Funny how some normal-looking photographs offer the potential of being something more. My daughter sent me a long-distance snapshot of my grand-son playing with his dad. I can't get enough pictures of my little guy, exploring his new world with a toddler's beautiful curiosity. Something about this image attracted me. I take another look… Continue reading Finding A Something More
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. Even a clove of garlic. Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives. Contact her studio for commissioned work here.
The joy of finding new images in a session.
I have my website with a company that offers the ability to add and change things at will without waiting for my webmaster to do it. Today, in addition to changing ALL the fonts (!), I had been tweaking the info on my contact form. The item in question was in scheduling a screening call,… Continue reading Cleaning the Viewfinder
I am sensitive to waves of energy and sunlight as a daylight photographer ~ and take additional pleasure in working for events that possess both! This Chicago WineFest was showcased at Cafe Brauer, which has a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright design, skylight, and glass panels that let in beautiful, diffused light. Being given free reign… Continue reading In Vino Veritas
Benefit: Helps develop a 'wider gaze.' Useful as a daily practice. Helps to become more aware of photograph-able things happening in moving or crowded situations. This is effective when coupled with deep, steady breathing to help stay creatively effective in highly emotional or moving situations. Step backwards. Step back, as if moving your body. Make the movements… Continue reading Watch Without Words
Within the mindset that what we do for others, we are working on in ourselves, I see the actions I am taking to help someone grow are the things that are my struggle to grow with as well. My son and I have been a tight pair since he was born. He was not an… Continue reading Just The Two Of Us
I go online and Google myself sometimes, and saw an 2006 post from a fellow photographer, riffing on the theme of being a psychic photographer based on an ad I had written for my services. (To read the original post, click here.) It was good-natured, but it stung a little that I had tried so… Continue reading Creating the Pearl
A bit of counter-intuition for friends, photographers, and everyone in between: Don't be so eager to photograph the daily treasured moments of your life above all else. To be in ‘pictures or it didn’t happen’ mode, twenty-four seven. To be removed from the reality of interaction with family, children, experiences. Take time to enjoy and… Continue reading Not Always For Instagram
From the beginning of my career as a photographer in Chicago, my focus has been to capture the energy of personality in portrait form. In the past, these images never reached their potential, because images on CD can become unusable with future computer programs. In addition, these beautiful images, planned for albums and photo projects,… Continue reading Putting It Out There