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Karen Hutton
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Photography, Voiceovers, Purveyer of Awesomeness
Photography, Voiceovers, Purveyer of Awesomeness

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I wrote a Behind-The-Shot piece for the +Really Right Stuff blog recently: http://blog.reallyrightstuff.com/behind-the-shot-with-karen-hutton/. What will all the storms, power outages and and travel hoopla of late, I was waiting for the perfect moment to share it with you. This is it!

It was all about capturing this shot - and the drop-everything moment that got the ball rolling. Some fun photos there too.. including an image that shows how I have my tripod/ballhead set up. It's a bit different than alot of people, or so I hear. I dunno - seems perfectly sensible to me!

Hope you enjoy it! :D
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Taken with my Fujifilm X-T20, 16-55mm lens and super trusty Really Right Stuff TQC-14 travel tripod and BH-40 ballhead.

#fujifilmx_us FUJIFILM X Series US #laketahoe #winter
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Snow. Snow is on my mind. LOTS of snow and it's still bucketing down. Feels like January again, which was when this shot was taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Wrote a blog post about my 6 days with that beauty - it was an epic tale of me and the elements. It's here in case you missed it: www.karenhutton.com/GFX.

For now, more snow. Lots 'n lots of snow. Did I mention that? Interstate's closed on and off, since max chains aren't even helping with traction, many local roads closed. Got my exercise though! A couple of hours behind a snowblower, shovel and broom (to knock snow that was pulling all of our trees to the ground!).

See the leaning trees in this image? Yeah, they were really leaning, from the weight of the snow. 2 days later most of those leaning trees had come down. I felt a little sick to my stomach when I realized that. +Justin Majeczky and I had walked under many of them when we were out filming on my final day with the camera. When I returned those 2 days later, it was like a war zone with fully mature trees yanked up by their roots.

So yeah. I'm saying hi (Hi!) as I sit it out in whiteout conditions here in the mountains.

I head to NYC tomorrow night for Fujilove LIVE... think good thoughts for all the roads being open, the airport being open and a safe flight! Can't wait to see everyone there!
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As promised! My story of 6 days with Fujifilm's new GFX 50S camera on my blog: www.karenhutton.com/gfx!

That week was about way more than beta testing... I think of it as (cue movie trailer voice) a hero's journey, a challenge of mind, body, spirit and pocketbook! How's that for a billboard? hahah. But seriously... that was a mind-boggling week on SO many levels.

I share it all on my blog today. :D
Plus, 20+ new images from the GFX. OMG, what a camera... and paintbrush! Swoon.

I was incredibly fortunate to be one of 6 people in the U.S. testing and creating images with it last month. It is truly "all that."

http://bit.ly/2kUvcjp
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Waterby: Truckee, CA
Tomorrow, I've a brand new MONSTER blog post going live with a ton of images from the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50S! www.karenhutton.com/blog.

I'll post it here too. Stay tuned!! :D

But for today, here is another yummy image from the small and mighty X-T20 camera and 16-55mm lens. A moody, wintery sort of offering, from the end of a moody winter's day here in the mountains.

All these new cameras and their capabilities continue to blow my mind. I'm not a techhie or anything, but I do love the right tool for the job! And I'm so incredibly grateful to Fujifilm for enabling me with INCREDIBLE tools to explore my creative vision... and hopefully, encourage you to go deeper into yours.

It's a magnificent journey we're on, my friends!

#fujifilmx_us FUJIFILM X Series US #truckee #winter #snow

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Y'know what's better than spring in Italy?
[I know, I know, it's hard to come up with something!]

How about: YOU in Italy in the spring!
Oh wait, wait: How about a $900 discount on the trip of a lifetime?
Yeah. Now we're talkin'. :D

I'm heading to Italy in May, as part of the awesome +Discovery Photo Tours team. I'll be co-leading (along with my good friend and veteren tour leader +Ken Kaminesky) a fab adventure which starts in Rome and ends in Cinque Terra. #DreamsComeTrue!

*Click on the image or this link below for the entire scoop:* http://bit.ly/2lrWMbx

Will YOU be part of this crew? I can only hope so!
Why the discount? Well, it's sure not because it's lame or anything (I don't go on lame trips). It's because this one got announced a little late and DPT knows that a hefty discount makes it SO much easier to plan last-minute adventures.

