Today's share comes from Liz of Elizabeth & Jane Photography. She writes, "I needed something quickly for a dog charity event I do every year. It needed to fit in with a "red carpet" theme and work for dogs. When I saw the Blog & Print Inspiration Boards: Magazine Style templates, I knew that was what I needed. I used the senior one to create posters as well as a "Magazine Style" print that would end up being the prize for the raffle. The street festival we were doing this at is HUGE and is very well attended and I needed something that was eye catching and would make people stop and have their dog's photograph taken for charity. It was so easy to create these posters and magazine prints. For events like this, I try to make sure the end product still looks good, but doesn't take me hours and hours to design - especially since I am donating my time. Everyone LOVED these! The posters got great reactions and we even took a shot of each dog "model" with their respective poster (Wellington and Stella). We had a great time and ended up raising over $800 for charity over a two day street festival. A great success!"
Thanks for the great share, Liz! Enjoy your $75 gift certificate~
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.