new photography site coming soon!

Oh.... this is exciting. Dara and I are relaunching our photography business in 2009, with a new logo, look and feel. Which means a lot of fun for me: new site, new blog, new business cards - EVERYTHING MUST GO!

But "Why?" you might ask....

Well, Curtishots has been great for us, but the name.... the name! What can I say, it sounded catchy and it was an available URL. But, it didn't really say "yo yo yo! We're a married couple that shoots weddings together!"

Here is our old logo:

It was fine at first, but after 2 years I was asking myself "does this branding do our work justice?" The answer was no. Our style has evolved, and so has our target market. We are shifting from a "hey everybody, hire us" to a "hey you, cool couple - WAZZZUP!" haha. well, maybe not quite. Here are a few of the logo variations we'll be using:

I'm not sure if this new logo/branding gets our style across, but that's our hope. What do you people say? (yeah, i'm talking to my 2 blog followers)

these variations are being used in different ways depending on the median. Why? we're done with consistency, thats why! haha. a new logo for every purpose. functionally designed logos. why put a square logo in a horizontal space? why do the opposite? see what I mean?

Here is some of our promo material so far:

A&D promo materials

but wait, there's more:

for every comment left on this post, I will give $1 to this homeless woman I just met today. if you leave more than one comment i may consider it as a worthy additional dollar on your behalf! So comment away, let's see how many people really follow this blog.

don't know what to talk about? how about the idea of multiple logos to fit the many forms they'll be applied to. critique my logos, or brainstorm another one! its up to you.



Free Dotted Line Photoshop Brushes

Ho Ho Ho! Austin Clause has a present for all you Photoshoppers: Some dotted line brushes!

Santa painted over with dotted line Photoshop brushes

Above: I took a cool painting of Santa Clause and painted over it with some of these brushes to give an idea of what you can do with these dotted line brushes.

Here's a preview of each brush:
Free Photoshop Dotted Line Brushes

Bonus brushes included:
Free Photoshop Segmented Line Brushes

Download: Free Dotted Line Brush Set for Photshop

Now you'll have a full set of square, round, diamond, and dash dotted line brushes at your disposal. Merry Christmas!


Twitter in Real Life pt 2

Alright, so if you don't know what Twitter is, you need to check out this bomb-ass social site, and while you're there, follow me!

It's basically a micro-blogging type site where your entries are limited to140 words.

Recently, a site called Hubspot, aka: the geniuses behind Inbound Marketing came out with a "Twitter in Real Life" comic. I thought it was pretty funny:

It got my brain going, and so I made my own Twitter in Real Life (click to enlarge):

I was referring to the way that new Twitter users feel when they find out that they can't fit everything they want to say in one line, and how some annoying tweeps use like 5 tweets in a row to get a single thought out (which then has to be read backwards).

Drawing this got me thinking: Maybe I need to do more drawing! I love the idea of doing a comic book. I started a comic as a kid called "Mario vs. Sonic the Hedgehog" hehehe

Then in high school, a friend of mine and I did "Superman, the After Years". It was about an overweight and lazy Superman who could still fight crime, although usually it was by accidentally falling on the assailant and squishing him to death :)