July 2nd, 2013
Shallow depth of field is what a lot of photographer’s strive for. For me, I have been striving to get a good portrait while shooting wide open. So for this month, I challenged myself to do just that. Here is a picture of my daughter shot at ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/2500. With my shutter speed that high, I didn’t let enough light in and had to brighten up some in post. This left some unattractive noise in the shadow areas. I used Noiseware to fix this and I think it turned out pretty well!
Now click HERE to check out LaShawn’s beautiful take on this month’s subject!
June 2nd, 2013
This month we tackled “beautiful ugly”. I feel a little guilty calling donkey’s ugly but they aren’t the most attractive animals on the farm. Those teeth??? So after our trip to a small zoo and a capture of this guy trying to get some treats, I wanted to “pretty” it up a bit. Be sure to check out Linnea‘s gorgeous interpretation of this month’s theme.
May 30th, 2013
My daughter loves Snow White, it’s her favorite princess. The last snow we got (one of the only snow’s we got) I decided to grab a few “Snow” White pictures for her. She looked so cute in her princess getup and I really wanted her to have a Blue Jay on her hand. This is what I came up with. I really love it! Can you spot the differences?
April 2nd, 2013
What is an interesting perspective? I wanted to see examples of what others thought of when using the expression “interesting perspective photography” and what I found was that most topics were about forced perspective. While I find forced perspective images fascinating, I just didn’t feel that’s how I wanted to interpret this month’s theme. So I came up with two versions of what I feel are interesting perspectives. When you are done here be sure to follow the circle over to Linnea’s blog to see her beautiful shots on this subject!
Number one, the normal but not quite normal photo.
And number two, a more literal take on interesting perspectives. I laid on the ground and used my iPhone to shoot up at my son on the monkey bars.
April 1st, 2013
Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter! I want to share a little funny that my son said on Friday night. He asked me where the Easter Bunny came from and I told him I didn’t know, maybe he lives at the North Pole with Santa (my son no longer believes in Santa but his 5-year-old sister does). He said “No, I mean, where did he come from? Easter is about Jesus and then out of nowhere hops this bunny.” Hahaha!
March 2nd, 2013
Oh my. This month was a little difficult for me. I don’t cook. True story. I am the daughter of a chef and had a mom who had a home cooked dinner on the table every night and yet I don’t like cooking. Lucky for me I have a husband who doesn’t mind cooking and I think, even likes it.
So I worked with what I had this month. Fizzy fruits, a birthday treat, and a frozen dinner. I realized that I will never be a photographer for a great restaurant or famous bakery but I sure did have a lot of fun dropping various fruits in seltzer water!
Please continue our blog circle by visiting Michelle at Time Framed Photography.
February 1st, 2013
I belong to a wonderful forum for photographers called Clickin Moms. This year I have decided to participate in a blog circle with some other lovely and talented ladies. Each month we have a topic and shoot with that topic in mind. It just so happens that I have decided to make my blog circle entries part of my very first Project 52. The topic for the month of January was Closeup Portraiture. I love closeup portraits. I want to see the person and be able to memorize their features. The following photos were taken each week of January. When you are done hop on over to Time Framed Photography to see her amazing shots!
First up we have my very handsome husband. With this picture I decided to try garage light for the first time. I thought our garage was too dark for me to get a decent picture but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. This closeup shot reveals the little bit of red that is in his mustache and goatee. He insists that this red hair does not exist.
The next two shots were experiments. Apparently this month was a month of trying new things! Freelensing. I hadn’t heard of it until a few weeks ago but it sounded intriguing. The shots below were taken with my 50mm 1.4D and held unattached away from the camera. This is an excellent way to get your subjects up close and personal.
The forecast was calling for snow so I decided to rent the 105mm micro lens. This little baby was a dream! I was able to get an extreme closeup of my daughter’s amazing eyelashes. This lens is definitely on my list.
Last but not least we have this closeup of my son. He turns 10-years-old today! A decade! I wanted this closeup shot to remember the details of his face on this monumental birthday. His amazing eyes, braces on the teeth, and even a pimple on his chin hinting at what is to come.
October 27th, 2012
Lancaster County Park has a great wildflower preserve that I love to go to. The scenery is beautiful and you can find animals of all kinds there. On this particular day I was excited because the fog was thick and I was really hoping to get some Halloween shots of my kids. As we ventured down the hill my son stopped me and said “mom, look, there are deer”. Sure enough right in front of us stood two deer. They didn’t run, they just looked at us. I told my kids to stay still and be very quiet. I quietly got my camera out of my bag and forever captured these beautiful creatures. Eventually they got tired of us and high tailed it out there. I, however, was left with this gorgeous image.
August 21st, 2012
Miss M. She is such a cutie, isn’t she? We met up at Lititz Springs Park for her 2-year-old portraits. This little one definitely made me work for these shots. Being at a park with new noises, play things, and dogs made for a very preoccupied little lady. But it was so fun watching her make her way around the park. A fun note, Miss M is the first newborn I ever had a chance to photograph. I then got to take pictures of her on her first birthday. Watching her grow these last two years in pictures is so fun!!
July 20th, 2012
It was a very hot July evening when I met the B family for portraits in downtown Lancaster. Miss C was a trooper and had some great posing skills all on her own!