Friday, November 1, 2013

Not Dead...Just Moved

The earth shook with trepidation.

Nah. I just moved my blog to my website. :) That's all.

First post is "Shooting at Busch Stadium." It's pretty awesome. Go read it. Thanks!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Winner of a Little Giveaway

Mike and I at the Cardinals game
this past weekend.
Just a quick note to announce the winner of a little giveaway I had last week. The winner selected by is Suzanne Bigham Bundy. Congrats!

Suzanne, please claim your prize before 12 noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. To claim, just email me your address so I can mail you your prize package of goodies from me.

Thank you to everyone for playing and checking out my A to Z Workshop that is next weekend. I do have a couple spots still open, so it's not too late to sign up here!

Tyann Marcink
documenting life

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A to Z Beginner's Photography Workshop


Hands on class that will begin with A, teaching all the basics of photography and post processing, all the way through to Z, saving and sharing your work.
"I knew enough to just get by, but now it was like opening a whole new world.

I think a lot of people who know very little about photography are hesitant to take a class in fear of being intimidated or not basic enough. However, I loved the approach you took. 

You presented complicated topics in a simple and easy to understand format, which accomplished two things at the same time: Built onto the knowledge some may have already had but at the same time educated others who are just learning."

- Kyle Quick, New Haven (Quick News Now)
Highlights of the class:
  • aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO
  • depth-of-field
  • composition (i.e. family snapshots, kids sports, landscapes)
  • camera settings
  • post processing
  • saving, storing, and sharing
  • 2 photowalks
  • constructive critiques
  • lunch
  • BONUS - Light and the Night {workshop}
PRIZES to be drawn just for my students!
  • one copy of Photoshop Elements
  • swag bags of lovely loot (details will be announced closer to the date, but I promise it will be good!)
"You are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and so easy to follow. You shared so many important tips/techniques that I hope I can remember all of them!!
You made all of us feel as if the photos we created were the absolute best you had ever seen. You gave us positive feedback as well as things to look for and try to do differently the next time - the best type of constructive criticism."
- Rekke Berges, Washington
What to bring:
  • camera
  • manual 
  • notebook
  • pen
Note: Don't forget to fully charge your battery and empty your memory card.
"If you want to learn about the basics of photography, it's a great class to take and well worth the time!"
- Susan Wilson, Washington
Saturday, September 21, 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Washington Post Office
Washington, Missouri

Complete 8 hour class + BONUS Light and the Night {workshop}


$129 Early registration
$179 after September 6, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

24 Hour Difference

Really, it all comes down to patience.

Wait for the sun.
Wait for the clouds.
Wait for the wind.
Wait for the flags.
Wait for the cars.

And then climb onto the hood of my Tahoe.

Captured the sun kissing the front bricks of the main branch of the United Bank of Union as the wind whispered through our national and state flags.

This took all of 5 minutes. Really and truly so.

United Bank of Union, MO, main branch
The main branch of United Bank of Union, located at Main and Jefferson, Union, Missouri.
But 24 hours earlier, the bank looked like this...
United Bank of Union in blah light
United Bank of Union approximately 24 hours before.

Photography is all about the light. Have patience, and you will be rewarded...eventually.

If you are interested in my commercial or marketing work, please call me at 636.584.3864 or email me at

Tyann Marcink
documenting life

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cardinals Tickets Giveaway Winners

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Without further delay, I present to you the winners:

  • 2 Redbird Club tickets to the Cardinals game vs the Cubs on Saturday, August 10th - Nancy Murrie
  • 11x14 For the Love of the Game print of your choice - Stephanie Kraz Douglas
  • set of For the Love of the Game postcards - Justin Douglas
  • And since there over 700 entries, an additional set of postcards - Shannon Stackle

All winners have been notified by email. Prizes must be claimed by 9:00 am on Thursday, August 1st, or new winners will be drawn.

If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for my newsletter for exclusive sneak peeks and advance notice of goodies.

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Tyann Marcink
documenting life