@bennett-familyactive 21 hours, 53 minutes ago
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!
Thanks, @bennett-family for your comments!
A big take-away from that fast-paced challenging shoot for me was, take time to really interact with the kids, get them comfortable with you, and comfortable with the camera.
I have some friends that can be my models for this assignment, and they have a couple small kids that are totally adorable,…[Read more]
Great comments @bennett-family! True, @esther, the kids are expressive in the photos, but that’s only because I chose the ones that were expressive to post. 🙂 They are shy and don’t want to smile at the camera and want to go do something else just like any other child. Like I tried to show in the video, I spent a lot of time with the kids getting…[Read more]
@bennett-family, a very helpful Lightroom plugin for this task is Jeffrey’s “JPEG Export Quality Tester.” It can bulk export the same photo at different quality settings so you can easily compare them and see the differences. I recommend FastStone Image Viewer for comparing the exported files, because it allows you to select up to 4 photos at on…[Read more]
Wow, I just have to say, I’m VERY impressed, everyone.
It appears as though a reply that I intended to post on June 22 didn’t get posted for some reason, so just wanted to say thank you @jace, @blessingscaptured, @okiephotos, @freedomphotography, @allienelson, and @ernestf-lloyd for making the special effort to find, photograph, or pull from your…[Read more]
Thanks everyone for your input! That’s great that exporting is straight forward – I can just do what I normally do. 😅
Some photographers will pre-order a ton of blank thumbdrives that they customize with their logo/name on it, so when they deliver the photos to their clients, their clients know where that thumbdrive came from. 🙂
Yes! I was…[Read more]
Thanks! 🙂 Sounds like a good way to think it through, @bennett-family.
James Staddon replied to the topic Starting up a Portrait Photography Business – questions! in the forum Photography Q&A 2 months ago
Can tell you put some thought into that, @bennett-family! Excellent comments. These points really stood out to me:
the photographer largely directs the mood of the shoot
Amazing. So true! Hadn’t thought of that. But that’s totally right. If a portrait is done well and has that “sensual feeling”, then the photographer has done a good job of…[Read more]
Hi, @bennett-family! I have a Nikon D5300 plus two kit lenses, 18-55mm and 55-200mm and got it all like-new for $300 on craigslist. It has 39 AF points (9 cross-type), released in 2013 and I love how light it is. One of the setbacks is the camera itself does not have a built-in auto-focus sensor, so the only lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and…[Read more]
@bennett-family, ooh! Budget photography! One of my favorite subjects…
@ernestf-lloyd has the idea there. What she wants to photograph will make a HUGE influence on what she’ll be wanting to purchase.
If it’s her paintings, I know my mom uses her smartphone instead of my (technically her?) Canon 60D, which used to be about a $1000 DSLR. So she…[Read more]
A good question to ask your friend would be: For what purpose is she going to use the photos that she takes of her artwork?
In other words, is this for a big printing, for digital viewing only, or is it for personal record only,etc..
That would help answer a lot of the other questions that I have as far as DSLR vs. Point&Shoot…[Read more]
Ok folks, we have a winner!
Matt didn’t have too many photos to choose from, so I was sorta afraid that maybe he wouldn’t choose any at all. You know, that’s always an option. But, thankfully, he liked two of Lydia’s photos well enough!
He said, “I really like the shadow in 0073 and 0079 is probably my favorite and will be perfect for our…[Read more]
@bennett-family, yeah, those lead-in lines aren’t super great. As far as the crop is concerned, it does feel tight, but that’s about as tight as I took the photo unfortunately so I can’t really “zoom out” in post… one way I’m thinking I can “fix” that without taking this same picture again is taking more close photos of different elements of the…[Read more]
So sorry I haven’t gotten back! It’s been kinda busy, despite having “tons of extra time”. 😀 I haven’t edited the photos in Photoshop yet, but I’ll try to explain anyway.
Before I give any comments, I’d be interested to know if there’s a crop/edit that you like more than the others at this point since it’s been a few days…
@bennett-family, thanks for the great ideas!
Now, I believe your camera takes larger pictures than mine in the first place (which gives you greater flexibility), but still it’s something to consider.
I knew I couldn’t crop my pictures too much, because the quality goes down, but I always assumed it was my lens. I don’t know…
I do plan on s…[Read more]
@bennett-family, actually for Nature Friend Magazine…vertical photos are more useful to them.
Another thing to keep in mind, these birds fly in flocks, sometimes up to a hundred. So I don’t know if you would still be able to see the concept of a flock of birds. What do you think?
Congratulations everyone! Kevin liked several of the photos that were submitted. Though there is no guarantee, there is now a high probability that he will use any of the photos shown below. However, there is one final step that you (especially @ernestf-lloyd, @esther, @ephillips, @sonja-grace, @frazer-family, and @bennett-family) need to take…[Read more]
@bennett-family Hi Lydia! I didn’t see your comment until just now! Thanks so much for your thoughts! It looks like that’s what I’m going to do:
– We’re going to take the morning wedding party photos outside (bride/bridesmaids, groom/groomsmen, and separately, because they don’t want to see each other yet.)
– The church has a lovely backdrop…[Read more]
After that, some rapid fire thoughts:
@kina, your gospel-centric perspective is super refreshing! I love how every subject that catches your eye is an object lesson that somehow, some way, points back to Calvary. You can never have too many reminders.
Such a great question, @loganlamar! I’ve thought a lot about it, and I’m still trying to figure it out! Here are a couple thoughts from my perspective.
God is glorified when His will is done. I have my own ideas of how to glorify Him, but the fact of the matter is, because He’s the One that knows best how He can be glorified, then when I have the…[Read more]
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