Served with spaghetti, mustard greens, potato salad and dinner rolls. Dessert was carrot cake. I wanted to shoot all the dishes, but it was already dinner time and I knew that was out of the question. : )
Images: Viewed images by Rick Wezenaar.
Friday, July 30, 2010
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
No one was available to pose for a portrait today, so I turn to my favorite model, Busy Bee. Ever the willing participant and oh so cute.
Book: Read pages 188 to 191 "Adding the Human Element"
Images: Viewed more images in Flickr's Vision drive group.
Posted by Ingrid at 8:23 PM
Friday, July 23, 2010
I tuned in to David Duchemin's web cast today and forgot to take my picture of the day. There was one slice of Chocolate Cheesecake left. So I took a picture of it then I ate it. : )
Book: Read page 186 "Seek it Mine It"
Images: Viewed images in Flickr's Vision driven pool.
Posted by Ingrid at 9:58 PM
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Busy day. I didn't have time for much photography today so I photographed my lunch. Ingredients: Mushrooms, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Cheese, Spinach, Grilled Onions on a Italian roll.
Book: Read pages 185 to 186 "Making the Shot"
Images: Viewed images in this month Food network magazine.
Posted by Ingrid at 9:41 PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fun photo shoot with my friend's granddaughter. She was a bundle of energy and love having her picture taken. These are a few of my favorite's
Book: Read pages 182 to 184 "Iconic images in Mundane Places"
Images: Viewed images in Black &White magazine
Posted by Ingrid at 11:03 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
I went to the farmers market today. Sampled the strawberries and they were so sweet. I purchased two baskets along with some peaches and cherries. I ate most of the cherries on the way home and I already taken a picture of peaches a few weeks ago, so strawberries were the potd.
Book: Read pages 160 to 165 "Be Prepared"
Images: Viewed images Rangefinder magazine. This month's edition is all about portraits.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My friend Kira and I were out this morning scouting locations for a photo shoot. On our way home we stop by the taco truck for lunch. She had the Tacos, I had a quesadilla. Her plate was more photogenic. : )
Book: Read pages 156 to 159 "Not-So-Great Expectations"
Images: Viewed more images on flickr.
Posted by Ingrid at 6:59 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My three year old nephew was at the house today. Got the camera and decided to take a few pictures of him, but he was not in the mood. All parents know how stubborn 3 year olds can be but I have a lot of patience. I sat and played with him and his toy animals, had cookies and juice then we took pictures of elmo. During this time I was able to take a few good images of him. The image below was snap while he was staring out the window, at what I don't know what he was looking at but I love the look on his face. I had fun. : )
Book: Read pages 154 and 155 "Scouting"
Images: Viewed images in Flickr's Portrait gallery
Posted by Ingrid at 8:15 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Glass is a hard subject to shoot, at least for me. The shape of the bottle was not an easy task and I still did not achieve the image I envisioned. I have a question for the Photoshop users, is there a quick way to PS out the stem in the middle of the bottle? Comments and feedback welcome.
Book: Read page 150 "Photographing places"
Images: Viewed images in flickr's "Light Science and Magic" group
Posted by Ingrid at 5:32 PM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
My plan today was to shoot some portraits but the client had to reschedule. I was somewhat relieved because I was too tired to drive to the shoot location and the temperature today was in the 90's. This had been a very long week. I was laying across the bed eating gummy lifesavers thinking of another idea for my potd. Ding!!!! light bulb came on. I remember seeing this photo of 50 pieces of pez candy neatly align on a board like checkers. What made this picture interesting was the photographer stood the candy up on end. The photographer told me it took several hours to line up the candy in rows, no photoshop. If you never had pez candy, they are no bigger than M&M's. I wish I had a picture of the image, it was so worth the time and the lighting setup that she use was sweet! (no pun intended) I didn't have 50 lifesavers but I had enough for a decent image.
Book: Read pages 146 to 149 "Four More"
Images: Viewed images on Photo.net
Posted by Ingrid at 5:19 PM
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I saw this cup and saucer sitting in a china cabinet at a friends house. I thought it would make a nice product shot. Shot with a available light. I added a little contrast and clarity in LR2. Comments and Feedback welcome.
Books: Read pages 139 and 140 "Abstracting People"
Images: Viewed images in Flickr's Product Photography group.
Posted by Ingrid at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Went to Chipotle Grill for lunch. Order a Veggie burrito and chips. I took several images of the burrito whole, but I prefer this composition. I probably should have remove the foil. Too late, it's gone and it was delicious. : )
Book: Pages 131 to 138 "Candids vs. Portraits"
Images: Viewed food images at Food Photo library
Posted by Ingrid at 7:15 PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Another product shot using available light. Almost straight from camera. I added a little contrast to compensate for overexposing the background. The background still has a grayish tone. The smaller image is sooc. Comments, feedback, suggestions welcome.
Book: Read pages 120 to125 "Photographing Children"
Images: Viewed more food images at Vegetarian Magazine website.
Posted by Ingrid at 3:34 PM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
While on my way to drop a friend off at work, we decided to stop at Taco Bell for a bite to eat. He place one of his tacos on the dash board and I immediately saw my potd. The background light was harsh due to the setting sun, so I pull the wrapper up to act as a background. He order three tacos but the other two were devoured before I could take the shot. Note: This is image is Straight from camera. I cropped a little off the bottom where the car dashboard was visible. No post processing. My goal in taking this shot was learning to use what was available ( food wrapper, dashboard. getting in close). comments and feedback welcome.
Book: Pages 116 to 118 "On Giving and Taking"
Images: Viewed food images on epicurious website.
Posted by Ingrid at 8:44 PM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
More food images with natural light. I couldn't decide which one to post, so I posted my three favorites. This month I will be shooting portraits and products. I welcome your feedback and comments, as I'm still in the learning stages.
Book: Read pages 107 to 110 "The Eyes Have It"
Images: Viewed images in Food Network Magazine.
Posted by Ingrid at 5:56 PM