Sunday, March 31, 2013


More photography! This will have to be it for a while; I need to get back to art. April 12th art show deadline looming, tick tock!   It won't be easy to put the camera down. I just bought a new 40mm lens to replace the 55mm lens that wore out some time ago and has been sitting in drawer.

Confession, I hardly know anything about the workings of a camera. F stops, I Google them, think I understand what it's all about, then forget everything a day later. My camera is a second hand Canon 20D from 2005, a dinosaur. I shoot with a $100 prime lens. It has no zoom but does auto focus. I primarily use Windows Photo Gallery for photo editing. You don't need high end cameras or much photo editing knowledge to enjoy photography.

I believe photography is mostly about the person holding the camera. Your photos are a reflection of you, so don't try to be like anyone else. Now, have a little fun and pick up a camera today.

My best tips:  Photograph in natural light. Photo editing, use the crop feature often!

The book I made of our family vacation turned out great. ( made online, Mpix)

 
I also ordered two photos from Nations Photo Lab.
These two photos were printed on alligator board and metallic paper.
 
 
 
 
A great day is always a day when you create something!
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. I love those snow pictures. It reminds me of a long time ago when I used to live in Pennsylvania. Spent 30 some years up there and loved the snow.

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  2. That photo of Eva in the old truck is great!!!! No more snow okay??? xox

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  3. Your recent photos are sensational! I have a thing for vintage pickup trucks so that one is my fave! Hope you had a great weekend, and feel ready to tackle your art projects ...... I too need to get back to it!

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  4. I didn't think I could possibly still find snow pretty at this time of year, but those photos are stunning!

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  5. A family photo book is a wonderful idea! Cherished memories! Love it Jill! And what you said about photos being a reflection of you is a different way of thinking about photography for me. It's so true, yet I never thought about it like that before. Thanks Jill!

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