Tuesday, March 20, 2012

T4T: Two for Tuesday - Alan Shapiro & Steve Creek

Two for Tuesday - our time to pass along the two websites that caught our attention this week.  We hope you enjoy these links and encourage you to visit these sites.

As always, we have written permission to post and to take a screen shot of these websites from the owners.  So onto the picks - here is our Two for Tuesday sites for you to devour...

T4T Portfolio/Gallery - Alan Shapiro Photography

Alan Shapiro Photography - http://alanshapiro.photoshelter.com/
Alan's photography is quite eclectic, which caught our eye immediately when we noticed him on Google+ .  From all the colors in his Finer Feathered Friends gallery to his black & white portraits in Emerging from the Shadows, we became hooked on his use of dramatic color and the opposite, the absence of color.  He seems to have extreme control over both ends of the spectrum.  And not to leave out you naturists, we loved his Tripping on Miracle-Gro series.  (We have to admit - we are not quite sure whether it was the photographic take on flowers, including some that most of us would skip photographing in the series, or the absolutely eye-catching title!)  Alan's background in advertising and creative media definitely shows in his gallery.  Hats off to Alan!

T4T PhotoBlog - Steve Creek Outdoors

Steve Creek Outdoors - http://stevecreek.com/
Steve Creek's photoblog is a trip through nature that can't be missed!  Of course, we focus on nature and landscape artists, and Steve does not disappoint.  His site is clean, fresh, and easy to use including his secondary site, Birdtog.  His articles are short, snappy and full of outdoor photographs.  Anything from birds to beaver, egrets to elk can be found as a topic in his almost daily posting of photographs. 

His incredible understanding for the Arkansas and Oklahoma outdoors can be appreciated when reading his personal statement - Patience, Observation, Passion... Result is Great Photos.  Personally, we like his reference to the Exorcist when photographing a Red-bellied Woodpecker.  Now come on, where else are you going to find a reference to the Exorcist when photographing birds?!  Great job, Steve!  Keep up the great work...

So those are our picks for this T4T Tuesday post!  We hope you enjoy the sites that we've found for you and spend some time this week getting to know Alan and Steve.  Stop by their sites, add them to your Google+ circles, and subscribe to their updates.  Spread the word about the great works that are out there just waiting to be found...

And while you are at it, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , or sneak a peek at our own photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC.  Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens...

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