Guest Highlight: August 2021: Floral

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Floral is one of my favorite words. I love flowers, they make me smile. I love the joy the bring me. To me they are music to my soul. This month Ceri of Ceri Herd Photo chose the theme {Floral} and selected @karen_thorne_1 as the Featured Artist for this theme.

Ceri chose this image because:

I was instantly drawn to the simple colour palette of this image and then enticed in further with the incredibly intricate details and textures. It is really beautifully created!

Congratulations @karen_thorne_1 for being selected as the Featured Artist

@karen_thorne_1

We had no images on our Facebook page for this month. Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and are in alphabetical order. Click on the names to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@aimee_lynn_photography
@annamargaretphotos
@crossroadsbyamy
@danaleighportraits
@judith_krasinski
@rachael_bashaw
@smittenandswoon
@susanbairdphoto

Thank you for sharing your beautiful {Floral} images with us

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_documentary.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on November 6, 2021

Share Six: October 2021: Documentary

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Share Six is live and since Michele is on a break away for a while, Sharleen Stuart Photography decided on the theme for this month. Still keeping with what make everything easier for everyone with shut downs, and the virus and just a general lethargy for life right now, Sharleen decided to choose the theme {Documentary}.

Each one of us can document some event, happening, moment in their lives. It could be the laughter of a child, the sun glistening off the ocean, a plant in the garden, or even the natural outdoors and all the beauty that nature gives us. I am excited to see what each of the Contributors come up with.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Lynne Grant Photography
Jan of @wiredtothemoon_
Ceri Herd Photography
It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson
Cobert Photography

Thank you for joining us. Thank you Sharleen for allowing us the freedom to document what is happening in our lives right now.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_documentary  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on November 6, 2021

Guest Highlights: July 2021: Summer Days

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As I opened up this blog to start writing the words that came to me were those from the song by Ella Fitzgerald.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good lookin’
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry

This months featured artist and guest highlight was chosen by Katherine of Cobert Photography and she chose the image submitted by @a_winterroth for the following reason:

I just love everything about this image, from the sun glowing through the linens on the clothesline, to the flower crowns on the precious children. It embodies everything wonderful about a slower, more simplistic and intentional time. It’s simply serene and beautiful.

Congratulations @a_winterroth for being the Featured Artist for the {Summer Sun} theme.

@a_winterroth

We had no images on our Facebook page for this month. the photos from our Instagram page were in were stunning and the images we have chosen to highlight are below and in alphabetical order. Click on the names to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@alimvrbas
@jhoffmannphoto
@kateaingerphotography
@kristcx
@rbeegoldphoto
@saranyas_silhouettes
@summerhughesphoto
_ruth_young

This is just a small segment of so many amazing images. Thank you everyone for tagging us for this theme.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_quote.  Each month we feature one artist on our blog. We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on November 6, 2021

Share Six: September 2021: Quote

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“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” — Steve McCurry

Don’t we all, as photographers, feel that way at times. I know I speak for myself and most likely all the other ladies in the group, that when the opportunity arises to wander and observe, I am all for it, especially if it involves a passport. This month Lynne Grant Photography chose this {Quote} for us to blog on.

Covid has really restricted us the past two years, and I know I am about ready to pull out the passport and get myself on a plane and to do some traveling. In the interim, I know we all are confined to mainly local and making the most of what we can do in our immediate area and where we can travel by car.

This month I am excited to see how each one of the blog contributors has interpreted this quote.

Thank you for joining us. Thank you Lynne for this incredible quote and for changing up our parameters yet again.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_quote  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6, 2021

Guest Highlights: June 2021: Negative Space

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There is something very intriguing about {Negative Space}. I love that the images showcases the “Negative space, in art, in the space around and between the subject of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.“ (Wikipedia).

Congratulations to @rosadurandelgado for being selected as our Featured Artist for the {Negative Space} theme. Sharleen Stuart Photography had the following to say about your image:

This image resonates with my heart. It has every element I that I love – the sea, the sunset, the shimmering water on the sand and the horses. This would be a dream setting for me. Congratulations on your beautiful image.”

We had no images on our Facebook page for April. Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the names to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_floral.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on September 6, 2021

Share Six: August 2021: Floral

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There is nothing nicer than {Floral} arrangements that suprise you and this month Ceri Herd Photography chose {Floral} as our theme.

I searched Google for the definition of {Floral} and this is what they had to say “of Flowers. Celebration of the season’s floral abundance” I love the word abundance. For me that is what flowers are all about.

The theme has been perfect for some of us because of all the restrictions, quarantining and just a real discontent with the way of life right now. Some days are a struggle to pick up the camera. The feeling is real and I am sure a lot of you are feeling that right now as well. Bear with us as we all try to refresh and be in a place where we feel we are creative again.

However, I am hoping that all of the beautiful {floral} blogs will be a real “pick me up” for all of us.

Enjoy what each blogger has for you.

