Wednesday, June 30, 2010

D273: Mini Melons

Books:  Read pages 98 to 102 "Approaching People"

Images:  Viewed images in Bon Appetit Magazine

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

D272: Roma

I was in the process of chopping up the ingredients for my salad and notice the light on this one tomato. I stood it right side up, place it at the end of the chopping board and snap.

Book:  Read pages 96 and 97:  "Photographing People"

Images:  Viewed food images in Vegetarian magazine.

Monday, June 28, 2010

D271: Shawn

Portrait of my 16 year old nephew.  I refer to him as Chef Shawn because he loves to cook.  I'm not just talking about hamburgers or hot dogs but full course meals.   Last night dinner was baked chicken with his own teriyaki sauce (he will not divulge the ingredients) , Garlic mashed potatoes, Fresh green beans and a side salad. Dessert was homemade pound cake with lemon icing.  His brothers are so lucky. 

Book:  Read pages 94 and 95 "Leaving Clues and Provoking Questions"

Images: Viewed images in Practical Photography Magazine.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

D270: Bird Houses

Book:  Read pages 90 to 93 "Attention Management"

Images:  Viewed images in Digital Photo Pro Magazine.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

D269: Calling Number Six

Book: Read page 89 "Relationships"

Images: Viewed images in Photography BB magazine.

Friday, June 25, 2010

D268: Out for a Walk

I decided to do my stroll around the lake earlier than usual.   As I came to the end of my 3 miles,   this little family walk across the path.   Since I always have my camera with me, I couldn't resist taking a few shots of this cute family.  As I was taking solo shots of the babies, I notice father duck walking towards me.   For the next 5 minutes we played a round about game of red light, green light. I take two steps to the right he took two steps to the right.  He let me know not to get too close and when I did he honk at me.  So per his request, I kept my distance.  I took a few more shots and then I thank father duck for allowing me to take pictures of his babies.  He honk "Thank You" :)

Book:  Read pages 82 to 88 "Photo Essay"

Images:  Viewed images in B&W magazine

Thursday, June 24, 2010

D267: A Touch of Pink

Book:  Read pages 80 and 81 "Conflict Within the Frame"

Images:  Viewed images in American Photo magazine.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

D266: Flower or Shrub?

Couldn't recall if this was a flower or shrub. I've been helping a friend move for the last three days. Today we moved the last load.   My body hurts in places I didn't even know exist.  Didn't have to much time to take my potd. I notice this shrub outside the garage as I moving things into the house.  I ran to my car to get my camera, took 3 or 4 pics and continue moving.    I finally made it home around 11pm. Uploaded this picture straight from camera.  Now I'm off to sit in a nice warm bath. I was able to get my reading done when we took a lunch break.

Book:  Read pages 76 to 79 " Universal Themes"

Images:  Viewed images in National Geographic Magazine.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

D265: Yellow Fairy

Book:  Read page 74 "Storytelling"

Images:  Viewed images in Shutterbug magazine.

Monday, June 21, 2010

D264: One Drop

Book:  Read page 64 "Inspiration and Perspiration"

Images:  Viewed images in Outdoor Photography magazine.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

D263: A Lovely Flower

Book:  Read pages 62 and 63 "There is no un-suck filter"

Images:   Viewed images in Flickr's karma group.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

D262: Speed Limit ??

So if someone gets a ticket for speeding, do you take this picture to court?

Book:  Read page 59 to 61 "The Rule of Thirds".

Images:  Viewed images by Linh Dinh.

Friday, June 18, 2010

D261: Dancing in the Sunlight

I came upon these weeds on the side the road an they appear to be dancing in the sun as it was setting. Perfect end to a good day

Book:  Read pages 56 to 58 "Pushing the Wide".

