A SALE ON THE WHOLE SHEBANG!!!
[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: www.karenhutton.com/shopvida
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!
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.
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!
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.
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: http://karenhutton.com/xt2.
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..
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: http://bit.ly/2a4a5VI.
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!
So, I'm in Vegas. I tend to only venture here on purpose-driven missions. The current one:
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... ;)
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: www.karenhutton.com/ArtistsRetreat.
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.
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 '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 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: www.karenhutton.com/xt2
I'll be teaching a segment of '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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Over here we love to capture, shoot, chase, wait for, plan for and generally live in (and for) - light.
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