Lourcey Photography Blog | Plano kids and family photographer - Dallas, Texas

What Makes A Good Portrait Great?

Mar 09

What Makes A Good Portrait Great?

With the rise of digital cameras, the world of photography has drastically changed – for the better AND for the worse.  Now everyone is a photographer.  As a result, the market has been flooded with new photographers over the past few years.  Some have taken the time to learn their craft, while many just rely on the shotgun method – shoot hundreds...

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Why Photographers Should Care About The Oscars

Mar 03

Why Photographers Should Care About The Oscars

This past weekend, I was very excited to see The King’s Speech win Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards.  It was one of those films where you walked out of the theater and thought, “That is going to win Best Picture.”  Same with Colin Firth as Best Actor.  If you saw the movie – you knew.   It’s just like when you see a...

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Win a Signed Art Print!

Mar 01

Win a Signed Art Print!

Ok everybody, clear some wall space because you may have a free print coming your way! Last year’s print giveaway received a ton of great responses, so I figured we should have another one!   There are going to be multiple ways to win this time, so please read the rules carefully!  Best of all, this month’s winner will have THEIR CHOICE of either of...

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Examining Creativity

Feb 23

Examining Creativity

Last night, I went to a fantastic lecture by Julie Burstein at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Burstein has produced public radio’s Studio 360 program for the past 10 years.  During that time, they have interviewed hundreds of the world’s best artists.  Julie pulled from these interviews to create her new book, “Spark:  How Creativity...

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Levels Of Print Competition

Feb 18

Levels Of Print Competition

I’m a huge fan of print competition.  Since I joined Professional Photographers of America several years ago, nothing has helped my image-making more than entering competition.  If you haven’t entered, here is a quick overview of the different levels of competitions. Local Level Many large cities have their own PPA Affiliate guilds that meet...

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Take A Bow

Feb 15

Take A  Bow

When the new year starts up, we are all eager to set goals and make a fresh start.  It doesn’t matter if you are trying to grow your business or shrink your waistline – it all starts with a plan.  Once you get this first step out of the way, there is a critical second step that many people forget – take a minute to take a bow. We are a month...

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Photographers to Watch | Julie Harris

Feb 14

Photographers to Watch | Julie Harris

Lately, I’ve started taking some time to just browse around the internet and look for photographers who interest me.  Maybe they have interesting stories or just stunning images.  Instead of just leaving a comment and heading on to the next search, I thought I’d start highlighting a few on my blog.  I don’t really care if they are seasoned...

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