Monthly Archives: May 2012

I’m getting a lot better at framing people.

I went to a wedding last weekend, (I wasn’t the photographer for the wedding, just attending as a friend) and brought my camera along. I knew the photographer so the first thing I did was ask if it was okay … Continue reading

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Today I learned to use the timer on my camera.

It was a good day.

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Shooting from the hip and gettin’ lucky

I’ve noticed when I’m traveling that more often than not I have to shoot from the hip when I want to get people shots (especially in countries where it wouldn’t be okay to just randomly take a photo of strangers.) … Continue reading

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Here’s what happened the first time I tried to take a picture of a drop of water.

It was raining one afternoon and I attempted some experimenting with my then-new macro lens (I mentioned this in this post.) I tried to take pictures of a drop of water without knowing anything about how to approach the task. … Continue reading

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Being in the right place at the right time … at the right angle

So while I haven’t had a chance to go out and shoot at all lately (been running back and forth to San Francisco) I’m going back through older photos. For this photo, I’m reminded of how important one aspect of … Continue reading

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Begin One Way

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Stitching together photos: an adventure in Photoshop

So… this is totally cheating. I was all prepared to spend hours frustrated with my limited Photoshop skills to create this stitched together panorama shot, but as I imported all photos into the program and went to open a new … Continue reading

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It’s not ripping someone off if you tell them you’re doing it

So now all of the photographers I’m friends with know I’m trying to learn about more photography stuffs. I’ve only really talked about it with Curious Josh (which you can read about in this post) but now at all of … Continue reading

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Sepia as a filter: love it or hate it?

So I took all these photos at the beach last weekend and ended up using a lot of sepia filtering when editing. The photos were edited in Lightroom (which, like my camera I’m still learning to use) and I just … Continue reading

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Post production: sharpness vs. glamour shots vs. *gasp* Sepia

I didn’t get to shoot the past two weekends due to a family emergency that has kept me busy the past 9 days so I have a few posts to make up. I did fly back to Los Angeles on … Continue reading

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