A Little Plastic Surgery

We had to do a little plastic surgery today, literally!  We had to replace the cracked plastic cover for the LCD screen on the back of Dawn’s main camera.  There was a little bit of nerves, some nervous hand wringing and a bit of pacing.  But it was a very minor procedure and it was over before she even knew it.  It took longer to get out the supplies and put them back away than it did to actually perform the procedure.

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 repair, before image.

Our primary camera has stood up to some pretty serious use. This crack in the protective lens needs to be repaired.

The plastic lens that protects the LCD screen on the back of the camera developed a crack in it.  We don’t know for sure what caused it.  It looks like a pressure point or a strike where it banged up against something.  The good news is that it did its job and protected the LCD screen from damage.  The bad news is that it obviously goes all the way through the plastic and will allow both air and water to get into the casing, so it had to be replaced.  We called around to see what it would cost to have a professional fix it and the lowest quote was around $200.  Dawn found the part and had it shipped to us for less than $30.  Normally I always recommend sending the camera in for repairs, but this was mostly a cosmetic job, no moving parts.

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 repair, a selection of tools.

Some tools that might be used in the repair.

With computers getting smaller, and Macs getting some creatively engineered designs, I have collected quite a variety of little tools to perform the needed repairs.  For this I really only needed a hair dryer, a suction cup, a small tool to pry up the plastic, and something to get the lint off the LCD before putting the new one in place.

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 repair, heating the glue

Heating the glue to separate the plastic lens from the body.

As I was heating the glue so that I could remove the plastic cover I tried to use a suction cup to help pull the lens off the body of the camera.  But the crack definitely went all the way through the plastic letting air through and rendering the suction cup useless.  I used a small flat screwdriver to get it started, the plastic is set down in body cover so that they are flush at the top, then I used the plastic pry bars to keep from causing any damage to the body.

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 repair, closeup of the damage

Closeup of the cracked piece. It looks like an impact or pressure fracture. Good thing it performed it’s job well and protected the LCD underneath!

After removing the lens it is a little more obvious how scratched up and dull it had become.  It made the now one even nicer to look at.

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 repair almost finished

Removing the plastic sheet, the last step.

 

Muncy Photography's Canon 5D mk2 camera after image.

After the screen protector was replaced.

All shiny and new.  Well, except for the two little dots in the lower center area of the lens.  Those are two little air bubbles in the plastic that must have happened during the manufacturing process.  Good thing they are on the inside so they won’t collect dust.  I guess for spending only about 10% of the cost of having it shipped off to the professionals I can live with a couple tiny little blemishes.

Overall it only took about 15 minutes for the whole repair, and that included putting the tools away.  Sometimes doing things yourself can save you some time.  This way we didn’t have to ship the camera off and wait for it to come back.  We do send the cameras and lenses in for routine cleaning and maintenance, though, and that is a big part of the reason why our gear typically lasts so long.

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What’s Your Super Power?

I can build a dress in 3 minutes with 1 piece of elastic and 40 yards of tulle.  Photo sessions are always a creative process and some times it is fun to create dresses from scratch!  Here is a little video, sped up so it’s not the full three minutes.  I feel like it should have Flight of the Bumblebee music playing in the background.

I’ve been dying to build a huge pink dress, but I needed an openminded, up-for-anything model. When I asked Summer she was super excited to try out my crazy idea.  She brought it to life with her incredible dance talent and beautiful look. I could not have asked for more.

So beautiful!

So fun!

 

Ballet dancer strikes a pose in her pink tulle dress. Photo by Muncy Photography

Ballet dancer laying on her pink tulle dress by Muncy Photography in Enid, OkBallet dancer in a blue dress in the warehouse. Photo by Muncy PhotographyBallet dancer in a purple leo dancing in the warehouse. Photo by Muncy Photography

So tell me, what’s your super power?

Call us today and let me build a custom session to show off what makes you, YOU.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

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Talented Friends

One of the greatest blessings in this career is talented friends. And Emilie Curry of ECB Styling is definitely top of the list! Emilie and I have worked on several projects in the past for Etown magazine, Fashion Addict magazine and a number of personal projects. So when she reached out to me to photograph a personal project for her I jumped at the chance.

 

The concept for this shoot was all Emile. She wanted a Pop Art look and an old school detective feel. We needed a model that wouldn’t get lost in the makeup. Ashley Neahring, one of our high school Senior Models, was the perfect fit. Thanks to a good friend we had just the right location to tie it all together. (See our previous blog post Location! Location! Location! for more info about this exciting new spot.)

