Debut, Twitter Feeds, Feedburner, Disqus, the WORLD

Hey friends, so prior to 2010 I really had no idea how I was going to attack this whole, hey lets change paths in my live, scare the living hell out of my parents, and make everyone think I’m going crazy, PLAN. I had one thing on my side, Passion… kind of? I mean I never knew what I wanted to do in my life, and then now I jump into photography? I’m still kicking myself. – Well I still have passion in my life, but now I think I have direction and a little bit more guidance thanks to a couple people’s help.

One of the cool things I learned these last two months was that popping in links and meta tags etc in my code in these blogs would help my search engine optimization, (SEO), IE for those computer illiterate – so people who search those words would also find me easier. Right? Right?! I know, sounds easy – So the plan is, in the most UNCONVENTIONAL WAY, to throw in random links to people in the middle of my blogs that a total of 60 (SIXTY) yes I said 60! People read a day. LOL so trust me that’s not a lot but to think I went from 3, 4, or 5 people a day to 60 in this month? I’m pretty stoked. ☺. Ok no no lets backtrack a little bit, Jasmine Star, shes the Tom Cruise.. no tom cruise is gone now, she’s the Hugh Jackman of photographers, except she’s female, she gets 100,000 people a day to read her blog, and you’ll be the 100,001th person to read it today. Nice? P.s I love her layout on her page. >< So expect me to be throwing out links of people I meet and businesses I LOVE in the future. HTML code and Google don’t factor in relevance to a site as a factor in their SEO processes, so link wars begin! *Oh yea identity kitchen! <– love this place. Make your own identity for ABOUT, FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS. LOL! (don’t say I didn’t warn you)

So I was also searching different websites for great ideas and I ran across some of my friends sites who use WIX. Most of these sites aren’t anything spectacular but one of my friends did some photography for a designer named Steppie ← Her site is nice! I love the playfulness of it really wanted to incorporate some of that into my site. Alah! I don’t know how to code very well! And since I’m not using a easy to do UI like blu domain or anything, I had to figure it out on my own with Dreamweaver. Thanks to Melody Avena of fresh melon designs who designed my site (html based not flash!) I was able to reverse learn how to code and upload to my site. Hence – top right of the screen? Icons! I got it from social icons which HAS EVERY ICON you want in the coolest designs :) This was a huge feat for me, imagine working on figuring out my site for 2-3 hours a day getting nowhere. I have a problem with keeping my computer time productive… instead I end up surfing the web and going on facebook… WELL, TOUCHE, I did it! I even added the disqus comments feature that was on steppies blog, and the (high five) subscribe to me by EMAIL feature on my header from feedburner. ☺ type in your email and click subscribe now guys! i just posted it up and i have 3 subscribers. WOOT… umm including myself. Thanks Steppie (even though she hasn’t met me either)
On the other side of news, I finished Regina’s preview pictures for her debut. I didn’t get as much time to shoot with her, we started shooting at five pm when the sun was about gone but what we did get was great. Hope you like the pictures!

*PS i’m interning for KrisD Mauga from Krashing Motions :)



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Hanssie - 02/05/2010 - 9:43 pm

Jasmine is awesome. She was one of the first photogs I followed and learned a lot from just reading her blog!

dizel - 03/23/2010 - 12:40 pm

thank you nice post

dizel - 03/23/2010 - 3:40 pm

thank you nice post

Shopping Karts and Ketchup: Surrealism at its Finest

For my surrealism project in our photographic design class I decided to go with edgy horror flick, something that a photographer that I admired for a while now had already done. I looked at some of his pictures and recreated the same atmosphere for the pictures. although not as elaborate and dedicated, I still think these pictures are  very strong images. So inspired by Murat Sayginer, surrealist photographer, starring is Robin Pra, make up and hair done by Gaby, my first surrealist artwork: “Shopping Karts and Ketchup”


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Portraits Sessions: February ONLY special!

Sunday I had an appointment with Jorel and Ashling to do Hayden and Jason’s baby portraits. I pulled out the blue seamless and started shooting with the props we had. I managed to shoot in under 30 minutes and then picked out six and editted those six in under an hour. We realized that a good quality session can be done in an hour and wrapped up in an hour and a half.

With that being said we decided to set up a February Special. Tomorrow is the month of love, so heres the Element special: Contact me for a 30 minute session in my studio, We’ll pick out 6 pictures, and i’ll edit each one and give you a cd of those six pictures before you go home! All for just $50! This won’t last long so take advantage and set up an appointment with me now. Kids, Couples, Babies, Maternity, or single person portraits ONLY please. Only valid for the month of February! SO SCHEDULE NOW. Thanks!

Here’s a preview of what I’d do. Thanks Jorel and Ash!


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Albert Leinenweber - 02/02/2010 - 1:52 am

Nice job Justin!!!

JUSTINELEMENT - 02/02/2010 - 5:41 am

Thanks Albert!