MirandaLoudPhotography: Blog http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Miranda Loud miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) Wed, 23 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT Wed, 23 Dec 2015 23:30:00 GMT http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u66130990-o139487442-50.jpg MirandaLoudPhotography: Blog http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog 80 120 Blue Ranch Series http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/12/blue-ranch-series On a recent trip to California, I went up to Marin County and was struck by the impact of the drought. Everything seemed so parched. I took this series and used a blue filter to give it a unifying mood. All prints are for sale and are printed on archival papers. All images © Miranda Loud 2015.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) California Marin art prints blue fine art miranda loud photography ranch http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/12/blue-ranch-series Wed, 23 Dec 2015 22:28:49 GMT
A Shaggy, Fuzzy and Spiky Christmas Photoshoot! http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/12/a-shaggy-fuzzy-and-spiky-christmas-photoshoot One of my favorite things about photographing animals is that they really do bring joy, not only to me with their directness and their playfulness and different personalities, but that they really do bring a lasting joy to their guardians. This was a recent favorite session, just in time for under the tree...

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal portraits animals compassion dog portraits empathy miranda loud photography http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/12/a-shaggy-fuzzy-and-spiky-christmas-photoshoot Wed, 23 Dec 2015 22:23:36 GMT
Bala and Bean - Two Dogs With Huge Hearts! http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/11/bala-and-bean---two-dogs-with-huge-hearts So much fun yesterday morning photographing these two beauties!

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal dog photography play portraits http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/11/bala-and-bean---two-dogs-with-huge-hearts Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:17:22 GMT
Headshots with Bradley Fugate http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/11/headshots-with-bradley-fugate One of the favorite parts of my job as a photographer and videographer is working with artists like Brad who are already so comfortable as performers. I love the collaborative process of bringing out the different facets of each person's personality and giving people time and space to really play. Stay tuned for the short video interview I did with Brad about teaching and his particular passion for making Japanese art song more accessible for students in the U.S.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) Bradley Fugate headshots loud miranda http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/11/headshots-with-bradley-fugate Wed, 04 Nov 2015 20:03:17 GMT
A gorgeous afternoon in Back Bay doing headshots with baritone Dana Whiteside http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/10/a-gorgeous-afternoon-in-back-bay-doing-headshots-with-baritone-dana-whiteside I've known Dana as a singer and colleague for several years. His singing comes from a deeply spiritual place and his portraits show the many facets of his beautiful personality. You can catch him as a soloist in Boston and D.C. this fall.

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Russ and Bridget Get Married http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/9/russ-and-bridget-get-married What a gorgeous day, a great couple, and a party with the best soundtrack I've ever heard. The food was great, too. Congratulations! _K1C3302_K1C3302 _K1C3393_K1C3393 _K1C3398_K1C3398 _K1C3405_K1C3405 _K1C3414_K1C3414 _K1C3409_K1C3409 _K1C3426_K1C3426 _K1C3429_K1C3429 _K1C3433_K1C3433 _K1C3496_K1C3496 _K1C3520_K1C3520 _K1C3529_K1C3529 _K1C3532_K1C3532 _K1C3542_K1C3542 _K1C3546_K1C3546 _K1C3550_K1C3550 _K1C3566_K1C3566 _K1C3573_K1C3573 _K1C3577_K1C3577 _K1C3583_K1C3583 _K1C3584_K1C3584 _K1C3588_K1C3588 _K1C3585_K1C3585 _K1C3592_K1C3592 _K1C3606_K1C3606 _K1C3610-2_K1C3610-2 _K1C3610-3_K1C3610-3 _K1C3610_K1C3610 _K1C3618_K1C3618 _K1C3644_K1C3644 _K1C3646_K1C3646 _K1C3655_K1C3655 _K1C3685_K1C3685 _K1C3708_K1C3708 _K1C3759_K1C3759 _K1C3852_K1C3852 _K1C3856_K1C3856 _K1C3869_K1C3869 _K1C3912_K1C3912 _K1C3914_K1C3914 _K1C3934-2_K1C3934-2 _K1C3930_K1C3930 _K1C3934_K1C3934 _K1C3941_K1C3941 _K1C3947_K1C3947 _K1C3950_K1C3950 _K1C3961_K1C3961 _K1C3964_K1C3964 _K1C3975_K1C3975 _K1C4012_K1C4012 _K1C4009_K1C4009 _K1C4023_K1C4023 _K1C4066-2_K1C4066-2 _K1C4149_K1C4149 6K1C34406K1C3440 6K1C34496K1C3449 6K1C34546K1C3454 6K1C34626K1C3462 6K1C34776K1C3477 6K1C36376K1C3637 6K1C38006K1C3800 6K1C40886K1C4088 ]]> miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) camden maine rockport weddings http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/9/russ-and-bridget-get-married Mon, 28 Sep 2015 03:14:16 GMT Pre-Prom Party for Milton Academy http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/5/pre-prom-party-for-milton-academy This was so much fun and everyone was so easy to work with.  I hope the prom in Boston was a blast!

