Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
In celebration of Bea's birthday I thought I would finally get around to posting the pictures I took of her at Sea Ranch. All of the photos were taken using the new lens I got for Christmas (fixed 35mm 1:1.8). It was fun to work on playing with aperture and shutter speed. I also color corrected some of these using the new Nikon Capture NX2 software.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Okay so I am thinking of entering three of my pictures into a photo competition and need to make a decision as to which three. I figured I would turn to my friends for help choosing. Let me know which ones are your favorites by leaving me a comment. Also, check out the Filoli post on my blog which has some potential contestants in it and please check back as I may add some other potential entries as I continue to take photos this month (contest entries due at the end of May).
The Theme: Parklands, North America's Crown Jewels
Some of the finest places to visit and appreciate in Canada, Mexico, and the USA are located in our park
systems. There we discover plants, animals, waterfalls, canyons, forests, deserts, rock formations, historic
features, snowy peaks, reflecting lakes – the list is almost infinite. This exhibit is a celebration of treasures on
lands that are owned by the public, and are therefore accessible to all. Your subjects can be any aspect of the
park systems: national, state or county. Besides the usual icons, we welcome the subtle and hidden locations
that reveal something special and capture the appeal of the place.
The Parklands Exhibit will consist of the 30 entries juried to be exceptional, finely crafted photographs that
reflect the theme.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
What was I going to do? I didn’t want to let the Bandits down. After much deliberation I e-mailed my friend to set her expectations appropriately (low, that is) and then called my friend Lauren for a tutorial on photography. Our tutorial focused on the following features:
1) How to interpret the histogram feature on my camera to properly set exposure level.
2) How ISO effects exposure level and quality of the picture and how to use it in conjunction with the exposure level button.
3) How to use white balance and set it in a variety of light conditions.
4) How to use the single point of focus feature as well as locking focus.
5) Understanding different shooting modes.
Armed with these new techniques I went to meet the Bandits and do a 2 hour photo shoot. The focus they wanted was not pictures of them in their gear in typical football poses but rather a focus on muscle groups, their strength and the fact there could be a femininity in football. Here is just a taste of what we ended up with.
Note: I also had a 2 hour tutorial on Photoshop with Lauren that helped in the final presentation.