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Having a nice day up here in the Sierras...thought I'd say hello, all Postcards style. :D

Hope y'all are having a marv day!
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Y'know what I love even more than my art being available on clothing?
[leaps in the air, does an air high-five]

I work with the awesome folks over at VIDA. They do a FABULOUS job translating my work into silk and cashmere! You can see a few samples below.

Right now they're having a semi-annual sale, which I love like there's no tomorrow! Just shop, type and save!

Here's my entire collection:
And here are are the yummy discount codes:

VIDA-20: $20 off $80+
VIDA-100: $100 off $300+
VIDA-500: $500 off $1200+

SALE ENDS JULY 30TH, so don't dawdle!
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Pining On The Summit... Truckee, CA

Guess which way the wind blows up here? Heh. I always love paying attention to details... like which way the wind blows, how color and light morphs throughout a given day, how people think, what's likely to happen next.

When I was training horses (which I did for 35+ years), my life pretty much depended upon the details I noticed. I guess you could say it became a habit to pay attention to all the nuances of my surroundings and those who inhabit it.

Nowadays that skill helps me to see artistically. Things add up in my mind and vision in particular ways... relationships, patterns, sweeps of color and gesture, to name a few.

As artists, I think ALL of who we are and how we see the world comes into play. I think sharpening our senses to the nudges and whispers in the world around us is key to being present generally - and more specifically, to beable to interpret our experiences artistically.

We each have a unique voice. It's so much fun when it begins to really sing through your images as the result of the specific choices you made.

It's what my workshop in France is all about: finding where that voice lives, what it REALLY has to say - and imprinting it into every image you make.

Nothing is more beautiful, in my opinion.
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The incomparable +Jessica Ambats  just had a fabulous article about a flying trip she and I took across the Mojave desert awhile back... it's been published in +Flying Magazine!

If you don't know Jessica already, well she's just one of the most stunning photographer/pilots out there... an amazing human and my friend.

When we cooked up this plan... I had no idea what to expect. As it turns out, it was one of the best adventures of my life!
An expedition across the desert, water and mountains of southern California makes for an unforgettable aviation adventure.
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Her Own Self... Tahoe City, CA

Lupines. Lots of them... my last image here showed the forest, now here's the tree. Lightly aritifed... and heavily loved, by me.

It's fun to let your muse play. :D

Taken with my Fujifilm X-T2 and 60mm Macro lens.
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So, it happened. The Fujifilm X-T2.

I've been Secret Agent Girl over here since I got home from Europe, photographing with and testing the Fujifilm X-T2... unable to say a WORD! Painful. But what a joy - and an honor to have the opportunity to give this fabulous little camera a spin - and make some really FUN new images!

Check out my first impressions and see some spankin' new images:
So, this happened. The Fujifilm X-T2. WOOOHOOO!! I was one of a handful of top secret testers over the past couple of months. Here are my 1st impresssions.
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+Will Hucks COOl! I'm glad to hear that. ;) Fujifilm is def my "next generation"... so it's fun to image you considering it. You should borrow or buy somewhere you can return it, just to be sure you're totes down with it! (IMHO, of course!)
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That Bend In The River... Truckee, CA

I'm posting this for my friends in the Northern Hemisphere who are experiencing 100+ degree F temperatures right now. (38+ C) Yeeeouch!

Just gently rest your face upon this image on your monitor..
that's riiiiight...
and breeeathe...
feel the chill in the air, the ice and snow cooooooling down the air around you. Purrrrrr.

Ahhhh. Much better.
Better still, order a print of it here:

When you get it, repeat the steps above. Then, simply ace bandage it to your body and know that you're becoming infinitely cooler by the minute.

Because as everyone knows... a person with a fine art photography print ace bandaged to their body is the epitome of Cool.

Yes, the heat is getting to all of us! hehheh.
Thanks for the playing. :D

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere... ignore this message. Unless you really love snow and silly walks. Then by all means, join in!
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Bathed in Light... Tahoe City, CA

And don'tcha know... it's allllllll about the light... ;)
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The Strip On A Warm Summer's Night... Las Vegas

So, I'm in Vegas. I tend to only venture here on purpose-driven missions. The current one: +Photoshop World 

I love seeing friends, catching up with theie latest and greatest, sharing hearts and funny stories... and here, with besties Trey Ratcliff and Curtis Simmons... enjoying the sparkly lights of the Las Vegas strip and warm evening air, free of frigid air conditioning.

Tonight I'm going to some events... and it's so dang cold inside from said frigid air conditioning I'm thinking of bringing my lightweight down jacket!

Depends on how it goes with my outfit... ;)
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Trax... Felton, CA

This is one of my earliest images taken with my Fujifilm X-T2. I'd literally just returned from 2 months in Europe and had crazypants jetlag, so headed into the forest for some nature love and fresh air.

This was when I discovered that the articulating screen adjusted 2 ways now; horizontally AND vertically. Got pretty excited about that! I used the X-Pro 2 for the most part in Europe... I gotta say the X-T2 images are definitely comparable... if not better. There's just more detail now, more depth, contrast and micro-contrasts... and of course those gorgeous Fujfilm colors that no one else does.