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Julie and Tom Get Married! http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/5/julie-and-tom-get-married The weather couldn't have been more perfect and every detail went without a hitch for Julie and Tom's big day. It was so fun to be part of it. Here is a teaser! _K1C0393_K1C0393 _K1C0164_K1C0164 _K1C0410_K1C0410

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) brookline marriage miranda loud st. mary's waterworks http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/5/julie-and-tom-get-married Sun, 24 May 2015 22:30:06 GMT
Gallery In Brooklyn Heights Showcasing My Work! http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/5/gallery-in-brooklyn-heights-showcasing-my-work I am excited to start a relationship with Collier West gallery in Brooklyn Heights, NY. They are a boutique offering fine art as well as furnishings. Here are a few of the images they selected:

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/5/gallery-in-brooklyn-heights-showcasing-my-work Sun, 24 May 2015 21:57:52 GMT
New Video: Two Wolves: Isabeau and Nashoba http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/two-wolves-isabeau-and-nashoba  

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Two Wolves: Isabeau and Nashoba from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) compassion empathy miranda loud one language project rescue animals sanctuary wolf wolf dog wolves http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/two-wolves-isabeau-and-nashoba Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:21:21 GMT
New Video for the One Language Project: The Fruits of Empathy: Erin and Rio http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-the-fruits-of-empathy-erin-and-rio _K1C6724-2_K1C6724-2

 

Gathering these multimedia stories for the project I started a couple of years ago is so heart-affirming for me. I enjoy everything about it - finding the people to interview, meeting them, meeting their animals, taking the photographs and the video, deciding how to hone the story in the audio editing. I hope you enjoy this one!

The Fruits of Empathy: Erin and Rio from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal compassion empathy horse horses miranda loud one language project stories http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-the-fruits-of-empathy-erin-and-rio Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:45:43 GMT
New Video for the One Language Project: Casey and William - Living in the Present http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-casey-and-william---living-in-the-present _K1C7007_K1C7007

Casey lives at the foothills of the Rockies and spoke to me about her connection with her new shire stallion William. Casey knows her horses well, but she is especially fond of William, whom she says is so sensitive to her emotions and responds to her therapeutic touch when he is anxious. One of many stories for the One Language Project which explores the common emotional language we share with other species and asks "what would the world be like if humans viewed other species as someones instead of somethings? Can we become better stewards through seeing our commonality?"

To see more stories like this and read more about the purpose of the non-profit One Language Project, you can visit www.onelanguageproject.com

 

 

Casey and William - Living in the Present from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal portraits boulder compassion empathy horse miranda loud one language project shire stallion stallions http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-casey-and-william---living-in-the-present Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:00:00 GMT
New Video for the One Language Project: A Guard Dog with a Big Heart http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-a-guard-dog-with-a-big-heart _K1C7139_K1C7139 _K1C7069_K1C7069

It was so fortuitous meeting Amy and Wyatt and staying on their farm while on my trip to Denver for the opening of the One Language Project at the Morris Animal Foundation. Her exuberance about her dog Henry and the story she tells is a powerful example of how animals help us better understand ourselves and how important our bonds with other species can be to the quality of our lives. To see more about the One Language Project and my non-profit work, you can visit www.onelanguageproject.com

When we see ourselves as sharing emotions with other species, the world becomes so much richer and full of other types of knowing.

A Guard Dog with a Big Heart from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) anatolian shepherd dog animal portraits compassion empathy interspecies livestock miranda loud one language project http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/new-video-for-the-one-language-project-a-guard-dog-with-a-big-heart Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:00:00 GMT
Starting a Family with Henry: New Video for the One Language Project http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/starting-a-family-with-henry-new-video-for-the-one-language-project _K1C0193-2_K1C0193-2

It was so fortuitous meeting Amanda on my trip to Denver for the opening of the One Language Project at the Morris Animal Foundation. Her exuberance about her dog Henry and the story she tells is a powerful example of how animals help us better understand ourselves and how important our bonds with other species can be to the quality of our lives. Enjoy!