Images: Viewed images in  gallery.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

D260: Needle and Thread

Book:  Read pages 53 to 55 "Telephoto Lenses"

Images:  Viewed images by Sharon Montrose.  If you are an animal lover, you will love her work.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

D259: Sitting on a Ritz

I practiced shooting food images today.   I shot this setup from several different angles and I'm not sure which one I like best.  I actually waited too late in the day to shoot this setup, so I had to deal with shadows on the plate and wall.  Things I would do different next time?   Use no salt crackers, have several different cheeses on hand,  maybe add a prop (glass of wine, grapes, etc)  I'm open to suggestions.

Book:  Read pages 50 to 52 "Choose Your Lens based on Behavior"

Images:   Viewed images on Raw Amazing 365 blog.  Great food images.                

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

D258: Berries and Flowers

Book:  Read pages 47 to 49 "Seeing the Light"

Images:  Viewed images by Jesse Goff

Monday, June 14, 2010

D257: Spirograph

I noticed the sun shining through this table top and it reminded me of a Spirograph.  I also love the black and white contrast.
Book:  Read pages 44 to 46 "The Best Digital Negative"

Images:  Viewed images by Augie Chang.  He is the guest speaker at tonight's SMUG Meetup group.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

D256: Snow Rose

Book:  Read pages 42 and 43 "Decent Exposures"

Images:  Viewed images by Tim Matsui.    Tim was a studio guest at this weekend's  seminar "Studio Lighting with Zack Arias" 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

D255: Happy Birthday Shawn

It was so hot today that this cake was melting as I was taking this picture.  Happy 16th Birthday Nephew.

Book:  Read pages 38 to 41 "Gear is Good, Vision Is Better"

Images:  Viewed images by Zack Arias

Friday, June 11, 2010

D254: The Capital.

I didn't have my tripod with me  so I use the roof of my car.  I think the reflection is kinda cool.

Book:  Read pages 32 to 35 "Without the Frame"

Images:   Viewed images on Flickr.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

D253: A Lily

Book:  Read page 31 "Panning"

Images:  Viewed images in F-Stop online magazine.  Very interesting articles and images.  Here is a blurb from their about page: "Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists."  Check it out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

D252: Red Red Vines..

Taste good to me..... (simply red)

Book:  Read pages 27 to 29 "Putting Time Within the Frame"

Images: Viewed  a awesome collection of images by Art Wolfe

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

D251: Red and White

Book:  Read pages 25 and 26 "The Illusion of the Exotic"

Images:  Viewed images by Bert Stephani.

Monday, June 7, 2010

D250: Got Ketchup?

This little guy was collecting fries from a MacDonald's wrapper in Starbucks parking lot.   I wonder if he wanted a tall passion tea lemonade to go with those fries?.

Book:  Read pages 23 and 24 "It's All Subjective"

Images:  Viewed images in this month edition of Rangefinder magazine. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

D249: Nice day for a ride

Book:  Read pages 20 to 22 "Indecisive Moments"

Images:  Viewed images in Flickr's  "Self Taught Photographers" group.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

D248:........ 360

While walking around town, I saw these letters on the side of a building. Nothing special but what drew me to it was the black and white contrast. It was taken with a point and shoot and had quite a bit of noise, so I bump up the black and contrast  in LR.

Book:      Read pages 18 and 19 "Excluding It from the Frame"
Images:  Hung out a Barnes and Noble for a few hours a viewed and several photography books. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

D247: Lines and Vines

These are the door handles to a church near my house. 

Book:  Read pages 14 to 17 "Putting it in the Frame"

Images: Viewed new images by Gianni Galassi.  I love his work.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

D246: The Hole

Book:  Read pages 13 "Make Me Care"

Images:  Viewed images in Raymond Lilo's book "Revealing Light"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

D245: Weeds

Book:  Read pages 11 and 12 "Shoot what moves you"

Images:  Viewed images by Marta Azevedo.  Absolutely beautiful portraits. She is one of my favorite portrait photographers. I love her style.  She is currently feature in this month edition of Lenswork magazine.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

D244: A New Life

I took a couple of shots of this bud several days ago,  but decided to wait until it begin to open.  I can't remember the name of the flower.

Book:  Read pages 8 and 10 "Within the Frame"

Images: Viewed images by  Jennifer Wu.  Awesome landscape images.