 

I could not be happier with the results!!

-Dawn

 

Enid, Ok Fashion Session with a 1950's Pop Art comic book style theme. Photo by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model - Ashley Neahring, Make Up and Hair by Emile Curry of ECB Styling A female detective here to save the day in this '50's Pop Art style Fashion Session in Enid, Ok. Photo by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model - Ashley Neahring, Make Up and Hair by Emile Curry of ECB Styling 1950's Pop Art comic book style Fashion Session in Enid, Ok - Photo by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model - Ashley Neahring, Make Up and Hair by Emile Curry of ECB Styling Pop Art Fashion Session at Muncy Photography in Enid, Model - Ashley Neahring, Makeup and Creative Dir - Emilie Curry

 

What do you think?  Leave a comment below.

 

Do you have a vision you’d like to make a reality? Call us today! We would love to collaborate with you on your dream photo shoot.

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Location! Location! Location! New Exclusive Location Available in Enid!

What do great portrait sessions and great real estate have in common?

You guessed it, location!! We are excited to announce our exclusive access to this amazing space! It is great for families, seniors, dancers and so much more! Here’s a look at a few things I shot just this week in this unique location. The best part? The wind can blow all it wants, that’s no problem up here. Cold outside? Not too bad on the inside! Don’t want your portraits to look like everyone else’s? No problem! Give us a call today to schedule your INDOOR location experience.

Thank you Johnston family for being my “model family” You guys ROCKED!

 

The Johnston family poses for another family portrait in the warehouse, exclusively by Dawn at Muncy Photography in Enid, Ok.

 

Johnston Family Portrait in our exclusive warehouse location in Enid, Ok. by Dawn at Muncy Photography.

 

Mom and Dad pose together for their couples portrait during their family portrait session by Dawn at Muncy Photography in Enid, Ok.

 

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Dawn is honored by her peers|Enid Portrait Photographer

The following was published in the Sunday September 7, 2015 edition of the Enid News and Eagle:

Enid Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition 
Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

Enid, Oklahoma– Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography in Enid, Ok was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2015 International Photographic Competition. Muncy’s work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 10-12, 2016. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,200 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,085 (roughly 21 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Muncy was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2015, she is one of only 115 Silver Medalists.

Images titled “Explosive” featuring Meris Miller, “Chalk Up Another Win” featuring Luis Maciel, and “Butterfly Heaven” featuring Paige Muncy were accepted into the PPA General Collection. Muncy’s image titled “Pointe of Grace” featuring Sarah Harmon was accepted into the esteemed PPA Loan Collection as well as winning the trophy for Best Portrait in the Southwest Professional Photographers Association seven state district competiton. Muncy’s photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling with special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.


About Dawn Muncy:

Dawn Muncy is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and PPA Certified Professional Photographer, specializing in high school seniors and family portraits. Dawn and her husband Douglas own and operate Muncy Photography in Downtown Enid. 580.233.0570, muncyphotography.com

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 28,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers Be More at PPA.com.

 

The following images were referenced in the article;
Pointe of Grace photo by Dawn Muncy

Pointe of Grace by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model: Sarah Harmon, Accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection at the 2015 International Print Competition in Atlanta, Georgia

Explosive photo by Dawn Muncy

Explosive by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model: Meris Miller, Accepted into the PPA Merit Collection at the 2015 International Print Competition in Atlanta, Georgia

Chalk Up Another Win photo by Dawn Muncy

Chalk Up Another Win by Dawn Muncy, Model: Luis Maciel, Accepted into the PPA Merit Collection at the 2015 International Print Competition in Atlanta, Georgia

Butterfly Heaven photo by Dawn Muncy

Butterfly Heaven by Dawn Muncy of Muncy Photography, Model: Paige Muncy, Accepted into the PPA Merit Collection at the 2015 International Print Competition in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dance Works of Enid Gallery is Live Again|Enid Dance Photos

We are Excited to Announce that the Dance Works of Enid’s Recital Galleries have been Reactivated for Years 2015, 2014, and 2013

Dance Works of Enid' production of "The Wizard of Oz"

We are giving everyone one last chance to get the images they want from the last three recitals.

