“What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.” –William Albert Allard
Photographer Profile: Ann Pak
This Christmas Eve, Ann Pak of anny.photography will visit an orphanage in Mexico to “serve, spend time with the kids, show lots of love” and document the experience through photography.
What a beautiful way to spend the holidays.
I met Ann this year through mutual friends, and we’ve enjoyed some great conversation around our shared love of photography. As I launched ONA this summer, she was preparing to launch her photography business, which started up in the fall.
Ann’s passion for photography has grown steadily through the years; people who knew her in college inevitably knew her Canon PowerShot G5 as well. “I took it everywhere,” she says. “My friends used to call me ‘The Paparazzi’ because I was always taking pictures.”
Ann has since upgraded her camera — she now uses a Canon EOS Rebel XSi and has a growing collection of lenses. She’s a teacher by day, but when she’s not in the classroom, she lets her camera do the talking and strives to tell stories through her photographs.
A summer missions trip to Mexico sparked Ann’s desire to transform her passion for photography into a professional endeavor. “We served at an orphanage [the same one she will be visiting this month] and when I looked back at the pictures I took, I saw that in every frame, there is always a story to be told. God opened my eyes to the beauty that can be captured in photos.”
You can find out more about Ann’s photography at www.annyphotography.com.
Here’s wishing Ann a great trip as she helps others in need this holiday season. And here’s wishing each of you a joyous holiday season as well. Happy holidays!
Notcot Features the Roma Camera Insert & Bag Organizer
We were really excited to see the Roma featured on Notcot.com this week! The Roma is awesome because it transforms your favorite non-camera bag into a safe space for your DSLR and a lens, and it has 5 external pockets to help you keep your bag organized. As the holidays approach, these little stocking stuffers are going fast…
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Check out this hands-on review of the Union Street from Vincent Nguyen at Slashgear.
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The Roma Camera Insert and Bag Organizer
There are some times when you just wanna roll with your DSLR and a lens. Not all of your lenses, not your back up camera body, or battery grip, or external flashes. You and your camera just wanna spend some quality time. We understand that in these moments, you may not need to tote your carry-all camera bag.
Say hello to the Roma camera insert and bag organizer. The Roma transforms your favorite non-camera bag into a safe space for your camera with one small lens or other accessory, making it easy for you to carry your DSLR discreetly and in style. Handcrafted with closed-cell foam padding, a durable waxed cotton exterior, and leather accents, its got all of the awesomeness you’d expect from an ONA bag in a compact insert.
And with five exterior pockets that can hold your cell phone, your keys, your wallet, your lens caps, and other small items, the Roma also helps you keep your bag organized. Yep, a camera insert that’s also a bag organizer. Love it. The Roma is now available for pre-order and is expected to ship on 12/6.