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Need a little inspiration? Day 4  in of my 10-Day series: "Finding Your Voice... 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice" is new on my blog today! It's been really fun putting this together... some food for thought if you're an artist-type wanting to find your voice in your photography. ;)

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Mont-St Michel, France on an awesome, stormy day.
Finding Your Voice: Day 4. Today we talk Textures. What kind do you love? Which ones make you want more, seek out, play with?
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TODAY: Day 2 in my fun series: "Finding Your Voice… 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice". 

There are alot of folks out there to help you figure out how to use your camera and process photos. But what about creating works (in art and in life) that bear the full glory of your one, true voice? Yeah. I like that topic. Alot. And that's what we're hacking into on my blog:

TOMORROW: A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Oh my, it's a sweet, sweet thing! 
Tune in... I can't wait to share it!!
I'm doing a 10-part series about Finding Your Voice in art, putting it together much the way I do for myself. Today, it's about the time of day...
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One fine day by the lake and the pier turned my woes on their ear. 
Getting outside, taking trips, changing scenery, even just changing up your routine will definitely turn things around.. So...

I'm giving away a pack of stock photos - FREE! Nutty, right? Learn the whole rope-a-dope, why I'm doing it and what the plan is here:

They're for subscribers only, BTW - but you can sign up at: and become one!

WHAT'S MORE... in a couple of days I'm sending out an announcement about a CRAZY AWESOME event!!! There'll only be 6 or so spots available, with some cool pre-signup bonuses that'll go only to... you guessed it... my awesome subscribers.

And if you're already signed up? Hang onto your hats, baby... things are about get FUNNN!!
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Audience... Lake Tahoe, NV

Just messing about... a 26 image panorama of Lake Tahoe.
One of my geekier creations!

Taken with my Fuji X-T1, 16-55mm lens
Really Right Stuff TV-24 tripod and PG-01 pano head. 
LucrOit filter holder and HiTech Firecrest ND filter.
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Location: La Pitchoune, Chateuneuf-de-Grasse, France. 

All the juicy details are right here:

THE SHORT STORY: I get asked all the time when I'm going to start teaching. Well, after 40 years of teaching and coaching, I've been on hiatus. Enjoying life. Not telling anybody what to do. Knowing that the the right time and opportunity would undoubtedly present itself to dive in again. [Cue swan dive]. :D


* 4 days in Provence, France in the gorgeous month of May
* gourmet home-cooked meals, delicious wines, photo opps galore...
* experiencing the land, the people and the food of the South of France...

La Pitchoune or "La Peetch" as it's fondly called, was recently bought by Makenna Johnston​; visionary leader, business strategist and chef, who - BTW -  will also be with us at the retreat. I know Makenna as a sheer force of nature! She'll be sharing some of her expertise with us. 

Her story is remarkable and has generated a TON of attention and buzz in the past week. interviewed her:, so did The story has been trending at the top on FB for a couple of days. 

Here's a chance to not only see what all the fuss is about - but take your vision and photography to the next level while enjoying the incredible food, wine, sights and smells of Provence.

The emphasis of this retreat is developing your "Artist's Voice" as a photographer, in a land where people know that art comes from a life well-lived. And that a well-lived life is an art unto itself! 

I spell it all out in detail here:


 * 4 days and nights at La Pitchoune, Julia Child's home in Chateuneuf-de-Grasse; 10 minutes from Grasse, 30 minutes from Cannes in Provence. 

* Instruction in a small group setting with me (photography) and Makenna Johnston (cooking, business), exploring local French culture and learning to tell the story of your experience visually and with emotion. 

* Daily photo walks with time to rest, relax by the pool, visit, ask questions and photograph on your own. 

* Two meals daily included, prepared by Chef Makenna. We will also dine locally in Grasse, for a local culinary experience of regional fare. Delicious food, yummy wines!

* We'll even have our own cooking class in Julia Child's kitchen! Then photograph our sumptuous repast, as part of our story. 

Here are some photos of La Pitchoune - and the nearby town of Grasse, the "perfume capital of the world."

EARLY BIRD COST: $2850, if paid in full by February 28, 2016. 
After that, the rate will be $3000.  

GROUP LIMITED TO 6-8 PEOPLE! A few spaces are still open. 

INTERESTED? Just say "Count me in!" in the comments below. (don't use the chat - I'll never see it!) I'll communicate privately with everyone who's interested and wants to know more!
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On my blog: a 10-day series about Finding Your Artist's Voice!

Today: Day 1.

Sure, we're talking about photography... but its reach goes way beyond, into living a more awesome life! . I literally woke up today and decided it was time...

Thus begins a really fun journey!
Ever wonder what your photographic style is? Welcome to "Finding Your Voice: Day 1". 10 blog posts in 10 days toward finding YOUR artist's voice!
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+Karen Hutton excellent topic I'm looking forward to following. Cheers!
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Thank you for using this image to perfection, +Lauri Novak! And for quoting my soapbox blurt! Hehheh. You're the best!
From someone who inspires me on a daily basis!

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New blog post today:

I was recently asked by if I'd be willing to write a piece about being an entrepreneur. Kind of a "Letter to My Younger Self". So I did.

By the time I was done, I actually felt inspired! Which was weird, because I was writing about stuff I had already learned and internalized, right? 

But what I learned in writing it is that I don't stop NEARLY often enough to acknowledge the amazing ride I'm on, or to pat myself on the back, or let myself be inspired EVEN MORE  by the things learned along the way. Instead, I tend to get so focused on what's next... the next deadline, item on the list, project, obligation, photo opp, etc. etc.... that I almost act like I don't know what I know. And the moment of Grace in between breaths gets shortened WAY too much. 

I'm betting that's true for alot of us! You know who I mean. Yes, YOU. [stares meaningfully in the general direction of you-who-know-who-you-are.]

Anyway, sharing it. I have a feeling I might return to this one over and over for my own reminders and inspiration! Hope you like it... ;)
Recently I was asked what I'd say to my younger, fiery, entrepreneurial self, standing poised to start out in business. I would write her this letter.
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I try to never take my eyes away from the light... I see it everywhere... and it shows me which way to face for optimal life-awesomeness.

It's just one of the many highly considerate things about Light. 
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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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