Monday, March 28, 2011

A Few Tips

I always ask myself: Where do I begin? Well the answer to that question is....research, learn and know what I am doing. So I went to one of my favorite places to learn a few and did a little research. I thought I would share what I am learning with all of you as I go along. So to quote about.come on Introduction to Photography:

Composition: "something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole". That is exactly what it is. The composition of your photograph is the combination of elements coming together to create the whole image.

I took this picture in December and posted it on I had a lot of comments saying "good composition" and I'm still working on figuring out what that is. I love this picture, but what makes it a "whole".

Friday, March 18, 2011

In Flight!

I was actually shocked that my camera took such a good picture of these planes.

 Shocked again how the bird picture turned out!
I took this picture in Chattanooga, TN on my little mini vacation 2 weeks ago. It's a sign of spring and I'm can't wait for warmer days.

A few photo tips:

Imagine your camera is like a window with shutters that open and close.
Aperture is the size of the window. If it’s bigger more light gets through and the room is brighter.
Shutter Speed is the amount of time that the shutters of the window are open. The longer you leave them open the more that comes in.
Now imagine that you’re inside the room and are wearing sunglasses (hopefully this isn’t too much of a stretch). Your eyes become desensitized to the light that comes in (it’s like a low ISO).
There are a number of ways of increasing the amount of light in the room (or at least how much it seems that there is. You could increase the time that the shutters are open (decrease shutter speed), you could increase the size of the window (increase aperture) or you could take off your sunglasses (make the ISO larger).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's A Squirrel!

Ok, its kinda a bad shot but the squirrel was jumping from the power line to the tree! 
I had to run in the house to grab my camera before he was gone, he was almost gone when I got back!