Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jay Leno loves my photography

Probably not.

But this past Monday, on the Tonight Show, Jay brought up Home Trends in his "Headlines" segment.  Specifically, a photo I took was shown!  You can view the segment here or at  Our mention is at about 2 minutes in. 

The photo is a portrait of a co-worker that posed wearing a leopard-print shower cap.  Trust me when I say that NO ONE could ever look good in this shower cap.  So I'm not so surprised that our product was shown on the show.  Such shapeless products like this are hard to shoot and everyone here at Home Trends tends to lose the reality of the product and how comical it is.  We're just concerned mostly with getting a decent photo, making our deadlines and trying to sell a product!  So it was nice to see someone poking fun at us, the product and of course, the photo.

Thanks Jay.

Below is the image that was shown on that night.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall's vibrant colors and a wedding

I just love fall.

I can't get over all the colors.  This past weekend Shinay and I headed up to the Catskill mountains for a wedding to shoot.  Dare I say that fall weddings are the best because of all the colors??!  Nothing beats top mountain views, fall colors, wooden chapels and waterfalls...

More on that day coming soon...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy one year and a new start to Mistakes & Malarkey!

So to celebrate my 1 year of blogging, I'm o-so-excited to announce that my blog has moved and can now be found here at its brand-new and very own Blogspot home called Mistakes & Malarkey

All new posting [and old] can now be found here.  Everything is a bit more navigable and seamless.  Eventually, the old face and site of will be no more and all of Erin Rademacher Photography will direct automatically here as well.  Eventually though.  Trust me when I say that it was hard enough to transition all my posts over.  Which is probably why there hasn't been a single post for awhile!

So no more using any third party sites, like Weebly to do my blog posting.  (Weebly's great for the complete computer illiterate [like how I used to be] but now, I'm semi-confident navigating my way along the inter-webs)

So please, update any old bookmarks [Mom] to my new site or just subscribe, found on the right hand side!

For those that read via Facebook, you'll definitely have to subscribe now since I cannot stream my posts directly to FB anymore. 

Hope you all like and enjoy the new ride!



Friday, October 8, 2010

Early October happenings

A lot has happened this past week or so in October and late September.  And I find myself so aware of time passing simply because it's fall.  Fall is the visual indicator of time passing.  Passing through the colors of the leaves, gradual chill in the air and wonderful earthy smells of apples, pumpkins and spices.  I looooooove fall.

I've successfully completed my series on beauty.  You can view those images on through my flickr set.  Please leave me some more feedback if you have any.  I've been enjoying hearing opinions, advice and feedback outside of school.

My sewing has improved greatly since my first and second dresses.  I achieved my goal of trying a vintage dress sewing pattern.  It was funny to see the really outdated illustrations on the front of the packaging and then my sewing outcome.  I'm in love with the fit and the fabric.  Although, I don't find buying the materials vs. buying a store bought dress to be the significant price difference as I originally thought.  Does anyone happen to know of a discount fabric store online?  Or perhaps in the Rochester area?  The few yards sales that I've gone to have been very hit or miss when finding choice fabrics and my usual source of fabric has just been a local Joann Fabrics store.

Finally, I've been making a greater effort to challenge my lighting skills.  I recently submitted a photo of mine in a contest on women, beauty and body image.  I came up with the idea of visual tools and products that women use as negative criticisms on their body image and placing them all in a trash bin with the statement saying above it, "Take out the trash."  [Thanks Kyra, my copywriter genius-extraordinaire]
It's simple and to the point...

What made it so hard was the fact that I chose to shoot black on black.  I like subtle lighting and making the outline prominent by hints of a highlight.  Black, like white, takes away the background and gives your foreground immediate attention.  All-in-all, I like it.

Some much more is going to happen this month, into November and then December!  And I really wish I could say just now but you'll just have to wait and see!  [A shameless way for you to check in on my blog for future posts!] 1 year anniversary of blogging is coming up in a couple of weeks and I have a really, really big surprise on that coming soon! 

Stay tuned.  ;-)
"Attitude" A part of Beauty, 2010

From a 1992 Simplicity button up dress pattern