Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Have A New Blog!

You're seeing this because you loaded my RSS feed or my blogger address! Hey! Thanks! WOO HOO! Guess what? I moved my blog. The address is still http://www.rephotodesign.info, but the RSS link change. So head to the new blog then update your RSS!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm a Junkie

It's a well kept secret, I'm a CNN junkie. I leave it on all day long as I work. For a while I banned watching the news because I used to work in TV news as a feature story editor and I know how the news works. I just couldn't watch it anymore after I left the news business. Now since the election campaigning starting months ago, I watch CNN like it's going out of style.

If anyone was watching the news yesterday you would have seen an airplane floating in the Hudson river in NYC. The pilot somehow landed it there when the engines went out. Amazingly everyone survived. AMAZING! So someone in Kelley's family knows someone who had a friend on one of the ferries that was rescuing people sent this photo via his cell phone. I tweaked it a bit, but this is AWESOME! I had to share. It looks like it's credited to a friend of Christopher Tobin, via Robert Green (I believe Kelley's cousin), via my mother in-law, to me. The 4 degrees of RE!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Album Layouts

A few posts back I posted what the exterior of my albums look like. Now it's time for the layouts on the inside. This past year we had the most amount of albums my album designer, who's also a personal friend, and I have had to design. In fact, we are down to our last few. I was recently talking to a videographer friend of mine about how long it takes to design an album. Usually from choosing the images to final design it's anywhere from 5-10 hours, depending on the size of the album. I know for my albums they tend to take about 8 hours of design time... I'm picky about how they turn out and put a lot of thought into them. I really have no reason why I haven't l blogged about them, so here they are!

Also, I made commenting on my blog a little easier... feel free to leave one!

***UPDATE: I changed the coding for this flash object to make it work in Firefox and a little better overall.***

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And The Nominees Are...

Today I did my initial run through of all the wedding and engagement photos I've given out this year. After looking at 27,928 images from 25 weddings and many engagement sessions, the nominees total 556! This will be cut down further before the final vote for the top 100. I've already picked 2 of my top 3 weddings of the year as well! The third is too close to call. The final images aren't always my decision. In the past I have released the nominees for public vote amongst family and friends. I will be doing that again this year, so stay tuned for your invitation to vote!

Here's a sneak peak at the top 556. Get out your magnifying glass!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Iceland, Here Comes Sigga!

Kelley calls me from work and says "Sigga is going to call you, she needs a headshot asap." I though, ok, sweet. Later on Kelley told me a little about Sigga. She's the Associate Chair and Lecturer of Economics for Yale University. Her resume is amazing. Sigga is originally from Iceland. If you've been watching the news you've probably heard that Iceland went bankrupt. The entire country! Bankrupt! One day Sigga got a phone call from a high ranking government official there asking her to head a committee to not only figure out why Iceland is bankrupt, but how to fix it. Crazy, insane! How often does someone get asked to do this? So she came over our house for a really quick visit and we snapped off this headshot. Maybe we'll be seeing it on the news!