Browsing all posts in May, 2010.

Taking pictures on Mother’s Day

I thought it was a perfect example of serendipity that Tiffany posted yesterday about photographing the minutae because today I wanted to talk about bringing out your camera for Mother’s Day – not because Mother’s Day is minutae, so to speak, but because it’s a day where it’s nice to capture some memories. Not everyone […]

Photograph the Minutiae

(A picture of my kitchen, in a momentary state of cleanliness.) When we take photographs, we tend to stick to the significant events that happen in our lives. Vacations, holidays, graduations, birthdays, and other occurrences that will stand out in our memories in years to come. We take pictures of the places we’ve traveled to, […]

Review – Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

(Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30), Aperture: f/2.8, Focal Length: 100 mm, ISO Speed: 200) The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is a good starter lens for folks new to macro photography. While macro lenses get quite a bit more extreme with respect to focal length and magnification, not to mention size and weight (and […]

Mini Light Studio

I took this photo, of the bower vine blooms and roses currently blessing our back yard, with the use of a mini light studio that I put together a couple of weekends ago. The studio consists of: – My kitchen table – Two clamp lights – $9.00 each at Lowe’s – One tri-fold foam presentation […]

Photographing your home

I’ll make a confession right now: I am incredibly nosy about homes for sale. If I spot a “for sale” sign in my neighborhood, particularly if I like the exterior, I will go home to fire up my laptop and look it up on the realtor’s website. I love to look at the interior of […]

May Photo Challenge

Spring is officially here, with summer right around the corner! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the […]

Weekend link love

As much as I love to write about photography – not to mention get out there to shoot my own photos! – I also really enjoy spending part of my evening browsing around and looking at other beautiful work out there. There was a time that depressed me a bit. I’d think, “look at how […]

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