Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's
life. don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of
other people's thinking. don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out
your own inner voice. and most important, have the courage to follow your
heart and intuition. they somehow already know what you truly want to
become. everything else is secondary.
- steve jobs
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
So, is one "better" than the other, that's a personal preference kind of thing! I kind of like soft focus in close up images as it makes it kind of creamy...but if the intent is to show detail, then a longer depth of field is a must!
Some tips with macro photography...a good macro lens is a must...it allows you to get super close focus! A tripod is also a must with macro...it is so vital to keep your camera absolutely steady and oftentimes you are working with longer shutter speeds with up close work making it nearly impossible to hand hold. Windy days are not good days for macro work outdoors...but practicing with the flower arrangement on your kitchen counter is a great way to experiment! Macro photography can force creativity because you see things so differently when magnified! Oftentimes it becomes about shape, color and textures, almost abstractually...so play with it...and enjoy!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The first photo, he used an f3.5 aperture setting, his shutter (shooting wide open) pretty quick at 1/500, with his focal point near the front of the truck...everything else is a little soft. And the second, he shut down his aperture to f11, resulting in a slower shutter speed of 1/50 (less light coming in), thus more depth of field (same focal point)...the background is a little bit sharper.
This is a pretty subtle example of the differences in depth of field...but photography is all about subtleties! Nice job Tyler! Thanks for doing the work! :]
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
So, I am taking the weekend off, to play...and am wishing everyone a weekend full of sunshine and time to be outside enjoying the warmth and renewing powers of Spring! Whether you spend your time in a garden or in a lawn chair, playing catch or playing on a swingset, on the water or on a hike...breathe deeply and enjoy!
Here comes the sun!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Enjoy the sunshine!!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
To refresh your memories, the assignment is a depth of field task...to take a photo showing two different depths of field...one to isolate, perhaps, and one to show depth.
I know that a couple of you are still working on this...and I look forward to your images soon!!! (Mine too, I promise!)
We are launching our new website soon...check back for more information!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I hope all moms were treated to your 'favorites' yesterday!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Our website will feature our landscape and wildlife work...as well as macro and travel! We offer custom prints in a variety of sizes and finishes, canvas wraps and new, really vibrant, metal prints...as well as frameable fine art cards.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hope you enjoy your day!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We always appreciate it when people let us know when they've spotted something we might enjoy photographing, as was the case here. Thank you for the tip, and the escort, Randy!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
She organized and co-hosted the Greek Awards Banquet, as part of her duties on the Panhellenic Executive Council on Thursday night. It was a great success! Friday night we attended SING, where Allison's house, Kappa Kappa Gamma, along with their SING partners, Lamba Chi did a GREAT job...and, took 1st place!!! Saturday we played...and partied, just a tiny bit, with the other Mom's visiting for Mom's weekend!
All in all, it was a fun weekend...and always good to see my baby!
Now, back to reality...and...I have to get to that assignment on depth of field!