WILD FEATURE // SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” ― Robert Frank

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // PNW Bouquet // @chelseamoudry

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // PNW Bouquet // @chelseamoudry

Rebecca Crawford // Custom Preset // Chicago Engagement // @baremomentsphoto

Rebecca Crawford // Custom Preset // Chicago Engagement // @baremomentsphoto

Catherine Wynne // Custom // The Dreaming // @arcanumphotography

Catherine Wynne // Custom // The Dreaming // @arcanumphotography

Kris Turner // LXCN 01 // "Crack in the Bell" // @kristurnerphoto

Kris Turner // LXCN 01 // "Crack in the Bell" // @kristurnerphoto

Roland Rattu // Custom Preset // Forest Maiden // @rolandrattu

Roland Rattu // Custom Preset // Forest Maiden // @rolandrattu

 

 

 

WILD WOOT FEATURE // AUGUST 23rd, 2017

Creativity and originality beats popularity in so many levels
-some dude

Kayla Schultz // LXC // I could photograph this ring everyday!

Kayla Schultz // LXC // I could photograph this ring everyday!

Catherine Wynne // Custom edit // Dale

Catherine Wynne // Custom edit // Dale

Misi Chan // E02 // Into the woods

Misi Chan // E02 // Into the woods

Stefano Chiolo // Custom Preset // True Bohemian Sou

Stefano Chiolo // Custom Preset // True Bohemian Sou

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // LOAF BW // The best photos happen when I'm checking my lighting

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // LOAF BW // The best photos happen when I'm checking my lighting

Mandy Luminais

Mandy Luminais

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // Rings + Roses

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // Rings + Roses

Hannah Hix // Tribe Archipelago LKO // Forest Light

Hannah Hix // Tribe Archipelago LKO // Forest Light

Courtney samples // VSCO // 'It was always you.'

Courtney samples // VSCO // 'It was always you.'

Roland Rattu // Custom Preset // Humble with a hint of Kanye

Roland Rattu // Custom Preset // Humble with a hint of Kanye

WILD woot FEATURE // AUGUST 2ND, 2017

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

-Robert Frank

Alfred Tang // Custom Preset // Am I Gabe McClintock yet? // @alfredtangweddings

Alfred Tang // Custom Preset // Am I Gabe McClintock yet? // @alfredtangweddings

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // Taking Back The Chelfie // @chelseamoudry

Chelsea Moudry // LXCN // Taking Back The Chelfie // @chelseamoudry

Caedy Convis // Custom Preset // @caedyconvisphotography

Caedy Convis // Custom Preset // @caedyconvisphotography

Erica Ortiz // Variations of Portra Pushed from Mastin // Sometimes it's ok for the spotlight to be on you. //@_elo_photography

Erica Ortiz // Variations of Portra Pushed from Mastin // Sometimes it's ok for the spotlight to be on you. //@_elo_photography

 

 

WILD DAILY FEATURE // AUGUST 1ST, 2017

“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” 
― Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Tang // Afga Vista 800 // CHEEEEEEEEE // @alfred.tang

Alfred Tang // Afga Vista 800 // CHEEEEEEEEE // @alfred.tang

Kris Turner // GP 01 // "And in the middle of my chaos, there was you." // @kristurnerphoto

Kris Turner // GP 01 // "And in the middle of my chaos, there was you." // @kristurnerphoto

Jo Spivey // Dawn Charles original pack // Colorado in June // @jotspivey

Jo Spivey // Dawn Charles original pack // Colorado in June // @jotspivey

Jo Spivey || Dawn Charles Original pack || Loveland Pass || @jotspivey

Jo Spivey || Dawn Charles Original pack || Loveland Pass || @jotspivey

Heather Hall // SMAL Rose 1 // Embrace the laughter //@strictlybellaphotography

Heather Hall // SMAL Rose 1 // Embrace the laughter //@strictlybellaphotography

WILD DAILY FEATURE // JULY 4TH, 2017

“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”
— Anonymous

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // LOAF BW // Ray-Ban ad or my brother and his girlfriend?

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // LOAF BW // Ray-Ban ad or my brother and his girlfriend?

Erika Lindsay // Personal Preset

Erika Lindsay // Personal Preset

Erika Lindsay // Personal Preset

Erika Lindsay // Personal Preset

Ryanne Blumberg // LXCN 01 // Messy

Ryanne Blumberg // LXCN 01 // Messy

Christie Berube // LXC 03 //  "She is the grace within humility  And kindness within wisdom  She is the strength within passion And beauty within love"

Christie Berube // LXC 03 // 

"She is the grace within humility 

And kindness within wisdom 

She is the strength within passion

And beauty within love"

