Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Anyone out there looking to buy a Sony Handycam DCR TRV950? I bought this 4 years ago thinking I'd use it but only did a few times to film my cat. This camera is still in great condition, check it out on ebay. I've moved onto still pictures.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sorry I've been mia for a few days, but I've been working on a new portfolio website to showcase my best photography and my print work. Please check it out here, I'm so proud I coded it all myself. Now hopefully I can get myself a job. Here is a screen shot of it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I've submitted another picture to Jpg Magazine that could possibly be published in the next issue "Bird's Eye View" with the help of you guys! Click on the link below, you may have to sign up to vote, but it's worth it! There's a lot of great photography on this site. It's not all professional, which is what's so great about it. I took this picture on the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. You can see a shadow of the lighthouse in the center of the picture, which overlooks an inlet. There are some pretty cool ghost stories about this lighthouse that you can read here.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
I came across this micro stock photography site called LuckyOliver. I have been interested in selling my photography and have been running around my mind the idea of selling stock photography. I'm not too sure how successful you can be. It seems like you would have to submit hundreds of pictures and hope that people will buy them, because you get such a small profit. In this case you have to make $100 in order for them to mail you a check, it seems like a lot. I'm still weighing out the pros and cons. This site is worth checking out though, the design and layout is very nice and the photography is really good.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
So I joined this site called cre8Buzz about month ago, it's a community of talented people where you can let your creativity be seen and heard. It's great to get more exposure for you blog or any website you have. There are some really talented people on there right now. I've posted my photography and links to my sites and have noticed more traffic coming from there. In the photography community on cre8Buzz they started up a monthly photo assignment. A topic is chosen, you have a certain amount of time to post the photo and everyone makes comments on it. It's pretty fun, anyone who is creative and wants more exposure I would suggest checking it out.
Monday, October 1, 2007
It rained today after I got home from work, around sunset the rain turned to a drizzle and there was the most beautiful color outside. So I went out and took a picture of this baseball that appeared in the yard a while ago. The color made for beautiful pictures, too bad it was still drizzling I would've scoped out the yard some more. I gotta take advantage of lighting like that, it's not too often that it happens. I didn't even do much to this picture in Photoshop other than adjusting levels slightly.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Visited the capital of Florida this past weekend, for the first time. I always wondered why they chose that as the capital since it's not very central, but I guess at the time it was the closest city between St. Augustine and Pensacola. I really liked how the awnings looked so I wanted to emphasize that in this picture. The sun was just coming out from the clouds, looks like if I waited a little longer there would've been some defined shadows casting on the building from the awnings.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Here's another shot of a statue at the Ringling Museum in the rose garden. I really liked the details in the hair and clothes from the back. Old statues have an eerie look to them, so I brought it into Photoshop and desaturated the picture a little.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
So I started my sister blog, A Snapshot A Day, two months ago and I wanted to give it a go for a little while before I mentioned it on here. My goal for this new blog is just another step in my venture of becoming a photographer. I plan on posting and new picture or at least taking a new picture a day to polish my skills. So far I think it has helped. There's been a few days where I have been MIA and didn't get to post a picture, I gotta get better at that, maybe learn how to make a new post from my phone. But, all in all I've been very good at taking pictures everyday. Please take a look at my new blog if you haven't already.
The Ringling Museum was just a photographers playground! These statues were on the side of the mansion towards the back. I had been taking pictures of just the white statue and thought they were a little boring. I came across this statue in the foreground and decided to try and get both statues in the shot. After uploading this image on my computer and taking a look it almost looks like the white statue is scolding the darker one in the foreground, thought it made for an interesting composition.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
These roses came from the garden at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. I like taking pictures of imperfect flowers because it just shows that nature isn't perfect just like humans. The wilting rose on the top gives off a sense of drama.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Inside the mansion you couldn't take photographs with a flash. Usually when I take indoor photographs if there is enough lighting I don't use the flash, so it was ok. A lot of my pictures came out blurry though, I was trying to move fast so I wouldn't be in the way.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
This place was so beautiful. There was so much to take in, so many pictures to take it was hard to decide what pictures to take. I was just taking as much as I could and coming up with compositions as I walked along. The mansion was so massive that trying to take a picture of it in one shot from the back was impossible. At the time I wasn't even thinking about taking a panoramic stitch.
So I guess this Statue of Davis is a cast of the real one. The statue is pretty massive especially the hands! In the second picture of the art museum courtyard you can see the shadow of the statue in the grass. I like taking pictures like this, one of the subject and one of the shadow.
