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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 05-23-10

First of all thanks for spreading the word about the "Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One, and Part Two" classes which began this last week. We have a wonderful group of talented professionals who signed up for the classes and we are off to a great start. And special thanks to the good folks at Art Center at Night for allowing us to continue presenting these career enhancing classes. Please keep in mind that on Thursday, July 8 we will be offering "Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Three" for those who have participated in Parts One and Two and are ready for the completion of their Business Plans/Life Plans.

Also I just received confirmation that I will be presenting, "Reinventing Your Career: An Outline for Crafting a Meaningful Career" on Thursday, July 15 at the ICON 6 Conference to be held this year at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. To find out more about the "4 jam-packed days of all things illustration," art direction and graphic design go to Hope to see you there!


- Shirin Raban, Design Consultant (who just finished CMC-Part Three less than a month ago) sent in this notice- "Shirin Raban has received the design and creativity award as 2nd place in Corporate Identity, and 3rd place in Packaging Design from The American Design Awards in the 2010 Winter Semi-Annual Design Contest."
Congratulations Shirin!


- Barbara Bordnick, renowned fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer graciously informed us know that she is presenting "A Summer Flower Photography Workshop."
"Come join Barbara Bordnick for an extraordinary weekend on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio, located in the historic Photo/Flat Iron District of Manhattan. She is the author of three innovative, best-selling books of photographs of flowers: Searching: Secret Landscapes of Flowers Volumes I, II & III. Ms. Bordnick has taught workshops all over the world. Due to the popularity of her weekend workshop in flower photography she has added another: June 26 & 27 , 2010. To keep each workshop as intimate and hands-on as possible only six students per workshop will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques for shooting flowers in the studio the workshops begin with a trip to the New York City wholesale flower market to choose flowers. Each student will go home with a gorgeous, archival pigment print of her/his own work. The cost of each workshop is $950.00. To hold a reservation e-mail an send a $450.00 deposit. Make deposit payable to Barbara Bordnick at 39 East 19th. Street, New York, NY 10003.
For out of town participants, the elegant W Hotel has agreed to make rooms available for a special discount price of $229.00 per night.

- John Anderson, Fine Art Photographer and Retired Lutheran Minister, "Tony: I've updated my web page. Take a look and see what you think. Also, note the counter. Hits have gone from around 1,200 before the article to over 3,000. I hope that's a good sign.

In another email he wrote: "Tony: my show went well. I have a couple interested in a piece... South Magazine's art editor came, and she is indicating they want to do an article on me in the August issue--I sure hope that comes through. If you go to you can go under media and find pictures from the show. The aluminum (background material) made all the difference in the world. Even folks who don't like abstract were turned on and excited. I get feedback that my name's the buzz around Savannah after the show. ...I'm doing a video on site tomorrow and will post on my web page after it's edited. Will also be able to put on DVD for future use when I'm submitting work--will be great to show dealers, galleries, designers, and architects how well this art works in traditional settings as well as contemporary. Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to let you know it went well...and add to that the article in South Magazine, and that's a pretty good win.
John G. Anderson


- Mel Mann, Photographer forwarded this message and list of accomplishments, "Tony, Had the pleasure of meeting you at Rocky Mountain School of Photography last fall and thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together. I continue to follow your advice - at least bits and pieces of it! Since graduating last fall I have:
1. been accepted as an artist in residence by the National Park Service
2. placed in a juried art show
3. had my images accepted for a yearly calendar
4. been asked to enter a local art contest
5. contributed images to a charity auction event
6. built a commercial website to sell prints (
7. started a photography blog (
I'm just getting my marketing plan up and running for summer of 2010 to expand awareness and call to action for ordering my prints and considering me for editorial and commercial projects. It's fun building my own career and I look forward to giving you more examples of how it's going.
Take care.

Mel Mann
Mel Mann Photography, LLC
15418 Weir St. #334
Omaha, NE 68137


- Paulo Roberto, Photographer in Portugal, sent in this announcement, "In 2010 we celebrate our 15th birthday. ¡rio! It was in October 1995 that Studio8A formally started its activity. The objectives we set ourselves, we can say that we welcome the accomplishment of over 500 academic categories of form (between lectures, courses, workshops, seminars and meetings) and more than a dozen large projects with big names in national and international photography, which include Greg Gorman (1999), Arthur Meyerson (2000), Joyce Tenneson (2001), Kevin Lynch (2002), Douglas Kirkland (2005), Arthur Meyerson II (2005) Maria Piscopo (2006), and Tony Luna (2009). We were supported and sponsored by public entities such as Ministries © River of Culture, Government of Canada, Government of Ireland, the U.S. Government, the Cuban government, and private (companies) such as Kodak, Olympus, Minolta, Epson, HP, among many others. But they are more than 1,000 students/trainees with whom we were pleased and proud to share our activities and this honor. To all our thanks.

Paulo Roberto
Lisbon, Portugal


- Chris Garlington, Photographer and Filmmaker, emailed the following notices, "Hello from Chris Ian Garlington. Here is the information on a new kind of windmill. It's called a Wind Sail Receptor. When compared to current wind technology, there is no comparison. This invention will produce energy at the lowest cost and highest efficiency all over the world. Check out the video online at The Business Summary is attached. The company website is There is an investment opportunity that will close before the end of May 2010. I thought you might be interested in learning about this before the opportunity is gone. If you have any questions feel free to write or call and I will put you in touch with John Gabel, the director of investor relations as well as the inventor, Richard Steinke.

With appreciation and gratitude,
Chris Ian Garlington @ 310 579 5069

Some of my projects... in no particular order...
Photographer & Filmmaker •
The Disco Ball Better Watch Its Back •
Fitness & Fun Bouncy Shoes •
iPhone Apps in development.

Inspirational Quote • "To be a person you're not, is to waste the person you are." - from Loren Slocum •


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