6.27.2014

Photo Tip Friday - Know and Use Your ISO to Stop Action

by Mary Denman


These birds make look like they're kissing, but they're not!

Today's photography tip is learning how to use ISO function on your camera to catch clearer action shots. By using a "higher" ISO, you can take faster shots which leads to clearer images when your subject is in motion. 

So what does that look like? And how do you control ISO? 

6.24.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Squirrels and Birds

by Mary Denman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

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This week will be about how to use your ISO setting to capture motion clearly.
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I was with my dad and had fun watching the squirrels and birds he feeds...

Squirrel in motion by Mary Denman Photography

Bird on a wall

"Hey, that's my spot!!"


6.20.2014

Photo Tip Friday - How do You Have a Great Photo Shoot?

by Mary Denman

Today’s photo tip is learning how to interact with your subject during a photo shoot for some great pictures. 

While most of you may not do photo shoots for pay, there are some valuable lessons you can learn that will help your photography. Which will also bless others and can also help you with your blogging.

Let’s get started.

6.17.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Pretty Pink Flowers

by Mary Denman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

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PS...I'm in the process of making a button for my site and learning how to grab and post other people's buttons!  Hopefully, I will have it figured out by next week!






6.16.2014

Monday's Musings - Do Not Grow Weary?

by Mary Denman


My weary daughter, sleeping...
In the past year, I have to admit, I've grown pretty weary. And it's not a fun place to be. 

Especially if you only remember the first half of a verse: "Do not grow weary..."

So I decided to track down the verse and get it straight. Was I ever relieved! 

6.13.2014

Photo Tip Friday - Go do a Photo Shoot with Friends!

by Mary Denman

Welcome back! 





Today's tip is...go do a photo shoot with other photographers. Or, alone if you have to!

That may not seem like much of a tip, but I have reasons for suggesting it. Including that you may be surprised at how much fun it is.

Why?

1) You learn more by doing than just reading. 

6.10.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Sandpipers

by Mary Denman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

Today's shots include a sandpiper with his eye partway closed.

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My past three Friday Photo Tips were on:
What's a Focal Point and Depth of Field?

Click here for Part 2 - Depth of Field

Using Zoom on Your Camera to Blur the Background
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I got a bit behind last week due to dental issues.
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Mary Denman Photography

Mary Denman Photography

Mary Denman Photography





6.06.2014

Photo Tip Friday - Using Zoom on Your Camera to Blur the Background

by Mary Denman

Welcome back to Photo Tip Friday!


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Over the past couple of weeks, we talked about the focal point of a picture and what depth of field is. 
Click here for last week's post.

Ellen asked a great question last week while trying to find the Aperture setting (which controls depth of field) on her point and shoot camera, as opposed to a DSLR camera - Digital Single Lens Reflex. After I got the model of her camera, I realized the information was so buried in the instruction manual that I decided to teach the work around for her and everyone else. 

This technique will work for cell phones, point and shoot, and DSLR cameras. 

6.03.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Starfish!

By Mary Denman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

This lovely starfish decided to come up for a quick photo shoot before heading back into deeper water while we were on vacation recently.

Join me on Friday for Photography Tips where I will be talking about using your zoom feature to create a blurry background behind your subject. 

My past two Friday Photo Tips were on:
What's a Focal Point and Depth of Field?


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Mary Denman Photography of the top of a lovely starfish

Mary Denman Photography of the underside of the starfish

Mary Denman Photography of my tallest child letting the starfish walk on him


6.02.2014

Monday's Musings - The Self-Made Man: Illusion or True?

by Mary Denman


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I saw this statue recently and it really caught my eye. Both artistically and intellectually. It's a really powerful sculpture. I generally prefer finished works of art, but then that would defeat the point that the artist, Albin Polasek, was trying to make. This is entitled Man Carving His Own Destiny

Before I saw the placard with the actual name, I thought it was something along the lines of Self-Made Man. 

Which got me thinking. Can we really be self-made? Can we carve out our own destinies?