Lisa R. Howeler

Freelance Writer & Photographer

When I walked out of my room and into my son’s , which has more accessible windows than mine, and saw the snow on the ground I’ll admit I wanted to cry. This year it’s seemed that spring will never come. The days have been cold and gloomy and wet. I honestly thought that by …

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It isn’t unusual for me to hit a creative funk in the winter. Days are short, the sun hides behind clouds and it’s too cold to take the kids anywhere to explore. I still try my best to take photographs inside the house, or whichever building we have sought shelter in from the nasty cold …

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I am so ready for spring that my brain has literally gone into a sort of hibernation that involves denial that it is still winter and we will still be getting snow and ice and cold days that require large, puffy winter coats and knitted hats. If someone says “did you know we are getting …

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I often find myself over looking an image in my archives and it’s usually related to where I am in my photography journey.  Sometimes I toss it aside because my focus that week is stock photography and I think, “That’s not going to sell.” Sometimes I file it away because I think “That’s not what …

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This is part of a new project called Ordinary Moments in Ordinary Days where I capture ordinary moments in our days for the month of October. Those ordinary moments often make up very extraordinary lives. We may not all be famous or save lives on a global scale or make a national or international impact, …

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I’ve heard it said that if you have a dream you should speak it out loud. I have a dream that sounds self serving but I’m speaking it anyhow. I want to photograph families in their homes and capture the real moments of interaction. There, I wrote it and when I wrote it I spoke …

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