Saadia Me*Chel Photograpy

About Saadia Me*Chel Carnes

Welcome!

I am an Atlanta based, wedding photographer but more importantly I am an artist. I believe that there is beauty in everything and that life, itself, is beautiful in all of its uncertainty. My camera serves as a powerful tool, allowing me to express my creativity in amazing, sometimes unconventional ways. I am able to use the medium of photography to capture the magnificence and beauty of the world as well as the people in it. I look forward to meeting you, reading your comments, and sharing my work with you. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I hope you come back soon and often! To book the studio email us at studio@saadiamechel.com

~Saadia Me*Chel

Photo of me © 2010 Ross Oscar Knight. All rights reserved

Monday Musings | Photography is What I Do…

It’s a perilous thing some times… being a creative person. We are drawn to the edges of inspiration & despair all in one fell swoop. I believe, it is possible that all of us creatives are a bit “bipolar,” teetering between the happy and the sad, brilliance and insanity, excellence and defeat. Perhaps, it is this dichotomy that actually makes us who we are. This is what gives us the ability to create, to explore, to push ourselves, to move forward, to be… brilliant. After wallowing in the depths of despair, the muck & mire of our failed attempts, we are allowed the opportunity to burst free from our ashes like the Phoenix. We become born anew, ready to get right back to creating something, anything with the hope that it is bigger than us. Something that is better than anything we did before.

 

This art…

… it’s hard and uneasy. Yet beautiful and magnificent. It makes you cry in the middle of the night then wakes you with joy in your heart in the morning. It makes you want to laugh and cry all at the same time. It’s hot and cold, happy and sad, up and down, joy and pain, love and hate. It’s everything wonderful and terrible about this world. It’s…

… whatever you want it to be. It is art.

 

After years of being a creative, an artist, I’ve learned to accept the dichotomy. The inherent juxtaposition in this very word. It is only through reconciliation and acceptance of these two halves of one whole… that I am able to find peace in the title of artist. After all this I can say, photography is what I do… an artist is who I am.

~ Saadia Me’Chel

Here are some (a) musing things I found to share with you all:

There are so many talented singers on YouTube. It literally blows my mind. This is a mash-up of Gotye “Somebody’s I Use to Know” & Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody.” Loves it!

I am absolutely in LOVE with Kristy Mitchell‘s Wonderland series. She created the series in remembrance of her mom. The images (and the story behind them) are absolutely amazing. The image below is of the White Queen. Do your self a favor and check it out!

© Kristy Mitchell Photography

Marina + Andy’s Wedding in Stop-Motion | Melbourne, Australia / NYC from Bayly & Moore on Vimeo. I found this really creative stop-motion wedding video. I love this! Truly an awesome way to transform photography into video.

This an amazing tutorial on creating soft, beauty light in your photos. It still amazes me what you can do with light.

When I first started I would go to Google & Youtube to learn how to do a number of things in Photoshop. This is a great tutorial on Photoshop blending modes.

Thoughts become things, dreams do come true and all things remain every possible. The universe loves me and it tells me so everyday.

Ever wondered how to create custom tabs for your Facebook page? Yeah, me too! The awesome Alex Beadon did a tutorial to show to create custom tabs so that you can keep your branding consistent. I need to do mine now!

 

 

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