Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Take me with you! | Atlanta Baby Photographer

I promise I haven’t fallen off the planet, I’ve been very busy working on a super awesome commercial project that I’ve neglected my blog. I have something exciting to tell you all about so I thought I would come out of my blogging break to tell you all about it!

I know you just sit around all the time and think to yourself, “I wish I could take Atlanta Baby Photographer Angela Calderon with me every where I go”.  What?  You have never thought that? Darn it!  Well even if you’ve never about taking me with you, now you can with my brand new iPhone/iTouch app available in the Apple iTunes store.  With the iAngela app you can check out the photo of the day, be the first to hear about exclusive web only promotions and find out the latest news from Angela Calderon Photography.  This amazing app also provides instant access to my website, blog and a portrait session booking portal.  When you download the app be sure to check out the news section for a special app only contest!  You won’t want to miss this one.

Click here to download iAngela

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baby love - October 27, 2010 - 7:01 pm

You take beautiful shots!

Love your work!

You have to try this!

Two of my good friends emailed me a link to *the* coolest little program ever.  The best part…it’s FREEEEEE!!!  I made this collage in just under a minute by opening up a few client folders and putting the images in to the program.  How cool is that?  You can even do custom shapes (hmm I’m thinking my logo would be good to use!).  You can download the program here.  I chose the heart because I love all of my wonderful clients!   Have fun creating your own collage.

heartcollage_blog

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Debbie - March 4, 2009 - 6:00 pm

That is so cool!

Dawn R - March 4, 2009 - 6:55 pm

Way cool! Thanks for sharing!

Pammy - March 4, 2009 - 7:05 pm

What a fun idea!

Velia - March 4, 2009 - 7:26 pm

Wow that’s really cool. I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Holden - March 4, 2009 - 7:59 pm

How ultra cool!!!

Teri Mason - March 4, 2009 - 8:50 pm

love it! there are some CREATIVE folks out there!!

Anna-Karin - March 4, 2009 - 9:54 pm

That is a cool program. Love your heart!!

Joy - March 5, 2009 - 4:43 am

SOOOO freakin’ cool! :)

Sherri - March 5, 2009 - 5:08 am

Wow that is really, really cool! TFS with us!

Kimberly Hill - March 5, 2009 - 5:11 am

too fun! You come up with the coolest stuff, Angela!

Andrea - March 7, 2009 - 8:35 am

That is so cool, thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

Lisa - March 7, 2009 - 10:10 pm

Love it! I tried it out and it’s soooo cool..What I love
even more is that it’s so easy. Thanks for sharing!

Shellie - March 8, 2009 - 5:23 pm

You always find the coolest stuff!

Heather Gibb - March 8, 2009 - 9:16 pm

I did this same thing and loved it!! It’s so fun and I love that it looks like it takes hours to do :) ! Throw in your great images, and it’s a homerun!

ashley mcnamara - March 10, 2009 - 4:23 pm

that is super cool!

meggan - March 11, 2009 - 2:00 pm

So cute! I will have to try this!

Julie - March 11, 2009 - 2:55 pm

Thanks for sharing that!! I love your heart! Cool!

Heather Barone Brown - March 12, 2009 - 10:30 am

I LOVE this! I can’t wait to use it. Thank you!

Daveen - March 12, 2009 - 11:05 am

VERY cool, Angela!!!

Ingrid - March 12, 2009 - 9:12 pm

Oh that is freaking COOL! Thanks for the link. Kinda fun!

Kimberly Marie - March 15, 2009 - 9:03 pm

So fun! Thanks for sharing. :)

allie - March 18, 2009 - 8:26 pm

what fun- love it!

Amy (3Peas) - March 20, 2009 - 9:33 am

That is so cool!!

lisajulia - March 28, 2009 - 6:08 pm

So cool Angela!!!! TFS!!!!

Brad Walters - April 17, 2009 - 1:58 pm

That is so cool

A New Drug

We photographers are interesting creatures.  We get excited over broken down old rusty cars, buildings that are falling apart with cracked paint, old ratty chairs – all of which make for the most amazing backgrounds, props and unique things to use during portrait sessions.  Many of us also have a serious addiction for blankets.  We call each other when we find a new fantastic, amazing, oh my goodness this would so be rockin’ for a photo type of blanket.  We email each other asking where to get them, how much and if we can’t find it will you pick one up for me.  Oh dear, it truly *is* like a drug.  I think I’m up to 2,456,746 blankets, oh wait, I see another one peeking out from the plastic storage bins that I keep them in, ok so 2,456,747 blankets.  As I was putting some of them away today I snapped a few photos and made this funky collage of some of the blankets I have.  I guess it’s a good thing I have this blanket collection, it sure is cold here in Atlanta right now!

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Lisa - January 20, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Ah, yes – I see that YOU are the one who snatched up all of the rasta blankets in the area – I hit 4 stores today and had no luck! HA! Of course, that didn’t stop me from buying 3 others. Sigh…you hit the nail on the head with this post! ;)

Jayme Tighe - January 20, 2009 - 5:30 pm

I’m the same way… but for me it’s HATS!!

Elma - January 20, 2009 - 5:31 pm

Love it Angela!!!!

Tasha - January 20, 2009 - 5:41 pm

oh, how i love that tjmaxx blanket. i want one for my living room.. LOL
they dont have them at our tjmaxx

Kimberly Hill - January 20, 2009 - 6:07 pm

You crack me up! Love the blankie collage.