We hope that these floral images have brightened up your day, and given you a little boost of encouragement along the way.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_floral.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on September 6, 2021

Guest Interview: Growth: @annarasphoto

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Share Six featured artist for the theme Growth was @annarasphoto. Take a peak are her interview and learn a little more about this very talented photographer. Also learn more about Anna by checking out her IG Page and her webpage.

Tell us a bit about yourself?  And, are you a hobbyist or a pro?

I am a military wife and mother to four kids. I am a professional photographer and I got my Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography in 2004. I love all things that involve movement, outdoors and new experiences. I am currently training for an Olympic distance triathlon!

I love this image because of the colors and light. It is an in-camera double exposure of the sunrise over Lake Michigan.  

What inspired you to pick up your camera initially? 

I was in high school when I first started taking pictures with film and a completely manual SLR. I have always loved travel and seeing new places and documenting that initially inspired me to start taking photographs.

I love this portrait of my son because of the focus on his beautiful eyes. One of my current favorite techniques is in-camera double exposures and this is another example of that.

How do you improve your technique?

I am continually inspired by other photographers and love trying new techniques to keep myself inspired to keep shooting. I also enjoy taking clickin moms classes from time to time. Continual shooting keeps me up to date on my technical abilities! 

This was shot during soccer practice and I just love the light. This image was Shot with my Lensbaby Edge 80.

Most important thing you have learned about editing?

For me editing has always been one of my least favorite parts of photography. So I try to get most of what I want in an image in camera. 

Another Lensbaby image of my son in the first snow of the season. I love using the Lensbaby to bring interesting focus to the images. I love the bokeh effect of the snow

Secret weapon. Or piece of advice that’s helped you?

My secret weapon for staying in the industry and continuing to enjoy it for over 20 years is new techniques and always shooting personal work. When I feel myself getting bored I try something new. Freelensing, Lensbaby, double exposures, film and video work are just a few things I have tried! 

This is a drone self portrait in Okinawa, Japan. I love flying my drone and see the perspective from above. Living in Okinawa for two years was one of the most rewarding and eye opening experiences of my life

Why photographs? Why not painting? Or poems? Or, for that matter, statutes or taxes?

I also dabble in other arts and I think it is all connected in my creative brain. I paint, I decorate, I refinished furniture, I write, I actually love doing my own taxes and I love to curl up with a good book. All these things inspire my photography. I suppose I love photography the most of all because it allows me to document the beauty I see around me. 

In-camera double exposure portrait of my sister-in-law. The second image is some awesome architecture and I loved the play on the eyes are the window to the soul.

Thank you Anna for sharing your story with us. We always love to learn more about an artists journey and style. Don’t forget to check out Anna’s page at @annarasphotos or link to her website at www.annarasmussen.com

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  The theme this month is {Summer Sun} for so tag us with #sharesix_summersun for a few more days. The theme will change on August 6, 2021.

Guest Highlight: May 2021: Light Inspired

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Wow, the theme Light Inspired had over 200 fantastic posts. So it was very hard picking the guest Highlighted Artist along with the featured artists. We opted to share a few more because there were so many.

Congratulations to @tre_adore for being selected as the Highlighted Guest Artist. Janet of @wiredtothemoon_ had this to say about why she chose your image.

“I love the whimsy essence of this little dancer, beautiful perspective and the rainbow gives it a magical quality”.

We had no images on our Facebook page for April. Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the names to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_summersun.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on August 6, 2021

Share Six: July 2021: Summer Sun

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{Summer Sun} is our theme for the month of July and Katherine of Cobert Photography chose this theme. She choose well. July is the time for picnics and the beach and heading out to the lakes and all the fun things we get to do. In addition Covid restrictions have been lifted for outdoor activity and things show some signs of normalcy again.

I am not sure what it is like up north and overseas, but it is hot hot hot down South. Add the rain to the mix and it has made the summer days somewhat unbearable already. The humidity is spiking, and it is days like today that I would like to join my fellow bloggers in some cooler weather.

July is vacations and I bet all of you are thinking, lets get out in the {Summer Sun}. Where can we go, what can we do, do we want to fly or should we drive. Whatever you choose to do, make memories. Enjoy the moments. Take precautions but relish the beautiful summer days.

I am looking forward to seeing what my fellow bloggers are going to share this month.

Thank you for joining us. {Summer Sun} brings the best of memories, so make sure you are making yours.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_summersun  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on August 6, 2021

Guest Highlights: April 2021: Growth

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{Growth} was happening all around us and Elizabeth of It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson, choose the perfect theme for the month. Congratulations to @annarasphoto for this beautiful {Growth} image.

Elizatbeth chose this image because for her

“This image reflects such hope: the rays of light leading down the path, the green on the ground, the darling child grasping her flowers with pride and freedom all come together to tell a story of growth.”

We had no images on our Facebook page for April. Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the names to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_growth.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on June 6, 2021