Reply To: Baby chickens

@dhancock, do you use manual focus even on moving objects, or primarily on things that are stationary? Ooo, good point about shutter speed! You’re right – as I look at the specs on the photos, several of them have shutter speeds that are far too slow. I think I was in Aperture Priority, and must not have... Read More »

Reply To: FEATURED: Photographer

Hi! Any requirements for the background? Does it have to be nature/landscape scenery or can it be a cityscape, or nature and some buildings? 🙂 This is a unique assignment! I’m not sure if I’ll have time to shoot it (tis the season for finals) but definitely will if the opportunity... Read More »

Weathered

Weathered
Photo #1 I was able to get this photo while we were vacationing in Chincoteague, VA for spring break. The photo is taken on the shore of Tom’s Cove on Assateague Island. I am still trying to learn the “technique” of photography. Nikon D90 1/1250 f/9 ISO 1250 46mm Edited using RAWTherapee Photo #2 In... Read More »

Reply To: External Hard Drive/Flash Drive Suggestions

You said you wanted 500GBs to 1TB… I’d recommend going with a 2TB drive, as it doubles your space for only an extra $10-20. Entirely your choice. I agree. You’re much better off with a little extra space, than with a little lack of space. 🙂 And I definitely second the motion for more than one drive, with one... Read More »

Reply To: Follow up questions

@blessingscaptured, just for fun, here’s a little example of what you were talking about. I got to tour Washington DC with my cousins last summer (which was really amazing!). We were touring the whole day, and it looks like this image was taken in the morning… but I’m not so sure about that because... Read More »

Reply To: Baby chickens

Sometimes the best way to get good focus for closeups is by setting it in manual and taking a bunch of shots while moving slightly in and out. Yes, the final shot is the clearest. What was your shutter speed? Was it the focus, or the shutter speed making it blurry? I find 1/200th of a sec is generally required for my... Read More »

Reply To: External Hard Drive/Flash Drive Suggestions

@morganwriter1gmail-com You’re right, 20 pictures is simply not necessary! You need at least 300 to get somewhere! (and I rarely delete anything, unfortunately!). I use a 2TB Seagate Expansion to store my photos and videos. For redundancy, I cloned it (with a program called Carbon Copy Cloner) to another 2TB... Read More »

External Hard Drive/Flash Drive Suggestions

Hi! After I shot my first wedding last month, as I was preparing to download the pictures from my camera to my computer, I made the wonderful discovery that my hard was too full to download the pictures. (@jamesstaddon, you have thoroughly convinced me that deleting unnecessary photos is absolutely necessary…it... Read More »

Reply To: Baby chickens

Thanks @blessingscaptured! I think I saw a few of your pictures of chicks on Lightstock! We tried to make the chicks’ time outside brief but I think they were a little chilly. Hey – welcome to New England! :p But that’s a good idea to rotate them out to keep them warm. Whenever we’d put them... Read More »

Reply To: Follow up questions

@blessingscaptured I missed the webinar you’re referring to, but I did just attend Courtney Slazinik’s class called Beginner’s Guide to Vacation Photos (here’s the link for it: https://my.clickitupanotch.com/sales-page-bgmvp28342931), and taking photos of your family on vacation in the middle... Read More »

Reply To: Baby chickens

When we had chicks last year, I had fun photographing them to. On some of the pictures the chicks look sleepy and,or cold. (0613,0644,0580,and 0609) We would rotate the chicks that were photographed to keep everyone warm and happy. 🙂 Focus is hard, especially when the chicks are “bright eyed, bushy... Read More »

Reply To: FEATURED: Photographer

@frazer-family, interesting. If just a camera by itself, I’d probably want to emphasize more dynamic lighting, and would want to make sure the camera itself was shooting a horizontally or vertically level image. The pure black interior of the lens feels a little unfriendly. And yes, it would be good if the... Read More »

Reply To: Montana mountains

Oh!! And that was actually my initial thought as far as your location for the second photo. But then the angle seemed different so I thought, ehh, I could see it being over to the right. Should’ve gone with my initial impression! Lol! But that is indeed an excellent example of focal length. Also, a good... Read More »

Reply To: Baby chickens

I did try a little bit to look at the eyes to help me with determining if they were in focus, but it’s still hard to tell in some of the photos! I think I can see what you’re saying though. So now as I’m looking again through some of my “best” photos from that shoot, would you say that... Read More »

Follow up questions

I have some follow-up questions from the last webinar. -You crop a lot. I’m always afraid to crop to much because it cuts the image resolution. I try to zoom in-camera. But sometimes I reach the limit of my zoom. Is image resolution not something I need to be as concerned about? -A lot of times on family... Read More »

Reply To: Montana mountains

Thanks Lydia and James for your excellent comments! Actually the B&W photo was taken from atop a bluff about a mile BEHIND where I took the one along the river. I thought it was an interesting example of the power of focal length. The B&W image was taken at 44mm and the color image was taken at 18mm. Even... Read More »

Reply To: Creativity with flowers

Thank you @JamesStaddon for going over my pictures! I like what you said about learning new “rules” of composition. Do you have any suggestions? Leading lines, framing, what else? Do you think this picture works with framing? I was shooting through red buds. I tryed to get the red buds to be all the way... Read More »

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