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Keep it simple

September 12th, 2021

Keep it simple



A blog about keeping it simple in product photography


http://www.popekstudios.com/2021/09/12/simple-product-photography/

Black and White Photography

August 29th, 2021

Black and White Photography

A gallery of black and white images with a cut crystal bowl as subject.

https://sharonpopek.com/black-and-white-challenge/

Clocks, Clocks, Clocks

July 11th, 2021

Clocks, Clocks, Clocks

A quick blog post featuring street clocks in US towns and cities.

https://sharonpopek.com/clocks-clocks-clocks/

30 Images 30 Days

July 4th, 2021

30 Images 30 Days

A post featuring all of the one a day images I did last month.

https://sharonpopek.com/30-images-in-30-days/

Before and After Product Photography

July 1st, 2021

Before and After Product Photography

A new blog post featuring before and after images of product photography.

http://www.popekstudios.com/2021/07/01/the-importance-of-finishing-in-product-photography/

John A Roebling Bridge

June 27th, 2021

John A Roebling Bridge

A blog featuring photos taken of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spanning the Ohio River between Covington KY and Cincinnati OH.

https://sharonpopek.com/john-a-roebling-suspension-bridge/

A recent visit to Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH

June 20th, 2021

A recent visit to Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH

A new podcast episode and new photos from a recent trip to Kentucky and Ohio.

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2021/06/20/covington-kentucky-and-cincinnati/

Art in Unexpected Places

May 30th, 2021

Art in Unexpected Places

A blog featuring images of art in unexpected places, specifically a construction site.

https://sharonpopek.com/art-in-unexpected-places/

Hotels and Motels of the World

May 23rd, 2021

Hotels and Motels of the World

A gallery of images featuring hotels and motels from around the world.

https://sharonpopek.com/hotels-and-motels-of-the-world/

Flower Power

May 9th, 2021

Flower Power

A quick, simple blog featuring flower images! https://sharonpopek.com/flower-power/

Artist Rebecca Wang

April 24th, 2021

My recent blog features artist Rebecca Wang. She is a traditional artist, who does pet portraits, psychedelic fantasy and animal art, and beautiful mandalas.

https://sharonpopek.com/featured-artist-rebecca-wang/

Blue Toned Art Photography

August 2nd, 2020

Blue Toned Art Photography

A blog featuring my blue toned images.

https://sharonpopek.com/blue-tones/

Traveling the US on a Horse

April 19th, 2020

The latest episode of Tourist in your Town features Meredith Cherry. She is traveling the United States on her horse Apollo to raise awareness for Domestic Abuse.

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2020/04/17/around-the-us-on-a-horse/

An Expat in Taiwan

March 15th, 2020

An Expat in Taiwan

My latest episode is up! I talk to a young expat, a traveler, a podcaster, and a photographer.

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2020/03/15/an-expat-in-taiwan/

Photos from Bristol TN VA

March 2nd, 2020

A gallery of photos from a weekend visit to Bristol Tennessee Virginia.

A recent visit to Bristol TN VA

January 11th, 2020

A recent visit to Bristol TN VA

The latest episode is up! This one is all about a town divided, right down the middle!

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2020/01/11/downtown-bristol-tn-va/

Things I did and did not do in 2019

December 29th, 2019

Things I did and did not do in 2019

A look back at 2019 and new goals for 2020.

https://sharonpopek.com/things-i-did-and-did-not-do-in-2019/

A day in Knoxville, TN

December 28th, 2019

A day in Knoxville, TN

I played tourist in my hometown of Knoxville, TN for a day! Find out what I learned at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and which local brewery fed me great beer cheese! http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2019/12/28/saturday-in-east-knoxville/

A quick trip to Salem, MA

December 22nd, 2019

A quick trip to Salem, MA

Some photos from historic, downtown Salem, MA. https://sharonpopek.com/a-quick-visit-to-salem-ma/

Historic Downtown Boston

November 30th, 2019

A visit to historic downtown Boston, MA.