BTW... the price on the website reflects the discount. Next time... it'll be full fare!

I CAN'T WAIT!!
And I seriously... and joyfully... hope I get to see you there.
Glass of wine at sunset on the veranda, anyone? :D

#discoveryphototours #travel #italy

http://bit.ly/2lrWMbx

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COVER PHOTO ALERT!
I did an interview for Fujifilm Magazine and my favorite natural wonder ended up on the cover! Sweet, sweet Lake Tahoe. She's a beauty, that one.

Here's the issue: http://us.fujifilmxmagazine.com/18/. You can download the app on your iPhone or iPad, it looks gorgeous on it!

My interview starts on Page 4... and includes a bunch of images that I'm so proud to share with this hugely enthusiastic global audience. Man, there's NOTHING as peppy as a Fujifilm fan, is there?

Color me grateful for about a thousand reasons today; this being just one of them.



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I love making abstracts. I just do. Not all the time, but AT times, creating a good abstract is one of the most satisfying things.

Take this one. It was a hand-held (purposely) motion-blurred flower. Then in Photoshop, there were colors and textures (that I made myself as well) and light and layers and all kinds of yummy ingredients poured into the cauldren and stirred until done.

It's not something that'll ever get a 1000 Likes (or even a 100!)... but it's a division of art I love creating because it feels so in alignment with who I am. As easy and delightful to do as falling softly into vat of chocolate. Or clouds. Or whatever feels amazing to you. Even old jammies. Yeah, like that.
In fact... I named this one "Old Jammies".

Kidding.
I just wanted to say that. 😜

Taken with a Fujifilm X-T10, 60mm f/2.4. ISO 200, f/4, 1/15 sec.
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"Stillpoint": Lake Tahoe
Just a moment of peace. 'Cause who couldn''t use a splash o' THAT?
Pano taken at the beginning of last year... but to me, if feels timeless.
Every time I look at it, I feel my breathing slow down and deepen, my heart relax.

Stillpoint. I love that space.
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Panorama taken with my X-T1, 16-55mm lens, sitting atop a lovely Really Right Stuff tripod and PG-01 mirrorless pano head. Awesomeness made simple. :D
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Your Heartbeat: Kelowna, B.C.
You have to listen very carefully. Tune out the noise. Focus, inside and out. Hear. Your. Heart's. Desire. Only then can your can your soul say what it must - or perish. Accomplishing that is an art unto itself.

At +FujiLove LIVE on Feb. 25-26, 2017 in NYC (https://fujilove.com/live), my topic is Inspiration. I chose a mighty ambitious title for my presentation: "Inside-Out: Ignite Your Creative Fire and Shift Everything."

See, I decided to lay it on the line. Take the whole conversation begun in my eBook and KelbyOne course; "Finding Your Artistic Voice"... and blast it into a whole new orbit.

Will I pull it off? Come find out. ;)

FujiLove Live 2017
February 25-26, 2017
Bathhouse Studios, New York City
https://fujilove.com/live

I'll be joined by +Valerie Jardin (we'll be giving a presentation TOGETHER!), +Damien Lovegrove and +Elia Locardi, each masters of their disciplines.

It's gonna be amaaaaaazing!


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THE ARTIST'S VOICE RETREAT/CANNES: New Dates!
September 24-29, 2017
http://karenhutton.com/June2017

The June retreat is filled to the brim... and a whole crew of enthusiastic peeps are over there making plans for their adventure in the French Riviera like there's no tomorrow in our private FB Group. It's gonna be AMAZING! I'm already getting excited. :D

There was so much interest in the June retreat that we couldn't accommodate everyone... so I added NEW dates in my other favorite time of year in Cannes... September.

Join us from Sept. 24-29 for amazing photography, food and a delightful journey into creating from what your artist's voice REALLY wants to share with the world.

This photo was taken in Grasse, France on one torrential rain evening, where everything glittered and shone like it knew the spotlight was on it!

We'll visit Grasse, Cannes and other beautiful spots in the South of France... you'll see! #Amazeballs

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Photo specs:
Fujfilm X-Pro 2 and 16-55mm lens (both weather-sealed for evenings just like this and Really Right Stuff TQC-14 tripod/BH-40 tripod, which goes with me everywhere.

Settings: ISO 320, f/11, 1.8 sec
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