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Iowa City Photographers Guild

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Month: August 2012

Iowa City Photographer Juan Carlos Herrera Opens Studio

Iowa City photographer Juan Carlos Herrera is opening a studio near Iowa City.

On his website, Juan Carlos has multiple galleries showing the categories of photography he is fluent with. In addition to portraits, Juan Carlos has photographs of authors, street art, food, musicians, and couples.

“This is a space that I was needing for quite a while to pursue my interest in studio photography, which I started years ago in Venezuela. Its a space where I will be able to work on artistic projects, and continue to develop my academic and artistic interests in visual arts – especially focused on fashion, wedding and documentary photography.”

Contact Juan Carlos through his Facebook page.

BQGallery.com – Iowa City Cedar Rapids Photographer Bashair Qasim


This past week I had the pleasure of assisting with the launch of a new photography website for Iowa City / Cedar Rapids Photographer Bashair Qasim, BQGallery.com.

As I work with people like Bashair who have exceptional artistic and visual talents, I find that I begin to feel like the one who is the student. It’s really a great learning experience and opportunity for me because I can learn from the aesthetic sense of someone who is visually gifted.

It’s funny, because as a website designer, I want to think that I’ve designed the websites I help launch. Yet, the truth is they are often the creative expression of the person I’m helping. I provide some technical expertise, yet the personal touches that make a site unique often come from the person I’m working with.

The layout and design that Bashair chose for her site are quite nice. I especially like the sunset photo she used as a background to the site.

I think of myself as a professional photographer, but I still feel that I have much to learn. It working with Bashair’s photography I was inspired to consider how I might be able to take my own photography to the next level. I really like how Bashair makes tasteful use of filters, effects, and framing that actually enhance pictures rather than detract from them.

If you need a photographer for a portrait, wedding, or special occasion, I would highly recommend Bashair Qasim.

~ Greg Johnson

Photos of Hand-Feeding Alaskan Hummingbirds (Video)

This video will be of interest to nature and wildlife photographers.

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Picture Perfect: Ziyah Gafic – Photographer in Saudi Arabia

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