Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photography posting

I get a lot of questions via my email and facebook about photography. I think that I am will start sharing some of them here. I know that good photos and techniques are important in blogland, but they are super-important in the everyday world of preserving life's memories. It is highly unlikely that anyone who picks up a camera (either your point and shoot or your fancy DSLR) is going to immediately know how to get the best shot, so I figured that you could benefit from my thousands of dollars of tuition :). hehe

Today we are going to talk about composition. This sounds easy-peasy... right? Well you will be surprised how easy it actually is to take a precious moment from "okay, cool" to "WOW" just by changing YOUR POINT OF VIEW. We are so used to just pointing the camera and clicking. Try getting down at a different level. That cute baby is adorable when you are standing over him, but how about trying a shot at his level? See what a difference your positioning makes!? It turns into a much more dynamic shot!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Luke's first SLIDE!

We took Luke to the park down by the riverfront on Saturday afternoon. It was the first pretty day that we have had in such a long time. I think everyone has had cabin fever because there were like 500 kids running around (not really but close). When we got there, I saw the massive amounts of people and I decided we should just turn around and leave and find another park. Luke surprised me and had a great time playing on ALL of the slides. He even did the "BIG SLIDE" and LOVED it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

toy cameras

I thought I would take this post in a bit of a different direction. I am so excited that I have been able to take the lens from a toy plastic Diana camera and mount it into my DSLR. I snapped a quick picture this afternoon when the sun was barely peeking out and I am just giddy with the results.