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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update 9-28-14

Headlines of what’s new in this Update:

- Our SchmoozeFest on Thursday, September 4 was a resounding success as it was another inspiring evening of presentations and networking by friends of Tony Luna Creative…

- During the latest SchmoozeFest Ezekiel Wheeler announced that he was going to embark September 8 on a trip he has wanted to take his entire life. The trip will take him to Europe to begin his “comprehensive travel guide of Europe for motoring enthusiasts.” A link to his Facebook page is included in the longer version of this blog…
- Dennis Hill, (from an article in the Los Angeles Times, September 9)shot several beautiful images of Craftsman style homes for the article announcing the 2014 Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena. A must-view!… 
- Loren Tripp lets us know that in addition to her numerous ventures she is starting a group called Pasadena Women In Tech and they are having a Launch Party, Saturday, October 25! Also, she is producing a Panel Discussion on Technology and Public Benefit for the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week. She is looking for someone “…who is an expert in Product Design or Design for Public Benefit who can be on our panel” so if you are interested please contact Loren at lorentripp@mac.com…
- Alejandro Tearney is raising funds to attend the Arts summit in Kalgoorlie, West Australia from the 17th - 20th of October called Arts & Edges. He has been invited to Arts & Edges to teach iArt / digital painting and drawing on the iPad
- Bret Ferrante offers investment advice for independent contractors and business owners. He takes the anxiety out of protecting your financial future by working with numerous resources to tailor your financial needs…
- Peter Treadwell sent an announcement of his individual mobility product, RocketSkates, which are the world’s first smart wearable mobility device. He is currently crowd sourcing support on Kickstarter. Take a closer look at these remarkable new ways to get around…
- Al Satterwhite informs us that his Hunter Thompson book, “The Cozumel Diary,” is now available on iTunes for the iPad. And his other books, “The Racers,” and “Carroll Shelby” are available in digital format
 
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This is a particularly robust blog so enjoy all the news. Here now are the extended stories behind the headlines:

SchmoozeFest!



Our SchmoozeFest on Thursday, September 4 was a resounding success as it was another inspiring evening of presentations and networking by friends of Tony Luna Creative. The event from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M. at Art Center’s Public Programs brought together a wide variety of interests from the announcement by one of our participants of an exciting trip to Europe to experience automotive cultural events, to valuable investment advice, to a survey on the “A-ha Moment” of inspiration, to updates on other outstanding creative projects. In the future SchmoozeFests will be scheduled for the Thursday before the beginning of each term so begin planning your presentation and prepare for an evening of an entertaining exchange of ideas!

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- Ezekiel Wheeler, Automotive Culture Consultant- “Well, time for another announcement! I will be taking a step down as Editorial Director of RideApart (and taking on a Business Development role) at the end of the week to pursue a personal project. I'll be traveling to Europe starting Sept. 8th to work on a comprehensive travel guide of Europe for motoring enthusiasts. I'll kick things off at the The Goodwood Revival then jam out to Germany, Italy, Belgium and France to see some of the best motoring events and museums on the planet. You can follow me at European Car Magazine and maybe a few posts on Speedhunters. Stay tuned!!!

9-24-14:

“Here are some photos from my trip thus far. I'm half way through and have plenty more coming! Be sure to share with everybody!”

https://www.facebook.com/ezekiel.wheeler

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- Dennis Hill, The Architect’s Photographer- (Editor’s note: The following entry is directly from the Los Angeles Times article by Lisa Boone, September, 9, 2014):

2014 Craftsman Weekend returns to Pasadena,
The 23rd annual Craftsman Weekend celebration organized by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage has some new offerings this year, including a tile workshop with ceramist Sarah Moore of Sassafrass Pottery and a walking tour of the Monte Vista/Las Lunas neighborhood, originally part of the Rancho San Pasqual neighborhood south of the Pasadena Heights historic district.

The three-day event opens Oct. 17 and will include lectures, workshops and bus and walking tours. The highlight, as always, is the Craftsman House Tour, a self-driven tour of five privately owned homes designed between 1908 and 1914, including the 1911 Miss Ida Hawes House designed by contractor/builder Samuel Hawes. That tour is scheduled for Oct. 19.