Salem, MA

November 29th, 2019

Salem, MA

The latest episode featuring Salem, MA is up!

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2019/11/29/salem-massachusetts/

Knoxville Breweries

September 19th, 2019

Knoxville Breweries

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2019/09/19/knoxville-breweries/

Train Photography

September 16th, 2019

Train Photography

A blog featuring my favorite train photography.
https://sharonpopek.com/train-photography-2/

East Tennessee Day Trip

September 15th, 2019

East Tennessee Day Trip

A travel blog featuring a day trip in East Tennessee.

Window Photography

September 8th, 2019

Window Photography

About window photography

https://sharonpopek.com/window-photography/

My Favorites

September 2nd, 2019

It's my birthday month, so I'm sharing some of my favorite images. This blog has an emphasis on the most simple images.

https://sharonpopek.com/favorites-3/

A Topaz Tutorial

September 1st, 2019

A Topaz Tutorial

My first tutorial! This one is about Topaz Labs. I'll be posting more soon!

http://www.popekstudios.com/2019/09/01/topaz-labs-plug-in/

Home Town Tourist

August 20th, 2019

Home Town Tourist

Photos from a recent visit to my home town of Danville, Kentucky.

Jane Todd Crawford

August 13th, 2019

Jane Todd Crawford

The story of the first successful abdominal surgery.

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2019/08/14/jane-todd-crawford/

Travel Photography Cincinnati Ohio

July 28th, 2019

Travel Photography Cincinnati Ohio

https://sharonpopek.com/photography-from-cincinnati-ohio/

Photos from Asheville, NC

July 14th, 2019

Photos from Asheville, NC

A collection of photos take at dusk and after dark in downtown Asheville, NC.


https://sharonpopek.com/travel-photos-from-asheville-north-carolina/

Asheville, North Carolina

July 3rd, 2019

Asheville, North Carolina

Some new images from a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

https://sharonpopek.com/asheville-north-carolina-courthouse/

Food and Drink in Gatlinburg, TN

June 23rd, 2019

Food and Drink in Gatlinburg, TN

A new episode of Tourist in your Town, featuring the food and drink of Gatlinburg, TN.

http://www.touristinyourtownpodcast.com/2019/06/23/gatlinburg-tn-food-and-drink/

Midlife Angst Part 2

June 3rd, 2019

Midlife Angst Part 2

Part 2 of the midlife angst series

http://sharonpopek.com/midlife-angst-part-2/

Midlife Angst Part 1

June 1st, 2019

Midlife Angst Part 1

A series of blogs about midlife angst

http://sharonpopek.com/midlife-angst-part-1/

Cuba Photos

May 26th, 2019

Cuba Photos

A gallery of Cuba photos from a trip several years ago.

http://sharonpopek.com/cuba-revisited/

City Reflections

May 1st, 2019

City Reflections

Travel photography featuring reflections in shop windows.

http://sharonpopek.com/city-reflections/

In The Subway

April 30th, 2019

In The Subway

Images and thoughts on the New York Subway system.

Hometown

April 18th, 2019

Hometown

Returning to my hometown as an adult and a tourist.

http://sharonpopek.com/danville-kentucky/

Tuesday Trekkin' Loudon Tennessee

February 25th, 2018

Tuesday Trekkin

The story of our recent trip to Loudon, TN. Tuesday Trekkin' is about getting out and seeing America, both small towns and big cities.

http://sharonpopek.com/tuesday-trekkin-021318-loudon-tennessee/

Reworking Old Images

January 28th, 2018

Reworking Old Images

http://sharonpopek.com/whats-old-new/

Reworking old and new images to give them a retro / vintage look.

2018 Goals

January 1st, 2018

2018 Goals

Looking back on 2017, I realized that I didn't set any goals for the year. I thought maybe that's why I felt so much like I was just floundering about and not getting anywhere. So, I decided to set some goals and share them. These are simple, attainable, clear goals.

