Saturday, April 24, 2010

Finished My First Photography Session

I finally finished my first photography editing session. All the photos are complete, turned into jpegs, watermarked, and put on cd for my client. I didn't realize how much work this could be, especially when you have a baby to take care of all day and only can work on it when he is sleeping. But overall this has been a great experince! I have learned to use photoshop elements better and more efficiently. I even got a little creative with a few of the pictures.

Things I learned from this experience:
1. Dogs move alot and give blurry take alot of pictures.
2. Don't be scared to ask your client to move her bangs out of her beautiful face.
3. When you change your ISO to try and capture moving dogs, don't forget to change it back when you are done with the dogs.

Please let me know what you think of the pictures. Any feedback would help me with future pictures.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Assignment

Marchet, my photography mentor, has been hosting a wonderful and informative photography club once a month. This month our assignment was to go out and get pictures of the beautiful Georgia spring. She suggested we get two picture types, one where spring is the main object and the other spring is the background.

This was a fun assignment; I was driving out of my neighborhood and saw this beautiful pink blooming bush. I drove home and got my daughter and took these wonderful pictures of her. The huge trick for me was getting really, really close. It took me a couple of times but as you can tell with the top picture it turned out well.

I am still working on spring as the main subject but it will come...hopefully. What I want to get a picture of is a spring thunderstorm. One of my favorite things about spring in Florida was the daily afternoon thunderstorms...loved them!! I guess I might be in the wrong state to get that picture.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter Weekend

Our trip to Tennessee went great. On top of having a great vacation with family, we got to go hiking. I got several great pictures of our Easter celebration and several pictures of our hiking trip.

When I got home my sister called me and said we should go into business together. At least this way I know she will have to be living in the same area as me(finally).

The first picture I love is one with an easter egg in a blossoming tree. The pink egg stood out perfectly, looking closely at the egg you can see the reflection of the house. My son, Barrett, ended up getting this egg, which also gave me some cute pictures.

The second picture I love was of this awesome barn that belongs to the family. The color and texture of this barn was amazing. When we were traveling thur east Tennessee all the barns were just amazing. I know it's a little odd to think barns could be amazing, but the colors and texture from aging is just undescribable. I want to take the summer and fall to go around east Tennessee and take pictures of barns.