Simply click on the “View Your Images” link on the top right of any page on our website, log in or create an account, and select the appropriate gallery.  The passcode for the galleries are;

2015 – dw2015

2014 – dw2014

2013 – dw2013

You may combine images from different galleries into one shopping cart to order them all together, but you may not mix years on composite printss.  Galleries will be active through the month of July (2015) and then they will be retired forever!  So don’t miss this opportunity to look through each gallery and choose the memories you want to keep forever.

Why we are reactivating the galleries:

As most of our repeat costumers know we try to tweak our process and make improvements every year to improve our service to our dancers and their families.  This year we made a big change by going to an all digital ordering process.  Most of the feedback we received was positive, but there were still some that really didn’t like the new way of doing things.  Our experience was very positive overall, but the changes didn’t fix the one problem that we consider to be the most frustrating and difficult – delivery times!  The back end of the process is simply too labor intensive, leaves too many chances for mistakes and simply takes too long.  We know you are excited about your dancers and we want to get those photographic memories into your hands as quickly as possible!

 

So out with the old and in with the new!  Next year we plan to have an entirely updated ordering system that will get your photos delivered to your door faster than ever before.  We cannot go into too much detail yet, there is still a lot of testing to do, software to tweak, and procedures to iron out.  But we are excited about the possibilities.

Take a few minutes and go back through the old galleries just to make sure you have everything you want before they expire.  This will be the last time they will be available.  If you need assistance, or would prefer to order in person please call us at the studio at 580-233-0570.

 

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions.

Doug and Dawn Muncy

 

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Stalcup Dance Galleries Have Been Reactivated|Enid Dance Photos

We are Excited to Announce that the Stalcup Dance Recital Galleries have been Reactivated for Years 2015, 2014, and 2013

"The Monkey Boogie" performed by Stalcup Dance in Enid Ok

 

We are giving everyone one last chance to get the images they want from the last three recitals.

Simply click on the “View Your Images” link on the top right of any page on our website, log in or create an account, and select the appropriate gallery.  The passcode for the galleries are;

2015 – SD15

2014 – SD14

2013 – SD13

You may combine images from different galleries into one shopping cart to order them all together, but you may not mix years on composite prints.  Galleries will be active through the month of July (2015) and then they will be retired forever!  So don’t miss this opportunity to look through each gallery and choose the memories you want to keep forever.

Why we are reactivating the galleries:

As most of our repeat costumers know we try to tweak our process and make improvements every year to improve our service to our dancers and their families.  This year we made a big change by going to an all digital ordering process.  Most of the feedback we received was positive, but there were still some that really didn’t like the new way of doing things.  Our experience was very positive overall, but the changes didn’t fix the one problem that we consider to be the most frustrating and difficult – delivery times!  The back end of the process is simply too labor intensive, leaves too many chances for mistakes and simply takes too long.  We know you are excited about your dancers and we want to get those photographic memories into your hands as quickly as possible!

So out with the old and in with the new!  Next year we plan to have an entirely updated ordering system that will get your photos delivered to your door faster than ever before.  We cannot go into too much detail yet, there is still a lot of testing to do, software to tweak, and procedures to iron out.  But we are excited about the possibilities.

Take a few minutes and go back through the old galleries just to make sure you have everything you want before they expire.  This will be the last time they will be available.  If you need assistance, or would prefer to order in person please call us at the studio at 580-233-0570.

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions.

Doug and Dawn Muncy

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Hype Dance Galleries Have Been Reactivated|Enid Dance Photos

We are Excited to Announce that the Hype Dance Recital Galleries have been Reactivated for Years 2015, 2014, and 2013

A solo dance by Hype Dance Productions

We are giving everyone one last chance to get the images they want from the last three recitals.

Simply click on the “View Your Images” link on the top right of any page on our website, log in or create an account, and select the appropriate gallery.  The passcode for the galleries are;

2015 – hype2015

2014 – hype2014

2013 – hype2013

You may combine images from different galleries into one shopping cart to order them all together, but you may not mix years on composite printss.  Galleries will be active through the month of July (2015) and then they will be retired forever!  So don’t miss this opportunity to look through each gallery and choose the memories you want to keep forever.

Why we are reactivating the galleries:

As most of our repeat costumers know we try to tweak our process and make improvements every year to improve our service to our dancers and their families.  This year we made a big change by going to an all digital ordering process.  Most of the feedback we received was positive, but there were still some that really didn’t like the new way of doing things.  Our experience was very positive overall, but the changes didn’t fix the one problem that we consider to be the most frustrating and difficult – delivery times!  The back end of the process is simply too labor intensive, leaves too many chances for mistakes and simply takes too long.  We know you are excited about your dancers and we want to get those photographic memories into your hands as quickly as possible!

