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Janine Fugere
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Attended New York Institute of Photography
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La Bajareque over Volcán Region of Chiriquí, Panamá:

For my Landscape Challenge Day 3 Submission, I held true to my original intention to use the challenge to work on landscapes I've previously not gotten around to post-processing.

Friday's shot of Great Sand Dunes National Monument was one of my "neglected" photo adventures; my 2013 summer adventure in Chiriquí, Panamá was another I've deeply been yearning to process!

This photo was taken in the Volcán Region of the Chiriquí province of Panamá. Great thanks to photographer Ron Elkind, who not only made my trip to Panamá possible, but also drove me up into the highlands of Volcán, where this photo and many others were taken.

While the entire scene is the subject of this shot, I am especially happy to have a photo of Panama's famous "La Bajareque" which means "mist from the north." This shot was taken with a northeast point-of-view. You can see La Bajareque making its way over those northern highland slopes, coming in from the left of the scene. I can almost feel the mist again as I am looking at this photo!

Yes, the greens truly are that green in Panamá, due to all that mist. In fact, Panamá is so vividly green that it can be problematic in photos because green is a color which can tend to reproduce "out-of-gamut" (in layman's terms, more vivid than the human eye or modern printers can handle). To compensate, I desaturated the green by about 5, and also used an adjustment brush in Lightroom to darken the grassy area of the scene, but pumped up the highlights to prevent this area from becoming too lacking in contrast.

Incidentally, this is another HDR produced using my new "Realistic HDR" workflow outlined in yesterday's tutorial on As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog. This time, the image was made using only 3 bracketed exposures, at the metered exposure, and +/ 2EV. Sometimes 3 exposures is plenty to do the job, on images like this which don't have super extreme contrasts in the tonal range.

I'm happy to have another memory of my Chiriquí, Panamá adventures captured as a finished photograph.

Time to enlarge, print & frame!  #LaBajareque #Panama #Volcán #Chiriquí  
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Great Sand Dunes National Monument and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a 9-Exposure-HDR created using my new Realistic HDR Workflow.

Stay tuned for an "As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog" tutorial explaining my full workflow to create this stunning black and white landscape.

Thanks to photographer, +Chris Lord, for including me in a 3-Day-Landscape Challenge, giving me incentive to work on some landscapes I've never gotten around to post processing.

I love this photograph and was overjoyed last night when I hooked up my HD laptop to my new HDTV for the first time ever and saw this enlarged on a 42 inch screen.

That is giving me the confidence to decide for certain that I'm going to enlarge it and submit it to Louisville Art Association's National Juried Photo Show this summer!
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Here is the behind the scenes tutorial on as seen by Janine's photo blog. http://asseenbyjanineblog.com/tutorials/realistic-hdr-workflow-great-sand-dunes-national-monument/
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I simply MUST share this. It is One of the best night photography shots I've ever seen, and that is a lot of photos! This is SUPERB!!!
 
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This is my instructor bio for this summer's Colorado Photography Festival, when I'll be teaching about "Succeeding As a Photography Generalist: Who Says You Have To Specialize?" What do you think of my bio?

Janine Fugere has loved photography since she was a little kid taking pictures on a Kodak Pocket Instamatic and a Polaroid Land camera in the 1960’s. Her enthusiasm grew at age nine, when she took her first self-portrait with her brother’s 35mm camera, developing and printing it in his black and white darkroom. Serious interest in photography emerged in the 1980s when Janine studied through New York Institute of Photography and got her own home darkroom. In the mid-1990s Janine managed a professional Lifetouch portrait studio for two years; however, raising a son with autism led her to a calling as a special education teacher. Janine’s love of photography still remained an intense passion and in 2011, she launched her own professional photography business, As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images. Janine is a photography generalist, who makes a part-time living with a wide variety of photography specialties.
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Here is the behind-the-scenes tutorial on my new realistic HDR workflow used to create yesterday's black and white landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

Check out the tutorial on As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog!
Realistic HDR Workflow: Great Sand Dunes: Used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom & CS6, Photomatix Pro 5, Merge to 32 Bit Plugin, Topaz, & Silver Efex Pro 2.
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Great Sand Dunes National Monument and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a 9-Exposure-HDR created using my new Realistic HDR Workflow.

Stay tuned for an "As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog" tutorial explaining my full workflow to create this stunning black and white landscape.

Thanks to photographer, +Chris Lord for including me in a 3-Day-Landscape Challenge, giving me incentive to work on some landscapes I've never gotten around to post processing.

I love this photograph and was overjoyed last night when I hooked up my HD laptop to my new HDTV for the first time ever and saw this enlarged on a 42 inch screen.

That is giving me the confidence to decide for certain that I'm going to enlarge it and submit it to Louisville Art Association's National Juried Photo Show this summer!
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You go Franey! I began photography around age 7 but it took me much longer in life to become a professional. It is so exciting to read of teens like you discovering their true calling in photography at so young an age. You're an inspiration!
When graduating high school, most teenagers have absolutely no idea what they want to do with their lives. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, I always kind of found it unfortunate that, right out of high school, people are expected to declare a major and settle into the same job for the [...]
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I'm  hoping I win so I can spoil my favorite photographer - ME!!!!  Hahaha, not really a narcissist but this would sure be sweet to win! Thanks to +Photocrati for the share. Photocrati rules for creating the most affordable photography websites complete with eCommerce capability. As Seen by Janine uses Photocrati!
 
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"Succeeding as a Photography Generalist: Who Says You Have to Specialize?" by Janine Fugere #coloradophotographyfestival  

Finally, all in one place, here are my promotional materials for my instructional lecture at this summer's Colorado Photography Festival.