An all-day excursion tour of the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, listed on the Historic Hotels of America program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Docents also will lead walking tours through Pasadena neighborhoods, including Arroyo Seco and South Grand as well as a historic tour of the Rose Bowl.

The two-day Craftsman Exposition at the Pasadena Convention Center will satisfy Arts & Crafts enthusiasts as more than 60 antique dealers' and artists' display furniture, textiles, pottery, tiles, metal work, wallpapers, stencils and books.

For ticket prices and an event schedule (some events have sold out), visit Pasadena Heritage online or 651 S. St. John Ave. Parking will be available at the Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. Information: (626) 441-6333.”

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Loren Tripp
, Artist/Entrepreneur- “Hi Tony! Loren here from class of 2012!  I hope you are well.  I’m happy to say I still use some of the perspective I got from your class in my lurch toward figuring out what I’m doing with my life!  So far it has been a circuitous stagger, but I’m making forward progress… am doing some TV set dressing as well as getting terrifyingly close to opening my CoStudio cooperative art studio!  ‘Be careful what you wish for’ is appropriate here... 

I’m starting a group called Pasadena Women In Tech and we’re having a Launch Party! Here is the information, and I hope you’ll pass it along:  http://www.pasadenawomenintech.com/
I’m also producing a Panel Discussion on Technology and Public Benefit for the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week.  Here is the blurb, with a web site to follow next week”: 

Technology and Public Benefit Panel Discussion:  Innovating for Good

Innovation can change the world. Social entrepreneurs are using their creativity and expertise to make a difference for humanity, for the environment and for the future.  From designing water filtration systems that save lives to wearable technology that tracks health; from innovations in education to online crowd funding sites; from awareness-raising ice bucket challenges to data and mapping systems that track populations and disease; from developing efficient and scalable systems that solve challenges to companies committing to a mission of corporate responsibility: technology, design and the entrepreneurial spirit can make the world better. Our panel will discuss innovation for public benefit, business and funding models that make organizations sustainable, and how out of the box thinking makes a difference.

Saturday, October 25, 2014. Program 10:00 to 11:30  Location TBD

I wonder if you have anyone you can recommend from Art Center who is an expert in Product Design or Design for Public Benefit who can be on our panel?
I hope you are enjoying the new term and are keeping as busy as you like.  I will try to stop in at the next Schmooze Fest!

Best wishes,”

Loren Tripp
lorentripp@mac.com



Join Pasadena-area women in technology, education, science, design and innovation for the Launch Party of Pasadena Women in Tech.  We will discuss our Mission, network and enjoy a no-host bar and appetizers.  Open to women and men who support innovative women, our launch party will be held at the historic Blinn House, home of the Women's City Club of Pasadena.

Women in Tech Launch Party-​
When: Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: 160 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena CA 91101
Schedule of events: 6:00pm - Welcome; 6:30pm - Our Mission; 7-8pm - Party!

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- Alejandro Tearney, Art Director, Artist, Graphic Artist- “Hello Tony, You may or may not know that I will be participating in an Arts summit in Kalgoorlie from the 17th - 20th of October called Arts & Edges. I have obtained most of my funding to get there in grants and I am currently looking from funding from my Kickstarter project to cover my accommodation costs. It would mean a lot to me if you could like, share and back my project. Please see the link below to check it out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1738423698/arts-and-edges-and-iart

Thanks a million”

Alejandro Tearney | ASB Marketing
Art Director

Ph: (08) 9477 6888 | Fax: (08) 9477 6999
Email: artroom@asbmarketing.com.au

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- Bret Ferrante, Investment Advisor-
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to managing wealth. That is why I work closely with you to address your unique needs and assist you with the following strategies and goals:
•    Investment strategy
•    Risk management
•    Wealth accumulation
•    Wealth transfer
•    Managed money programs
•    Retirement planning
•    Cash management

BRET FERRANTE
Investment Advisor Representative
818-571-2126

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- Peter Treadwell, Product Designer and Entrepreneur- (The description of his remarkable RocketSkates is taken from his web site)

Whether it is the meshed honey comb design, the color, or the shape,  at first glance the RocketSkates look like mini shopping carts strapped to your shoes. The difference is, this shopping cart will take you places at up to 12 mph.

