Challenge Shoot – Whiteout!

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I love doing “Challenge Shoots”! It had been awhile since the last time I had shot a Challenge Shoot. Last year was so busy and lots of things happening that I just couldn’t get very many done. I’m vowing this year I will return to taking on the challenges….

The first challenge of the year is a Whiteout theme…. traditionally when it comes to Whiteout Themes in the Winter you think of doing something related to winter, snow or ice…. But I started thinking what else is white that we see all the time? It’s simple, clouds… clouds are white! But who or what lives in the clouds?

The Story

What could be more whimsical than a cloud? As children we would gaze and wonder at these puffs of air laced with water, and dream as they took on mysterious shapes.

According to ancient Greek mythology clouds were not actually ‘clouds’ at all, but rather a group of young nymphs called Nephelai – the daughters of two Titans.

These cloud spirits – depicted as both young and beautiful – spent their days collecting water from the rivers, and then floated up to the heavens. When their pitchers were full they poured water down from the sky, nourishing the earth and feeding the streams of their brothers.

Perhaps this is the dream William Shakespeare referred to when he wrote: “That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.”

 

Photo shoots don’t happen in a vacuum, I can’t emphasize enough how dependent I was on the team that made this all happen!

The Team

Photography: Jim Tincher

Hair and Makeup: Matt McLean

Styling: Kimberly Wade & Jim Tincher

Featuring: Nicole Eaton – Class of 2020 Senior Model

https://www.jimtincher.com

 

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Rushing Into The New Year!

Finishing the year on a high note and starting the New Year off & running!

The last two months of 2018 finished on a high note for me and my Senior Photography. I generally don’t enter competitions but on a whim I decided to enter Senior Style Guide’s Hot 100. At the end of August I submitted a few images having few expectations with less than fifteen minutes to spare at the deadline. Once I discovered that globally there were 8152 photographers submitting I lowered my expectations a little more.

On Wednesday November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving I received two notifications. The first notification was from The Twelfth Year, they were featuring one of my images on their site! That was completely out of the blue! About 30 minutes later I received notification that I was selected as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers Globally! Senior Style Guides “Hot 100”!

I was pretty much at a loss for words in describing how that made me feel, but I was definitely Thankful and it came at a perfect time of reflection and in giving Thanks!

Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have been featured four more times with the last one being today, New Years Day!

The last shoot of 2018 I did with any of my Senior Model Team members was with Chaney. On December 10th We had a blast shooting several different looks for the Christmas and New Years Holiday’s. From that session we’ve been featured on Senior Muse and Seniors Best! Images from that session are below. If you want to see the other images that have been featured you’ll need to go to my Instagram Page…. @jimtincherphoto

Be sure to visit my website or follow me on my Instagram to see these and other images!

Happy New Year!!!

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National Donut Day

Last Friday June 2nd was “National Donut Day”! Yes there is such a thing, in fact there are two every year! This might be a cause for celebration!

The first Friday of every June is National Donut Day. This began in World War I by volunteers who wanted to deliver food to the soldiers on the front lines in France. More than 250 women were sent by the Salvation Army who would use the soldier’s steel helmets to fry the donuts. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness and funding for the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts.

The other National Donut Day is November 5th who’s origins can be found in the Ladies’ Home Journal from the 1930’s. If for some reason you happen to miss either of these days don’t worry too much because June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, and National Cream-Filled Donut Day is September 14th! So mark those days on your calendar be prepared to celebrate your favorite donut!

In the meantime last Friday (June 2nd) Ashton, Hanna and Valorie volunteered for an impromptu photoshoot and to have a little fun celebrating National Donut Day, below are the images from that shoot!

 

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