New California Postcard Set

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I have a fun new product I’m excited to share! As you may have noticed, I’m pretty in love with California and taking lots of pictures of its beauty whenever I can. So I decided to put together a set of postcards of my favorite California photos and it’s in the shop now for sale! I’m a fan of sending postcards, and I like having a set of generic cards to send out to people I care about for thank you’s, just saying hello, non-traditional birthday cards. But these are also printed so nicely they’d be just as happy being pinned up or framed on a wall. They’re 4×6, uncoated thick cardstock printed locally, and have space on the back for writing and a stamp.

I hope you enjoy them! And if you have a cool store that’s interested in carrying these bad boys, get in touch. katemiss @ gmail

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My Favorite Photos of 2013

I felt off my game this year. I’ll elaborate later in my resolutions post when I can wrap my head around writing it, but specifically talking about my photography, I shot a handful of photos that I really love and added additions to my print shop I was excited about – and that’s definitely great – but overall didn’t reach my goals to shoot more people or figure out a focus for my work. I didn’t get as serious as I meant to. You can see my intentions to shoot more portraits in the beginning of the year, and then everything took a bit of a break over the summer (weddings, damn, they consume your life). So I make the same resolution for my photography this year as last year: more portraits. But also, I want to start a series of sorts. Or find a theme I’ve already started to continue. And as always, more adventures to shoot, even though that’s easy as my surrounding lend themselves to pretty photos easily. I have way too many goals for this year, but I’ll try to keep that all in mind in the back of my head.

So, my favorite photos – 1 per month:

December


November

October

September

August

July

June (didn’t really take photos that month!)

May

April

March

February

January

Our Honeymoon, Part 3: Purple Film (and new prints for sale)

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I knew Big Sur would be the perfect place to shoot a roll of Purple film, since the film really shines when shooting nature, and I really didn’t want to lug my Mamiya around on hikes so I brought my Ikoflex since it also does best with landscapes since the focusing is tricky. When these came back I was giddy, though annoyed with myself for wasting half the roll on that damn waterfall – ha! I got in one shot on the drive to Ojai of those brilliant yellow trees, and it’s so amazing to see them electric pink.

I knew right away I wanted to get some square prints made for the shop, so the waterfall and tree shot are now in the shop as 12×12! I know a lot of you use Ikea frames for my prints and there is an Ikea frame that fits 12×12, and like most of their dang frames, you just need to trim the print a bit to fit.

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When we got home I realized I had one shot left, and I knew what I needed to shoot before we moved away from them a week later: those palm trees on my street. So this one’s for you, Johanna, who has been asking for a palm tree print for ages. I cropped it to 8×10 to fit a more standard print.

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