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

Creativity: You Are What You Eat

Feb 10

Creativity:  You Are What You Eat

If you are a photographer – or any other artist for that matter- creativity is the key to your success.  It is the engine that drives us to create beautiful pieces of art or startling images that make people look twice.  Unfortunately, many artists don’t dedicate enough effort into feeding their creativity.  To me, it’s kind of like nutrition...

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Changing Focus

Feb 09

Changing Focus

It was a strange week in Dallas last week.  Our kids actually missed most of the week due to SNOW.  Yes – snow in Texas.  Now this was all great and fun – til the weekend started approaching.  I was scheduled to leave Friday for South Carolina to judge their print competition and speak to a group of photographers.   Unfortunately, on Friday we...

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Best Picture 2011 – A Photographer’s Perspective

Feb 03

Best Picture 2011 – A Photographer’s Perspective

Part of being an artist is exposing yourself to different areas of the arts – and one of my favorites is films.  Every year, we try to see most – if not all- of the Best Picture nominees and make our own decision before the prize is actually awarded.  For the past couple of years – in a move surely designed to drive up box office numbers...

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Alternative Education for Photographers

Feb 01

Alternative Education for Photographers

Without a doubt, digital photography has brought about one of the biggest changes in photographic history.  As a result, the role of the photographer is in a state of change.  The line between pro and amateur has been blurred.  You can no longer own a “pro” camera and rely on that to make you a pro.  Most of your clients will have the same, if not...

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Pro Lab

Jan 27

5 Reasons Why You Need A Pro Lab

With the age of digital photography, it seems that there are more “pro” photographers than there are Starbucks locations.  While the line between “professional” and “serious amateur” has been permanently blurred, I think the lab is an essential part of any true professional’s workflow.  If you take your craft seriously,...

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The “One Box Plan”

Jan 25

The “One Box Plan”

January is always the time of year when we look forward to a fresh start.  When you are a semi-packrat like me, this can get difficult.  As I look around my office, I bet 80% of the things I see have not been used by me in over a year.  So why do I keep them around???  Good question. To avoid ending up on an episode of “Hoarders” I started...

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Examining Sargent’s “Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”

Jan 20

Examining Sargent’s “Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”

As this blog evolves, I thought it would be fun to occasionally jump outside of the photography world for a minute and look around the larger world of art.  I wanted to take a look at a few of my favorite paintings and thought of no better place to start than with one of my favorite paintings by John Singer Sargent.  I first encountered this image while visiting...

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