Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Julie Federico photography at Mile High Coffee

Julie Federico has been taking photos for as long as she can remember. Last month she decided to get serious about showing my work and approached Mile High Coffee about a showing. They said “Yes!.” The opening night reception is Thursday December 3rd from 6-8pm at Mile High Coffee.

Julie grew up in Indiana and went to Indiana University for undergraduate and graduate school. She moved to Colorado two weeks after graduation, and fell in love with the west. This is home she thought upon arrival. She has lived here almost as long as she lived in Indiana. Once she reaches this demarcation line she will be a semi native.

The progression of Julie’s photo career is as follows. Her photos increased 100 fold by moving to Colorado. Her pictures gained professionalism overnight by driving west on I-70. Not so much because her skill level increased, but the scenery changed dramatically. It is hard to be a great photographer when one is shooting cornfields and cows. Colorado makes it easy for even the most amateur photographer to look good. A few years later she learned the rule of thirds and eliminated background clutter, surprisingly her photos took another giant leap. Julie bought a pass to the Denver Botanical Gardens last summer and made another move toward professionalism. Again it is hard to get a bad shot in the gardens. If you surround yourself with greatness, it will start to rub off on you. This is how she take the ordinary and make it look special. Julie continually finds greatness in nature daily.

Julie can be contacted at: [email protected]