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I am a budding photographer from beautiful Connecticut who enjoys photographing things that remind me of the creativity and beauty of my gracious Creator and Lord. I hope that my photos remind others of Him, too!
A few weeks ago, I went to a Christian camp for a work weekend with some of my siblings. Since we were there for work, not for pleasure, I barely touched the DSLR, but the first opportunity I had, I knew I wanted to photograph the driveway. It was so picturesque! I especially loved the steep bank down to the lake.
Well, when I had a few minutes…[Read more]
Yay! It’s so great you had the opportunity to scout out the engagement shoot location ahead of time, @creative-click-photography!
I think one thing that could make this look less like a snapshot is the perspective. As you know, when most people grab out their phone and snap a picture, they tend to do so from head or chest level, and that’s w…[Read more]
Hey all, kind of a weird question here, but I guess I’ll ask it anyways.
For those of you with an Adobe CC photography subscription, do you let your CC apps auto-update, or not?
And are there any negatives to having auto-updates ON?
This came to mind, because most programs on my computer don’t just update on their own without “asking” me so…[Read more]
Hah I remember a similar discussion last time HSLDA’s photo contest rolled around!
So again, if I were entering this contest, I’d….
1. Define the word “ornate”
A photo is supposed to tell a story, so in order to tell a story of a word, you need to know what it means, right? 🙂 I’d grab out a dictionary and look up the definition, and try and…[Read more]
Thank you all so much for your comments! I shared the link to this forum string with my friend and she said to thank everyone for their help. She is planning to look into getting a used camera, and appreciated the tips on lighting and learning more about photography in general.
Lydia Bennett replied to the topic Starting up a Portrait Photography Business – questions! in the forum Photography Q&A 2 months ago
So enjoyed this discussion on the webinar last week! Just a few additional thoughts I had on the practical side of things (sorry some of it is a little redundant to things James covered). I’m definitely planning on re-watching that part of the webinar at some point!
Several times that I’ve been on a portrait photographer’s site and come across a…[Read more]
I had thought of the lighting aspect too, James.
OK, so my friend says,
I want them to look more professional, from other painters I know they have said a better camera can help get the blue or darker white out that I seem to pick up on my phone camera.
I want to make prints…
A friend of mine contacted me and asked,
I was wondering if you have any camera recommendations?
I’d like one for my paintings and was wondering if you had any ideas on where to start?
She’s an artist and would like to purchase a camera for photographing her paintings and also just to use to take photos. She’d prefer not to pay more t…[Read more]
Wow, so glad something worked out for them!
What do you think you’ll put the $30 toward?
Hmm good question. Well, being the shrewd fellow he is, my younger brother who modeled for me has been hinting at “royalties” for his modeling services, so perhaps a portion will go to him, either directly or through some little outing together. 😉
And, b…[Read more]
Here are my photos!
@loganlamar, yes, when I said “the crop” was tight, I was thinking your original framing. Sorry about that…should’ve clarified my terminology there. 🙂 If you don’t want to re-shoot it, sounds like you’re coming up with a creative way to make it work!
Hey @loganlamar, that’s a really neat camera! I like the artistic approach you took, and the darkness of the photo goes well with the “old, antique” feel to the image.
Compositionally, I’m not particularly keen on the fact that the camera is facing the edge of the frame; the leading lines seem to pull the eye to the edge of the photo and there’s…[Read more]
This was just incredible to read about, @loganlamar! Impressive.
@esther Great! Sounds like you’ve thought through your options very well.
It is the Neewer Carbon Fiber 66 inch tripod.
This is the same (or almost identical) tripod that I use. It has held up very well, although I’m not extremely rough on it for the most part anyways.
When raised to its full extended height, it doesn’t feel altogether sturdy, but I almost never need it to be that high (it’s much taller than I am at…[Read more]
And here’s the other set.
I got a bit carried away with this assignment too! There was something so enchanting about the light and the honey, and I could hardly stop. I thought to include the Bible to really picture the concept that God’s Word is sweeter than honey in a vivid way, so I shot two different ideas with that in mind. I had so many other ideas I wanted to do…[Read more]
Thanks so much for sharing this, @buddingphotographer! I have LR and Photoshop so didn’t need the editing software, but one of my sisters and I had generally been looking into finding a design program (like Publisher) but weren’t wanting to spend a lot on it. Well, this made it a no-brainer when we saw it would only be $25 and you could install it…[Read more]
Thanks for the comments, @jamesstaddon! Hadn’t thought about having an even distance between the moon and trees on both sides in 0162. Good point!
I played around a little bit with cooling down that last photo; not sure if I overdid it a bit. 🙂 There’s this small patch that I guess is lens flare which is now apparent (I had just de-saturated it…[Read more]
Hey all! The other night was a full moon; I don’t know if any of you got out and saw it or photographed it, but I had seen there was supposed to be one the evening of April 7th, so I thought I’d make plans to photograph it. Well, those plans fell through in the end (and it ended up being a cloudy evening), but thankfully, my dad had called my…[Read more]
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