Monday, March 31, 2008

St. Marks Lighthouse

I went to visit St. Marks Lighthouse over the weekend. It was so beautiful there, lots of undisturbed nature! Saw a bunch of gators as well. I loved how the reflection looked in the water of the lighthouse.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Petting Zoo

I took this picture at the Central Florida Zoo. I love natural light! I am definitely not an expert yet with lighting indoors. I like how the light made the color of the barn stand out.

Monday, March 17, 2008

DIY Macro Studio

So I found this post on Strobist that gives you information on how to build your own macro studio. I found it very helpful because I had been getting into using the macro function on my camera, but it seemed like every time I would take a picture it would come out grainy...I didn't have the best lighting and I am just learning about it. So I followed the directions, I already had all the materials needed and I set up shop. Sure enough my pictures came out much better. But I don't have the greatest lights, I'll need to get some more if I want to take pictures when it's dark out. I was relying on the natural light. I'll post up some pictures of what my studio looks like and the pictures I took from it.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Old Pool

This pool was around in the 1800's it was apparently one of the first and only pools in the area. You can tell by the decay of the columns that it's pretty old. I just loved how this pool looked it took me a while to get a good shot, I tried all different angles and I thought this was the best one. As I started wandering around the pool area there were little things I saw to take pictures of such as the sticks above this picture. I think taking shots of the little details sort of start to tell the story of the big picture, I like finding these things.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Every so often I find that when I design something it's really hard to come up with a nice color scheme. I'm not all that great at picking colors myself, I tend to wonder sometimes if I am color blind. I just came across this site called COLOURlovers, where you can upload a photo from the internet and it'll create different color pallettes from your photo, you can pick and change the ones that look the best. This is a good way to see what the colors look like together. You can save your pallette on the site for other's to view and make comments. It's also good to look at other people's pallette's (OPP) for inspiration. Here is a color pallette I created from a picture I took at the Ringling Museum. It's a cool tool to get inspiration for designing and to also analyze your photographs and see all the different colors.