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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free On-Line Classes: Photography and more

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Cards

I have once again been neglecting my blog. But this morning I got a nice surprise from PSHero. PSHerlo is a nice site to visit and today he shared 13 psd files for holiday cards, each sized for standard photo printing. Enjoy! You can view and download them here PSHERO.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jacka & Julie or simply the Feisty girls

I find the time when the sun begins to set is the BEST time to take pictures with available outdoor light. Generally that is true for all outdoor shots, but I feel that for portraits it is especially so because it gives the pictures a golden look. Everything becomes warm and pleasing.

Both images taken with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S

f/5.0, 1/80, ISO 400

f/5.0, 1/80, ISO400

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Not all Cards & Card Readers are created equal

A lot of people believe that the speed at which you transfer images from you camera to your computer cannot be any faster. Well, did you know that card readers come in all different sizes, prices and differ in transfer speeds? To speed up the transfer process, use only card readers labeled USB 2.0 as USB 1.0 readers will be much slower. Even within USB 2.0 readers there is a tremendous variance in transfer speeds. Some readers can be twice as fast. The card you are using and even your computer may make a big difference in transfer speed. If you are really looking to improve your transfer times, check out this wonderful resource I came across some time ago for checking out cards, readers and systems as far as transfer speed goes. Unfortunately, Rob Galbraith page has not been updated in a while but still provides plenty of information. Check it out here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Up Side Down

Image taken with Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G

Manual: F/5, 1/320 sec., ISO 200
For more pictures in this series, please visit my fotki page here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nun, Cross & Fishnet

Image of a souvenir we brought back from our trip to Madrid, Spain.


Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Manual: 105.0 mm, F/2.8, 1/30 sec


Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Manual: F/5.3, 1/50 sec


For more images from this series, please visit my Fotki page here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Narcissus

A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or no the sun be shining outside. ~ A.A. Milne

Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G
F/3.5, 1/60, -0.3, ISO 200, SB800 off camera
"Bloom where you are planted."~ Mary Engelbreit
For more images in this series, please visit my fotki page here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sunset

The best images of sunsets that I take are from our sail boat, this one including. We recently went sailing with our 11 months old for two weeks. The weather cooperated and so did the little one. More details and pictures from the trip to come.
Image taken with Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G
Manual: F/2.2, 1/25 seconds, ISO 200



For more images from this series, please visit my Fotki page.

the Finger

Image taken with a Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S

70.0 mm, Maual Mode: F/2.8, 1/1600, + 0.3, ISO 200

For more images in this series, please visit my Fotki page.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Black & White

There is something special about black & white photography. As for me, not only does it bring on nostalgia about the good old childhood days but it also is more pleasing. There is nothing to distract you from the composition.

This image was taken in Mykonos, Greece with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon 18-200mm.