Monthly Archives: June 2012

Photography vocabulary

Stunning! Beautiful! These are the two words used most in my (new) Twitter feed @lessthanamateur. I’m a video game publicist by trade and a DJ by hobby so words and sound are my thing(s). Unfortunately visuals aren’t my thing, which … Continue reading

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Slices of vertical space

At some point, I’m going to have to figure out how to get more of my macro shots in focus. Until then, here’s a little shot from my garden last week. Gross.

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I started a Twitter feed for this blog. First RT was…

https://twitter.com/CatherineWPhoto/status/217319834252349440 “Buying a ‪#Nikon‬ doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.” That’s the best thing I’ve read on Twitter, maybe ever. Also, it made my curious: what makes a photographer, according to you, the photographers?

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Macro lens success; my garden was like a League of Legends match with insects this morning

I accomplished three things this morning: I figured out how to appropriately shoot on (S) this morning in relatively lowish light AND I   did very well on the Manual setting with my macro lens. Also, I unleashed hordes of … Continue reading

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Good day.

Shot with a Nikon D3s at Yosemite Valley, Mirror Lake trail.

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A lovely night in Yosemite.

Shot with a Nikon D3s using a 2.8f 28 to 300 Nikkor lens.

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A terrible lesson in (S)hutter setting

If you’ve been following my [relatively slow] progress, you know that my friend Josh gave me some good advice when he told me to shoot in Aperture mode to get used to how I wanted the focus in my composition to … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you don’t know.

You know those iconic blurry water shots that sometimes can be really moving and inspiring? This is not one of those blog posts. I was on a hike to Nevada Falls in Yosemite (I would like it noted we took … Continue reading

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So I cried in Yosemite. Twice.

On the drive up to Yosemite last Friday I said, “You know how Yosemite is like, all totes iconic and fer daizies photographed?” (Okay maybe I didn’t say it exactly like that. But saying something so retarded seems like it … Continue reading

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Man, I wish I had some of my older photographs.

I’d really like to go back and compare some of the stuff I took with my ex’s camera on our many vacations – especially now that I’ve started really trying to learn wtf I’m doing with Photoshop, Lightroom and well, … Continue reading

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