Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mt Maunganui an impressionistic day at the beach by Janet Keen, Rotorua Art Photographer

  We drove an hour to Mount Maunganui   to try out  my new 800D Canon Camera.

 I wanted to perfect or start to embark on my landscape photography journey for 2018.
  The weather was hot and sunny while in Rotorua it was cold and grey.
I almost felt like I was in Australia, Noosa to be wishfully precise.

The Mount has a great buzz this time of year.
Lots of cafes, people, lovely shops ,wide walkways, people with their cute designer dogs and the sea rolling in splashing up  on the rocks.
Boys jumping off rocks into the sea.

I could not be bothered  carting my  tripod in the heat to the beach because it took ten minutes to get there by foot.
We were lucky to find a park.
The place was teaming with people.

My husband went for a swim so I just stayed under a Pohutukawa tree taking shots with different settings. 
I felt like a bit of a voyeur.
I was the only one around with a camera.
I felt lucky to be a woman because people might have thought I was trying to shoot bikini clad women.

Of course when I arrived home and put them up onto the computer  the  initial results were underwhelming because it was not the right time of day.
 The light was not magical
So I did some work on them and what came up?
Ghosts of course.

I was super happy with this. 
Which brings me to the lesson I think that may have been held up for me to see.
In life you can have all the best intentions and goals in the world.
You can try to change everything and control it but in doing so you are missing out on what the world wants you to see or produce.

Every time you take your camera out if you are observant and flexible enough, you will find the magic comes to you.
Cutting your mind off to the power of possibility means that creativity can be suffocated and forced.
 You can feel unhappy that you haven't achieved what your initial vision was.
Being a mindful photographer takes care of anxiety.
You just shoot what you see and see what happens.


 One day I know I'll be able to produce the perfect landscape but it's just not now.
It will require some more effort,  the right light, more research and some special equipment.
But one day it will happen.
 Until that day I will enjoy the journey and share with people on here the results of my adventuring.

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Creative Quote:
It is only an illusion that you do not have what you want
Sanyana Roman.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mindfulness and Prosperity Thinking

Mantra for today...I appreciate my life.
 Say this throughout the day and notice the difference to your life if you say it for 365 days.
Write it in your diary.

Look deep within.
What inspires you?
Keep doing more of it.
I am inspired by photography and posting on my blog for people to read
What can you do today?

Send your inner critic away from you to  rest on the beach.
 We all have one
Don't let the inner critic win.
My inner critic says that people are trying to copy me and take away my greatness.

This stems from childhood past.
It  is nothing more.
It isn't true now.
The past is the past is the past.
Remember this and be open to abundance that the universe so wants to provide. Can you identify a redundant childhood belief? Write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the rubbish where it belongs.

Take notice of what changes your mood for the better and do it.
I always feel better walking in forests, gardening, planting seeds and harvesting vegetable for a meal
Simple things like this often lift my mood.
Life is too short to be angry all the time.

If you believe in yourself, others will reflect that belief
If you have high self esteem you will be respected
If you are fascinated by life others will find you fascinating.
Make an effort to be fascinated by something today.
What is something you are fascinated by?
Write it down and take a step towards finding out more about it.

Remember to show appreciation to people who support you, these are the most important people in your life.
 Find time to show your thankfulness
I am thankful to my husband ,friends and clients.
May 2018 bring more people into my life to be thankful for.

The next time someone tries to bring you down, just realise that it is their problem not yours.
 Don't let their version of the truth affect you.
Know your worth, value yourself. 

Create positive thoughts by making statements like, I am valuable and worth it with my boutique, artistic photographic business.
 People love my arty photos and they always want to buy them to uplift their home.
Better still write it out and place it on a mirror so you can read it back to yourself.

Do something outrageous, see if you can tell the truth for a whole day.

Brilliant work comes from 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent dedication.
 I am dedicated to producing beautiful, unusual arty photos.
What is something that fills your heart with joy and which you can dedicate yourself to?

If you have been inspired by my photos  and words of encouragement please drop me a line in the comments.
It fills my heart with joy when I get positive feedback.
It will fill yours as well when you give someone a compliment from the heart.