WILD DAILY FEATURE // JUNE 30TH 2017

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”
-
Annie Leibovitz

Heidi Toevs // Phil Chester 02 // Boudoir

Heidi Toevs // Phil Chester 02 // Boudoir

Heidi Toevs // Phil Chester 02 // Boudoir

Heidi Toevs // Phil Chester 02 // Boudoir

Jake & Tabatha McAnally // Portra 160 // veil + gold

Jake & Tabatha McAnally // Portra 160 // veil + gold

Kylee Reynolds // LKO 06 Red // Mt. Magazine, AR

Kylee Reynolds // LKO 06 Red // Mt. Magazine, AR

Chelsea Moudry // loaf // prom 2k17

Chelsea Moudry // loaf // prom 2k17

Chelsea Moudry // lxcn // peachy self portrait

Chelsea Moudry // lxcn // peachy self portrait

Rose Amelia // Custom Preset was used

Rose Amelia // Custom Preset was used

  Meredith Brunson // Custom Preset // Speakeasy Engagement

 

Meredith Brunson // Custom Preset // Speakeasy Engagement

Nathan Bennett // LOAF C3 + Tweaks // Opposites

Nathan Bennett // LOAF C3 + Tweaks // Opposites

Laura Watkin // Phil Chester 03//"A Goddess does not reduce her self form someone else to feel comfortable


Laura Watkin // Phil Chester 03//"A Goddess does not reduce her self form someone else to feel comfortable

Misi Chan // LXCN 02 // Be one with Nature


Misi Chan // LXCN 02 // Be one with Nature

Jake McAnally // P160

Jake McAnally // P160

Misi Chan // LXCN 02 // Go where the wind takes you

Misi Chan // LXCN 02 // Go where the wind takes you

WILD DAILY FEATURE // JUNE 29TH, 2017

The grass is always greener when you crank up the saturation in post process.
-Unknown

Stephanie Acar // LXC03 //  Self Portrait, Week 16.

Stephanie Acar // LXC03 //  Self Portrait, Week 16.

Kierra Mellenthn // LXCN 03 // High School Sweethearts

Kierra Mellenthn // LXCN 03 // High School Sweethearts

Christina // Custom Preset // 5 Years

Christina // Custom Preset // 5 Years

Andi King // Custom Preset // Adopt Me!

Andi King // Custom Preset // Adopt Me!

Amy Luke // Customer Preset // Just a dash of magic

Amy Luke // Customer Preset // Just a dash of magic

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // Mastin Fuji Neutral // Their family is whole again

Kaitlyn Blake Photography // Mastin Fuji Neutral // Their family is whole again

Chelsea Moudry  // loaf // prom 2k17

Chelsea Moudry  // loaf // prom 2k17

Kris Turner // Greg Petersen BW // "New Friend"

Kris Turner // Greg Petersen BW // "New Friend"

Alfred Tang // VSCO 400h+1- // Till death do us part


Alfred Tang // VSCO 400h+1- // Till death do us part

Tyler Jordan Rodgers // Ethereal Blissful Maven // Summer of '76

Tyler Jordan Rodgers // Ethereal Blissful Maven // Summer of '76

Tyler Thompson // LXC 03 // The Perfect Proposal

Tyler Thompson // LXC 03 // The Perfect Proposal

WILD DAILY FEATURE // JUNE 28TH, 2017

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
— Diane Arbus

Hannah Hix // LKO (Tribe Archipelago // Golden

Hannah Hix // LKO (Tribe Archipelago // Golden

Haleigh + Jenny // Jamie Carle // LXC 04 // // Most Portland wedding that ever Portlanded

Haleigh + Jenny // Jamie Carle // LXC 04 // // Most Portland wedding that ever Portlanded

Sarah + Rusty // Crying bridesmaids and ceremony laughs // Jamie Carle // Dawn Charles Presets

Sarah + Rusty // Crying bridesmaids and ceremony laughs // Jamie Carle // Dawn Charles Presets

Twyla Jones // Drama preset // Uncle Chad

Twyla Jones // Drama preset // Uncle Chad

Twyla Jones // Somethingrad preset // Away

Twyla Jones // Somethingrad preset // Away

Tony Parenti // VSCO Kodak Portra 160+1 // Ginger Snaps

Tony Parenti // VSCO Kodak Portra 160+1 // Ginger Snaps

Erica Steward // Portra 400 // "Vitiligo"

Erica Steward // Portra 400 // "Vitiligo"

Erica Steward // Portra 400 // "Straight Men Wear Pink"

Erica Steward // Portra 400 // "Straight Men Wear Pink"

Meredith Brunson // Custom Preset // Coastal Sunset

Meredith Brunson // Custom Preset // Coastal Sunset

Courtney Galantino // PC 06 // forever hers

Courtney Galantino // PC 06 // forever hers

Andrea Van Orsouw // Ryan Longnecker 1 // Golden

Andrea Van Orsouw // Ryan Longnecker 1 // Golden

Dalton Clements // No preset // The Cannabride

Dalton Clements // No preset // The Cannabride

2K LIKES GIVEAWAY // Connie & Co

I am so excited for our 2k likes giveaway. A few months back I purchased a Connie & Co camera bag. I loved it so much, I asked Connie if she would be willing to send me another bag for one lucky Wild Collective member to win! 

I want to take a moment and thank her for her kindness! She has gone through a lot. Believe it or not, the camera bag industry has a very ugly side. Another large company has bullied this woman, and her business since she made her first camera bag. I wanted to take a moment to hear more about Connie, and her company. 

