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Janine Fugere
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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.
"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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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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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!

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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!

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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!!!
Enjoy The Stars in Abraham Lake At Night!!👌
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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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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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