The RocketSkates are the world’s first smart wearable mobility device, say its developers, who are currently crowdsourcing support on Kickstarter. 

Lean the skates forward to accelerate, and backwards to slow down. The device is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and also comes with a microprocessor to synchronize the speed between the two feet. 

The ACTON App, monitors the RocketSkates via a smartphone. It provides diagnostics, battery, and route-tracking information. A software development kit (SDK) also allows app developers to use the RocketStick in their next app. 

The video below starts with a demo of the RocketSkates, and is followed by the co-founder and CTO of ACTON, Peter Treadway, explaining how they work.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petertreadway/acton-r-rocketskates-worlds-first-smart-wearable-m


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- Al Satterwhite, Photographer- The Hunter Thompson book, “The Cozumel Diary,” is now available on iTunes for the iPad - I'm currently only doing the iPad because it's the only one that has a 'locked' layout, meaning the layout looks the way I want it to look without moving around as most or all of the other readers do.

My two other racing books are also available:

“The Racers” is the digital version of the limited edition (100 numbered & signed copies) book that sells for $750.00 (it comes in a custom metal box with a laser-etched cover & (2) signed 8x10" B&W prints; the digital version also has my vocal commentary on every page which is unique.

“Carroll Shelby” is also available as an ebook; the print book being a limited run at $225.00@

Go to iTunes, under 'Books'  search for 'Al Satterwhite'

or> Al Satterwhite -Books on iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/al-satterwhite/id502311726?mt=11
Thanks,

Al

Al Satterwhite
310.375.3732 (o)

al@alsatterwhite.com
http://www.alsatterwhite.com

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.
If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
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Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update 8-24-14

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Our next SchmoozeFest is coming up in less than two weeks, Thursday, September 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M.! It would be great to see you at the Art Center South Campus so we can see the amazing work you have been doing, and you can be part of our free “Schmoozy” networking session that will follow the presentations…

- Registration for all the fall term classes through the Art Center at Night/Public Programs is ongoing, and the first evening class for “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream” is Tuesday, September 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M. at the Art Center South Campus. There is still plenty of room for anyone who is eager to take their career to the next level!

- Special thanks are in order to Patricia de la Rosa and Nathan See who generously participated as our creative professional reviewers of the Art Center Photo + Imaging department class, “Professional Presentation” on August 13. Their inspiration and insights helped our students to learn the fine points of presentation and grow in confidence when showing their work…

- Velvette Delaney has been given an extraordinary opportunity to pursue her Masters Degree at Ohio State University with a special emphasis in Design Sustainability research. Congratulations Velvette! We wish you the best and know that you will continue to make the world a better place through ecologically responsible design!

- Ulrike Kerber invites us to click on the link that will take us to her latest animation designed for E! TV’s Russian E! channel. Take a look and enjoy the work of Viva Design Inc.!…

- Soren Petersen has given us a link worth checking out for the article he wrote for The Huffington Post titled, “Design and Incubation - When Does the Muse Finally Speak?” It’s an article that will make you think of where you get your inspiration…

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Here now are the extended stories behind the headlines:

SchmoozeFest!

Our next SchmoozeFest is quickly coming up on September 4,from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. at the Art Center-South Campus, 950 South Raymond Street, Pasadena, California. Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your latest work, and then join us for the networking session that follows. It’s free, fun, and inspiring! Who knows, you may run into a kindred spirit who appreciates your efforts and together you can become a force of art/design!

And especially join us if you are planning to take one of our “Crafting a Meaningful Career” classes to gain some insights into the processes employed in taking your career to a more meaningful place.

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- Fall “Crafting a Meaningful Career” schedule at the Art Center College of Design-Public Programs, South Campus :

The following classes will begin the week of September 8, 2014-

"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from Tuesday, Sept. 9 to Tuesday, December 9. It is said that a person will have at least seven career changes during their working life. Learn how to use your skill sets, life experiences, and interests to anticipate change, identify what you really want to do with your life, and prepare yourself for change. how to determine your next steps, and confidently execute your plans.


