Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I love this photo because you can see the shadows of the seeds that are in these berries. These berries were all over the place.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
That is what this post will be. Just the way it is.
NEW SUBJECT: I've been using my camera in manual mode more. I'm figuring if I wanted to use it only in auto then I should have just bought the best point and shoot I could find and saved myself some money. I'm using some tutorials from 2 Peas photography board and enjoying it. I'm also shooting my images raw and then doing better processing of them on the computer. Takes a few extra steps, but seems to be worth it.
NEW SUBJECT: Went on a big hike with J and his friend yesterday. The boys did really well together, but J struggled with a couple of things. He fell off a rock and scraped himself up pretty bad, which was so sad. He tried so hard not to cry in front of his friend.
Then another thing happened that he found to be mortifying, but so embarrassing that I will not post it here. And he was so afraid his new friend, who he really likes, wouldn't want to be his friend because of that. It broke my heart to see him so stressed out. And believe me, it was indeed something humiliating and embarrassing, but not something that J did wrong. Fortunately, this boy is a real "man of good character" because he just showed love and friendliness to J through the whole day. This is a friend I am hoping we can keep around for years to come. Based on how he acted yesterday, I think he would be a great guy to have J go through adolescence with - good Christian boy with the character to prove it!
NEW SUBJECT: Well, sort of a revisit of an old subject. I seem to be pressed with photo shoots coming up. I've got two this week, and an appointment to talk about a third (Senior Photo). Very exciting, but also daunting because I'm struggling to stay caught up on the photo processing part of it all. Need to get my rear in gear for that and dedicate some time to it.
Enough for today. Lots to do besides sit at the computer and play.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Earlier this week I ran across a bit of a tutorial about shooting photos with back lighting. It is here, and I think it is worth checking out if you want to improve photo taking.
Now, the photos I'm posting here are my first attempts at using the metering techniques I've learned, so there is lots of room for improvement. But it is fun to be learning!
J agreed to be my model one evening and did a pretty good job, although he really just wants to make funny faces and have me photo those. Me, I'm not so into crossed eyes, tongues sticking out and noses wrinkled up in my photos - even in my practice photos. So, these are what we got(you can tell he's working to hold back those funny looks!):
I'm not satisfied with the amount of red/magenta in these photos, as the above photo highlights, but I'm also working on learning to adjust the hue/saturation. If I ever get my screen calibrated it would really help. But, that costs money, so it is delayed until other priorities are met. There is always something I want, and I'm learning to go on anyway and do without. There's lots to learn that way.