Monday, February 28, 2011

The Reason I Haven't Been Blogging in a While... (CONTEST!!!) Win a FREE Backdrop! that my stepdad and I are working on our custom backdrop business! Within the next month we hope to be up and running. He's ordered a wide-format printer, and I'm working on our webstore. We'll be selling photo backdrops and floors made of a Matte Polypropylene material, 54" wide and anywhere from 5' to 9' long. We're having a photo/design contest to get things  rolling!

As a fun way of getting things going, and to get design ideas from potential clients, we'll be holding a photo/design contest. To enter: submit a high resolution image of a custom backdrop design from one of the following categories with your name and/or business name and email (subject: S & S Backdrop Contest: List Backdrop Category & "Graphic Design" or "Photo") to You may also include your business's web address for credit on our website! Make sure to leave us a comment on our blog also! They will be posted for voting, and there will be two winners - one in graphic design, and one in photos, who will receive a print of their backdrop design in the size of their choosing (as long as the photo is large enough to fit said size). All designs submitted may be used in our inventory, and credit will be given to the photographer/designer on our website.

Backdrop Categories include:

  • Wood Floors
  • Brick, Concrete, and Stone
  • Checkered Tile, Rugs, Fur, etc.
  • Vintage/Damask Style
  • Doors, Walls, Windows...
  • The Deep South
  • On Location Scenes (Indoors and Outdoors)
  • Graffiti, Shapes, Patterns, and Textures
  • Animal Print
  • Flowers, Hay, Grass
  • Sky and Clouds

Keep in mind these drops are 54" wide x 5'-9' long, so portrait orientation for your photos or designs is a must! Please submit your designs by March 11, 2011 at 12am EST. Designs will be posted on the Amazing Grace Photography FB page and the S & S Photo Backdrop and Floors FB page for voting by March 14, 2011 - like a photo to vote. Voters may submit their votes on both Facebook pages to be counted as two votes! Voting will  be open until March 31st. The winners will be announced on April 4th.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Learn Photography Resources

So most of what I've learned has been "self taught" through online resources and  books. I wanted to share some of these resources with other inspiring photographers!

My #1 Photography Resource: Bryan Peterson
He has two books (so far I've only read one, about to start on the 2nd): Understanding Exposure, and Understanding Photography Field Guide. Less than $20 on

He also has his own online photography school, a little more costly, but worth it if you have the cash!

#2 is Michael the Mentor - he has free basic photography tutorial videos on his website, and more in depth DVDs for sale for less than $50.

#3 is YouTube. Chances are if you want to learn about something, there's a video tutorial on YouTube. I've found tutorials on how to use my camera, lighting and composition, photoshop, etc.

And last, but NOT least! #4 is CafeMom. Yeah, if you're a dude, this one may not be for you. You will probably get eaten alive. But there is a group called Photo Mom's, and I have received wonderful advice, constructive criticism, and answers from these ladies. Several of them are professional photographers with AMAZING work, and I take their advice very close to heart.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Twin Senior Shoot - Macon & Warner Robins Senior Photographer

It was cold, and started to rain on us, but these two were troopers and everything turned out just fine!

Monday, February 7, 2011

C & T So Happy Together - Macon & Warner Robins Engagement Photographer

A sweet, happy couple celebrating their engagement! I had an awesome time with this shoot, especially with the beauty of the Cannonball House in Macon, GA as a backdrop.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CoBeAc South Youth Camp July 2011 - Lizella, GA

Summer 2011 marks CoBeAc South's 17th camping year! For Ages 8-18 CoBeAc is an awesome way to spend a week with God and with friends. CoBeAc 2011 - July 11-16, 2011. Mark your calendar! Campgrounds located in Lizella, GA. I'll be out all week doing my part, having an AMAZING week, and shooting away! Follow the link for contact info. Check out last year's photos! Details coming soon!