Create at least 1 training video

Go to the beach

Set up my studio / office properly





Tuesday Trekkin'

December 28th, 2017

Tuesday Trekkin

A retrospective of Tuesday Trekkin' 2017. It's a blog about visiting small towns in the South East, mostly in East Tennessee.

http://sharonpopek.com/look-back-tuesday-trekkin-2017/

Tuesday Trekkin'

December 28th, 2017

Tuesday Trekkin

A retrospective of Tuesday Trekkin' 2017. It's a blog about visiting small towns in the South East, mostly in East Tennessee.

http://sharonpopek.com/look-back-tuesday-trekkin-2017/

Travel Map Art

December 17th, 2017

Travel Map Art

New travel map art from Vienna, Austria, Krakow, Poland, and Budapest, Hungary.

Before and After Photos

November 5th, 2017

Before and After Photos

A gallery of my photos before and after they've been worked. http://sharonpopek.com/before-and-after-photos/

Leaving the comfort zone

September 24th, 2017

Leaving the comfort zone

Sometimes I get in a rut and need to do something different. It might be shooting the mundane and doing something drastic in post processing or maybe it's shooting something that I would not normally take a photo of or pairing objects that generally don't go together.

http://sharonpopek.com/leaving-comfort-zone/

Color or Black and White

August 5th, 2017

Color or Black and White

https://purplerosemary.com/2017/08/05/color-vs-black-white/ - a blog about processing photos and whether black and white or color depending on the mood you wish to convey in your images.

Art Photography - Pick up your camera

July 9th, 2017

Art Photography - Pick up your camera

Click below to read a little about art photography and how to start.

https://purplerosemary.com/2017/07/09/pick-up-your-camera/

Red all about it

April 30th, 2017

Red all about it

A gallery of red art.

http://sharonpopek.com/red-all-about-it/

Orange you glad I made this post

April 2nd, 2017

Orange you glad I made this post

A gallery of orange art.

http://sharonpopek.com/orange-glad-made-post/

Life in Blue

March 26th, 2017

Life in Blue

A gallery of blue. From sky blue to midnight blue, from blue glass to blue water, it's all there.

The Making of a Goddess

January 1st, 2016

The Making of a Goddess

The beginning of my Goddess series.

Spring poem

April 28th, 2014

http://purplerosemary.com/2014/04/28/spring-poem/

Love Letter Collages

March 26th, 2014

Love Letter Collages

When we first moved into our house, we found a packet of love letters hidden in the cellar. These letters seem to chronicle the beginnings of love, to marriage, to divorce. And quite possibly an affair. I have considered several options for these letters. I have let them sit in the drawer while I considered the options. Perhaps trying to use them as a basis for a novel or short story. Or maybe just putting them back. It feels very voyeuristic to be reading them. And especially to make up a story surrounding them. But as a photographer, Iím sort a voyeur by nature. So, I decided to use them in some photo collages.

The making of Colored Thread photos

February 9th, 2014

The making of Colored Thread photos

In an effort to make some more of this fabric art, I went to the craft store. While looking at different types of thread and embroidery silks, I spotted these spools of thread. They were in a clear plastic container and so many lovely colors. I had been having trouble deciding which colors to buy. This made it easy. All the colors!

I got them home and started eyeing them as art in their own right. I donít usually set up scenes or items for shooting as fine art. I shoot product photographs for a living, so itís not something I do in my art. But these spools were calling to me. So, I set them up in my studio, where the natural light is perfect.

I began with them set up like little soldiers, all in a perfect line. I was shooting, moving the colors around, but keeping the same basic line. And then my cat happened.

Before I could do anything, he jumped up on the table and swiped them all down with his paw. I decided I liked this layout. It gave a more natural feel to the spools of thread.

However, he still wanted to help with layout. I let him pick which colors stayed on the table and which went on the floor. I think heís got great taste.