Tell us a little about yourself My name is Connie, founder and bag designer of Connie & Co.  I’ve been in the photography business for five years.  I’m a local deputy and own a dog grooming business.  Having a camera bag business was something that I never thought in my wildest dream would ever happen.  After searching high and low for the perfect bag, I realized the only person who would be able make a bag tailored to my exact needs would be ME; With many trials and tribulations, Connie & Co. was born and The Ariel bag(named in honor of my 15 year old cocker spaniel, Ariel) was created.  I wanted a bag that would be strong enough to carry thousands of dollars worth of equipment without the slightest thought of it breaking; something feminine yet not be a target to be stolen (speaking within the deputy of me) and the features to accommodate every photographer, amateur or pro (multiple pockets, memory card holders).  

I am happily married with two fur babies Petals and Pippa.  When I’m not running two business and shifts at the station, I enjoy quiet time at home and creating upcoming designs for my bags.  I also enjoy engaging with the members of the Connie & Co. Community group.  Our group has six admins (including myself) that offer daily tutorials, topics of conversations including group meet-ups, advice on equipment and juggling work/home life. Our members even contribute their own tutorials and professional advice!

What inspired you to start making camera bags? As I mentioned, I never sought out to have a camera bag business.  I am in it because I love bringing my ideas to life and being a part of a community of photographers.  I always have an open ear and love hearing the opinions of fellow photographers for future creations.  I recently worked with a fellow photographer for my Petals Collection (yes, named after my fur baby) to include a backpack that would fulfill almost every photographer in mind.  I get such a thrill when I see other photographers proudly wearing my bags and wallets - to think a small-town woman from North Carolina has photographers all around the world inquiring and purchasing MY bags!

So far, what has been your favorite design and why? The Wandering Wayfarer, our newly created backpack is my favorite bag thus far.  I absolutely love the femininity of it yet it is so practical; You can fit everything you need, for any type of shoot.  I also love that you can wear it with a pretty dress or a comfy pair of leggings and a tee.  I try to make all of my bags versatile, to ensure any photographer, from any genre of photography can use it.  

Considering how many camera bag companies there are, what sets you apart from the rest? I try my hardest to always be available to each and every one purchasing my bag.  I also ensure that my customers get the best pricing and quickest shipping possible, keeping in mind that a photography business is quite expensive to build and maintain.  I personally test bags before I release them so that I can personally guarantee the bags and offer the best quality assurance possible.  

Where do you see your company in 10 years? I try to live my life day by day, accepting the ups and downs.  In ten years from now, I would only hope that Connie & Co. would be recognized as a reliable, judgement-free bag company for every style of photographer.  I would hope to have more meet-ups, creating more types of bags, with the community in mind.  While I can’t foresee tomorrow, I can guarantee that for right life for me is pretty good.  My dreams have come to life and I have established life-long relationships with fellow amazing photographers.  In being a groomer, a deputy and a bag creator, I yearn to do my best each day and enjoy every minute of it!

WESBITE // https://connieandcousa.com/

INSTAGRAM // https://www.instagram.com/connieandcompany/?hl=en

FACEBOOK // https://www.facebook.com/groups/connieandco.camerabags/

Enter to win this bag by heading over to our Wild Collective group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1304873992936696/

WILD DAILY FEATURE // APRIL 27TH, 2017

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”

Pol Sena // Custom Preset // SweetPaperMedia

Pol Sena // Custom Preset // SweetPaperMedia

Kat Akers // Custom Preset // Don’t Let Me Fall

Kat Akers // Custom Preset // Don’t Let Me Fall

Agnes Fohn // Alien Skin Exposure & Rad Lab // Reclaiming

Agnes Fohn // Alien Skin Exposure & Rad Lab // Reclaiming

Holly Castillo // Mastin Fuji Blue // Trying to Be a Surrealist

Holly Castillo // Mastin Fuji Blue // Trying to Be a Surrealist

Christopher Pickrell // None: just 100% no artificial ingredients, non GMO, gluten free, organic, free range photoshop // Sunset

Christopher Pickrell // None: just 100% no artificial ingredients, non GMO, gluten free, organic, free range photoshop // Sunset

WILD DAILY FEATURE // APRIL 18TH, 2017

“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.”

Heidi Toevs / Phil Chester 02 / Shooting for myself this year and ain't mad about it

Heidi Toevs / Phil Chester 02 / Shooting for myself this year and ain't mad about it

Tayia Strain // custom // We're all just runaway's

Tayia Strain // custom // We're all just runaway's

Caitlin Steva // Phil Chester 03 // You are my peaceful place

Caitlin Steva // Phil Chester 03 // You are my peaceful place

Nadine Lotze // SMAL Vol.2 – 06 // A glimpse of summer

Nadine Lotze // SMAL Vol.2 – 06 // A glimpse of summer

Chelsea Moudry  // LXCN // Pitchwood Alehouse - Raymond, WA  

Chelsea Moudry  // LXCN // Pitchwood Alehouse - Raymond, WA