Text 0273513887
Phone 073463435
Painting , mosaic and photography lessons Monday to Wednesday
 Art photographic Prints for sale please contact me for a quote:)


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Rotorua Creative Art Photography by Janet Keen Artist/Tutor

Seeing double? Should have gone to Specsavers.
 I went to Specsavers the other day and bought some nice new glasses with pink handles.
Yay something different.
 I recommend Specsavers because of their great service, excellent price and attention to customer satisfaction.

I love creating photographs with humour.
Swans can be graceful and territorial and sometimes quite ugly.

Impossible compilations that could only occur in your mind.

I want to see something different and intriguing, otherworldly and ghostly.

I love misty photos and silhouettes.

Playing around at night with light


Hanging out in cemeteries with angles and recording the crazes and cracks on headstones.

 The lakefront in Rotorua is a huge source of photographic interest to me.

  As are the government gardens with monuments and statues.

Graffiti is also very inspirational.

Any of my photographs can be printed out and bought.
 You just have to tell me which ones you like and they could be hanging on your wall as a visual symphony.

Perhaps you would prefer to take your own photographs but are a beginner and don't really know how to start.
 I provide one on one tuition for you and this will allow you to accelerate.

If you have some photos that would like me to process for you in photoshop I can do this as well.

 Service start at $45.00  per person per hour. 
Ring me for a consultation today 0273513887


Friday, January 5, 2018

Art Photography Prints for sale.

   Surround yourself with beauty. 

Original Photographic Art prints for sale by Rotorua Art Photographer Janet Keen.

8 by 10 ......$25.00 each plus postage and packing
8 by 12 ......$30.00 each plus postage and packing
11 by 14.... $35.00 each Plus Postage and packing


2. Mount Tarawera 2 in the morning mist. Janet Keen Copyright.

3.Cherry Tree Blossom, Rotorua, New Zealand. Janet Keen   copyright. 

 4. Fern frond in the mist. Janet Keen Copyright.

5. Bird of Paradise, Rotorua. Janet Keen Copyright

6. Beautiful Cherry Blossom. Janet Keen, Copyright. 

 7. Dreamy Blossom and Lichen. Janet Keen Copyright.

8. Maori Carving over Rotorua Golf course. Janet Keen, Copyright.

9. Crow over Cherry Blossom. Janet Keen, Copyright.

10.Fantail on Manuka Branch. Janet Keen, copyright.

                 11. Deer with Roses. Janet Keen, copyright.

 12.Mixed Media native leaves and flowers 1, Janet Keen Copyright.

13. Mixed media Native leaves and flowers 2. Janet Keen, Copyright. 

 14.Kinleith Mill at Night 1. Janet Keen, Copyright. 

 15.Kinleith Mill at Night 2. Janet Keen, Copyright.

   16.Lake Okareka, early Morning, Janet Keen, Copyright.

 17.Manuka Branch Silhouette Janet Keen. Copyright.

18.Rotorua Lights at Night. Janet Keen Copyright. 

19. Native leaf Abstract. Janet Keen, Copyright.

 20. Redwood Forest 1. Janet Keen, Copyright. 

21.Redwood Forest 2. Janet Keen, Copyright.

 22.Tui in Cherry Tree, Janet Keen, Copyright.

23.Tui in Cherry Tree 2, Janet Keen Copyright. 

 24.White Island. Janet Keen Copyright.

 25.Kereru in Wineberry Tree. Janet Keen, Copyright. 

   Surround yourself with exclusive  beauty that is not a copy of anyone elses  work. 

Original Photographic Art prints for sale by Rotorua Art Photographer Janet Keen.

8 by 10 ......$25.00 each plus postage and packing
8 by 12 ......$30.00 each plus postage and packing
11 by 14.... $35.00 each Plus Postage and packing

 These are unmounted photographic prints which makes them light for postage. 
You can mount them on wood or frame them yourself when you arrive home. 
If you would like them mounted on wood or framed I can arrange this for prices on application. 
Photographs framed with glass are unable to be posted due to danger of breaking.  

Buy at least four so you can have a grouping on your wall. 
Display out of direct sunlight 

I am available for commissions. 
Prices on Application
I am available for pet Photography, Prices on Application.
I am available for beginners Photography Tuition, One on one. Prices on Application.

Drop me a text at 0272513887
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Ask me to quote, it never hurts to ask.