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" .