Friday, February 26, 2010

Guess who is Guest Judge for I Heart Faces!




Oh the horror…I found out I have to fill out a questionnaire to be a guest judge! Shoot me now, just shoot me now…well, ok, maybe it won’t be so bad…deep breath, here we go!


• Your Name

Ahhh, an easy one to start. My name is Donna Stansbury, AKA Smoochiemom, and/or Donna Lynn Photography. Now, for just a short note about my Smoochiemom moniker… My baby had the nickname ‘Smoochie’ when she was a baby and had giant smoochable cheeks. That brought on the Smoochiemom name. Little one’s nickname morphed to Moo and then eventually faded away…I miss the Smoochie days.


• Links to your websites (ie. blog, website, twitter, face book fan page, etc.)

Well, if anyone is interested in learning more about me, I have a Facebook fanpage,

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donna-Lynn-Photography/98776030938?ref=mf

You are on my blog, I don’t twitter and I don’t have a real webpage since I don’t have a real business. I don’t have a fake business either for that matter.



• A 2-3 sentence description of yourself.
2-3 sentences describing me? Describing how? Height/weight/hair color? Felony convictions? Stints in rehab? Results of my latest psych evaluation?

OK, I will keep it tame…I am a 40 something wife and mom. Married for 17 years, mother of 3 of the most beautiful girls, I homeschool them in my free time ;0) I don’t have a photography business though I love photography with my whole soul.

I am President of my county photography club and was named Photographer of the Year for 2009. I LOVE my club, it gives me a chance, several times a month, to get out with other adults who are as camera crazy as I am. Oh, and I have been dubbed ‘The Nikon Ninja’ by some fellow photogs….crazy camera people, lol



• A paragraph describing your photography journey

My journey began many, many years ago. I took some classes in high school , back in the age of film and darkrooms (gasp!) I did not get serious about photography until about 5 years ago. I got my first and only DSLR, a Nikon D80, approx 4 years ago.



• Your favorite online photographer who inspires you the most (please provide a link to this person's website)

One person who inspired me more then I can say is Grace ‘Cinya’ O’Connor. Check out her website, she is AMAZING! I swear some of her images will make you weep they are so beautiful.

http://www.gracephotographystudio.com/

and her blog
http://www.gracephotographystudio.com/blog/



• The editing program that you use (this could include your favorite PS actions if you like to use them in your editing process)

I edit in CS3 currently and LOVE Pioneer Woman’s actions! I don’t do a lot of processing to most of my pics, I defog and sharpen, boost them in levels and curves, and occasionally convert to BW, that’s it :0)



• The camera equipment you use (camera model, lenses, etc.)

Whenever I win a club competition I make sure to tell anyone who asks, that I won with my consumer grade, 4 year old Nikon D80 and my $100 50mm lens ;0) Its all in the eye, not in the equipment. I do not own any lenses over $400, and I only own 4 lenses. With that said, I am currently saving up for my dream camera….the Nikon D700.



• Five photos of your "Hilarious Outtakes"

See below :0)



• A short paragraph about what I Heart Faces has meant to you over the past year (as long as it's something good; if it's bad then you can skip this part of the questionnaire...LOL!)

My friend Dana Suggs introduced me to iheartfaces and I LOVE it! I love any competitions in photography; competitions force me to become a better photog. I end up shooting things I normally would not shoot, and find myself enjoying it! Iheartfaces has pushed me to grow and become better and as a great added bonus, I have ‘met’ some great people! I love the encouragement that is shown from one photog to another, I love the mentoring, the camaraderie, all of it. Iheartfaces is a great place for photographers to come together and learn and grow.


So that is me in a nutshell, or nuthouse, depending on the day. I am happy that I was asked to be a guest judge :0) I can't wait to see all the awesome entries this week!

So with all that said, have a peek at my out-takes, hope you enjoy them!


This is a fellow photog friend of mine...we found the Weinermobile and boy were we totally geeked! Lol We were definately more excited then our kids were...



Yep, theres one in every crowd....


My middle-bit, pretending to be trapped inside one of those play tunnel bubbles...She thought she was the most hilarious kid on the playground, lol



Ahhh, my 3 beautiful photogenic children...whats this? Is my oldest really trying to remove my youngest from my idealistic family portrait...say it ain't so....





So come on over to www.iheartfaces.com Check out all the funny outtakes this week, and enter some of your own! It is going to be a fun week!

26 comments:

Dana said...

OMGosh that ladies face CRACKS me up!! HAHAHA I wonder if she knows she's "famous". LOL

Donna, I am a HUGE fan of yours! Probably one of the NICEST photographers I've ever 'met'!

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Life with Kaishon said...

I love the sister covering her sisters face : ) How funny is that? Hilarious!

I am always glad to see your entries each week at I Heart Faces. I think they are beautiful! How great that you have a club! That is so cool! I am just a teensy bit jealous. I don't have any friends around here to take pictures with.

I hope you have a fun time this week judging!

Becca said...

Love these pictures! And I'm so glad you're a guest judge this week! :-)

Steph said...

Congratulations!! That is great!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I'm dying laughing at that lady in the owl photo! LOL!

Thanks for being a judge for us this week. Should be really fun:-)

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Brooke said...

Congrats on being a guest judge this week! I had a blast doing it last time, but I have to say, it was much harder of a job than I anticipated!

Amanda said...

Wow! That bird picture is amazing! Have fun being a guest judge this week!

CapturedbyTrisha said...

Congrats on being a guest judge this week! That last pic is funny!

BlondeShot Creative said...

great shots. I love the 2nd one and the last one is subtle but hilarious! Birds scare me so I'd be freaking out too.

McKay Family said...

The last one is classic! Love the looks on there faces...and yes, it's quite clear even though they aren't!

Jessie said...

Those are fabulous! I really like the sisters shot :) I see stuff like this all the time with my 3. Have a great day!

candacesoon said...

I love the girl stuck in the bubble dome one! Your daughter has a great sense of humor!

Tezzie said...

LOL! "Bubble Girl" is hilarious! Your daughter is too funny :D

Have fun this week as guest judge...you're sure to have some giggles since there's so many wonderful entries this week!

Alice said...

the owl shot is awesome! i love the woman's face, too- what a capture :) thanks for judging this week - have fun!

Serline said...

The owl photo was excellent! Thanks for making me laugh!

http://narelleserline.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-faces-hilarious-outtakes.html

Jean Smith said...

welcome as a guest judge! LOVE the owl one...that's classic...

50centlove said...

That woman's face is PRICELESS!!

Lena said...

That bird shot is amazing! And the woman's face is hilarious, not that my face would've been any better had I been in her place.
Lovely shots and congrats on the honors of guest judging!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

I love those last two, but the screaming lady is hilarious!! (Great panning too btw :D)

Linds said...

haha, that owl shot is priceless! I love seeing pictures of people who are scared out of their minds! Reminds me of the stuff Ellen does to her guests when she scares them :)

staceymommy30 said...

I am laughing so hard at that owl shot right now!!! AWESOME! Congrats on the guest judge title and I hope to see more of your wonderful photos on iheartfaces!

Heather said...

LOL!!! literally!!

Jan said...

Very cool outtakes!!! Love them!! The owl is hysterical!!

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us as a Guest Fan Judge this week. I appreciate your help so very much!

Your owl photo totally would have won though if you weren't the judge. That's hysterical!

~Angie
co-founder of I Heart Faces

Me :) said...

Your photos are awesome! My favorite is of your child pretending to be stuck in the bubble - that is something my kids would do. Oh - and your oldest covering your youngest's mouth - that, too. LOL! Thanks for the laugh!