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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ostriches, camels and bulls ... oh my

What a way to spend Valentine's Day weekend ... watching Ostriches race around a track.  I was supposed to see Camel races, but the people at the Date Festival only had ONE race. Why they call it "races" ... plural?? I don't know.

All in all, it was a great day and fun event. I went with several fellow photographers from the San Diego Sierra Club Photo Section.  

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Camels, Ostriches and Bulls ... wow

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vampire Images ... sort of

I always felt comfortable taking photos of dogs (and other animals) and I still do.  That is the focus of my business.  But what I haven't felt easy at is taking photos of people.  I'm excited about the images I see other photographers shoot.  So ... to get used to shooting people and directing them, I joined a model / photography group to practice.  The first event I went to a was a "vampire" shoot. It was enjoyable and I learned a lot by watching how the other photographers spoke to the models. 
 
This gal was very nice and very expressive.  The cape was great and really made the look.
This gal was sweet.  Her mother told me she was just 15 and starting her modeling career.  I asked her to twirl, but to stare at me when she turned around. I like the swinging cape.


 
 
 
 
This guy was over-the-top.  He was great and seemed to enjoy showing his fangs off.  He also did a good job in "acting" like a vampire.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Black and White ... A Photo Exhibit ... featuring me!!

I am very excited that several of my images, including this "Light House" will be showcased at Twin Oaks Gallery's Black and White ... a Photo Exhibit. 

The opening will be held this Friday, Feb. 12 from 6-8:00 pm.  This will be a great event.  I've already heard from several people who are planning to attend my opening.
I will be posting all the photos after the opening is held. This a great time to support local North County Artists.  You can purchase direct from me or from the gallery.

We're looking for a great opening ... Thanks to everyone who has called and emailed me.