"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two, Forming the Dream" will start Thursday, September 11 and run for six weeks to Thursday, October 16. In this six week class you will begin to create your own life plan or business plan with an emphasis on developing your Vision and Mission Statements, gain knowledge on your competitive advantage, develop your branding and marketing approaches, and design your creative team.


"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three, Fulfilling the Dream" begins Thursday, October 30 for six weeks and ends Thursday, December 4. Part Three allows you to take the knowledge you have learned about yourself and what you want out of your career and complete your life plan/business plan while considering intellectual property rights, forms of ownership, financing your next move, and developing fee structures, among other important topics. When you finish you will have a comprehensive document with milestones that will greatly help you as you create your new career.


For more information about these and other classes you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp

And you can always contact Tony Luna at tony@tonylunacreative.com.

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Nathan See (red shirt) and Patricia de la Rosa (seated to his left) give valuable feedback to the students in the "Professional Presentation" class at the Art Center College of Design, Photo + Imaging department.



















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Velvette Delaney (in green blouse) presents her work during a SchmoozeFest.



















- Velvette Delaney, Principal, Designer and Owner of dewdrop studios- “Hi Tony: I've come back to OSU for my MFA. They offered me a full ride to pursue Design Sustainability research! I'm so excited! I've already recruited Heidrun to be an Advisor. And I'm hoping Marshall Hamachi will be willing to provide CMTL resources as needed.

And yes, I'd love it if you posted my new adventure on the blog! If anyone has resources that can help me, that would be amazing!

Big hugs from the Midwest.”
velvette

velvette de laney
http://www.dewdropstudios.com

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- Ulrike Kerber, Principal and Creative Director at Viva Design Inc.- “Dear Tony, It is always fun to design for E! TV. I designed and animated for their Russian E! channel, inspired by Russian constructivist poster art. It was interesting to work with cyrillic typefaces as they look so strongly graphical to me. Here they are...

http://vimeo.com/103172349?utm_campaign=sparkle&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Russian+Constructivism+and+Kongolese+Baroque+











As summer comes to an end, please let me know, if I can help you with your branding efforts and graphic needs for fall season!

Ulrike

p 310.466.1154
love. create. inspire.


Viva Design Inc. was founded in 1998 by Ulrike Kerber. Based in Santa Barbara, California, it has won awards and nominations such as The Television Academy Emmy nomination, New York Festival, BDA, Omni Awards, Type Directors' Club Award, and Art Director's Club Award. In addition to its own Love to Read brand, Viva Design has produced branding for clients such as ABC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon-Noggin, Travel Channel, Warner Brothers and Oprah's OWN. For more information, please visit http://www.VivaDesign.com.

For any inquiries about workshops or broadcast design please contact:
Ulrike Kerber, creative director, Ulrike@vivadesign.com  
Also:
Viva designs sexy Cosmo
http://vimeo.com/1119444

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Soren Petersen (in blue shirt) responds to a question about a design survey he administered during a recent SchmoozeFest.













- Soren Petersen, Ph.D, Author of “Profit From Design”

(Editor's note: Take a look at this most interesting and informative article by Soren, “Design and Incubation - When Does the Muse Finally Speak?“ A most fascinating read written by our design guru and friend of TLC.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soren-petersen/design--incubation---when_b_5644702.html

soren.petersen@ingomar.net
http://www.ingomar.net

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy

819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tony Luna Creative- Update 7-29-14

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Our next SchmoozeFest will be held on Thursday, September 4 so start getting your work together if you plan to give a presentation of your latest accomplishments that evening, and come prepared to mingle with your fellow creatives!…

- Registration for all the fall term at Art Center at Night/Public Programs begins August 11, and the first evening class for “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream” is Tuesday, September 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M. at the Art Center South Campus.

- Special thanks go out to the creative professionals and Friends of Tony Luna Creative, Marcia Loots-Serna, Amy Rosenfeld (Fierstein), Shirin Raban, and Craig MacGowan who conducted mock job interviews with students in the Art Center “Presentation and Career Preparation” classes this term. Their insights helped the students to be better prepared for their job interviews upon graduation.

