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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi there and welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by! Here you will find recent photos of my fabulous clients, and probably some of my kids too. Ok, well I try to keep the kids to a minimum, but sometimes I can't resist.
    I love photographing people, whether it is an important event like a wedding, or just everyday family life. I like to think of my camera as a little magic box with which I can capture memories so you can hold onto them for always.
    Hope you will stay awhile, relax, and enjoy!
    ~Georgette

Voting now open for January Cutest Pet Contest

Head on over to the G Aronow Photography facebook page to vote for the cutest canine.  The doggy with the most “likes” by G Aronow Photography friends (those that have liked the page) will win the free portrait session.

http://www.facebook.com/GAronowPhotography

Have I mentioned before that I miss having a dog in my life since my Samoyed Jake passed in 2011.  But luckily I have neighbor dogs that come and hang out with me… like this cutie here:

Can hardly wait to take pictures of the of winner of the contest!  Hope everyone has fun!

Enter G Aronow Photography Cutest Dog Contest

G Aronow Photography Cutest Dog Contest

First of all I think all dogs are cute:) So yes, this does become a bit of a popularity contest.  But I am ok with that, because I think it is fun and I am excited to give away a free pet portrait session.  So if you are OK with that, I hope you join in on the fun!!!  Here are the guidelines:

How to Enter:

Submit a photo of your dog – Submissions will be open for 7 days – January 15th – January 21th

Then you all will have a chance to vote from Tuesday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 27th (6 days only!)

If you win, you will receive:

A complimentary photo session for your furry rockstar!  You will also receive a print credit for $75.00!!!!!

The Contest Guidelines

G Aronow Photography Facebook Fans will choose one Lucky Dog as the winner!  The dog with the most “LIKES” by G Aronow Photography friends/fans wins!!!  So make sure you and your friends LIKE G Aronow Photography.

So to go for it, do the following:

1. Become a  G Aronow Photography “liker” at

http://www.facebook.com/GAronowPhotography

2. Email me a recent photo of your furry dog friend with their name and your contact info at garonow@sbcglobal.net (please no images shot by professional photographers!)

3. Leave me a little love note on my G Aronow Photography Facebook wall

4. Tell me one funny or silly fact about your furry dog friend

Other Details:

~All photos of dog contestants will be posted in an album on Facebook on Tuesday January 22nd, for the voting to begin!

~ Photographer will travel up to 45 miles to photograph your furry friend, otherwise you might have to come to gorgeous Nevada City!

~Photo sessions to take place within 30 days following the winner notification, at a location chosen by G Aronow Photography

~Focus of the session will be on the pet, but their human friends can also be included (up to two persons)

~Additional prints and products purchased separately

 

 

TGIF, SYRCL Film Fest, and More Portraits

Woo Hoo.  So glad it is Friday, and not just any Friday, Film Fest Friday.  I volunteer as the treasurer for a phenomenal environmental organization based out of Nevada City, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL).  SYRCL’s mission statement:

“SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River.  Motivated by our love for this watershed, we advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea”

This weekend is the 11th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which is taking place tonight through Sunday in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  I am always soooo inspired after the Film Fest to make changes in my lifestyle, even if small, to help make a difference for our planet and environment.  Like using less plastic, remembering my reusable bags when I go grocery shopping, conserving water, eating locally grown food whenever possible, etc. etc.  The little changes to our lives do make a difference.  I am convinced.  So go get inspired and watch some amazing films this weekend!

I thought I would share the portrait I did for the 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Fest Team and the program,…they are truly amazing people!!!

I also took some fun portraits for my friend Erin this week while she was taking pictures for Treats (a super yummy ice cream and treats store in Nev. City)…  Erin is giving a lunch talk next Tuesday at Sierra Commons on Blogging.  I am excited to go be a part of it!  I know I can certainly use more info on blogging.  She is a blogging queen! To find out more, visit the Outside Inn’s Blog.

Happy Friday y’all!!!

  • erin - January 11, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    Thanks Georgette for the fabulous new mug shot of me, fun to see the behind the scences sometimes… and all those fabulous SYRCL people work so hard (including YOU!)ReplyCancel

Bell Family Portraits | Nevada City

Just before Christmas, I met Natasha and Eric, and their seven month old baby Leif, for a portrait session at their home outside of Nevada City.  They have a cute little cabin and it was all warm and toasty inside.  We had actually tried to get together the week earlier, but torrential downpours and loss of electricity forced moving the date back.  The day we did meet was actually quite lovely, and we were able to brave the cold, even with little Leif, for a short bit to also get some natural light portraits.

Leif is clearly a happy baby.  At first though, he wasn’t too sure of me…  what was I doing there with all this stuff?  But getting a little goofy, and even trying to sing (which I do rather poorly) seemed to do the trick and we were able to get a few smiles:)

So here are some of the favorites from the day (a mixed photo session, part studio, part outdoors/natural light):

Have I mentioned before how I love black and white portraits:)

RAW Plus JPEG in Black and White – Cool Camera Feature

I am constantly learning about photography.  I think it is one of the reasons I am so drawn to it.  There is always more to learn.  Ways to be better at this craft.  I learned a new feature on my Canon DSLR the other day that I think is pretty cool.  Set your camera (assuming it has this capability) to capture both RAW and JPEG files.  Then change the JPEG profile to black and white.  Then when I take a picture it captures two photos, one in color (RAW) and one in black and white (JPEG).

Yes, I know I can convert my RAW photos into black and white in Lightroom or Photoshop, or my favorite black and white software, NIK Silver Efex Pro.  I do this often, as I love black and white photography.  However, using this cool function when I am shooting, gives me real time information about my photos in black and white (via the screen on the back of my camera).  I can focus on getting better black and white photos.  Plus, saves a step in the post processing stage.

Here is a picture of Zoey that I took using this sweet feature, and edited only in iPhoto:

 

For more information about RAW vs. JPEG file types, check out SLR Lounges’ Blog Post:  RAW vs JPEG (JPG)

  • erin - January 5, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    side by side I can’t decide which one I like better. But where’s the cup of coffee?ReplyCancel

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