Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Maven Flyer For the week of February 27th, 2017

Welcome to 
 The Maven Flyer
For the week of February 27th, 2017


Here we will offer suggestions for places for you to submit your images
for sharing and competition.
If you have or know of a sharing community or theme, please let us know
by emailing the name, link, and specifics to 
snapmaven.info @gmail.com
Include "Please Add This Page to the Flyer"
in the subject line so we won't miss it.

At this time you will need to visit each page to learn the specifics of the pages 
rules and deadlines for sharing images.

Happy Sharing Everyone!

Snap Maven ~ {weekly favorites}
Art of Storytelling ~ {details in the story}
Clickin Moms~ {Weekly Fave}
The Dark Room{Graffiti}
Snap Love Grow{Simple Everyday Details}
 Fantastically Flawed ~ {You do not know the first note of the music that moves me}
Picture Me Project~{Include yourself in the image somehow!}
Lemonade and Lenses~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Mozi Magazine~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Seniorologie~ {Weekly Favorite (senior) each week}
Photo Artistry~  {love}
Journey to Artist  {new beginnings}
Little Bellows {Weekly favorite each week}
Life's Experience p52~{Week 9 | magic}
The Monochromatic Lens~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Minimalist Mondays ~ {weekly faves}
The Snap Society ~ {Weekly favorite each week}
Life Unscripted {morning light}
Dear Photographer{daily favorite}
Sham of the Perfect~ {family documentary favorites each week}
Fearless and Framed~ {Honestly documented each week}
Soul Focus -  {braveheart and weekly favorites}
Dads in the wild - {Weekly Faves each week}
Share Six- {shadows}
Photography By Heart- {drama}
<<<>>>

That concludes the links for this week!
If there is a link you'd like to see here, please let us know at
snapmaven.info@gmail.com
Include "Please Add This Page to the Flyer"
in the subject line so we won't miss it.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for addition to The Maven Flyer
Same goes for errors, though we hope to get those fixed right away.
Future issues of The Maven Flyer will be posted on Tuesday evenings.

{delicate}







I love the idea of how delicate details can make an image strong and more emotive.  



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Finalists in no particular order:




I love that this image captures not only the delicate bubble but the patience of the sweet little girl.






I love the perspective image with the sun peaking into the corner of the photo.  It makes me think of a warm summer morning.





The tones in this photo are just stunning.  I love the delicate nature of the fading blooms!



I love the dramatic edit on this photo.  The details of the dew drops on the flowers is just stunning.




I love the delicate braids combined with the delicate lace on the top of her dress.



This shot is so impressive.  I have no idea the patience to capture such a delicate creature resting on his hand.  



The delicate nature of a tiny snowflake is always stunning to me.  Such a beautiful capture!



This one speaks to my dancer's heart.  I love the delicate classic details of this photo.




I love the dark grit mixed with the dainty beauty of the flowers.  Beautiful!!




Nothing quite as sweet as delicate baby hands.  I think they are some of my favorite captures.




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Winner:





I just love the softness of this capture.  
The shadows and that gorgeous red hair make for a simple yet beautiful image.




Holly Beamer
Holly Joy Photography

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Feature Friday with Life Takes Photography!

Faye is the talent behind Life Takes Photography, and our recent 'run wild my child' challenge winner. Read on to get a peek into her camera bag, and how she got her start in photography!



Please can you tell us about yourself…  I’m Faye of Life Takes Photography and I live in England, UK.   I’m a mother of two daughters, wife to an incredibly supportive husband and a documenter of our journey.  Motherhood, photography and a sprinkling of post-30 ness (my favourite decade so far, without doubt) has led me on a creative journey to really see life and begin to discover who I am and start to like her.
Photography gives me a sense of calm; there’s a stillness in imagery that feels quiet in an otherwise noisy world.  And when life is fractious, heading outside (preferably near water), with my little brood is my calm.  There’s no place I’d rather be, or no people I’d rather be with.  The way children see the world is captivating and I genuinely feel photography has allowed me to cherish and see that.




Can you describe your style in 3 words?  I think my style is still developing, I’d probably say unscripted, sincere and [personally] life-affirming.


What sparked your passion for photography?  My passion for photography was sparked when I had the girls.  I’ve found that when you start living from one school term to the next it can be hard to feel like your feet touch the ground. When life seems chaotic and the not-so-peachy sides of parenting are getting on top, my instinct is to get us outdoors – to the woods, onto the beach, to the park - to slow us down.  Photography in those places helps me to breathe, reconnect and really see the girls as they are, right in the moment.  It’s a real escape for me.  I also want them to look back in years to come and see themselves as I see them.


What’s in your camera bag right now?  A Nikon D610 with a 50mm 1.4 (my go to and not too bulky), some kids snacks and a hair band!



What is your dream shoot or project?  I think it would have to be photographing a woman bringing a child into the world, now that would be incredible.  I’ve been toying with the idea of a 365 project too as the growth I’ve seen in other photographers after completing one have been amazing.


What are some of the misconceptions you had about photography and photographers at the beginning of your photography journey?  I think my biggest misconception at the beginning was that everything you need to learn was technical and to check a certain amount of boxes before you become a fully-fledged photographer.  I hadn’t anticipated how cathartic exploring my creativity would be and that I’m constantly learning as the journey develops.


What advice would you give to newbie photographers?  I think I’d say photograph the things that make you feel something and keep doing it.  And to connect with others: there’s a whole community of photographers out there to inspire and encourage you, photography pals are some of the best!



