Archives for the month of: July, 2013

My computer is ill. Possibly terminally ill. I haven’t been able to blog for a while because of said fact.
I do have a smart phone, however, with some cool photo apps. So for those of you more interested in subject and composition and less interested in tech data, here is a sampling of pics from one of my apps.
Retro camera, available from Google Play, has six different cameras from the past.
I took several pictures of the same thing to show the difference.





It’s possible there will be more smartphone camera pics to come. Meanwhile, I am filling up SD cards with pictures on my canon waiting to be able to edit them.
I miss my stinkin computer 😦


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Some of the most impressive architecture in Kentucky are the handmade stone fences that enclose many of the farms in Central Kentucky.

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Oak leaf hydrangea. This one might look better as black and white.

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This time of year, there are an abundance of flowers to be photographed. Flowers are natural subjects, always photogenic and ready for a close-up.
Resist the temptation to center the flower in the frame. Rule of thirds (placing the main focal point of the picture on one of the lines created by dividing the picture into thirds both vertically and horizontally) positioning will still provide a much more interesting image.

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Taking pictures of siblings can be a little more tricky than taking portraits of couples. You want to capture the affection between the subjects, but still make it evident that they are not romantically linked.
These poses do the trick.

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Outdoor settings are great for taking portraits without a lot of extra equipment. One of the most important things to remember is to wait until its overcast outside. Portraits taken in harsh sunlight cause the subject to squint and shadows are cast on the face.
These portraits were shot at f5.6, ISO 200 on AV setting.

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Here are two shots of the same subject from two different angles.

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Which one looks better. I would love feedback on this for a class I’m teaching.

Thanks in advance 🙂

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