My new blog and photo site is live at barbhoganphoto.com. I hope you'll come on over and decided to stay there!
Sneak peeks are up on the new site/blog. Please come on over and if you're subscriber here, I'd love it if you'd put me in your reader or subscriber over there. And don't forget to leave some comments while you're there.... Thanks!
Happy Father's Day!
Neglect, that's certainly what this blog has been suffering from, that's for sure. I don't really know why I stopped updating it. Well, yes I do and that's the good part.
I stopped because I've thought for a long time that I need to change my focus and morph this forum into a better blog that's more photography oriented and better suited to what I'm doing right now. My photography business has really picked up, and thanks to the encouragement of a bunch of friends and some talented creative professionals, I'm ready to make that leap.
So it's my pleasure to announce that in early June, I will be leaving this blog behind and moving to a new site that will serve as both my photography blog and online portfolio. I've been working on it behind the scenes for a few weeks now and I'm really liking how it's looking so far.
In other big news, I started a new job at AI Software in March, as their project manager and social media specialist. We build websites for other businesses and provide social media management. I train clients on how to maintain their websites, do site changes and population, and do all the social media campaigns. It's such a fun job. I tell people that I get paid to play on Facebook all day. That's not entirely true, but it kind of is to a degree.
So since I'm now an official Social Media Maven, I figure that I should get my own act together in that respect and starting this week, I'm doing that. If you're not already following me on Twitter (and why would you since I rarely update it!), you can find me here and I promise to keep it updated and hopefully fun.
Lots has been going on around these parts since I quit posting and when I roll out my new blog, I hope you'll follow me there and catch up on all the latest and greatest!
Finally, since no blog entry is complete without a photo, I think I'll post this one. I recently got an iPhone and have been trying to learn how to take creative pics with it using Instagram. Here is one from Mirror Lake at Eden Park.
Speaking of Instagram, if you'd like to follow my fumbling efforts and failures over there regarding my iPhone camera, you can find me on Instagram at bahogan.
See you soon with exciting new updates!
I'd like to introduce you to my latest senior, Amy M from The Seven Hills School. We had a marvelous day, lucking into some spectacular weather in November. I don't know how long this beautiful weather is going to last, but I'm not complaining!
Amy, I know you've been waiting patiently for your sneak peeks, so here they are!
Thanks Amy for starting my November off right. I hope you like your peeks!
Earlier this week I ventured a bit north of my usual stomping grounds for a senior shoot with lovely Rachel, who will be graduating from Mason High School this spring (yay!).
Rachel came to the shoot with a really good idea of what she likes when it comes to pictures. She came with a yearbook-in-hand and photos that she liked, which was great! As it turns out, Rachel has an eye for interesting poses and creative and funky processing. Cool! If funky is what you like, funky is what you're going to get!
So Rachel, here are some sneak peeks of your senior session. I purposely gave you a few different looks. I hope you like them!
This one has that "washed out" look, kind of like how they filmed the Twilight movies....
And finally, here is one that just shows off those gorgeous eyes of yours! I just know that your mom is going to love this one. Because we moms want everybody to see the beauty that we see all the time!
I can't believe that this is the fourth year of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. It's always been so much fun, and so interesting to see how a group of 50 or so people can walk basically the same steps and yet view the world in such different ways.
This year there were two walks in Cincinnati, but since they were on different days, I got to walk twice! The Saturday walk was hosted by David Ziser and the Sunday walk was hosted by Jason Lykens. Both are fantastic photographers with entirely different styles and approaches, and so that was extra fun for me. Shannon went with me on the "Jason Walk" this year.
Here are some of the shots that I took on the Saturday walk, which covered the redevelopment of Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine.
My favorite shot of the day was this one, which I submitted as my entry for the photo contest:
On Sunday, we walked at the end of the day and walked towards the riverfront. My shots look entirely different. I love that!
I have trouble picking my favorite from Sunday, but it's probably this one:
or this one, I can't decide....
What do you think?
Shannon's shot of the day was this beauty:
Pretty awesome, isn't it? A big thanks to David and Jason for being such great hosts and always keeping it interesting, welcoming, and very very fun!