I feel good. My ultimate pal, Sadie, is by my side. She came into our lives at such a demolished time of loss. And then she brought us back to the basics. We laughed, we were amazed at her complete & immediate trust. She looked directly into our eyes and her eyes said in a thousand ways: I want to be loved and accepted. And my goodness, how she has loved us. (check out the Pet Gallery for plenty of pictures of my lovely & confident Sadie-lady; you can't miss her).
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Be Amazing! What does it take to be an amazing business and not just good enough? At Curvology Studio it's our essential desire to become your A+mazing neighborhood photography studio. We will share a few laughs and all-around smiles before the camera lens is even lifted - because real laughter is simply the whole pizza pie of making a photo you will want to save. We keep it simple, fun and focused on movement for lots of great shots. We somehow make that nervous energy work to showcase what... Read More
It takes a crew to plan a major studio re-do. I want to thank a great contractor, Blane, for his solid expertise and help! Blane spent hours in the studio on a pretty cold and already busy day he had started much earlier. We had a set of instructions, three aluminum tubes, a triple set of gears, two amazing canvas backdrops on wooden dowels, and a challenge to put a backdrop lift into the right place, level it to perfection, plan for expansion, and still protect this beautiful addition to... Read More
Ansel Adams, one of the most famous photographers of all time, came up with the Zone System. It consists of 10 discrete observable tones. Today, with the wealth of tools available to us, we can fix color problems based on the Zone System. Photographers try to highlight different tones when they compose a picture to create something that is like the human visual system. The human can see about 100 to 150 tones or steps of value change. So with 256 steps of a digital grayscale image... Read More
Curvology is making a comeback in beautiful Meridian, Idaho. We sold stuff, donated the kitchen sink (almost) and made a heart-pounding move from Colorado to rediscover an area in Southwestern Idaho we loved years ago. The new studio is featuring photo-shoots to honor others - portraits with the biggest heart of all, and what Curvology Studio is all about. Our portrait focus is on people you want to honor whom have made a difference in your life: mentors, teachers, clergy, grandparents,... Read More
Times are changing this year. Curvology Studio has outgrown the limitations of a residential space! The studio will be relocating! Whether our future lays in Arvada or elsewhere in the beautiful front range area is still to be found. Say tuned!Read More
One of the best parts of finding a new home to share a love of family & how important it is -- is how I am imagining a cozy, country-relaxed atmosphere. A place where we all feel "time rich." I came across this term and I love it. Feeling time rich instead of time poor. Having our families come together in a great space to rejoice in our connection is exactly what makes me feel most rewarded. Your family is my family. I am excited to find just the right way to provide a great... Read More
"If we want to keep our brains happy and healthy as we age, we should embrace the power of nostalgia" states Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist. He knows a thing or two about healing and rejuvenating the brain according to a Boomerly website article.
It's easy to make a habit out of the overcommitting mode - and just maybe we do that with our memories too? Our stories and how we caretake them ---- may just mean we leave our... Read More
I lucked out being able to pursue a dream that began with my Nikon FM film camera in the 80s (pictured here). I took it on my first "corporate escape" to the grandest place: the Teton Mountains in Wyoming where I lived right across from an elk refuge. Decades before now, my path as a "visual engineer" was planted by my grandfather Wayne B. Nottingham - and his compadre of friends in extraordinary places. He was an MIT physics professor (and... Read More
Click! Then share on social media. Then print. Whoa!
Many professional photographers worry about the "then print." Is it still important to their customers? Why do we worry? Because there is so much more to this craft than a thumb drive of images. Pros are trained for every aspect of making that beautiful print. Like a boxer is trained for the fight. An intrepid adventurer like John Wesley Powell (Mt. Powell) is trained - not for the "preamble" hike - but to attack the beast at the... Read More
It was a street poet in a chair next to his manual typewriter watching people walk by. I took him up on his offer to write a poem from one word of my choice. His sign said: "A Poem for You ... " next to a donation box. My word was "cheesecake." He tapped the keys of his old typewriter and blew my mind with a profoundly beautiful poem he handed me in 60 seconds. I wanted that inspiration for my photography! I wanted to be able to dissolve my expectations and... Read More
Is there a difference between a choice and a decision? I had a conversation about that today and it led me to think a bit deeper about how to have more of that sweetness in life, that leaving-a-little-bit-of-life-unplanned kind of pure joy.
Different ways of looking at things feed my mind and who's ever to say who's right? I love considering the answer to this unique question, so here goes: if I decide to forego eating meat and I get all up in a frenzy being around animal flesh, and... Read More