A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Looking for work

Today was "Cyber" Monday". I spent the morning finalizing my ad and posting it to Facebook, Twitter and conducting an eBlast. In the eBlast, I used animals with holiday attire. The funniest one is the lizard. He made me laugh!!

Another one that is cool is the "Rudolph" dog. He was used in an Holiday Card a few years ago, and I was happy to be given credit.

Although money is tight, I am going to get a two holiday items for this year (for the animals to wear). I believe it will be an "omen" for upcoming business.

I'm hoping that something will come from it. That I will be earning a living. I am still getting unemployment but the first 6 months will be ending shortly. Every day I look for work in both photography and in non-profit management. I am hopeful and each time I promote my skills as a photographer or submit a resume, I am energized.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Photography, Pictures, Galleries, Wallpapers, Photo Tips - National Geographic

I've been to this site many times for inspiration and to admire the fantastic work out there. They also have wonderful tips. While working on my website, I went back again and once more, I was again inspired.

Photography, Pictures, Galleries, Wallpapers, Photo Tips - National Geographic

Will I get promoted on the A-List

Well ... in continuing my efforts to get my website "out there", noticed and get people call me, I went to News 10's A-list. I filled out the application, and hopefully, my website and business will be chosen. I am hopeful and if anyone starts to ready this, I hope you will be send good wishes.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

It is a beautiful day ... 76 degrees in SoCal.

I'll be taking photographs at the families Thanksgiving in La Habra and of Wendell (my niece's cat). In this old photograph, he was 6 weeks old. Now he is 6 months old and needs a current image taken.

Kharma and I went for a great walk at the beach, about 3 miles. This image was taken after he tore apart the stuffed reindeer. Now, he is very tired and that is good, since he'll be staying home today -- sleeping.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tired after a long day!

Kharma helped speak to potential clients today and is now taking a long nap.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Gandhi

A Great Thanksgiving Sunset

Wow ... it is the day before Thanksgiving. I have everything ready to bring for tomorrow and even had time for an evening walk at the beach. No bad. It was about 70 degrees and little wind. Perfect for November in Oceanside, CA and a perfect day for photography.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Friday the 13th is a good for art!

"Exciting, fun and amazing" ... these were just of few of the words I heard at the Oceanside Art Gallery's Holiday Show. Friday the 13th was a good day for the event. From what I saw, there were at least 75-100 people in the room. I could barely walk at times. I am excited. The show will be up until Dec. 18 ... contact me at Rita@RitaSpiegel.com for more information.

Visit me at www.RitaSpiegel.com to see more of my images.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today at Gallery

It was very slow today. Even at the farmer's market, which is adjacent to the "art in the alley" location. Kharma, the art dog, did his best to sale, but no avail. I'm hoping to get better recognition at the Oceanside Art Gallery. Through the Fog (right) is one of my three of my photographs will be presented.

Location: 602 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054.