- Mark Alberhasky. There was interest in the photograph Mark sent in for the last TLC-Update blog and so a fuller story on how he shot the incredible “Homo Borealis” image is included in this Update…


- Meg Mimura let us know that an inspiring documentary film she worked on as a Consulting Producer, “Thrown For A Loss” Directed, Produced and Edited by John Chavez, has recently been completed and was shown at the L A Film School… 

- Anjelcia Jardiel informs us that she is embarking on a year long project that will take her to approximately ten Asian nations and is of great importance titled, “The Apologetic Epidemic.” It will become a book, documentary film, and a traveling gallery show that broadens single-minded perceptions of the Asian Female and investigates the topic of “…a singular mission – to convince Asian women to stop apologizing for who they are.” She will be seeking funding to support her project so more information will follow
 
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Now here are the full stories behind the headlines:

SchmoozeFest!

- The next SchmoozeFest will be Thursday, September 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M. at the Art Center South Campus, so start putting together your Powerpoint presentations if you wish to present examples of your latest work to share with our Tony Luna Creative community. As usual we will have time for each presenter to deliver a ten minute showing, and when the presentations are finished we will have a rousing networking session so everyone can meet each other and Schmooze to their heart’s content! It’s a great way to hone your presentation skills if you wish, and a wonderful opportunity to meet people you can help, and who may be able to help you!

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In case you wish to take any of the wonderful classes during the fall term at Art Center at Night/Public Programs be advised that registration begins August 11.
And our “Crafting a Meaningful Career - Part One - Discovering the Dream” class will begin Tuesday, September 9 from 7:00 to 10:00 P. M. also at the South Campus. The other two follow-up classes, “Part Two - Forming the Dream,” and “Part Three - Fulfilling the Dream” will also be available for the fall term.

For more information about these and other classes you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp
And you can always contact Tony Luna at tony@tonylunacreative.com.

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Above are photos of students being interviewed during the Mock Job Interviews in the Art Center “Presentation and Career Preparation” classes. The interviews were conducted  by creative professionals Craig MacGowan, Marcia Loots-Serna, Amy Rosenfeld (Fierstein), and Shirin Raban. Thanks to them for generously giving their time and insights to our students!

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- Mark Alberhasky, Travel Photographer and Medical Pathologist- “Homo Borealis”

(Editor’s note: Since there were inquiries regarding the amazing photo Mark sent in for the last TLC- Update blog the elongated story of how Mark shot this photograph is included below. Enjoy.)

I became interested in photographing the northern lights during December of 2013. I began doing research and found the prospect of seeing the aurora was both location and season dependent. While many US photographers choose Alaska as their destination, I discovered that Iceland was a viable alternative and decided to revisit there in winter, having previously enjoyed a visit in early summer. One of my favorite locations in Iceland is Jökulsárlón and I envisioned the aurora dancing over the glacial lagoon with icebergs. After tempting a fellow photographer to chase the light with me, we booked the trip to be near the spring equinox in March, a favored time for northern lights.

I read up on technique for best capturing the aurora and took several wide angle lenses to offer a variety of options. A fast Nikon 24mm f/1.4 offered shorter shutter speeds by gathering more light. The Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 offered a true, fixed, infinity focus set point and the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 would provide flexibility in focal length. I even threw in my Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye to round things out.

Despite the best planning, however, our greatest windfall was the pure luck: two days before we left the sun rotated a sunspot into earth view and discharged a huge solar flare. Having done everything we could to maximize the likelihood of success, our fortune would be decided by the weather. If we were spared clouds we would have a chance of aurora borealis. On our first night in Iceland at dinner, our hotel host came to our table to announce there was aurora in the sky visible from the hotel. We rushed out and made our first attempts over a couple of hours, finding that everything was more difficult in the dark than we expected. The display, a first for us both, was still exciting.

The next day we drove to Jökulsárlón, arriving late in the evening so starved we felt we had to eat even though there was a hint of aurora in the sky. As we finished our meal we overheard other photographers just coming in describe the evening's light show as over. ‘Clouds just rolled in,’ they lamented. We looked at each other and said, ‘So what? We're here. Weather changes. Let's give it a go.’