Jenifer Samaha - January 20, 2009 - 6:18 pm

Fun!!

Stacy - January 20, 2009 - 7:21 pm

ha ha this is great and OH so true!

Holly O. - January 20, 2009 - 7:41 pm

Oooh I love that top left blanket. Where did you find it? haha.

TaraMc - January 20, 2009 - 9:00 pm

LOL! Yes, very true indeed. I have that woven colorful pier one former “it” blanket too. I am currently on a quest for the new “it” blanket, the TJ rasta blanket. It never ends.

rebekah - January 20, 2009 - 10:28 pm

love it! *lol* and yes, now i’m going to have to go on a hunt for some more cool blankets! :)
p.s. love your work, angela! :)

Charise (Photography By Charise) - January 20, 2009 - 10:48 pm

oh my word…this post is so true and hits home like you wouldnt believe! LOVE IT!

Charise (Photography By Charise) - January 20, 2009 - 10:49 pm

ohhh and you know what else….how often do you see something and think….”I wonder if I could fit a baby in there?” And of course if the answer is yes, to the checkout line it goes!

PamN - January 21, 2009 - 6:15 am

I have to have that second one in the bottom row. Drive it up to me right now. See you in 3 hours – I’ll have a hot drink ready.

Michelle Miller - January 21, 2009 - 8:55 am

LOL! I’m a blanket closet junkie as well ;)

jennifer - January 21, 2009 - 9:42 am

oh wow thats a lot of awesome different texture, color blankets! I bet you have field day going through all of those dont you? Makes a great collage of fun colors too!

allie - January 22, 2009 - 11:00 pm

you crack me up. it’s true and pathetic and funny and cute of “us” at the same time. :)

Brandy - January 23, 2009 - 12:23 pm

Oh, you got the green one too! I’m jealous! LOL

Amy (3Peas) - January 23, 2009 - 3:10 pm

I’m SO wanting that green blanket!!!

I’m a total addict.

DH recently asked “how many off-white blankets does one need?”

:)

Lisa Kelly - January 25, 2009 - 2:42 am

This so describes all of us. I am just on a mission for more at the moment LOL. Love your collection, can you pick me up one of each, hahaha.

Laurie - January 25, 2009 - 8:00 pm

This is hilarious and so very true! I’m addicted to everything you listed including blankets. My husband rolls his eyes every time I come home with something new to add to all of my collections of “stuff”. definitely hits home….and so very funny! btw – love your collection!!

Gillian - January 27, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Only a photographer would understand! Love your selection!!

monyeen - January 27, 2009 - 11:15 pm

yes… .D.R.U.G.

Abigail - January 27, 2009 - 11:42 pm

My husband hates it when we are driving and I all of the sudden make a ” omg turn around… I have to get a second look at that”… barn/house/car/tree… you name it we love it.

Tamara Kenyon - January 28, 2009 - 5:36 pm

YES!! This is totally it!! I’ve always been obsessed with blankets and hats and I couldn’t understand why. THIS IS IT!!

Carrie Steffe - January 31, 2009 - 7:48 pm

hehe sick sick

but on another note, I have the green one now with the fringe. Jaime Z made me an awesome perfectly matching hat for it if you need one…. I’m just sayin…

Shellie - February 1, 2009 - 9:57 pm

Oh, wow! Ok, I have some serious blanket envy now!

Heather - February 2, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Top left and bottom right..love them!!

Anna-Karin - February 2, 2009 - 11:15 pm

Ha ha you are so right. I am a blanket and basket junkie as well. Can never have to many!

lauri - February 3, 2009 - 8:46 am

I seem to have an addiction to blankets as well, but yours are so colorful!

mindy - February 9, 2009 - 10:45 pm

omgosh, your so right! I am always looking for new stuff, specially cool blankets. BTW, where can i find that bottom left one? :)

Amy McWatty - February 11, 2009 - 6:01 pm

This sure hit a cord amongst photographers ;)

A Message from Santa

My best friend Amy sent me a message earlier with the. cutest. thing. ever. for children who believe in Santa Claus.  You select the child’s name, age, what they are asking for this year and a few other details and then a special video is created just for them!  I love this, be sure to get a video of your children when they watch it for the first time!  My son’s name wasn’t in the name database so Santa doesn’t say his name, but his photo is in the video.  The coolest thing about this?  It’s free!

Here is the one for my daughter…

http://72.55.134.30/watch/e129b52eaf1f127d5d029be4a1bdc477

here is the link to create your own: http://72.55.134.30/home/

Since I don’t like to blog without a photo, check out my little client Anna and her Santa gear, isn’t she a cutie pie?

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Giving *is* Awesome

Last year I gave away a portrait session and prints to a deserving family who was nominated by a friend.  This year I joined in the giving going on over at http://www.givingisawesome.com .  Kristen from Essential Imagery put all of this together and photographers from around the world are donating their time, talent and art to deserving families all around the world.  The concept is simple…

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)  Times are tough, many people have lost their homes, jobs and hope.  Custom portraiture is the last thing they are able to afford right now.

* The nominee must reside in Atlanta, GA or immediate surrounding areas. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

*You must email the nomination and story to giving@angelacalderon.com

I am so excited about this and I hope that you will all take a few minutes and think of someone who you could nominate to receive this very special gift!

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Shellie - December 12, 2008 - 11:15 am

What an amazing thing to do!

Anna Mayer - December 12, 2008 - 8:17 pm

Wow, what a fantastic idea! I can’t wait to see what people say about their nominees!

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