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Okay LJ...I'm turning to you for help.

My friend Julie is a photographer who up until now has been dedicated to film cameras. Over New Years, I visited her and we had pretty much the following conversation:

Julie: *looking at college classes for digital photography* I should really consider getting into digital photography, but I don't want to learn all this stuff--"digital file management," or "using histograms for color correction." I don't want to have to know all that! I just want to take pictures!
Katie: *petting cat* I'd learn it.
Katie: No, I mean...I really would. I love stuff like that--messing around with pictures and doing computer stuff...I'd do it.
Julie: And I could just stand by your elbow and say "make that more blue" and you could do it! And not know how you did it, it would just happen!
Katie: Yes, exactly! I have no interest in taking photos...just making them look neat. I like this plan.
Julie:Me too!
Julie: No, I mean...I REALLY like this plan!

So. Now we're emailing back and forth at length about what we'd need to actually make this work. This is where your advice is needed! )
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Julie's still working on her photo series of people in costume this fall; the 1890s swimsuits was the first, and this weekend we took some shots with a vintage wooden canoe. Not as many snapshots this time, since it was less of a logistical nightmare and therefore had less Sherpas with digital point-and-shoots. This time Julie's coworker Kristen and I dressed up, and Julie ran around in waders and a not-wooden canoe (steered by her dad) to photograph us.

Don't tip!

A couple more here. )

All in all, good times were had, and I vow to not let it be two years until my next canoe excursion.
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So, these pictures are actually from two weekends ago, when Julie, her cousins, a friend, and I went to Saugatuck (the day after I went to Jackson) to do a photo shoot at the beach. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves--other than that I did not wear a costume, I did not make a costume, and these are just snapshots. Julie hasn't developed her actual photos yet.

Sarah, Kristen, Annette, Julie.

More, plus behind-the-scenes )
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Regency Exhibition Ball 2009: Lansing, MI
  • In the car moving by 10:03 a.m. as per Mike McCarty's orders.
  • Went to The Dressmaker's Shop in Leslie with [livejournal.com profile] lachwen and Mike.
  • Went to Mike's parents' house, wrapped Gwendolyn in duct tape, got ready for ball.
  • Went to ball, saw Julie.
  • Danced lots.
  • Had fun.

I'll probably sit down and type up my customary blow-by-blow later, just for my own reference, but for now, enjoy!

Gwendolyn, Julie, Mike, Katie

Photos! )

Now that my I-have-an-event-every-weekend month of March is over, maybe I can go clean my apartment and go grocery shopping and all those sorts of things! I wouldn't have traded any of it for the world, though. Good events, great friends, wonderful times. And some pretty nice pictures, too.
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I already yammered about my weekend in a locked post, so I'm just going to post pictures. And brief commentary.

We took most of our photos in the Grand Hotel gardens, mostly because they're pretty and the inside of it isn't.

VERY image-heavy! (yay!) )

The End!

P.S. I got a haircut! )


Sep. 8th, 2008 11:49 pm
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Okay, I'm just throwing this out there now, so it'll at least be a blip on everybody's radar before any firm plans have been made.

If you've ever thought about visiting me, Michigan, or the Midwest, you should think about doing it in March of 2009. Why?

Because I was on the phone with Julie tonight and we pretty much decided we needed to do a sequel to our costume ball, Afternoon in the Park. Except this time, we're going to do it here:

The Felt Estate

Bigger, better, prettier, and with more chocolate cheesecake than ever!

This is all preliminary planning right now; further information to come when we actually make any decisions for sure.


Feb. 3rd, 2008 01:48 pm
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From left to right: Kelly, Andrew, Julie, Tyler, Katie, Mike, Gwendolyn.

More, plus who made what and such. HUGE photo dump! )

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