Category Archives: Fine Art

Kansas City Embraces Artists as a Pathway to Exploration

Nestled in the Nation’s heartland, Kansas City is emerging as a vibrant hub for artists seeking inspiration, community, and opportunity. From its thriving arts districts to its innovative programs and initiatives, the city actively embraces and supports its creative community in a myriad of ways. Let’s explore how Kansas City is fostering a culture of...

Making the most out of your Maternity Photographs

When I was seven months pregnant, I tortured myself with some self portraits of my pregnant belly. I placed my camera on a tripod, set my exposure manually and waddled over to an ‘X’ I’d marked on the floor. My own maternity photographs made me cringe when I saw the back of the screen. ‘Oooh,...

What does it take to create Fine Art Photography

In 1839, the invention of photography radically changed the art scene. Similarly to how digital photography challenges fine art photography. Before the camera, record keeping was left to the painters and sought out by the wealthy. Photographic portraits (such as Daguerreotypes) were cheaper and faster to produce and accessible to average families. The ‘first generation...

Newborn Photographer; Tricks of the Trade

How to create Artistic Newborn Photographs Newborn photographs are easy, right?  The baby just curls up and sleeps the entire time while the photographer snaps away. The photographer props their tiny head on their hands and the magic just happens…. but the truth is newborn babies can’t actually support their heads by themselves. The neck...

The Art of Photographing Children

The Art of Photographing Children Half-way through, she told me how she’d thought about canceling.. or pushing back her family photo session. ‘It never feels like the ‘right’ time? Ya know?’ You want to feel ‘less-frumpy’ and less like the ‘work-from-home-I’ve-gained-a-few-pounds-since-quarantine– look. Trust me, I understand! My first session back since quarantine, provided every reminder...

Always Believe in Yourself.

‘You’ll never be any good at photography’ It was my soft more year & I was taking the very first photography class of my collegiate career. By now, I’d already dedicated two years toward obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Savannah College of Art & Design required students to finish all core classes before taking...

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Who is Adrienne

Internationally award-winning photographer, Adrienne Maples weaves together powerful narratives using light & a camera.

 

She's an AI enthusiast passionate about teaching others how to use technology responsibly for the greater good.

 

Known for her 'spunk & pizazz', she uses her creative eye to direct & curate images that transform mediocrity into something extraordinary.


In her free time, you can find her digging in her garden, hosting impromptu dance parties with her daughter or practicing her evil laugh.

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