Burns Barn

The images added here are for architectural purposes and to document the current condition of the Burns Barn in Hubbardston, Michigan. This barn was built by Michael Burns approximately 130 years ago and currently sits on the Burns Centennial Farm. 

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  • KarenBurns

    I see a pulley at the top beam, I see ladders, I see amazing structure in these old beams, and I see endless possibilities for all this old timber. A fitting tribute to Michael Burns, and future generations, is in the works.ReplyCancel

Upcoming Still Life and Food Photography Workshop

We are excited to announce our next venue for the always-sold-out Still Life and Food Photography Workshop ~ it will be held here in Deb’s Barn! Isn’t this an amazing space? We are thrilled to be heading to Vancouver, Washington, just minutes away from Portland, Oregon, in March of 2019. The dates of March 21st,…

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  • Jane Simao

    Sounds wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Awesome, Jane! I’ll put you on the listReplyCancel

  • Ann Owen

    I am definitely interested in this.ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      you made the list, Ann, thank youReplyCancel

  • Gina Williams

    I’d love to participate. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      And we’d love to have you Gina!ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      so nice to see your name here Reveille! will keep you posted.ReplyCancel

  • Martha bauder

    Add me to the list please! I’d love to work with you guys again!ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      You are on the list. Thank you Martha. ReplyCancel

  • Susan Statler

    Please add me to the list.ReplyCancel

  • Janice Hughes

    Please put me on your list.  ReplyCancel

  • Carlene

    If I’m healthy I’d love to attend. ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      I am hoping you will be healthy CarleneReplyCancel

  • Patricia Mark

    Would love to know when the sign up is for this.ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      I’ll put you on the list, Patricia! thanks much.ReplyCancel

  • Karen, I LIVE in Vancouver WA so I am very very excited you are comoing ot my town! Please sign me up to your listReplyCancel

  • Terri Burnett

    I’m interested Karen. This is in my neck of the woods! ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      that would be great, Terri, will keep you on the listReplyCancel

  • Rhonda

    Definitely interested!ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Thanks much, Rhonda, you are on the list to be notified!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Bailey

    Please add me to to list 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ruth McCully

    I am interested in your workshopsReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Thank you Ruth, I will put you on the list ReplyCancel

  • KarenBurns

    Alrighty, everyone, emails went out yesterday, November 16th. Registration is NOW OPEN for those of you who requested to know. You have a couple days and then registration will open to the PUBLIC on Tuesday, November 20th. These workshops fill quickly, so hope to see you there! ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Livingston

    I am definitely interestedReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Great, Rosemary ~ sending you an email shortly. . . ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Hayhurst

    I am very interest in this workshop and just live across the river in Oregon. Thank you ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Good Morning Gretchen, I’ve just sent you info via email, would love to have you join usReplyCancel

  • Gretchen hayhurst

    I can’t believe I just saw this posting. I’ve been so busy with the holidays and company visiting from London. I’m probably too late to get on the list but thought I’d try anyway.ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      You are not too late, Gretchen, details on the way 🙂ReplyCancel

Traditional Oil Paintings

Blackberries and Leaves, 11″x14″, archival belgian linen Being a still life photographer enables me to shoot set-ups to use for traditional oil painting. I have wanted to paint in oils for the longest time and have dabbled with the oils for several years. Very recently, by that I mean less than a year ago, I…

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  • Sheila Evancie

    Where is your sale this Sunday?  Might try to stop since I’m missing GABReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      just saw your note, Sheila, hope you can make it 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • KarenBurns

    Just an update and a huge thank you to all who came to our Artists Open House ~ I sold 37 paintings at the sale, and sold another 11 paintings at book club that week. You all are awesome!! Big thanks for your support! Looking forward to more easel time.ReplyCancel

Recent Workshop in Connecticut

Our recent workshop in Connecticut was really wonderful! A great group of participants joined Marie Otero and me for two and a half days of instruction. We cook, we shoot, we eat. What could be better? In addition to Food Photography, we also work on non-food-related items for Still Life set-ups. My motto has long…

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Shooting with the Vintage Jupiter 9

Shooting with the Vintage Jupiter 9 ~ yeah, I found another vintage lens that I like. This is the Jupiter 9 85mm 2.0. Mine was manufactured in 1965 with Zeiss Technology. It is a copy of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm 2.0 and from these first images, I think it was a good buy. This…

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  • Michael Callison

    Wow! These images are absolutely breathtaking!  I’ll have to look this lens up on eBay!  The one I just bought hasn’t arrived yet. I can’t wait to get it! ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      I was anxious to get this one Michael ~ it is sooooooo nice ~ in great condition!! I have one more lens on the way and then I’ll stop!! (she says while crossing her fingers).ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        Awesome, Karen! Lenses are like books, you can Never have enough!  This one looks like it will be amazing!  ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        I can’t wait to hear about your other new lens too!!ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          lenses are like books, I like that! Not sure when my other one will arrive. ReplyCancel

  • Michael

    Hi Karen, in looking at the Jupiter 9 on eBay, it looks like there are 2 sizes of this lens, and I was just wondering, is yours the shorter version? I think I’d definitely like to get one. I had an 85mm Nikon lens that I sold and have regretted ever since.  This one would more then make up for it!   ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Hi, Michael. This one is 2.6″ long. I am guessing that it is not the shorter version. It is a beauty with the silver on the outside. Hope you find one 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        Thank you very much, Karen! I am very interested in getting one!  Luckily, it looks like there are a lot of them on eBay! ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          The Helios will give you sort of a swirl bokeh in the background and the Jupiter 9 gives more of a “bubble” bokeh ~ but you need that back light for it. Very fun to play with! Very Lensbaby-ish ReplyCancel

          • Michael

            Would you be able to post a photo of it?  I’m seeing a couple of them on eBay that look like they are different lengths.  
            Thank you, Karen!

  • KarenBurns

    Michael, I’ll take a shot this morning and send it to you via PM on Facebook ~ just having my morning coffee now ~ReplyCancel