My nephew's favorite toy. Busy is also my favorite model when I want to practice portraits. He's always happy and sits there quietly. :-)
Manual: Read page 79 "Focusing an off center subject"
Images: Viewed images by Wedding and Portrait photographer Tim Solley . Tim also wrote an excellent tutorial on Portrait lighting for beginners that's posted on the sublime light website. Check it out. Lots of good info.
This idea was inspire by my friend Cheryl. She posted a picture of pomegranates in a glass. I love pomegranates, but I 've never had the patience to peel one. I usually cut it in half and dig in. Thanks Cheryl, it is so worth the wait.
Manual: Read page 77 and 78 "Selecting the AF point"
Images: Viewed images by food photographer Sara Remington. Awesome images, very inspiring. I could learn a lot from her.
For some reason this snowman remind me of a hobo with missing teeth.
Manual: Read page 63 "Setting the color temperature'"
Images: Viewed images in this month Rangefinder magazine. I like the image of Obama on the cover. Also feature in the magazine is the winners of the APA National Photo Composition. Very impressive images.
Manual: Read page 53 and 54 "Selecting a picture style. I've use several of theses settings when I use to shoot jpeg. I now shoot raw exclusively and was told by another photographer that these settings do apply when shooting raw.
Went to a holiday party tonight for my local photography meetup group. Had a great time. Good food and good company. Atfer dinner we had critique session of images taken by the group members. Some of the work displayed was awesome. Really talented group.
Manual: Read page 49, 50 and 51 'Setting the image recording quality"
Found this while strolling around the The Nut Tree in Vacaville.
Manual: Read page 42 and 43 "Cleaning the Cmos sensor"
Images: Just started reading Joe Mcnally's book "Hot shoes Diaries" so I viewed images on his website. I had the pleasure of attending his workshop this year. He's a super nice guy and a great sense of humor. The workshop was awesome. He shared a lot of info on shooting with one light, using reflectors and strobes.
Went on a photo shoot with my friend Cheryl and the Solano meetup group to Bodega Bay. I thought it was going to be cold and foggy when we got there but it was a beautiful sunny day. Took lots of photos and hung out with some pretty cool people. On the way back we stop and took pictures of her Cheryl's neighbor Christmas decorations. There were so many different items; peppermints, stars, nativity scene and a horse and carriage to name a few. This was one of my favorites.
Manual: Read page 39 "Set the power-off/Auto power off
Images: Finish reading and viewing images in Galen Rowell's book "Mountain Light".
I've decided to join my friend Cheryl and do a christmas theme this month. This is the first in the series.
Manual: Read page 30 thru 32 "Basic Operation".
Images: Tonight I went to Barnes and Noble and browse the photography section. Looked at images in Galen Rowell's book "Mountain Light in search of dynamic landscape" and Read technical info in Bryan Peterson book "Learning to see creatively" .
I decided to spend the day in silence (as much as possible) just reflecting on my life and all the blessings I have received. I took a walk along the Emeryville waterfront watching the sunset. I thought of all the things I'm truly thankful for:
I am truly blessed.
Manual: Read page 21, 22 and 23 "Getting Started and Recharging the Battery'
Images: Viewed the Thanksgiving images on Flickr using keyword "Thanksgiving"
Went to a photography meetup tonight over at Dolores park. Great turnout of photographers. I got some great shots of the city, and a man with a bubble making contraption. The main attraction was of course the fire dancers from The Temple of Poi. Had an awesome time.
Manual: Read page 27 "Mounting and Detaching a Lens".
Went by my friend Karen's house this morning to practice product and macro shots. We a shot a few different items. This was my favorite.
Manual: Read page 44 "Dioptric Adjustments".
Images: Viewed images by John Reiter . Read about him on Scott Kelby's blog. Amazing landscape and nature photography. He has the incredible honor of having two his images hanging in the Smithsonian Museum.
The sky showed her colors tonight. Just as the sun dipped below the hills, the sky lit up and turned a fiery red. I like the cloud curl just at the point where the sun disappear. Sweet!
Manual: Readpage 43 and 44 "Cleaning CMOS sensor.
Images: Watch the documentary "Thin" by photographer Lauren Greenfield. The documentary is about 4 young girls struggling with anorexia. Very moving. Check out her website if you want to read more about it.
I was laying across the bed thinking about what I wanted to shoot for my picture of the day. I look across the room and notice my tripod shadow on the wall. I thought Mmmmm shadow puppets, then I thought of something even better.
Manual: Read pages 70 and 71 "File numbering methods'.
Went to a Smugmug meetup tonight to hear a talk by local photographer Sam Harnack on photographing seniors. Busy day, so I didn't have time to go out and shoot my picture of the day. Met up with my friend Karen and we grab a quick bite to eat before the meetup. My picture of the day is my dinner which consists of a half Mediterranean veggie sandwich on tomato bread, bowl of vegetable soup and kettle chips.
Manual: Read page 67 "Setting the color space".
Images: Went to hear a talk by photographer Sam Harnack on how to photography Seniors. I viewed more of his images at his website. Pretty impressive.
A quick dinner tonight. Shrimp and Chips with a glass of cranberry juice.
Manual: Read pages 63 and 64 "Setting the color temperature and white balance correction".
Images: Viewed images by Mike Jones . I first saw this guy images on flickr. Interesting collection of portraits and landscape images. He travels around the country in his mobile home taking photographing different places.
My friend Jean was in town for the weekend and I met up with and another friend, Jennifer for coffee. I later walk along the Embarcadero and took some images of the bay bridge. I never really photographed it from this angle. Had great time.
Manual: Read the page 71 "Setting White Balance". play around with different white balance settings. Shot the image above in Tungsten mode.
Images: View more images by Photographer Jim Patterson.