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A Frosty Morning in Idyllwild – Bikini Frog Protests

A Frosty Morning in Idyllwild – Bikini Frog Protests

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Idyllwild has finally been dusted with a precious snow blanket. The drought continues, but a small amount of relief has been granted. The only one complaining is my bikini frog.

Happy New Year To You 2014

Gina Genis Photo of a Blue Martini

Gina Genis Photo of a Blue Martini

Wishing you a New Year filled with adventure, discovery, success, and joy. A fresh start is here. Enjoy, my friends.

Gina Genis Photography Now Available At Forest Furniture Gallery In Idyllwild

Fuller Mill Creek in the Fog by Gina Genis

Hi Friends and Bloggers,

Just want to let you know that I am trying out a new gallery in Idyllwild. Forest Furniture Gallery, a gallery and hand make furniture store located upstairs in the Fort, is now carrying my photography. The image you see above won the month of December in the Idyllwild Town Crier calendar competition, and will be one of the available prints.

Lake Fulmor With Ice by Gina Genis

The image above, “Lake Fulmor With Ice”, is currently the cover of the Idyllwild Visitor’s Guide. This image is included in a room screen that has 3 panels, each panel with 4 of my landscape or nature photographs in it.

Lake Fulmor Reflections by Gina Genis

A horizontal version of “Lake Fulmor Reflections”, above is on display and waiting for a new home.

Contact Forest Furniture for details. As for Martin. He’s the owner and a really cool and funny guy. He will ship.

Forest Furniture Gallery
The Fort
54225 North Circle Dr. Ste. #B18
Idyllwild, CA. 92549

Phone: 714-717-9447   email ForestFurnitureGallery@gmail.com

Send Your Best Images Competition

Hello Friends, Photographers, and Fellow Bloggers,

Just wanted to let you know that I am one of the jurors for the “Give Us Your Best Shot” competition. This photographic competition is hosted by the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. OCCCA has been in existence for 32 years, and has a exhibition space of more than 6,000 sq ft in the heart of the Santa Ana Arts District in California. OCCCA is on the list of 10 Best Museums in California, and award given by CBS Los Angeles.

The OCCCA Building below.

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The other esteemed jurors are Susan Spiritus, of Susan Spiritus Gallery, Kirk Pedersen, fine art publisher, and Jeff T. Alu, photographer and curator.

If you have read my past blogs, you know I am wary of photography competitions. I will never list a competition that I do not believe in. I have had a lot of experience working with OCCCA in the past, and curated “Wide Angle View” there. You can rest assured every entry will be looked at and we, the jurors will choose the best, most interesting submissions for a strong show.

So give it a shot. Expose your work to curators, publishers, and gallerists. Even if you don’t make it into the show, your photography will be seen and possibly remembered for future exhibits. The deadline is November 10, 2012. Good luck.

 

Rembrandt Tulip

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Red and Yellow Rembrandt Tulip

Hi Friends and Bloggers,

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately. I have been busier than usual with exhibits and teaching workshops. It doesn’t seem to be slowing up anytime soon. To make up for lack of blogs, I will share a beautiful macro photo of a Rembrandt Tulip with you. Until next time, please enjoy the world around you.

Having Fun With Instagram

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The Things We Do For Beauty – Instagram Photo

I got my first iPhone 4s a few days ago. I don’t know which I love more, my iPhone or my camera. I find myself reaching for the dang contraption before my eyes even focus in the morning.

One of the things I am having fun exploring is the free Instagram app. If you are not familiar with Instagram, it’s like Twitter for people who think in pictures. You can take a photo and easily click your way to cool effects. Feeling retro? Try the 1977 effect. Want to go B&W? Click on Inkwell. All washed up? Use Toaster.

The selective focusing option is my favorite. You can choose to have a strip or circle shape, and manipulate how much of the image will be sharp, and what will be blurred. Just use your fingers to on the phone screen to pull the size of the circle or strip larger or smaller. In the self-portrait above, I decided to make fun of myself as I was getting my hair colored and sitting under a dryer. I used the Early bird effect and a circular selective focus on my face. Notice how my hair becomes more blurred as it moves away from my face.

Strand Beach – Instagram Photo, Inkwell effect and strip selective focus

The last step in your creation is to write a caption and upload it to the Instagram sharing site. It will automatically post to your other social media sites if you set up your accounts to allow it. You can like and comment on your friend’s photos and build a following, just like Twitter.

Be prepared to get hooked on Instagram because it is so quick and easy to do. If you are standing in line at the coffee shop, make an Instagram. Filling up your gas tank, take an Instagram. It’s an Insta-boredom cure.

The House Above The Harbor – Instagram Photo, Kelvin effect

Grand Tetons Photography Workshop

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Hello Friends and Photographers,

Schawbacher Landing, Grand Tetons, by Gina Genis

I only have 2 spaces open for my in-the-field Grand Tetons Photography Workshop from June 25 – 29th. The Grand Tetons are one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful places on earth. Join us for 5 days of intensive fun, learning, and extraordinary photographs. You will discover rivers, waterfalls, abandoned buildings, wildlife, wildflowers, lakes, and much more. I cannot describe to you how amazing this experience is. Hone your skills while enjoying the fresh air of mountains. Experience freedom with a camera.

Snake River, the Grand Tetons, Wyoming

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