Within Book by Jenna Miller

This photography book features the work from the artist's series, Within, and is a 50 page, full color, soft cover, and perfect bound. First Edition, each individually numbered, and published in 2012 by Jenna Miller, signed and shipped directly from Jenna Miller Photos.

It is available for purchase via heykayjen.com for $30 plus an additional $5 for shipping anywhere in the USA. $25 is needed to ship internationally.

Things you should be looking at this week: by Jenna Miller

Featured on Lenscratch by Jenna Miller

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I had one of my photos featured on Lenscratch on for the self portrait exhibit. 

Lenscratch is a blog I follow quite regularly that consistently showcases amazing photographers who are putting out great work. It was an honor to see my work on the site. 

Featured on GraphicDesignNYC by Jenna Miller

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Un/common skin and my work "Guarded" from the series Within was featured here on Graphic Design NYC after they attended the opening night of the exhibit. 

I was beyond pleased to read the following:

"The conversations were engaging and the artists in attendance were willing to discuss their creative process freely."

All images were taken from Graphic Design NYC.

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un/common skin site complete by Jenna Miller

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Many people do not realize that I also enjoy spending my time delving into web design. (shameless plug)

It has taken Gigi and I several weeks to perfect this site but with many updates and long hours, it is finally complete!

And it looks mighty sharp if I do say so myself. And I do. 

Take a look here.

Finding Myself by Jenna Miller

 Self Portrait | Feb 2013

Self Portrait | Feb 2013

I have been having trouble lately figuring out which path I want to take.

Sometimes it seems the photography world can be so path oriented. With dance I could just dance and it I did multiple styles then so what. But with photography I'm consistently conflicted to pick a style and stick with it. I feel like I can't do commercial and fine art and documentary. It's a hard pill to swallow. I just want to do it all. It all inspires me.


Giving Back -- Operation Photo Rescue with SVA by Jenna Miller

This weekend on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, the SVA MPS Digital Photo Department will be teaming up with Operation Photo Rescue to offer photo evaluations and restoration for hurricane victims whose photos were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

If you know anyone who may need these services please pass the word along. I can't tell you how proud I am to see my program once again serving the community and I know it will make a huge difference in the lives of many. 

For more information and instruction please see the following:


Photo Inspiration by Jenna Miller

Each class my students and I begin by looking at other's work. They come to class with photographer's in mind and I also have some of my own. This experience for them is proving to be of utmost value. I see them thinking about their photographs in ways they never have before and looking at photographs completely differently. I am watching their work expand in front of my own eyes and it is so rewarding. 

I'm going to keep an ongoing list on this blog post for photo inspiration so be sure to follow along and come back often:

  • Amy Stein
  • Wojtek Kwiatkowski
  • Nigel Barker
  • Phil Toledano
  • Sally Mann
  • John Delaney
  • Ansel Adams
  • Albert Smirnov
  • Neal Casal
  • Ian Abela
  • Frans Lanting
  • Gregory Heisler
  • Steven Hyatt
  • GMB Akash
  • Matthew Christopher
  • Eugenio Recuenco

Goodbye to #Instagram by Jenna Miller

 Instagram Feed, 2013

Instagram Feed, 2013

Since instagram has decided to go forth with the new TOS I will be deleting my account tonight. 

I couldn't put my decision any better than one of my greatest educators Katrin Eismann when she said this.

I feel like I have to take a stand to save my industry and my rights as a photographer and even if I'm just a small piece to that I still feel like it's still of utmost importance. As a photographer I work hard at what I do and I can't give up my rights to any of my photo work to a social networking company and not be compensated or credited for such. 

As many of you, I really enjoyed the time I was able to use instagram. It taught me to look closer at shadows and highlights. It pushed me to constantly be looking at light. I also enjoyed being able for daily inspiration and insight from some wonderful photographers around the globe. 

I can't say I didn't see this coming. In fact it is another reason why I wanted to start the photo pharm.

Like most of my photography friends I have already started working with the new flickr app, which is amazing by the way, and I will start exploring EyeEm very shortly. 

Feel free to stay in touch. 

Diversify by Jenna Miller

 Essex House, 2012 | New York, NY

Essex House, 2012 | New York, NY

A few weeks ago I read an article entitled "Ten Things Photographers Should do in 2013" and I really connected with one particular thing.

Diversify.

Since graduating from SVA I've spent a lot of time shooting work and looking at work trying to figure out what I do and who I am. You know -- my "style."

What I love about the section diversify is that what Gail encourages is for photographers to stop being so narrowly defined by that style they are trying to create and be prepared to change. 

In a sense, this is what I have found out on my own over the past few months. That I don't have to be defined by a style. That I can continue to try to do as much as I can and be willing to act as a chameleon and adapt for my clients and myself. This is something I learned to do with my background in different styles of dance and I'm grateful I can still utilize that toolset.

So in essence, I will continue to allow myself to not be defined by a style. I will continue to strive to not limit myself. I will continue to be open. Because it's something I think I should do in 2013. 

The Photo Pharm by Jenna Miller

Back in August I closed a chapter in my life -- husbandandme.com.

It was a lifestyle blog that I used to write out the day to day of mine and my husband's life. Originally it was something that contained an honest interpretation of our life and then as it went on to become more popular I noticed that I was constantly forcing myself to take it in a direction where our life wasn't going. A direction that seemed the right way to move for the rest of the blogging world. That eventually wore me down and I no longer wanted to keep a record of our lives at all. 

Since making husbandandme an archive I have realized that I really do want to blog about our lives -- it's something I enjoy and something I want to do. But it has to make sense for us. Not the blogging world. 

So I took the time to really make it ours over the past few months and decide what would it would be and what it wouldn't be. And I'm completely satisfied.

It launches today! Go check it out.

www.thephotopharm.com

2013 by Jenna Miller

 New Years Eve, 2013 | Sandy, Utah

New Years Eve, 2013 | Sandy, Utah

I have spent the last three weeks really thinking about what I wanted to do in 2013. 

How could I grow? How could I become better? What was important? What wasn't important? What was I going to spend my time doing? What was I going to get rid of? What would I say yes to and what would I say no to? What worked about 2012 and what didn't? What makes me truly happy? What fires me up? What should I interact with and what should I steer clear of?

Now I am eleven days in and I could care less that I didn't start on the first of January because I think what I have come up with will help me make this year one of the best in my life. The best I can be personally, physically and with photography as both an educator and artist.

In 2013 I want to become and accomplish:

  • Be myself always and don't be afraid of that
  • Spend more time outside
  • More time to things that matter most to me
  • Give to photography (this involves a lot of different things)
  • Perfect my teaching
  • Get my work out there as much as I can
  • Develop some of the new talents I have found
  • Finish a passionate project (secret for now)
  • Be more charitable
  • Read more 
  • Stop worrying so much
  • Get rid of soda
  • Focus on being content with now
  • Less taken advantage
  • Love everyone a little more
  • Simplify my lifestyle and be more organized
  • Keep a better record of my life 
  • Health
  • Travel 
  • Prepare always
  • Sleep better
  • Take a step back from social media often
  • Brand myself better
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Less envy, more gratitude