Friday, July 2, 2010

Good or no good???

As I have mentioned I am thinking about doing more than just taking pictures of family. From what I understand step one is a portfolio, I am lucky enough to have adorable children and nieces so here I go. What do you think? I am learning about tweaking with software so its kind of fun! Helpful criticism is appreciated but don't be mean! :o)


  1. You sure do have cute kids! As a photographer, can I share some of the most important things I've learned?
    Lighting. It's so important to have good lighting. Try not to shoot in the direct sunlight, it causes squinty eyes and shadows on the skin. Try to find some shade and adjust your settings accordingly.
    I always shoot in manual so I can tweak my settings (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed...etc) depending on the lighting situation.
    Also, what editing program are you using? And what kind of camera? White balance is very important - so that your photos don't turn out "yellow-y". If you shoot in RAW, and have good editing programs you can adjust the white balance slightly to make up for the "yellow" hue's.
    I've been doing photography for 2 years and I still don't have it all figured out.
    Let me know if you have any more questions at all! :-)

  2. My Camera is a Olympus that the correct information? I am currently just playing with my Picasa stuff but my husband has a old version of Photoshop for me to learn on, he just needs to install it. Thanks for the pointers on lighting, I am trying to read my camera manual so I understand more of what it can do and what all the abbreviations mean and do...I truly am a complete novice.


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