I have to admit - I'm an XT form factor girl. I missed my articulating screen! I love how the X-T2 borrows some of the features from the X-Pro 2 as well: dual SD cards, joy stick, some button functionality. It's the camera I designed in my mind!

It all makes me so thrilled to be a Fujfilm X-photographer... and no, they don't pay me to say nice stuff about their gear! I loved it really hard before all that and would use it no matter what.

Back to the image though; I was still coming down from the amazingness of my projects and trip in Rome, Germany and France. Experiences like that change you, open your mind, put you in touch with a deeper part of yourself... bring out more of your truest expression, more of your expressive voice and what you're all about.

I lead a workshop about that very thing while I was there... about finding your artistic voice... and I'm doing it again this October. I'm so excited about it! It's a game changer.

Finding your artist's voice, understanding what it wants to say and how it wants to speak helps you find your shot faster, nail it quicker, process it better and have it all consistently come out the way you wanted it to - or better. It's the most direct line to your own inner magic I know.

You can learn more about it here:

I honestly don't know if I'll do more of these... they came about as part of a unique opportunity to do the first photography retreat ever at Julia Child's former summer home in Provence, France. That was in May. It was so amazing, I grabbed the last open space available there until late 2017.

October 2-7, 2016.

After that - we'll see. All I can say is that if you've ever wanted to do something like this, now's your chance. Not sure when/if it'll come around again quite like this.
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Moon Over Lupine... Tahoe City, CA

I caught this during moonrise a few weeks ago with my Fujifilm X-T2 and 16-55mm lens.

Annnd... I'll be showing the post processing behind it (and lots of others) at +Trey Ratcliff'S Becoming An Artist workshop this Saturday in Denver. I'll a guest teacher there... and can't wait to meet everyone!

Here's the rope-a-dope on the event:

As for this image... there's this lupine field in Tahoe City, right by Lake Tahoe that goes OFF every year. It's legendary. This year, I took my X-T2 to capture the action... I wanted to see how it did with that kind of detail.

I arrived late in the afternoon, for that low, warm light. Figured I'd shoot a little and be good. But noooooo... it was so glorious and peaceful (even with all the other people around who'd obviously had the same idea) that we stayed until dinner time.

Since clouds had drifted in and looked like they weren't going to burn off like they often do... we took a burger break at the Bridgetender across the street, then broke out our tripods (mine's a +Really Right Stuff set up) and were in the pink. With a bit of silvery full moon goodness.

Talk about gloorrrrrious!

New images and review of the X-T2 right here:
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MEET ME IN DENVER, CO... July 17, 2016!!

I'll be teaching a segment of +Trey Ratcliff's "Becoming an Artist Workshop" in Denver, CO in a week and I'd LOVE to meet you there!

I've included a link to Trey's workshop page below. It describes the event, location, what's covered, how the day will go, the cost, etc... and where it says "Guest Master Teacher"? Yeah, that'll be me. I'm the GMT of the day. ;)

I'll be talking about finding your voice in your work overall... and will dive into how I approach post-processing. I'll have TONS of examples and will be excited to answer any and all questions you might have. Bring it!

Hope to see you there! :D
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Photography, Voiceovers, Purveyer of Awesomeness

Overall, my world is a big ball of photographic, voiceover and content creational fun. 
Think of it as; Lenses and Light - meet Microphones, Words and Sound. 
Don't look so surprised! They play really well together. 
They each share a particular point of view. Tell stories. Express a unique 'signature'. A Voice. What's not to love?

Photography is why I breathe, baby. That's lifelong, undying love and passion. It's all about: Connection. Inspiration. Story. Humor. And Beauty. Who couldn't do with more beauty in the world? I love photographers because they wear their heart on their sleeve and it lives in their work. Their breathtaking world view. Their intensely personal story... the one that we just HAVE to tell or our hearts will simply burst from the withholding of it. 

I produce and host a show called: THE CHAT with Karen Hutton: Sound byte-sized insights from some of the coolest people on the planet!

In it, I chat with creatives; successful artists, photographers, musicians, singers, creative business folks... all of whom are uniquely engaged in "living life as an artist: or better yet, living their life as if it were their art." 

Voiceover is global. Over the years, hundreds of commercials, narrations and announcements for planes, trains, automobiles, television and radio… and for fabulous apps like MotionX-GPS Drive. (Cougar anyone?)  Or apps on your iPad helping you to dream, adventure and plan your next travels, like Stuck on Earth, created by Trey Ratcliff. I'm the voice of the guide over there.

The way I see it, our individual signature - our point of view or 'voice' - connects us. Is our heart speaking, through everything we do. After all, as my mother used to say "You can't hide who you really are." Wise woman.

My first eBook is called I/WE: Scenes From the Big Picture. It's geared toward that childlike desire we all have to soak in pretty pictures and a good (very short) story.

So, welcome to my world.

Over here we love to capture, shoot, chase, wait for, plan for and generally live in (and for) - light.

And with a little light, don't you know... anything is possible. 


"The industrial age is ending, and a new one is beginning. It produces art instead of stuff and it rewards gracefulness.

...the future belongs to the breathtaking."

                                                 --- Seth Godin

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I was one of the 3 skaters rotoscoped into animation for "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown!". That was HOW many years ago??
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