May 11th, 2013
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Mom’s are the best. We wouldn’t be who we are without them. Heck, we wouldn’t BE with out them! LOL! I love my mom and wish I had more images with her and I…and my brother and sister. I always strive to capture these moments for others but need to remember take more pictures WITH my boys so that when they are older they will have the images for years to come. So thank you to the families that came out for entrusting your photography to me. It is so important to value these keepsakes not just for you but also for your children! Read the rest of this entry »
May 11th, 2013
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of the universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Please continue on to Miss Jane of Jane Brown & Co to see her wonderful Mother’s Day post.
May 5th, 2013
This week’s theme is “Silhouette.” I really would have loved to have some gorgeous sunset silhouette on here but this week’s weather was cloudy and yucky so I had to think of something different. My house didn’t afford any good area for silhouettes in the windows or doors (don’t think I didn’t try!) but instead I decided to take any dark object against a bright background and with lots of detail and spaces the telephone pole proved to be a workable subject. I did turn it black and white and bumped up the contrast in curves as I wanted a really definite silhouette. I am sure that the other ladies in the circle will have some gorgeous silhouettes so please proceed on to Miss Jane’s blog of Jane Brown & Co. to see what beautiful image she posted this week.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
April 28th, 2013
This week our blog circle theme was “motion blur”. With motion blur you are usually slowing down the shutter speed or panning to depict movement in your image. Sometimes we do this on purpose and sometimes it happens because we have the wrong settings selected for the scene…oops. I have done both.
This week I took my camera out to the playground with the boys (exciting and new I know) to see if we could get a cool motion blur image…didn’t go as I would have liked too. First off, I really needed to have my camera on a tripod so that I could show the background not moving and with a lower shutter speed set, capture my subject (this case the boys) blurred in motion. I got some really all over blurry images and not really what I wanted. I also decided that I need to get a Neutral Density filter when it is bright out, so that I can adjust my shutter speed lower and not completely over expose the image. I also tried to pan. This one worked out okay. I have done better. I think in this example I should not have set my shutter speed so low and instead allowed the motion of the camera while panning produce the blur.
These first two images are the ones I took at the park this week. All the other images are ones I dug up where I had captured motion blur and like the results….whether intended or not! Read the rest of this entry »
April 22nd, 2013
With Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to offer something that I think most mom’s would love to have…images of those they love more then anything…their families. I offered 30 minute mini sessions to celebrate mom and give dads and kids an opportunity to give mom something very special this Mother’s Day. Each mini session comes with 4 digital negatives selected from their session gallery and a deluxe mounted 8×10 print of their favorite. I also offered the option to include the whole family as mom’s gift, with 2 additional digital negatives and upgraded print to an 11×14. If this sounds like something your mother, wife, sister, friend or even yourself would love to do I am doing them for one more day on April 27th. Just use the contact tab above to book your session! Read the rest of this entry »