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Chrysta Rae

If you are looking for the PHOTOGRAPHY SCAVENGER HUNT girl... you found her!!  The 2014 SPRING FLING round of the Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is currently underway. 
Information about the next photography scavenger hunt sign up will be announced on day 10 or reveals from this round. (around the end of May)

I am an interior photographer for a living. Highlighting beauty in everyday homes is a challenge, and my new passion.

There are 2 people in every picture: the subject, and the photographer.  I am a rookie in this world, and the more I find other photographers, the more I realize I have SO much to learn. But I love it... I LOVE it and hope and pray I find a comfy place in this community of inspiring people.








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About 8 weeks ago Dear NIKON (+Nikon Canada Inc, +Nikon USA)
Hello,
My name is Chrysta Rae.
I AM a full-time professional photographer - even though you don't consider me one.
I make my living doing interior/architectural photography.

I was a devoted Canon user, until I heard about your amazing 14-24 mm wide angle lens.
Because of that lens, I switched to Nikon.
And I was SO excited and proudly told everyone that I had switched.

I spent ALL of my savings (I am a single Mom, so let me tell you - spending over $5,000 on a brand new Nikon D600, a 14-24 lens, a 28-300 lens, a Nikon SB-700 Speedlight flash was BEYOND my financial limit by a LOT. a LOT.) 

My photography changed instantly - the camera is unreal and that lens was worth every penny - BUT day ONE I discovered these spots on every single one of my photos. What the heck?

So I researched. And found out that there were more people with these spots while using the D600.

So - instantly I
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About 8 weeks ago Dear EVERYONE,

This is me…
SO HAPPY!
Guess why?
I got myself a phone call from Nikon
Oh yes… yes I did.
A loaner camera is ON ITS WAY!!!! And THEN I will send in my broken camera in. 

HAPPY DANCE

Thank you, Dear Nikon, for making an exception and allowing me to continue doing what I love to do… and keep food on the table for my kiddos. 

Thank you - each and every one of you who helped make my voice heard. TRULY.
And thank you SO MUCH to ALL of you who so unbelievably offered to send me their own personal cameras so I could make due. I cannot believe how generous that was, and how many offers I received. I am TRULY a blessed girl. My amazing family.













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About 5 weeks ago Today is DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro  

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "COLOURFUL" album  - See my profile page for the "SMALL", "STRANGER", "PHOTOGRAPHER", "SQUARE",  "LAUGHTER", "JEALOUSY", "FLEXIBILITY" AND "LATHER" al
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About 2 weeks ago THIS IS THE OFFICIAL SIGN UP POST
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt,
 2014 SUMMER-SATIONAL edition

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 The Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open)
I will be giving you an item list - (after I have everyone registered)
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!! So fun!!
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately 2 months).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
To get you using your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yo
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About 7 weeks ago It's not every day you get attitude from a giraffe. 
It was a good day.
:)

#tonguepoker  



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About 5 weeks ago BABY, I'M HOME!!!

SO…. most of you know my um… "situation" with my Nikon D600.
And I won't go into details, but the ordeal is not over.
Le sigh.

HOWEVER, I have a very fun trip coming up in my near future
and I can't exactly feel good about taking a loaner camera with me to a beach.

SO… what to do, what to do… 

I decided to go back to my roots, and today I bought a backup/travel camera… and I got a Canon 70D. 
And OHMYGOODNESS is it good to be home.

THIS is my first shot on that camera. The first.
I just set it on AV mode, and clicked the freaking shutter, and voila.
Good lord it feels good to be back.
I am also so thrilled I kept every one of my canon lenses. Everyone thought I was crazy for keeping them, but now I know why I did.

#ilovecanon  


















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About 6 weeks ago Today is DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro  

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss)

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "FLEXIBILITY" album - yesterday was the "LATHER" album. 

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills,
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About 6 weeks ago Today is DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae  Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro   

Just TRY not to have a giant grin on your face while looking at this album!

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "LAUGHTER"  album - See my profile page for the "JEALOUSY", "FLEXIBILITY" AND "LATHER" albums that have already
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About 5 weeks ago Today is DAY TEN - THE LAST DAY of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro  

*******THE DATE FOR THE NEXT SIGN-UP IS SATURDAY, JULY 12 at 12 NOON (mountain time zone)*******

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "WILDLIFE" album  - See my profile page for the "COLOURFUL", "SMALL", "STRANGER&quo
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About 4 weeks ago Hello tropical location…
I will be with you in 20 hours.
Oh yes, I am leaving on a jet plane!!!
WHICH WAY TO THE BEACH?!!!