December 3, 2013

My Review of Savage Background Paper 53inx12yds Mocha, #76

by katiering

Savage paper

By Katie from Framingham, MA on 12/3/2013

 

5out of 5

Pros: Durable

Best Uses: General Use

Describe Yourself: Pro Photographer

Savage seamless papers are the best because they come on a cardboard core. The core makes the paper last longer and be usable to the end of the roll. Papers that do not come on a cardboard core are often damaged at the end and do not fit on all types of background support systems.

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November 14, 2012

Day 6 of 30 day yoga challenge

by katiering

Today is day 6 of my 30 day yoga challenge.

The morning of day 4 I did a short but challenging yoga video.

This video was a flow similar to many vinyassa classes I’ve taken moving from downward dog into warrior poses and back. It is only about 10 minutes but she offers a lot of optional modifications to make it harder so you could do this video many times and continue to push yourself.

When the video was over I moved to the mat and added some poses including: cat/cow, spinal twists, modified pigeon, bridge, plow sequence and ended with savasana.

And last night I built my own evening yoga with the ‘Pocket Yoga’ app $2.99:

This app was pretty good. I wish the voice didn’t sound so computer generated, but I do like that you can do this anywhere, even without an internet connection, and that you can make your own custom sequences. On the apple website a reviewer mentions that Yoga Builder is also a great yoga app. I’ll have to try it.

Now I just need to find time today to practice yoga…

 

November 13, 2012

30 yoga challenge

by katiering

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“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” ~ Yoga Sutras

Hello blog! I haven’t posted here in a while since I’ve been posting on my tea blog, delecteable. I thought what better time to post again then to declare that I will start a 30 day yoga challenge. My goal is both fitness and to clear my mind. By making it public I’ll hold myself accountable. So here goes…

Saturday (day one): I tried a new studio and attended the 10:30AM all levels yoga class at laughing dog yoga in Wellesley. Great class, I highly recommend it!

Sunday: I opted for a de-stressing sun salutation video I found on Pinterest.

Today: I went to 7:30PM candle light yoga at spirit bear yoga in Natick. Great class, but it said no heat bit is low heat, usually around 82 degrees.

Wish me luck as I try to practice yoga for 30 days in a row!

January 1, 2012

My year in pictures

by katiering

I love the iphone app instagram. Well, I just love that I can so easily carry a tiny camera in my pocket. It’s nice that it makes calls too.

New Years day seemed like a good time to show a bit of my year in pictures. Here is a visual journal of where I’ve been and what I photographed.

November 11, 2011

And the winner is…Abby!

by katiering

Congratulations Abby! Or should I say that to your brother and sister-in law and their little one? I can’t wait to photograph them. I’ll be in touch about your free session!

October 15, 2011

Hot Mamma! #photofriday #boston #giveaway

by katiering

Isn’t Lynn one hot mamma?

Take a look at Lynn’s  maternity photos and enter to win my portrait photography giveaway. On 11/11 I’ll give away one free portrait session!*

To enter to win just comment on any of the #PhotoFriday posts and tell me how you’d like to use your free session. For extra entries comment again each time to tell me that you’re doing one or all of of the following: like Katie Ring Images on Facebook, Follow me @KatieRing on twitter, Tweet about this (copy & paste if you like) “I entered @KatieRing’s #PhotoFriday giveaway to win a free portrait session http://nblo.gs/o7OEg #Boston” BONUS ENTRY: Like delecTEAble (my other blog) on Facebook.

FYI, these photos become more revealing at the end of the post. Proceed if you you’re not shy. Thank you to Lynn for letting me share them all!

*Free portrait session will be one hour in length. It must take place within 45 minutes of Boston, MA. Further locations will require travel fees. Subject to photographer’s availability. Session and photo-sharing website will be provided at no charge. Prints and non-watermarked digital copies of photos will be available for purchase.

