Valentine Flowers

February 15, 2011
Yesterday, I shared a picture of my husband  holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers – if you missed it, click HERE. During the course of our photo shoot, I decided that my original plan was quickly becoming an epic failure so I thought it might be better to just photograph the flowers instead. So what did he do? – he held them up to his head hoping he’d still be in the picture. Men! Here’s my SOOC shot. Can you see my husband’s head on the far right?  50mm, ISO 100, f/2, 1/2000 sec. Now that I’m not completely annoyed by his antics, it was kinda...
Cutie Patootie!

January 18, 2011
Our nephew, Carter, is a real cutie patootie! Believe it or not, in between editing pictures from the wedding I photographed a few weeks ago, I still find myself looking at pictures from our last trip to visit my in-laws. For some reason, I love this shot. He’s so full of personality right now. Granted, he has little time to stop for the camera, but I was able to capture a few decent shots. This particular shot is all about the eyes. In my edit…I started by duplicating my background and adding a high pass filter (Filter>Other>High Pass>Radius=15 pixels). I then applied a soft...
Water Droplets

January 11, 2011
The other day, Jill posted an incredible tutorial on how to capture water droplets. When I came home last night, it was the first thing on my mind (and I know, it took me a while to work through her tutorial…I’ve been busy). I actually took a number of shots that I’m really pleased with, but I found myself spending entirely too much time in Photoshop, so I decided to share just three of them for the time being. The first shot (above) is probably closest to the color of the dish I was using. I had completely forgotten that I had green casserole dishes…and now I am so...
Kitty Paw…the Lap Cat

January 04, 2011
My friend Jill at Forever’n Ever’n Always Photography posted a wonderful tutorial on correct exposure yesterday. She is in the process of re-reading Bryan Peterson’s book Understanding Exposure and sharing her lessons learned along the way. She suggests that if you’re going to take photography serious in 2011, that you purchase your own copy…I did just that!Anyways, I felt inspired by her post last night. Although I like to think of myself as more of a creative photographer, proper exposure is really important regardless of the type of photography you shoot....