Find more of Life Takes Photography here:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Maven Flyer For the week of February 20th, 2017

Welcome to 
 The Maven Flyer
For the week of February 20th, 2017


Here we will offer suggestions for places for you to submit your images
for sharing and competition.
If you have or know of a sharing community or theme, please let us know
by emailing the name, link, and specifics to 
snapmaven.info @gmail.com
Include "Please Add This Page to the Flyer"
in the subject line so we won't miss it.

At this time you will need to visit each page to learn the specifics of the pages 
rules and deadlines for sharing images.

Happy Sharing Everyone!

Snap Maven ~ {delicate}
Art of Storytelling ~ {details in the story}
Clickin Moms~ {Weekly Fave}
The Dark Room{Graffiti}
Snap Love Grow(Circles)
 Fantastically Flawed ~ {For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you}
Picture Me Project~{Include yourself in the image somehow!}
Lemonade and Lenses~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Mozi Magazine~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Seniorologie~ {Weekly Favorite (senior) each week}
Photo Artistry~  {love}
Journey to Artist  {new beginnings}
Little Bellows {Weekly favorite each week}
Life's Experience p52~{Week 8 | silhouette}
The Monochromatic Lens~{Weekly Favorite each week}
Minimalist Mondays ~ {weekly faves}
The Snap Society ~ {Weekly favorite each week}
Life Unscripted {morning light}
Dear Photographer{daily favorite}
Sham of the Perfect~ {family documentary favorites each week}
Fearless and Framed~ {Honestly documented each week}
Soul Focus -  {braveheart and weekly favorites}
Dads in the wild - {Weekly Faves each week}
Share Six- {shadows}
Photography By Heart- {mystery}
<<<>>>

That concludes the links for this week!
If there is a link you'd like to see here, please let us know at
snapmaven.info@gmail.com
Include "Please Add This Page to the Flyer"
in the subject line so we won't miss it.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for addition to The Maven Flyer
Same goes for errors, though we hope to get those fixed right away.
Future issues of The Maven Flyer will be posted on Tuesday evenings.

{run wild my child}

{Run Wild My Child}


I chose this theme because I love photographing my kids being kids. 
Being their wild and free selves and they are always running…lol!





The happiness and laughter in this photograph is contagious! Do I have to mention the panning skills! I would love to have a photograph like this of my children!







I love how carefree this image is. This is her being her and you can see how happy she is!







I really love the composition and the ripples in the water drawing your eye to the little subject.






The movement in this image is great, it looks as though she’s dancing! I also love the tones in this image as well!




I love the composition and colors and how he’s captured mid stride!





This photo is so eye-catching! What’s not to love, that sky, the composition, it’s just gorgeous!







Oh my gosh, wherever this is I want to go there! I’d love to run through this field of beautiful green grass with mountain views!






I’m a sucker for negative space and I love that it’s shot low! It kind of reminds me of the Sound of Music, one of my favorite movies!





The bare feet and tongue sticking out got me. 
This is the billboard for Run Wild My Child and I love it!




Winner is:



The lines, the light, and the illusion that their running will never end! I love
everything about this photo!



Krystal Weir Photography

Friday, February 17, 2017

Feature Friday with Erin VonRuden Keogh!

The winner of our 'authenticity over everything' challenge a few weeks back was Erin VonRuden Keogh!  This talented hobbyist is sharing more of her gorgeous work here today!



1. Please tell us about yourself...  
I live in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two boys- 6 and 3. We have 2 aging dogs and an old cat. I work in healthcare, specifically program development for individuals with disabilities. I live about 3 miles from where I grew up, but we did relocate to Colorado for a few years before moving back home again.  



2. Can you describe your style in 3 words? Why those words? 
Oh my gosh, I'm so bad at this.  I had to ask a friend!  She suggested "unscripted" or maybe "authentic".  I definitely try to catch my kids being themselves.  They're very good at being uniquely them.  


3. What sparked your passion for photography? 
My husband works in video, so we’ve always had a nice camera. After my second son was born, I took a few online classes and started learning how to shoot in something other than auto. My husband bought me Lightroom and it’s kind of spiraled from there. My goal is to capture good, authentic pictures of the boys- ones where their personalities shine through. 


4. What's in your camera bag right now? 
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, and either a Canon 24-70mm 2.8 or a 35mm 1.4. We also have a Lensbaby Edge 80 and a speedlight, which I never use!  I just invested in a Kelly Moore bag- and I love it.  Makes carting my camera to Target so much easier (and safer)! 


5. What is your dream shoot or project? 
A photog I follow recently did a day-in-the-life shoot at Disney World.  That sounds amazing! I feel like there is no better place to capture kids going through all the emotions.  I know my son did!  So if anyone wants to fly me out to FL with them, I am totally game.  



6. What are some of the misconceptions you had about photography and photographers at the beginning of your photography journey? Have they changed, and how? 

Probably that equipment is what makes a photo great.  And I definitely learned that it's the photographer.  While good equipment certainly makes it easier, I've seen amazing photos shot on just an iPhone. And light- I never really thought about light before learning how to shoot- the quality of light, the color of light, the direction of light- and it's all about the light! Utilizing light to my advantage is definitely an area I'm still working on!  



7. What advice would you give to newbie photographers? What advice do you wish you'd been given at the very beginning? 

I'm still a newbie! But I would say, utilize your resources! There are so many resources and online tutorials out there- and many of them free. You just have to invest the time. And become part of an online community. I think that’s been the most fun part of this whole learning experience. Meeting other photographers (even if only virtually) and having people who share a similar interest, are always willing to provide support and answer questions… it’s been invaluable. I have made some really great friends that I have never even met in person- but talk to almost daily! 


Find more of Erin's beautiful work here:




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