 

Starting a Family with Henry from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) compassion dogs empathy interspecies language loud miranda one project puppy http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/starting-a-family-with-henry-new-video-for-the-one-language-project Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:18:31 GMT
Kin and Cisco: A Falconer and his Favorite Hawk http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/starting-a-family-with-henry _K1C6564_K1C6564

I have been building a collection of video stories about people and animals they know and love as a way to demonstrate compassion and empathy, and just share some fun and interesting moments with the power of multimedia.

While I was in Colorado I did six interviews. Here is one about a man and his favorite hawk which he raised since birth.

More can be found at the non-profit project I started www.onelanguageproject.com

Enjoy!

Kin and Cisco from Miranda Loud on Vimeo.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) falconry falcons hawkquest language loud miranda one project raptors http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2015/2/starting-a-family-with-henry Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:12:46 GMT
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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal dog dogs pet photography portraits walkers http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/12/the-dignity-of-the-dogs-who-rule-bostons-south-end Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:48:06 GMT
Beautiful 4-legged spirits living the dog's life in Boston's South End http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/11/beautiful-4-legged-spirits-living-the-dogs-life-in-boston-s-south-end I'm excited to be partnering with a successful dog-walker in the South End to help make the holiday gift-giving more special this year. How fun to hang out with these and many other dogs last week. The dogwalkers at the park are a cool bunch, too, of course. Animal photography is not for the easily-embarrassed. Squeaky toys, dog slobber, camera kisses, it's all part of a day's work.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) dog portraits dogs miranda loud pet photography south end http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/11/beautiful-4-legged-spirits-living-the-dogs-life-in-boston-s-south-end Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:45:44 GMT
Haifa and Coal - Two Dogs with a Lot of Soul http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/10/haifa-and-coal---two-dogs-with-a-lot-of-soul Haifa and Coal are rescue dogs who have finally found their forever home with a warm and active family. Haifa was used in breeding in Brazil and Coal was adopted just a few months ago from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Tennessee. During the photoshoot, their devotion to their family was so poignant, especially since Haifa is a senior dog. Coal was trying hard to please everyone as we coaxed him with treats to stay still for a few seconds. You can read all about them and their history by their owner who has a blog too. http://whatcouldgo.blogspot.com.br/2014/09/pitch-black-weston-ma.html

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal port dog dog portraits haifa http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/10/haifa-and-coal---two-dogs-with-a-lot-of-soul Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:54:34 GMT
Starting the Day with Three Little Goats http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-morning-with-three-little-goats _K1C8449_K1C8449 These adorable mini goats let me hang out with them during their morning frolicking, munching, butt-heading, rock-balancing and general goat-ness. I could make a habit of this, but would need to wear more munchable clothing, since they had a lot of trouble eating my boots, sweater and jeans. Sorry, guys! I'll bring carrots next time, too.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal portraits friendship goats miranda loud miranda loud photography photography http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-morning-with-three-little-goats Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:58:36 GMT
Animal Art Show Opening This Friday! http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/9/animal-art-show-opening-this-friday GeorgeGeorge I'm excited to be included in this Animal Art Exhibit at Belmont Gallery with a few of my animal portraits for sale among so many wonderful artists' works depicting animals in various media.

September 14 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Wonderfully diverse, thought-provoking, fun exhibit

Animals — from beasts of prey to household pets — have been a staple of artistic expression since cave painting at the very dawn of humanity. Whether as totems, allegory, decoration, or simply for their “fearsome symmetry,” animals have been a presence in the works of history’s greatest masters from DaVinci’s horse studies, through Rousseau’s primitive wildlife, to Picasso’s bull fetish. Yet, the role of animals in art is often overlooked.We have terms for ‘portraits,’ ‘landscapes.’ and ’‘still lives’, but none for art with animal subjects. ‘Animal Art’ gets no respect.

Belmont Gallery of Art opens its tenth anniversary season with a long overdue appreciation of Animals in Art, featuring animal artworks in a variety of media — painting, sculpture, photography collage, fabric art — selected by jurors and veterinarians, Dr. Suzanne Kay and Dr. Dawn Binder, from Belmont’s Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic.

The menagerie is a ‘must-see” for art lovers and animal lovers of all ages. And visitors can help homeless and abused pets at the same time. Ten percent of all sales of artwork will be donated to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell to support its mission to find loving families for abandoned and mistreated pets.

Opening Reception: September 19, 5 – 8 pm
Duration of Show: September 14 – October 17. • Hours:  Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

Several BAA members are presenting artwork in this exhibit.

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miranda@mirandaloudphotography.com (MirandaLoudPhotography) animal belmont art association miranda loud photography portraits http://www.mirandaloudphotography.com/blog/2014/9/animal-art-show-opening-this-friday Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:13:21 GMT