So I went to the Ringling Museum over the weekend and took tons of photos. This is one of my favorites. I was snapping pictures of this cool looking gate and last minute I noticed this awesome shadow the gate was casting on the ground, so I moved around where I could see it the best and this shot came out.
Friday, September 14, 2007
This is one of the tallest pictures I've taken. When I took the picture I was too close to the house to get from the canon to the top of the flag all in one shot. I took two shots not really thinking at the time that I could stitch them together. I realized this after I uploaded the pictures onto my computer. I took it into Photoshop placed the two pictures together, did levels to get the color to match on both and had to clone stamp out a rope that was blowing in the wind and didn't line up in both pictures. I'd like to do one of those panographies mentioned on Photojojo, where you take tons of pictures of the subject and later stitch all the photos together.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I always need to have my camera handy with this cat. I finally found the best spot to take a picture of him without so much moving around, the tub, he loves to lay down in there. This is his version of the Psycho shower scene. Well, I learned that putting the camera on the continuous shot mode and the pet setting, I'll come out with a few decent shots. That's when you can get those candid yawning shots.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Another shoe shot! One of my favorite pairs of shoes, they can definitely tell a story. I had many pairs of these shoes growing up. The shot was slightly grainy when I took it, since the shoe was a little grungy I decided to give it more of a grainy look.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
My favorite card game of all time! I decided to come up with some themes to take pictures of, I figure it will give me more motivation to take pictures. So far two themes I have are games and candy. I'll be posting more pictures on here from some of these themes.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I love everything about this photo except that the shell isn't sharp enough. I used the macro function on my camera, but at the beach it's hard to see in the view finder. Sometimes it's like shooting blind. I should get something to put over my view finder for some shade next time I'm at the beach.
Monday, September 3, 2007
I went to the beach this nice long three day weekend. It was so incredibly hot, it was kinda miserable. I took as many pictures as I could before my feet started burning up from the sand. I noticed that it's very hard taking pictures on the beach because everything looks so dark in your viewfinder, and sometimes the pictures come out with a shade of blue. This is something I'll have to keep practicing.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I took this picture of cargo pants with the macro function on my Canon SD600 digital camera. With a SLR camera the detail could be much more defined but I am pretty pleased with the function on a point and shoot camera. It almost looks like it's corduroy but they are khaki.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I used to like gummy worms...I haven't had these in a long time, I was all excited to eat them but they just didn't taste like they used to. So I decided to do a candy photo shoot in my kitchen on the nice white counter with really bright overhead track lighting. I brought this into photoshop ran levels and changed the blending modes to make it not look so bright.
Monday, August 27, 2007
It was my boyfriend's birthday this past weekend. I decided to do a photo shoot with the balloons I gave him. I placed this balloon on a black chair and had some track lighting on it, in photoshop I ran levels and messed with the blending layers a little bit to give it a faded look.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Here is another picture I submitted to Jpg Magazine for one of the upcoming themes, Tools of the Trade. Please click on the image below and vote for this picture to be published in the next issue of Jpg Magazine!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So one of the new themes for JPG magazine to be voted on is called Tools of the Trade. Nearly every profession has a tool, the thing that helps get the job done. The tool I took a picture of is my mouse and the trade is graphic designer.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This is one of the many photos of mine you can find and purchase on redbubble.com. I thought I'd give this site a shot, I've never sold any of my pictures before. It's a pretty cool site, a community like flickr except you can purchase the work. I wonder how many none artists there are that visit the page to purchase art. Well, I'll find out, it was free to join so I have nothing to loose. Let me know if you have suggestions on which pictures I should add to redbubble that I've posted here on my blog.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is another shot of a park in Boston, between Fenway and the MFA. This picture was originally taken in color. Since it was a cloudy day I decided to make it black and white.
Last blogger to tag me: *my sweet escape*
Last blogger to tag me: *my sweet escape*
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I finally submitted a photo to JPG Magazine. Please click on the link below and vote for me! I would love to get a photo published. I discovered JPG Mag a few months ago, you submit one photo to a theme, they choose three themes to be in an issue members get to vote on which photo represents the theme most. It's a pretty cool site, with a community kind of like flickr. This is just one more step into becoming a photographer. This gives me inspiration to go out and practice more. The theme for this issue is Passport. I chose this picture of Lake Champlain, because it is one of my boyfriend's favorites out of the recent pictures I took of New England. Since New England is that special place I can't stop talking about I had to find a picture of it.