Portrait Session - Unveiled!

On any normal day you'll find me shooting with a 28-80mm zoom lens but last week was different.  The talented videographer/photographer, Ivy, from Equine Vision loaned me a 50mm prime lens to play around with for the week (thanks Ivy:).     

I have been interested in acquiring a 50mm lens and it was great to have an opportunity to get to actually work with one.  Needless to say, it was wonderful and I loved the images that it produced!  Speaking of which, here are a few of those images . . . photos of my lovely sister.

     
















Details . . . 










After about an hour of shooting, it was time for a little bit of humor to be interjected into the afternoon  . . . 


She makes me smile . . . :)

As we were wrapping up the shoot the sun started to work its magic . . . evening glow and bokeh - recipe for photographers happiness. :)




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Portrait Session - Preview

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with my sweet sister.  Stay tuned for more!


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A Little Darling

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend some time with one of the sweetest and cutest little darlings around.  We had a lovely time together . . .


She's stolen my heart :)








 Look at those chocolate drops . . .


I think this is one of my favorite photos of the year thus far

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Change in plan . . .

I have had my blog up and running for over a month now and for the most part things have gone well.   I have however, decided to change the schedule for my Aim and Fire Friday posts.  So, from now on Aim and Fire Friday posts will be on the first Friday of the month.  As we all know plans are apt to change but this is the plan for now.  :)

Make the moments last!

~ Moriah

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A Bridal Shower

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a lovely bridal shower for one of my friends.  The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was joy filled!

I wasn't the official photographer but I wasn't going to let the day slip by without my camera capturing some of this prettiness.








 I know these look good but they tasted even better!










 The cakes were lovely and the cupcake bouquets were amazing!
 




May God bless you both as you prepare for a wonderful marriage together!

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Aim and Fire Friday

Aim and Fire Friday posts are designed specifically for the amateur photographer who wants to learn to take better photographs but doesn’t have fancy equipment. All of the photos in the Aim and Fire Friday posts are taken with a Nikon Coolpix E995 unless otherwise noted.
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 "I love that photo!  What was your ISO?"  someone kindly inquires after seeing a photo you snapped. "Oh, no," you think,  "I have no idea".  Well, you did think that until you found out about this handy dandy little bit of info concerning the marvelous world of technology.

If you've ever taken a picture with a camera (even one that doesn't shoot in manual) and then wondered what the settings on the camera were when you took that photo, here is what you do.  Click on your "My Picture" folder (found inside your "My Documents" folder) locate the folder that contains the picture that you want (we will call it file Z). Open file Z click double click on the picture of your choice so that it is displayed on your full screen and the left click on the photo.  A pop-up screen will appear with a bunch of information under various headings.  Scroll down until you see the heading "Camera".  Bingo, there's all your info! 

I took the following photo on a Nikon Coolpix E995 earlier this year.  At the time I didn't know what the camera settings were.  However, now I can tell you do to that handy bit of info shared above. :)  
 
ISO-100, f/3.6, 18mm, shutter speed 1/44

So, what good does this do?

1) It enables you to remember what settings you find work well for you.

2) You can share that info with others.

3) It can help you learn what works and what doesn't by comparing different images and their settings.

Well, that's all for today! 

Make the moments last ~ Moriah

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Maximilian

Last week I was asked to take some photos of Maximilian, an 8 week old yorkiepoo.  He was wonderful to work with and I had fun capturing this little guys cuteness.





 







My assistant did a great job of making this little guy's cuteness shine

 Are you in love yet?

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Aim and Fire Friday

Capturing the details is a big part of any photographer’s job and it’s a great part. It’s like going on a treasure hunt to make the unseen seen and the common extraordinary. It’s part of the poetry in photography.

What are the details? Maybe we’d be better off asking what the details aren’t. Details aren’t necessarily close up shots taken with a macro lens or super expensive equipment. Detail shots are more about taking a small aspect of a scene and making it the focal point. That’s a lot more manageable isn’t it? That means detail shots can be taken with any camera and any lens. Details are about the way you see things.

Here are a few examples . . .

In this photo our attention is drawn to two old chests, more specifically their rope handles – a detail that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

 

Two typical genres were we see detail shots more frequently used are food photography or flora.

Butter - a bakers best friend (especially when coupled with flour and sugar. ;)


  Our eye is first drawn to the water drop but take a look at the texture in those petals - amazing!



Detail shots can also be used when photographing architecture.

 

There’s a lot that can be done with detail shots. Remember though, it’s about finding the hidden treasures all around you that might go unnoticed unless someone like you is looking for them. Treasures like . . 

Hands holding love . . .



or dark eyelashes brushing soft on cheeks . . .  




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Spring has Sprung!



The air is cool, the breeze is light.
The clouds in the sky are fluffy and white.




The flowers open to show their bright faces,
as the garden snail alongside paces.

by: Teresa Underwood


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