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Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I will be leaving tomorrow to spend about a week in England celebrating the big 3-0 with some friends, and I will have limited access to email.  I’ll be back after the 15th and I’ll try to get caught up with everything then if you haven’t already heard from me.

(And yes, i’ll be sure to bring back some photos with me!)

Tami xx

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So I have a confession.  While I’d like think I may be all that and a bag of chips sometimes with my photography, I’m truly not.  I get a little help from a wonderful product called “Totally Rad Actions“.  For those of you that are not familiar with Photoshop actions, they allow you to apply toning, contrast, sharpness, textures and and whole lot of  “RADness” to your photos, really, really fast!  They save us photographers a whole lot of time (and frustrations)!  Since I have started using these actions, I have noticed that my work-load has greatly improved (well, I’m still doing a ton of editing but I’m now able to get a LOT more done in a shorter time frame).  Here is a before and after example:

Before Shot of Collin

 While still ABSOLUTELY adorable, this little guy was dealing a bit with some hives and some newborn acne.  We wanted everyone to focus on the more precious parts of this image, so that is where some photoshop love and TRA’s come in to kick it up!

After Shot of Collin

I used the healing brush to hide the bumps, then some Ying/Yang action to brighten him up, a little Get Faded (winter) to soften up the color tone and yellow in his skin, and then finished it up with some Select-O-Sharp to add focus to his eyes, lips, fingers, and soft strands of baby fuzz on his head.  It’s pretty awesome what these actions can do, isn’t it?

So to continue with their awesomeness, Totally Rad Actions  is having a contest that could potentially add some much, MUCH needed zing to my image and brand as a whole (a price package valued at $650!)  How cool would that be?  Everyone keep your fingers crossed for me and if I get chosen as one of 5 finalists, I may be enlisting you soon to help vote me as the winner!  Hopefully they choose me or else I’ll end up like the sad version of Collin…

Sad Collin with some BAMF - 16 Bit (B&W) TRA action love

 I will keep you posted on how I do! 🙂

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As you may already know, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.  In my near 30 years of life on this earth, I have met some absolutely WONDERFUL women (and men) that have had to deal with the pains and scares of breast cancer.  Some have overcome the disease and have survived as Pink Warriors, some have not been so fortunate.  It is for these women that I walked the Cleveland Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure back in 2008. 

Getting close to the end of 3 days of walking!

 These 3 days of walking 60 miles to raise money and awareness for the cause was a life changing experience where I made some life long friendships. 

While my crazy schedule keeps me from training this year, I still want to continue to raise money and awareness any way that I can!  This is why I held the “Dare to Bare” boudoir marathon, and is why I continue to donate a portion of EACH and EVERY boudoir session to this cause.  Year-to-date, Tami Musick Photography, with the help of some beautiful ladies in and around northeast ohio, has raised $2060!  Let’s keep this number rising!  I would love to see it surpass the $5,000 mark before the end of 2010. 

If you are interested in doing a boudoir session, and in ultimately helping a wonderful cause, send me an email at: tamarak58@yahoo.com.

The end of 60 miles of walking; One step closer to a cure.

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Bad Blogger!

So I apologize for being awful with my blogging!  But don’t despair!  You will be seeing some fitness photos coming soon and I have some kiddie photos and boudoir shoots coming up in the near future!  Stay tuned! 

Here’s a few photos from a girls weekend in Put-In-Bay to keep you entertained for the time being. 🙂

Me and my pretty girls before we wrecked havoc on PIB!

Me and my pretty girls before we wrecked havoc on PIB!

L to R: Alicia, Melany, Me, Michelle, Erika, Heather, and Sara
The crazy yellow bikes we rode around the island on with the high handlebars and low seat I couldn't adjust for the life of me!

The crazy yellow bikes we rode around the island on with the high handlebars and low seat I couldn't adjust for the life of me!

 

Melany playing ANTM amongst some fun rocks/cement blocks we found on the island

Melany playing ANTM amongst some fun rocks/cement blocks we found on the island

 

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Stay tuned…

With my vacation to California over and an intimate photo shoot and a child portrait shoot coming up this month, stay tuned for LOTS of photos this month! 🙂

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Welcome 2009!

Happy New Year! 

I hope 2009 brings nothing but good things to everyone.  So far, things seem to be off to a fabulous start for me, so hopefully they will keep with this upward direction.  I wanted to say thank you to all of you who were willing to give a a relative “newbie” a chance to do a portrait session with you and your family in 2008.  I would love it if you could continue to spread the good word about me to friends and family into 2009!  (You might just get a little reward if your referral books with me!)

Best wishes,

Tami

P.S. – Don’t forget to leave a comment every once in a while.  I would love to hear what you think!

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New Camera Lense!

I was super excited this week to get a fun, new camera lense to play with!  When my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens came in the mail on Tuesday, I was like a kid in a candy store (and anyone that knows me, realizes what kind of damage I can do in a candy store!)
Here are just a couple of random shots I took playing around with it.  I hope to get some fun shots tomorrow while photographing adorable Cameron.  (stay tuned for those photos!)

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Candles with Christmas lights in the background

Found my keys!

Found my keys!

Close up!

Close up!

And the Christmas preparations start...

And the Christmas preparations start...

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