So out with the old and in with the new!  Next year we plan to have an entirely updated ordering system that will get your photos delivered to your door faster than ever before.  We cannot go into too much detail yet, there is still a lot of testing to do, software to tweak, and procedures to iron out.  But we are excited about the possibilities.

Take a few minutes and go back through the old galleries just to make sure you have everything you want before they expire.  This will be the last time they will be available.  If you need assistance, or would prefer to order in person please call us at the studio at 580-233-0570.

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions.

Doug and Dawn Muncy

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Nicole’s Gymnastics Academy Photo Galleries Have Been Reactivated|Enid Sports Photos

We are Excited to Announce that the Nicole’s Gymnastics Academy’s Galleries have been Reactivated for Years 2015, 2014, and 2013

class photo from Nicole's Gymnastics Academy in Enid, Ok

We are giving everyone one last chance to get the images they want from the last three recitals.

Simply click on the “View Your Images” link on the top right of any page on our website, log in or create an account, and select the appropriate gallery.  The passcode for the galleries are;

2015 – balancebeam

2014 – gym14

2013 – gym13

You may combine images from different galleries into one shopping cart to order them all together, but you may not mix years on composite printss.  Galleries will be active through the month of July (2015) and then they will be retired forever!  So don’t miss this opportunity to look through each gallery and choose the memories you want to keep forever.

Why we are reactivating the galleries:

As most of our repeat costumers know we try to tweak our process and make improvements every year to improve our service to our dancers and their families.  This year we made a big change by going to an all digital ordering process.  Most of the feedback we received was positive, but there were still some that really didn’t like the new way of doing things.  Our experience was very positive overall, but the changes didn’t fix the one problem that we consider to be the most frustrating and difficult – delivery times!  The back end of the process is simply too labor intensive, leaves too many chances for mistakes and simply takes too long.  We know you are excited about your dancers and we want to get those photographic memories into your hands as quickly as possible!

So out with the old and in with the new!  Next year we plan to have an entirely updated ordering system that will get your photos delivered to your door faster than ever before.  We cannot go into too much detail yet, there is still a lot of testing to do, software to tweak, and procedures to iron out.  But we are excited about the possibilities.

Take a few minutes and go back through the old galleries just to make sure you have everything you want before they expire.  This will be the last time they will be available.  If you need assistance, or would prefer to order in person please call us at the studio at 580-233-0570.

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions.

Doug and Dawn Muncy

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New Display at Davinci’s Coffee House|Enid Portrait Photography

Masters Series portrait collection at Davinci’s

Last Thursday night Doug and I hung four new portraits for display at Davinci’s Coffee House. I am so excited about these pieces. Not just because I feel that they are some of my best work, but because of how it all came together.

I’ve had a vision in my head for this type of work for about six months. I wanted to do something beautiful and classic, reminiscent of the Old Masters I learned from. But I also wanted it to feel sophisticated and contemporary like the Vanity Fair Oscar Portraits. We decided rather last minute that we would like to showcase this work in our ad in the Fashion Addict magazine so I sat down and thought about who I wanted to work with to create this type of imagery. I made five phone calls to potential models and four of them were able to come the next day for portraits.  And they were excited about my vision! It was a magical day in the camera room as each of them helped bring to life exactly what was in my head. The final portraits are stunning and I am quite proud of how they turned out. I hope you all get a chance to stop by Davinci’s for a fantastic cup of coffee and a look at those four stunning pieces. Many thanks to Darren and Monica Janes, Jason Maly, Corey Groendyke, and Leslie Newell for being such fun and beautiful people, inside and out! And to Doug Muncy who always says, “Just go for it!” I am truly blessed!

Dawn Muncy, M. Photog., Cr., CPP.
Master Photographer
Craftsman
Certified by the Professional Photographers of America
Owner of Muncy Photography
Downtown Enid, OK.
580.233.0570
Leslie Newell's Masters Series Portrait by Dawn Muncy
Jason Maly's Masters Series Portrait by Dawn MuncyDaren and Monica Janes Masters Series portrait by Dawn MuncyCorey Groendyke's Masters Series portrait by Dawn Muncy
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