October 7, 2011

Family Portraits — #PhotoFriday #Giveaway #Boston

by katiering

I’ve been super busy with portrait sessions! So many photos, so little time!  So, I thought I’d set the goal of blogging one session every Friday for the next 5 weeks. On the 6th week (11/11) I’ll give away one free portrait session!*

To enter to win just comment on any of the #PhotoFriday posts and tell me how you’d like to use your free session. For extra entries comment again each time to tell me that you’re doing one or all of of the following: like Katie Ring Images on Facebook, Follow me @KatieRing on twitter, Tweet about this (copy & paste if you like) “I entered @KatieRing’s #PhotoFriday giveaway to win a free portrait session http://nblo.gs/o7OEg #Boston” BONUS ENTRY: Like delecTEAble (my other blog) on Facebook.

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*Free portrait session will be one hour in length. It must take place within 45 minutes of Boston, MA. Further locations will require travel fees. Subject to photographer’s availability. Session and photo-sharing website will be provided at no charge. Prints and non-watermarked digital copies of photos will be available for purchase.

September 26, 2011

Today was a beautiful day in Maine

by katiering

September 9, 2011

@missmollybell’s Creative Habit Podcast

by katiering

I have a fun new discovery to share, the Creative Habit Podcast — I’m so glad that I found it! It’s so inspiring to listen to other people who live creatively. People like Molly and Daya, even though they are living creative lifestyles in a completely different fields than myself, inspire me. Creative people draw energy from one another whether or not they are within the same discipline. In graduate school I was often inspired by painters, video artists, sculpture artists etc even though my own medium of photography is different. Everyone’s creativity feeds into mine and energizes me. The idea of saying to yourself “What am I going do that’s my creative habit today?” is a good practice. I actively think; what can I do that is uniquely creative for me and not for anything or anyone else? One of my new creative habits is a tea blog delectable.

I enjoy social media and I enjoy photography and blogs are a place where I can do both. My new tea blog is a great way to connect with my good friend Abby, to share my enjoyment of tea, to write, and share photography. Although that is just one example of my creatives habits, living creatively inside and outside of my career is important to me. I’ve been inspired by this podcast and wanted to share it, especially with my friends who are creators and have unique artistic jobs. For anyone who doesn’t have a creative job, I hope you enjoy the podcast too! I encourage everyone to listen and to think: what is my creative outlet? What do you have  in your life that is uniquely for you and feeds your creativity? It’s such an important idea! I get inspiration from Molly and Daya through their podcast. I’m enjoying it immensely and I hope to share that enjoyment with you! Now — go be creative!

July 13, 2011

Pinterest

by katiering

With new social media sites popping up all the time why join each johnny-come-lately community, right? I love my Facebook & Twitter but I agree — enough is enough. I tend to wait until the site has popped up on my screen several times before I take the plunge. So, when someone tweeted that they had pinned a photo I didn’t take much notice. Then I saw more tweets, got some invites from friends, and decided to see what all the fuss over this pinterest site was about. Upon further investigation I have to say, I think I love pinterest.

I used to keep folders on my desktop, and folders of links in email, of photos from the web that I enjoyed. Pinterest is like this, but keeps photos all on easy to categorize boards. Better yet it includes links to the source websites for the images. This is great for two reasons: you can go back to the site and purchase a product, or you can ask permission and correctly attribute a photograph that you’d like to use in, say, a blog post. One thing photographers are always worried about is watermarks being cropped out and their images becoming “orphan works” and not attributed to them. This is why, as a photographer, I love pinterest! Pin away! It’s much better than stealing photos from my website and putting them in a file on your desktop! And, all I can say is, where was this when I was planning my wedding? I would have loved to have a site like this to keep all of the photos of hair, cakes, dresses, flowers etc! Also, perhaps this is a touch self important, but I get quite a thrill seeing photos I’ve taken pinned by others! Hence, my board, “photos I’ve taken.” Thanks for deeming my photos pin-worthy my pinterest peeps!

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