Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Chris & I went to a photography seminar yesterday. It was a lot of fun but focused mostly on the "business" aspect of it. We don't really have plans to make a business out of this. My only ambition right now is to have a picture to submit to the county fair in October!
Although when he started talking about non-profits, I started thinking about the Komen for the Cure Foundation that I do a lot of work with. It's a huge breast cancer research organization. Anyway, when I was working the Komen booth at the rodeo on Friday night, the chair for the Survivor's Luncheon was working with me. She mentioned that they don't have any pictures from the luncheon the last few years because their picture person always bails. I offered up DH & myself to take the pictures this year. We were planning to volunteer anyway, so it doesn't bother me at all to take my camera along.
Ken has a deal worked out for all his photography students to get a free "store front" online webpage through one of the local photo places. You upload your pics, decide on a price, then they take care of the rest and cut you a check once a month. What if we handed out business cards with the website on them and let the guests possibly buy the pictures? Then donated the $$ to Komen? I also thought about someday approaching Komen about doing sessions for terminal breast cancer patients and their families, and maybe survivors too. Anyway, I'm just thinking out loud.
Chris has his own ideas about taking pictures at some of his autocross (car racing) events that don't have a photographer.
Next post: Tulare County Renaissance Faire!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Here are some of the shots that aren't just tattoo pictures.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I also have a new blog header!!! That was also created during this shoot. I hit the shutter button for a quick shot and didn't realize I still had the shutter speed on 30 seconds. 30s is a long time to just stand there, so I had fun moving the camera all around, facing it in a ton of directions. I thought the photo would just be a blown out blurry mess, but was delighted at the result!!! It seems fitting for chasing fireflies.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Except that I know nothing of night photography. Then again, I don't know anything about daylight photography either. LOL My biggest block is having a creative idea that I'm excited about. The only one idea that's really sticking with me is a picture of Tent City after dark. I've just got no clue how to accomplish that.
Hopefully DH & I can pile into the car tonight and start getting some preliminary shots & ideas.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
We had the pictures printed at Horn Photo in Fresno. I uploaded them through their website, and they were ready the next day! I love the quality, and the pictures look great. Horn also has a rental program! They rent canon bodies & lenses! Their one day prices are pretty cheap too, so that's exciting.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
He also said that when a photo is edited in photoshop, it becomes an illustration, not a photo. Cropping is okay though, so I'm not sure where the line is drawn. I sent Ken an email asking for some clarification.
Here are two photos from tonight's class that have just been cropped.
This is a picture of Ken that was cropped and I added some fill light.