Introducing Giulliana Fonseca – Photographer

Giulliana Fonseca

My latest project of sports photo editing has been exclusively focused on McHugh BJJ and Kickboxing students, coaches, and the professor. I’ve been fortunate to be able to rely on the amazing skills of McHugh’s official photographer, Giulliana Fonseca. She has kindly allowed me to use her photos and I give credit when I’m aware the photos are hers. Since I’m not as much of a photographer as I am an illustrator and fine artist, it’s nice to be able to choose well focused and composed photos to edit.

McHugh BJJ

Giulliana gets up close to the athletes and since she is a blue belt herself in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, she knows the sport well. Giulliana introduces herself on her website with the following:

“Based in the Philadelphia Area, I provide photography, videography, and graphic services to clients throughout the tri-state area.

New clients can expect an intimate, hilarious, and fun session. I specialize in providing dynamic, vibrant, and crisp finished product while delivering a memorable experience for everyone.”

Giulliana's SpecialtiesGiulliana’s style is clean and crisp and she focuses on several specialties, including portrait services, wedding and event photography. But I think she particularly excels in fitness marketing and competitive sports coverage.

In addition to photography, Giulliana is an illustrator. Lately, she has been marketing her services on Fiverr to turn your selfie into a creative illustration. Contact her through Fiverr to turn your own selfie into a fun and unique image.

Selfie Illustration

The best way to check out Giulliana’s work is to visit her website or her Facebook page.


Facebook Page


Be Fearless

Be Fearless

I love this quote as it perfectly says what I feel about art and creativity, as well as my fitness journey. I’ve been adding to my website project, McHugh BJJ Sports Photo Edits on a pretty regular basis. I wanted to highlight the latest picture in the gallery, in which my kickboxing friends are featured in a fighting stance. I think it speaks for itself.

Return to UltraFractal

Pink Fractal Spiral

Along with revamping my website, one of my goals this year has been to start uploading to Shutterstock and Dreamstime again with micro stock images. That means I’m playing with UltraFractal and creating some pretty eye candy like the spiral above. Although it isn’t cutting edge “Art” with a capital A, it’s fun to create these pictures and they make me happy. And I guess that’s what it’s all about.

Apollonian Gasket

Apollonian Gasket

An interesting mathematically based image, I created this Apollonian Gasket with UltraFractal. It is available on Shutterstock and Dreamstime. I’m not sure how I feel about using the watermarked image versus no watermark at all but this is the way it is for now.

From Wikipedia:

In mathematics, an Apollonian gasket or Apollonian net is a fractal generated starting from a triple of circles, each tangent to the other two, and successively filling in more circles, each tangent to another three. It is named after GreekmathematicianApollonius of Perga.


My New Project Page

Autumn Picnic – a project photo from 2015

After a long time away, I’m finally getting back to blogging by revamping my whole website. It’s still a process and I have more that I want to do but here is the latest. I’ve set up a Project Page with separate creative projects listed. Since I do many different things, using different media and styles, this seems like a good way to keep similar items together. I’m hoping it even keeps me a little better focused on working in series and sticking with things.

The link to the new page is

Currently, the 2 projects I have listed are my short-lived 365 Photo-a-Day Project and my just-scratching-the-surface McHugh BJJ Sports Photo Edits.

I hope you enjoy the new page and the 2 portfolio pages as well.

Mandelbulb 3D Fractal Images

I’ve just started playing around with a new (to me at least) fractal generating program called Mandelbulb 3D or MB3D. It’s been awhile since I worked with fractals and this program has a lot of features and controls that I’m not familiar with. So I’m sort of following some online tutorials and sort of jumping right in and trying stuff as I go. I’m not in a rush and this kind of “playing” is like getting lost down the rabbit hole. But it’s fun and engrossing. Here are a few of my first images.


April 11, 2016

Well I really tried to keep up with the photo-a-day, but life had some different ideas and I realized that it’s been 4 months since I posted anything on this blog. Spring is trying to gain a foothold and although we actually had snow today, I believe it’s going to get warmer soon. I took this several weeks ago with my iPhone. I think these buildings are pretty from both the front and the back. This picture I took earlier is the front and the above is the back.

Thank You

Thank You

I’ve been honored by several bloggers over the past couple of months to be nominated for awards, and I wanted to send out a Thank You to all of you. I don’t have the time to pay them forward properly so will have to excuse myself from the process. I appreciate the thoughts though. I also appreciate everyone who has read, liked, and followed my random thoughts and images.

Hubby and I are going on vacation in a few days, and I won’t be posting my photo challenge pictures as much as I have so far. I’ll be taking the pictures but won’t have regular access to a computer for awhile. I’m honestly feeling a little burned out from social media. It’s time for a break and I’m looking forward to reassessing my goals for the New Year. Have a happy holiday season everyone and hopefully, I’ll be back in January.

Photo Challenge 25/365

Photo Challenge 25/365

Daughter #1 has been looking for a new place to live. When we stopped by this condo unit, these beauties were watching us from the 2nd floor balcony and I caught them with my phone.

Photo Challenge 24/365

Photo Challenge 24/365

Along with an oil change for my car this morning, I got a free automatic car wash. This may be a weird place to take pictures, but I had my camera with me as always. And then this rainbow appeared as I started into the wash.