Tag Archives: photography

Travel Envy

28 Mar

Even though I have quite a bit of travel ahead of me, I’m always jonesing for a fabulous place to see. I came across some great pics that I wanted to share.

Iceland

Norway

Fairbourne, Wales

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Paldiski, Estonia

Denmark

Enjoy!

*Note*: These are not my pictures. Visit my Pinterest for original source link.

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DIY Photo Tip Sheet

14 Jan

I’ve been getting a lot of good photography info lately, but as it usually happens: in one ear and out the other… So, I needed a way to have them on hand and at the ready for the perfect shot. So, I made this.

It’s super easy. It’s just a set of colorful notecards, a hole punch, and a binder clip. But I wanted this to be in good shape for a while, so I added Duck Laminate Clear Peel & Stick Shelf Liner. It should help them be a bit more durable (and can be found at Walmart for about 5 bucks). Easy way to have helpful tips within reach.

Fearless Friday

13 Jan

courtesy of Stumbleupon

(ISO 200, f 2.8, 1/250)

Happy Friday!

Go on,  make a splash :)

Howlin’ at the moon

10 Jan

I still consider myself a photo newbie, even though I’ve had my fair share of courses and have used a camera since I was little. But, I’ve always been more of the “quick, hurry up before you miss it” school of photography. I don’t normally have the opportunity to take this baby for a spin and see what she can do. I took some, ok… a lot of night pics, only to have a few be presentable.

No better time than a full moon!

AAAAHHOOO ( hmm…how do you type a howl?)

Practice Practice

4 Jan

I’m not one for intense New Year’s resolutions, but there are definitely things I would like to accomplish this year. I’d like to achieve my pledge and work my way through some of my 30 before 30, especially learning to use my camera’s features better. I love photography- it can be everything that you need it to be-simple or complicated, DSLR or point and shoot, beautiful or intentionally grotesque. The options really are endless, and that’s kinda where my problem starts. I’d love to intuitively know what settings to use and when.

I was all set up to try and find a proper class and intensely study til I was up to my eyes in photo lingo. But then I stumbled on this: DSLRtips.com. It’s phenomenal. The short little clips make it so easy to understand and follow along. It helps that he uses a Cannon for the explanation because that’s what I use, but I’m sure it’s helpful for all.

Old study habits die hard, I guess...

Here are some of the pics I took after his advice and practice:

My attempt at shooting water

Manual depth of field shot on a pepper shaker

And I couldn’t quite get the moving shot just right, but that did get me looking through some old pics and these were just too cute to pass up. They’re sure to make you smile!

My Puppies

"Why must I wear this harness? I'll be good, I promise!"

All play and no work make for a really tired Pup.

Happy Wednesday!