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Brooke Ragsdale
Sweet Graphix Design & Photography is definitely NOT your average retail design and photography company.  My name is Brooke Ragsdale and I will work with throughout the process, starting with getting to know you so I can pick up on your personality traits all the way to your intentions for your finished designs and/or photographs.  I want you to walk away from this experience feeling like you will “do” something artistic or creative with the photographs instead of tossing them into an envelope and storing them in “that” box in your attic.

I am probably one of the most laid back and comical people you will ever meet.  I am known for taking awkward situations and turning them into something so funny it’s a top 10 honorable mention.  When working with me I want you to feel relaxed and walking away feeling like you had a blast. I’m a spectator for the most part.  I like to hang out on the “out-skirts” and watch my subjects interact, especially when photographing children.  I get so tickled when watching children interact with each other and when they discover something new.  Being able to capture the expression on their tiny little faces is a great way to document a monumental milestone and deserves to sit on the mantel.

Often with large groups of people like families, I have to get involved a bit more and suggest certain poses but I still like to stay in the background to photograph who you really are.  I want you to be able to look back through your photographs and see yourself and feel your personality jump off the page.

By now you should have a decent understanding of how I work and if you decide that my style isn’t what you are after, then I would be more than happy to refer you to a few other local companies that offer a different experience.  My mission for my photography business is not about creating art for myself but for you, my client.  I want to create things that YOU will appreciate and want hanging in your home for many, many years.  I’m all about dirty faces, bare feet splashing in puddles, crocs, scuffed knees.  These are real life things and moments and those are what I love to capture for you.  That being said, I love taking my photos a bit further and performing artistic edits on them.  For examples of that, please look through the retouching photo folder.

I want to be remembered for "Creating your life in Art."

Please contact me today about booking your session and capturing this time in your family’s life together at photog@sweetgraphixphotography.com.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank you Savannah and Nick for a humorous morning. You are such a cute couple and I look forward to photographing your wedding in November.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

I do believe Jamie & Jonathan are two of the sweetest people I have met.  What a wedding!   There is no fuss, just two people in love beginning their life together. So simple. So pure. So perfect.  Congratulations Jamie & Jonathan!!!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

While everyone gathered at my grandparent’s house after the service for my Grandfather, I decided to take some picture’s of my brother’s little girl, Brooklyn.  She is a cutie!  Already at 2, she is practicing her pageant walk and poses on cue.  Adorable!

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Monday, August 9, 2010

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC H5

I have a Sony CyberShot DCS H5 digital camera that I would like to sell for $250. This camera is like new and takes fabulous pictures and video. Below are the specifications and list of additional lenses that I would like to sell as well. If you are interested in purchasing this camera and/or lenses, please drop me an email at sweetgraphix@live.com. Have a great day!

If you are interested in the lenses, please email me for pricing.

Specifications

Get closer than ever with the Cyber-shot DSC-H5 digital camera from Sony. It offers a spectacular array of advantages for creative expression, including 7.2 megapixel performance for editing, cropping and making big prints, top-quality Carl Zeiss 12X Optical zoom lens and Super SteadyShot stabilization system for rock-steady long-distance photos.

General

Product Type

Digital camera - prosumer

Width

4.4 in

Depth

3.7 in

Height

3.3 in

Weight

14.3 oz

Enclosure Color

Black

Main Features

Resolution

7.2 Megapixel

Color Support

Color

Optical Sensor Type

Super HAD CCD

Effective Sensor Resolution

7,200,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size

1/2.5"

Light Sensitivity

ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1000, ISO auto

Digital Zoom

2 x

Shooting Modes

Frame movie mode

Shooting Programs

Landscape, portrait mode, hi-speed shutter, twilight portrait, twilight mode, beach, high sensitivity

Special Effects

Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid

Image Stabilizer

Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Max Shutter Speed

1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed

30 sec

Exposure Metering

Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes

Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Exposure Compensation

±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Metering Zones

49

White Balance

Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets

Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, flash, daylight

Digital Video Format

MPEG VX

Still Image Format

JPEG

Continuous Shooting Speed

1.1 frames per second, 1.4 frames per second

Video Capture

MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps | MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16.6 fps | MPEG - 160 x 112 - 8 fps

Memory / Storage

Flash Memory

Flash - integrated (soldered memory - 32 MB )

Supported Flash Memory

Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Image Storage

JPEG 3072 x 2304 | JPEG 2592 x 1944 | JPEG 2048 x 1536 | JPEG 1632 x 1224 | JPEG 1280 x 960 | JPEG 640 x 480

Camera Flash

Camera Flash

Pop-up flash

Flash Modes

Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Red Eye Reduction

Yes

Effective Flash Range

1 ft - 30 ft

Features

AF illuminator

Lens System

Type

Zoom lens - 6 mm - 72 mm - f/2.8-3.7

Focal Length

6 mm - 72 mm

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera

36 - 432mm

Focus Adjustment

Automatic, manual

Auto Focus

TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones)

3

Min Focus Range

19.7 in

Macro Focus Range

2cm

Lens Aperture

F/2.8-3.7

Optical Zoom

12 x

Zoom Adjustment

Motorized drive

Lens Construction

9 group(s) / 11 element(s)

Filter Size

58 mm

Lens Manufacturer

Carl Zeiss

Features

ED glass, aspherical lens

Additional Features

Self Timer

Yes

Self Timer Delay

10 sec, 2 sec

Additional Features

Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, cropping an image, blur warning

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type

LCD

Viewfinder Color Support

Color

Viewfinder Diagonal Size

0.2"

Viewfinder Resolution

201,000 pixels

Display

Type

LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color

Display Form Factor

Built-in

Display Format

230,000 pixels

Microphone

Type

Microphone - built-in

Connections

Connector Type

1 x composite video/audio output | 1 x USB

Expansion Slot(s)

1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo

Software

Software

Drivers & Utilities, Sony Cyber-shot Viewer

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support

MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.4

Peripheral Devices

USB port, CD-ROM drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories

Lens hood, lens cap, shoulder strap, lens adapter ring

Cables Included

A/V cable | USB cable

Power

Power Device

Battery charger – external (not included)

Battery

Supported Battery

AA

Supported Battery Details

2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery - 2100 mAh ( not included )

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support

1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

Limited warranty - 1 year

Suggested Retail Price

MSRP

$ 599.95

Additional Lens:

1. Bower Pro Digital HD DSLR MC AF 3.5 x 58 mm Telephoto

2. Digital Concepts 0.45x Professional Wide Angle Lens with Marco HD 58 mm

3. Opteka .45x HD II Wide Angle Lens 58 mm Marco

4. Bower Super Wide Marco Lens 58 mm Series VII 0.42 XAF Titanium

5. Opteka Super Wide Fisheye Lens 0.22x

6. Opteka 3.2x AF HD II Telephoto Lens 58 mm – 49 mm

Saturday, August 7, 2010

This past Saturday was my nieces 2nd birthday and the whole family was all together to celebrate with little Emma and family.  The day was filled with swimming, 4-wheeling, great conversation, and plenty of good food.  Below are a few photographs I wanted to share with you all.

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Thanks again Jason & Kelley for allowing us to share Emma’s 2nd birthday with you all.  We had a blast…and so did the girl’s.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It’s that time of year again.  School is beginning very soon and it is time to schedule your Junior or Senior for their Senior pictures.  For everyone that schedules within the month of August you will receive 40% OFF the sitting fee and a 20% discount on prints.

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