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The Best Music to Work To

When asked what kind of music I listen to, I, like 95% of people I know, reply “everything”. And it’s true. My playlists jump from Jay-Z to Lenka to Eminem to The Civil Wars to Debussy in a matter of song skips. However, like 95% of people I know, I …

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Personal Update

You may remember my post from a few months ago explaining why I went to Vegas on a whim. I wanted to share an update about this because last week I had a final surgery for my thyroid and I’m finally starting to feel better and I’m so excited it’s …

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What Do I Wear to a Wedding?

I have two traditions going on in my career as a photographer. One is that I keep a memento (a program or menu) from every wedding I’ve photographed. And two is that I have photographed every single wedding so far in a dress. I remember waking up for the first …

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The Desert is Beautiful, and Why I Went to Vegas on a Whim.

Two weeks ago I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor about some surgery I had back in January. What I thought would be a quick, easy visit where the doctor told me ‘everything is fine, you can go now!’ turned out to be one of the most shocking mornings …

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For the Love of Video

In the Ordinary (30 Days of Film) from Barbara Kowalski on Vimeo. You may have noticed that I made a few declarations of love for videography in the last month on Facebook and Twitter. This is because I was working on a project in February called 30 Days of Film. …

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Disposable NYC

I mentioned yesterday that my lens broke on the first day of my trip to NYC for the Photo Plus Expo. I wandered out of the convention center on the first day, I started to take pictures. Within a few clicks of the shutter, the lens stopped focusing. Then it …

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The Photo Plus Expo in NYC!

If you followed my Facebook page in October, you may remember that I traveled to NYC (and got out right before the hurricane, oof!). I attended the Photo Plus Expo, an expo and conference relating to all things photography and one of the largest of its kind. It was a …

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Goodbye Dress Pants, Hello Backpack

Welcome to the 5 Days of Blogging! I wanted to start off with a more personal post to explain some big changes that are happening in my life right now. As of this Monday morning I am officially unemployed! I resigned from my full time job at the law firm …

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B&W NYC

There’s something magical about black and white photographs. I adore them. One of the most satisfying feelings I know is when an image transforms perfectly into black and white when I’m editing a digital photo session. Some images look great only in colour, but some become truly striking when turned …

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New York 2012 – Preview

During last weekend’s visit to New York City, I challenged myself to photograph the city and its major attractions in a different way. Different angles, different aspects, different areas. Though three days doesn’t seem like much time to produce a set of photographs, we saw so much and literally walked …

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