We drove to the glacial lagoon and the clouds were already moving away. The aurora display was spectacular. Over the next several hours it grew in intensity, spanning the sky from horizon to horizon. As our energy faded and more clouds starting moving in hours later, I decided to try one last shot. I laid my red-filter-shrouded penlight on the ground in front of my fellow photographer, backlighting him. I made two exposures and it was time to leave. When I saw the file on he computer screen I was stunned. The combination of lights, landscape and my friends sihlouette proved magical. It almost looked like his figure was descending from the aurora streaks in the sky, so I dubbed the image Homo borealis. The last shot of the night remains one of my favorites from the entire Iceland trip.

Mark   
MARK ALBERHASKY PHOTOGRAPHY • IMAGEMA.com
IMAGEMA
535 Redding View Ct NW • Atlanta, GA 30328
mark@imagema.com
• Web: http://www.imagema.com
• 270.991.6098

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- Meg Mimura, Journalist, Producer- Tony, How have you been? Busy, I assume. I just wanted to let you know that the documentary I worked on (as a Consulting Producer) was screened at LA Film School on July 22nd.

This documentary had been in the making for several years. When John Chavez, Producer/Director/Editor, told me about the Pittsburg Mallards, I thought this is the story that needs to be told! Since 2010, I've been looking for something 'meaningful' to do and this was one of the projects that came my way and completed fairly quickly.

In this day and age, we could certainly use something hopeful and heart-warming. I certainly enjoyed working with John in many aspects of this project such as research, editing, and marketing, but the most rewarding thing was the fact that I was heard! After all, I've been struggling to be heard ever since I was a little girl.

I hope you'd have a chance to enjoy the fruits of our labor.”


Meg

THROWN FOR A LOSS

A documentary produced and directed by WIF Member John Chavez- In November, 1963, a youth football team from a blue-collar town in Northern California has a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet President John F. Kennedy. Tragically, fate intervenes on November 22nd, 1963 and they attend the president's state funeral instead. Four days later in Philadelphia these same young men defeat Mayfair Athletic Club 33 to 0 to complete a perfect season and an unforgettable odyssey. This film is based on the true story of a uniquely, diverse group of boys who start their trip as youngsters but who return as young men devoted to their coach and determined to carry on even after being "Thrown For A Loss".

http://wif.org/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/07/22/1068/-/wif-independent-film-series-presents-thrown-for-a-loss

Regards,

Meg Mimura
Communicate Japan
818-842-6506 Phone
818-842-5106 Fax
http://www.tvgroove.com/blog/meg/

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- Anjelica Jardiel, Photographer, Documentarian- Hi Tony! It's been a very long time- hope all is well and that you are still inspiring students everyday.

I wanted to reach out, because I am currently pursuing my life's work full-force, which began to take form during my independent study with you in 2011/12.  The project was put on the back burner for a couple years, as I was working to find my place in the commercial industry.  I moved to New York at the beginning of this year, but am now back in LA.  I am taking advantage of this time to really think about what I want to do with my life.

I am formulating the plans for THE APOLOGETIC EPIDEMIC year-long tour of Asia.  I seek to create a documentary film, series of photographic portraits that will become a book paired with essays, and curate a traveling gallery show.

Intention of The Apologetic Epidemic Project: An investigation of the culture behind the behavior and exoticification of the Asian Female, deconstruct perceptions and stereotypes worldwide, and interview various age groups of Asian women to demonstrate evolution over generations. Through the media of photography, journaling, and interviews I will create a book, documentary film, and a traveling gallery show that broadens single-minded perceptions of the Asian Female.

The project, “…stemmed from an observation that Asian women excessively apologize, whether out of politeness, fear of offending another, guilt, or sheer habit. The project grew into an exploration, in which I find the universalities that exist among all of us. This project has a singular mission – to convince Asian women to stop apologizing for who they are.”

If you want to know more about Angjelica’s project you may email her at:

contact@anjelicajardiel.com

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Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
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Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


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