Kelly was over today. She’s taking a beginners, digital photography class. She came over to learn about F-stops, shutter speeds and ISO’s. She’s a fast learner. I might have overwhelmed her with information but Khalila broke it down for her nice and simple. They took some pictures and then they let me test some different lighting set ups in the studio. They also worked on my website for a bit.
There are few things better for me than watching “fresh blood” learn about photography. Alexis (challenge Accepted) finished reading her camera manual today. I’m very proud of her. She’s doing an amazing job with her photography. Now Kelly is stepping up to the DSLR world. Welcome aboard. Both of these young ladies are Khalila’s best friends since middle school. That’s a LONG time ago. LOL and since Alexis moved out-of-state I told her she would have to photoshop herself in there because I missed her today.
Today is Team Up Thursday and me and my partners have once again teamed up.
I read that Staci was working on Valentine’s Day Cards with her children. Her image obviously shows her supplies and her awesome/colorful collection of scrapbooking paper.
Mine on the right is a vintage china dishes.
Team-Up Thursday with Kris Hunt.
On the left is Kris’s awesome texture of what I assume is a tree (?) on the right is my image of a collection of photography books from my library. Kind of Ironic that these 2 images belong together. I don’t have much to say about the China Set itself, it is what it is. However, I’d like to say that I’ve always had a love of reading – I’ve downloaded several e-books that were helpful, and I have a couple on my I-Pod, I’ve seen the kindle and various other forms of paperless books, but I’m not impressed. I’m afraid that after a couple of years paper books will become obsolete. I will miss the pages, the covers and the images found in these paper forms of books. I will miss the comfort of highlighting passages for future reference and sticking posted notes, book markers and even folding pages. I will miss the textures and feel of the books. In the end it is all about progress correct? Do you remember the volumes and volumes of “The Encyclopedia” or the large dictionaries? How about the phone books? I don’t even think my kids know how to use any of those, but they have “the world” at their finger tips. Did you ever have to use a “catalog” system at the local library? Imagine how much easier writing a research paper is now.
To view other diptychs from Team-Up Thursday, click here
I’ve had the honor of taking pictures of this little man since he was six months old. I love cultivating relationships with my clients. This family is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks V for bringing your family by. This photo shoot was the highlight of my day.
I have a few more openings available for the Valentine session. Drop me a line if you are interested.
The Coffee Shop blog has a tutorial for backdrop fixes. http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2011/01/coffeeshop-backdrop-fix-action-and.html
I pulled out a photo I took in 2008 – originally I wasn’t too happy with the backdrop but after following this simple tutorial I like the end results.
”Gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew shut in a lily’s golden core.” Margaret J. Preston
I’ve come to realize that a lot of the lessons I was taught when I started photography are not always correct. I’ve learned that photography is truly an art and therefore subjective. I was told that black & white images had to be truly black & white. That means that the shadows have to be black and the whites pure white. No greys, and when I started my images were starkly black. I’ve come to realize that those starkly dark images may work on some subjects, but not all. If you look at the old prints they were not truely black and white. They had lots of greys in them. So yes, learn the art, but make sure you “see” what you’re looking for.
Click on the image to see it larger. Thanks to Sasi and Nikhil for your help with wordpress. As you can see it’s still a work in progress.
If you remember from my last blog, on Thursdays I do a “Team-Up” challenge. We are given a category and each person takes a picture for that category. Then we create a diptych. I was fortunate enough to end up with 2 partners.
The black and white bokeh is my image the doggie on the right is Kris Hundt’s. I think these work nicely together.
This second one (the chair) belongs to Staci Gwinn. She said it was an antique chair she had new fabric put on and the catalily is mine. In a strange way I think these work well together too.
Finally, the daily shoot – “How low can you go?”
Lots going on and the one thing that has fallen by the way side is my daily posting.
First of all is S.R.Marek Photography’s Valentine’s Day Special. I’m really excited about this new product. The 5X7 is a magnetic card. The card was designed by my friend Lexy of XOLEXO. I’m having a great special and it’s for a limited time only. Drop me a line at Srmarek@yahoo.com for more details.
Spent lots of time with Isabella this weekend and this was a candid and too cute shot not to post.