My instructor biography:

Janine Fugere has loved photography since she was a little kid taking pictures on a Kodak Pocket Instamatic and a Polaroid Land camera in the 1960s. Her enthusiasm grew at age nine, when she took her first self-portrait with her brother’s 35mm camera, developing and printing it in his black and white darkroom. Serious interest in photography emerged in the 1980s when Janine studied through New York Institute of Photography and got her own home darkroom. In the mid-1990s Janine managed a professional Lifetouch portrait studio for two years; however, raising a son with autism led her to a calling as a special education teacher. Janine’s love of photography still remained an intense passion and in 2011, she launched her own professional photography business, As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images. Janine is a photography generalist, who makes a part-time living with a wide variety of photography specialties.

My teaser promo for the Festival Website:

“Succeeding as a Photography Generalist: Who Says You Have to Specialize?” by Janine Fugere

Being asked to choose only one photography interest in which to specialize would feel like being told “You have to choose which of your arms and legs you’d like to keep; the others will all be cut off.” It’s an unconscionable choice to make! Yet, countless sources claim if you want to succeed as a photographer, you have to specialize. I don’t agree and I’m living proof that it’s a false premise. Some of my most admired mentors are generalists, most notably Joe McNally, renowned National Geographic and Life magazine photographer. I’m carving my own path as a generalist, making money at everything from fine art landscapes, to portraits, events, art documentation, weddings, newborns, and selling cell phone pics I didn’t think in a million years anyone would buy. I add to my success writing photography tutorials and providing photography instruction. Learn how you can succeed as a photography generalist!

The photos include my most recent self-portrait, which will appear with my instructor bio on the event website and in the event catalog.

The hardest part was choosing three photos to represent my diverse photographic interests. I'm going with "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage."

I chose the "More Love" photo because it's my best-selling fine art photograph to date and because it represents the thing I think is the most important in life: more love.

I chose the wedding shot because it launched my venture into wedding photography, which is very lucrative; that photo also was epic because the wedding was in the middle of Colorado's 2013 100-Year-Flood!

I chose the newborn baby's hands because it shows how one specialty leads naturally to another, and simply because it is so truly delightful to look at!

Now to figure out how to narrow down all I hope to share into a one-hour presentation!

Stay tuned for details on how to sign up for the Colorado Photography Festival, which is typically held in June in either Golden or Morrison, Colorado. You can take just the Saturday Symposium, which is a full day of lectures including mine, or you can also sign up with full-day workshops in the field. Teaching a field workshop is a future goal for me!
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    Special Education Teacher, present
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Boulder, CO - Marlton, NJ - Hammonton, NJ - Smithville, NJ - Pleasantville, NJ - Gettysburg, PA - Bethlehem, PA - Valparaiso, IN - Bethlehem, PA - Born in Allentown, PA
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"As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images" specializes in distinctive location portraits; wilderness, adventure & fine art photography; and photography instruction.
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"As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images" is my dream come true!

I am Janine Fugere and I’ve loved photography since I was a really little kid taking pictures on a Kodak Instamatic. That love grew throughout my life and has been inspired by many master photographers. My passion for photography became a profession with the creation of "As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images."

Ansel Adams perhaps best expressed my philosophy about photography: ""A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."

PORTRAITS: I offer unique location portrait sessions in a wide variety of gorgeous outoor locations, or indoors if you prefer. Portrait specialties include High School Senior portraits, college seniors, families, babies, children, pets, couples, engagements, anniversaries, friendships, clubs, and more...

ADVENTURE PHOTOS: Adventure photography sessions are available for those desiring professional photos of backcountry adventures, either day trips or longer expeditions, including hiking, backpacking, skiing, boating, fishing, and more...

Click SESSIONS to learn more about all portrait and adventure session options, prices, and policies.

FINE ART PHOTOS: Any of my landscape and nature photos are for sale as fine art images, with a wide variety of beautiful and unique display presentations. Click PRINTS AND PRODUCTS for more information on fine art print and display options and BUY to order fine art photos.

STOCK PHOTOS: My images are available for stock photo usage. "As Seen by Janine" has had stock photos published in several books and magazines. Use the CONTACT page to inquire about stock licensing options.

PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION: As both a professional photographer and a professional teacher, sharing my skills with others who wish to learn comes naturally to me. Photography instruction is available, with services appropriate for beginners, serious amateurs, or other professionals seeking to collaborate with others to improve their craft. Use the CONTACT page to inquire about Photography Instruction.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please also visit my Photo Blog, Facebook Page, and Twitter Page. Please "+1", "SHARE" and "LIKE" to help spread the word about "As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images." Thanks!

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I never lost my lifelong dream of being a photographer, even throughout helping my son overcome Autism. I work both as a Professional Photographer and also as a Special Education Teacher to help other children and to help pay for cool photo gear! I have my own professional photography business, As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images, to fulfill my lifelong artistic dreams!
Education
  • New York Institute of Photography
    Photography, 1994
  • Rowan University
    Special Education, 2000
  • Gettysburg College
    Business Administration, 1983
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July 26
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Single
Other names
Janine Fisher - before and after this I was, and am again, Janine Fugere, the name I was born with. ;-) I do have some photographs published under Janine Fisher, in a book called "Coasting Along: A Bicycling Guide to the New Jersey Shore, Pine Barrens, and Delaware Bay Region" by the late Kurt B. Detwiler. I also worked as a professional portrait photographer under this name in the mid to late 1990's.