My name is Rachel Lea Fox and PhoenixFeather is my photography and photo blog site. I live in Sunnyvale California with my husband Kevin and our two cats Nym and Indiana. I am a technology communications consultant for nonprofits and foundations as well as amateur photographer.
Through my consulting work I create video virtual site visits for nonprofits to help them communicate their message to funders, volunteers and participants. Too often, nonprofit documentaries become too long and too complicated. I try and teach nonprofits that simple and short is just as good, and that there are tools available so that useful videos can be done in house and low cost with video and photographs they may already have.
My artistic background began with drawing and painting (at which I was just so-so) and progressed into theatre and then finally into photography. When I photograph I think a lot about the story told by a single image or a series of them and therefore found that the story grouping of photographs was a better blog style for me.
Alan Taylor of the Boston Globe's The Big Picture inspired the design of Kevin's and my travel log about our trip to Antarctica and from there this new story blog. It feels like a complete way to tell my photo stories. The photographs are hosted on Flickr and embeded into this site using their API. You can click on any photograph to reach the Flickr page for that photograph.
The past few years have been busy with travel and life events and of course every day instances, so I have quite a backlog of stories to tell. Enjoy!
Photo Equipment I Use
Holga 120 CFN
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Sigma 105mm f2.8
Tokina 12 - 24mm f4 DX
Nikkor 70 - 300mm f4.5 - 5.6, VR
Nikkor 300mm f4.5 manual
Software I Use
Photoshop - photo adjustments and graphic art
Lightroom - photo management and photo adjustments
Illustrator - graphic art
Preimere - video creation and editing
After Effects - kinetic typography and motion art
iMovie - video creation and editing
BBEdit - website coding; html, css and php
Transmit - ftp file transfer
My Other Websites
Antarctic Fox - travel log of our family adventure in Antarctica
Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation - non profit foundation working to maximize the potential of children and youth
VirtualSiteVisit.org - a center to showcase 24/7 visual access to information about nonprofit organizations, programs, and community impact, or to use video for internal function. And to assist foundations to support their grantees in the self production and use of short virtual site visits for competitive advantage and increased organizational capacity
News in Haiku - currently in hiatus this site reports the news in haiku form
Merry Foxes - Our wedding website
Blue Granite Consulting - (designed only) secure online data backups
FisherRidge Bulldogs - (designed only) High quality bulldogs, showing and breeding
The Big Picture - news stories in photographs
A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania - photo blog
daily dose of imagery - photo blog, Toronto, CA
File Magazine - a collection of unexpected photography.
GREYSCALEGORILLA - photo blog, Chicago, IL
The Other Martin Taylor's photoblography - photo blog, San Francisco, CA
Photojojo - photo how to newsletter
Picture Perfect - interesting things about photography.
fox @ fury - my husband Kevin's blog.
XKCD - fabulous web comics
Zoo Borns - baby animals born in zoos around the world.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - making the world a better place, one evil mad scientist at a time.
MAKE - how to projects for almost everything!
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