yep...get ready for it!!  Halloween is almost upon us and the streets and houses will be transformed with amazing ghoulish features!  I just love walking around at this time of year and seeing just how creative some people are with their decorations!!!  Check out some of the images I have from last year in 'Little Ditty About my Own Camera Fun' at the end of the's really worth taking your camera out with you!! 

This month's 'Latest and Greatest' comes from Baker Beach in San Francisco....always an amazing location and a beautiful model to go with it.

I have decided to bring back for the 'Photographer in You' section!! It's been absent for a few months and I really miss it...I loved writing it and hope you all get something from it too :-)  Check it out this's actually an idea I'm working on that you can use when you are trying to create wall art from your own photographs.

For the first time, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is running a 'Why I Love Danville' photo's well worth a look at and the winner will win $150 of shopping vouchers.  I have entered in the 'Architecture and Nature' is the link -

Mine is called 'Danville Fading Light' so if you get a chance do check it out...and I would love your vote :-)!!!

Thanks so much for reading and happy October!!

~ Tracey xxx

Latest and Greatest

Ahhh...Baker beach in the sunshine, you just can't beat it!  Driving into the city in September is a complete lottery and on this seemed like it was going to be a wash out!!  Fog everywhere and we could hardly see the Golden Gate Bridge!  Still onwards and upwards and we arrived at the beach, the blue sky appeared...bring it on!!!  A lovely shoot with a lovely family!! Thank you so much for asking me to take your photographs!! 
October Opportunities...
Haunted Halloween October Special!!

With October coming changing trees....fall colors and cooler weather.  A great time to get out and have some photographs in plenty of time to create those holiday cards.  Just to entice you a little more...
All portrait sessions scheduled in October will receive 10% off the session fee and all products (session doesn't have to take place in October)

Just click on the image to find out more...
Offer Ends - 31st October 2016
Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

For the Photographer in You!!!

So recently a few people have mentioned to me that they love having photos of their immediate family on their walls, but were concerned that perhaps it isn't always what they want to show visitors...not to mention the fact that they have several galleries of artwork from other family times.  So how do you keep your walls current and your desire to put your family on the walls   everywhere, while offering non-family visitors something interesting to look at!  Enter the portrait-landscape...or portscape :-)  Don't worry...I'm not about to patent that name anytime soon!!!

Here are a couple that I have created recently!  I just love that the family can be in them, but that the family also doesn't take over the image completely....not that I don't like close up portraits...I love I'm sure most of you know!  This is just a different idea...I'd love to get any feedback you might this something you would consider putting on a wall?  I think the scope is endless....from iconic images that are easily recognizable, to beautiful landscape that is local and personal.

Interestingly the families that I have experimented with on this are families of three people....perhaps that symmetry isn't an accident....look out for more configurations with families differing numbers of family members :-)

If you feel like trying this out yourself....make sure you get a minimum of 2 landscape photographs for each scene....a tripod would be useful, but not necessary!  Then there are lots of ways to stitch them together...and then break them apart again....I use photoshop!

Little Ditty About My Own Camera Fun - Ghoulish Halloween Creativity

Oooooh....I just can't wait to see what this year will bring!!!  So much fun at this time of year and so much to capture...enjoy the images!
Quote of the Month

Normally I try to make my quotes inspirational but recently a friend quoted this to me and I just couldn't resist sharing it with you...and it is inspirational in it's own way...I love it!

'What people think of you is none of your business.' ~ Regina Brett ~ Best selling author and inspirational speaker!
And that's it for October!

Thanks so much for reading the October newsletter, do get in touch if there is anything you would like to know more about!


Tracey xx
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