Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Are you a morning person? Day 43 photo 365 calendar project February 13, 2014

Day 43 Arise and Shine

It’s funny how in a family, someone is usually the early riser, and willing to get them up and going!! How fun!! Oh…and that’s not me, on most days!

Camera: 1so 100, 50mm, f.8.0, /30

 

 

Oil and water mix? Day 38 – OIl 3 65 photo Calendar Project February 9, 2014

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Enjoy the Journey Day 31 – 365 Photo Calendar Project February 1, 2014

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Day 31 – The Ride

Camera: 50mm f/1.2, 1/400, Iso 800

I attended an Stake (geographically boundary) Relief Society (the largest woman’s organization that started in 1842, with over 6 million woman worldwide) Event, this evening, called “Ticket to Ride’.  I was based on everyone being a different stations in life.  We had a wonderful meal, a live band, great original music, about our journey here on earth, and our final destination,  that fit the theme perfectly, and then were able to split into a choice of 2 classes out of 8.  I went to “cyber station” identifying yourself online…how it is different when we aren’t performing live in person, that we can’t see others reactions to our information that we put out there.

My 2nd stop or class, was “H.O.P.E”  station. ..”Seek and Ye Shall Find”….S. O. S.  (Seek…Observe…Serve).

It was a wonderful evening! The decorations, made you feel like you were on a train.

drapes light trains table

 

Day 25 – Bright sunrise 365 photo Calendar Project January 26, 2014

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Day 25 – Sunrise

Camera- 100 iso, 50mm  f/6.3 1/400 sec

I was standing up on the high grounds of the temple, and seeing the sun coming over just overlooking the city!! Why do I not want to jump out of my nice warm cozy bed every morning, to capture the sky and city landscape!!   So, glad I did on Saturday!

 

Indulgence! Day 11 – 365 Photo Calendar Project January 11, 2014

It’s Day 11, in the New Year, and so far, I’ve done pretty well, in keeping to my goals of daily exercise, still need to do some upper weights before I go to bed though.  Down 2.7 lbs, since Jan 1st.  Taken a picture everyday!

Tonight, I saw this very neat concept that Beth Galton, who is a commercial still life photographer, did when she was approached to take a photo of a cut view of burritos. Then she expanded her vision, of  going a little further with her idea of cut food.  On her blog, she says she uses a lot of gelatin and Crisco, to keep liquids in place.   Loving her idea, the best form of flattery is copying.  I had to run to the store for milk anyways, the donuts were off the shelf.  So, I picked up these cherry petite strudel.  One of my favourites, shouldn’t all the air pockets, mean fewer calories?!

I took a “before” I ate a piece, and the after, of the first bite of indulgence!  When I have more time, perhaps I’ll try to attempt a cut up liquid.  Love her ideas!!

Camera: Iso 100 50mm f/5.0 125/sec   Straight out of the camera! I used  1 strobe with a soft box, on black fabric.  No photo shop on this, just to re size the picture and add the words.  Same for both photos.   Focused on the middle of the strudel, where the cherry is almost dripping out.  Rule of Thirds intersect on the left side.

 

Cut up Strudel  Inside view Christina Parker

Day 11 indulgence Christina Parker

 

Day 10 – Courage 365 Photo Calendar Project January 10, 2014

Looking at the scrapbook paper with all these faces, I wonder what type of challenges they had in their past.  Most of these people that are shown, look happy! Perhaps, happy to have their picture taken! I hope they had the courage to pursue their dreams, and make their own…the metal frame symbolizes their own dreams to come true.

Day 10 – Courage

Iso 125, 50mm f/2.0, 1/30   Scrapbook paper, and my metal frame, that is meant to hold a photo.

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What is your signature? February 22, 2013

What is the one thing that each one of us has, that shows our signature?

In every culture around the globe, we all have this to offer, in one way or another. In some countries, if you don’t have the popular signature, a bag may be placed over it, to hide it, and you are cast out, because you don’t fit in! As a professional photographer, I recently joined the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). PPA is a non-profit international association and has existed since 1869. Why did I join? I am friends in a social media site with one of the directors for ppacharities, David Grupa, who is very respectful, and gives great encouragement to new photographers, he was promoting this campagain, and encouraged many to join in a great cause. As a children photographer in Calgary, Alberta, I felt strongly to support this great cause, to help restore those that have lost their signature, their smile!!

Since 2005, PPA charities, has teamed up with Operation Smile! The goal: to raise $100,000 to help provide as many cleft lip, cleft palate, and facial deformities surgeries as possible. How much are the surgeries? $240.

How is this to be done? As Professional Photographers, that is our goal each day to capture signatures, your stories and your personalites!
We agree to: donate our time, and our costs, to provide you with a mini portrait session & a desk size print or a facebook image.
We ask you to help us, with YOUR donation of $24. You really are the ones that help us, in restoring their smiles, as we can’t do this without you!!
Our goal, then is to try to book at least 10 photography sessions, which would cover the cost of 1 surgery. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cost of the surgeries!

Can I count on your support? I am so far, the only Canadian photographer, that has taken this step to join those in the US, for this great cause of “Celebration of Smiles”. My Sessions will run on April 5 & April 6. Contact Information, can be found on my website: If you are in the US, and would like to participate please find a participating studio near you. Please watch this video by Operation Smile, and perhaps you will also feel moved to changed someone’s signature for the better! Christina

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