Friday, August 7, 2015

Nathan - Appleton Senior Photography - M. C. Kinney Photography

So, even though Nathan is obviously not a Packer fan...he's still got some pretty good style! Be true to your team and have a great senior year! to see more great Appleton Senior Photography images!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

PPA Intl Print Judging - Appleton Photography - M.C. Kinney Photography

Last years PPA International Print Judging garnered me 3 Merits (out of 4 images allowed for submission) with 1 going Loan, and this year I've done the same. The judging, held this week in Georgia, is a five day event where thousands of images are viewed, critiqued and judged by several international panels of Judges. The images however can't be shown to the public until after the PPA Convention, held over the winter, so I thought I'd post last years images instead.

The first image, a Merit and a Loan image was taken at Joshua Tree State Park in Arizona on the way to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The sky that day was actually dark and windy, with a wind storm almost preventing us from seeing anything that day. Considerable artwork was done to change the sky and highlight the trees. The top image is the original, the bottom is the final image titled Evening Oasis.
The second image, which also received a Merit was taken on the same trip but at the Muddy Mountain State Park in Nevada in the middle of the day. Typically this is not the best time to shoot landscape images, but sometimes the schedule of the day takes precedence over my photography wishes. The image is titled Layers of Time in homage to the many different layers of the rock that form the mountains.

The third image also received a Merit and is titled Meandering Calm. It's an old-World antiqued application to one of the many Tall Ships that tour the US waterways.
And the fourth and final image, The Girl's Got Flair did not Merit. But to be honest, it's still one of my favorite child portraits that I've taken recently. It's a portrait taken in a hotel of the adorable 5 year granddaughter of a friend of mine. I dropped out the background, added some flairs and a painterly look to finish it off.

So next year, sometime in February I should be able to post this years images. Sorry for the wait, but I wouldn't want to hurt my chances of getting those images any other awards that might be available!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bristol Ren Faire - Appleton Photographers - M. C. Kinney Photography

One of my favorite summer events to attend is the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, Wisconsin. It's always entertaining, from Adam "Crack" Winrich with his flaming whip crackin' fun to  Dirk and Guido, two of the best swordsmen on the planet (and bold and stupid men to boot!), to the 'manly' art of jousting and horse riding done by Maximillian and his peers. This is one of the hundreds of images I've taken over the years of Max and his steed as they round the corner within the jousting ring. I've added my own twist to this amazing event and created a work of art that I feel brings me back to the time of castles and knights. to see the best in Appleton senior photography and family photography.

Luke - Winneconne High School Senior Photography - Appleton Seniors - M.C. Kinney Photography

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Amanda - Appleton Senior Pictures - Neenah High School Seniors - M. C. Kinney Photography

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sheila - Head Shots - Appleton Photography - M.C. Kinney Photography

Lookin' gooood Sheila! With great style comes a woman with great skills...this enthusiastic stylist is being featured in several national trade magazines in the next couple of months, highlighting her amazing sales and marketing skills, and was in need of an updated head shot. Sheila has been my stylist and I've been photographing her family and her kids for many years now! Thank you Sheila and congratulations on this huge honor! If you want Sheila to be your stylist, contact her at Tanglz Salon on Oneida St. in Appleton. to see more great images!

Luke - St. Mary Central Menasha High School - Appleton Senior Photographers - M. C. Kinney Photography

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Alex - Appleton Senior Photography - Neenah High School - M. C. Kinney Photography

Good luck with the band! Love this look! to see more great images!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Desiree - Oshkosh West High School - Oshkosh Senior Photographers

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Joey - Neenah Senior Photography - M. C. Kinney Photography

Congrats Joey! Have a great time at UWO! to view more great senior images!