10.30.2016

Monday's Musings: Autumn is a Second Spring ~Albert Camus

by Mary Denman      Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

I love this quote by Albert Camus. 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

As a photographer, I must admit that spring and fall are my favorite seasons. I tend to carry my camera with me daily because there's a new view to see in either season. 


This made me think more about why I love spring and fall so much. 


Part of it is the excitement that comes from an ever changing palette of colors that beg to be noticed. 

10.27.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Part 2, How to Photograph Ghosts

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Photo 1
Today's tips are part 2 of how to photograph ghosts. Last week, I explained about needing a trip-pod, using a high aperture value, and using a longer exposure. A link to that post will be at the end of today's post. 

This week, I'll show you a couple of other ways to create ghostly pictures for Halloween and how to use long exposures to make people do a double take at your photos!

How do you like Photo 1? My son was breathing on the window from the inside of the house and I was outside. He held a flashlight below his face. Pretty cool, huh?

Let's get started with learning how to photograph ghosts.

10.25.2016

Wordless Wednesday: October Orange

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

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Recent Photo Tips:
How to Photograph Ghosts, Part 1



10.23.2016

Monday's Musings: Look for Beauty in the Mundane

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

For those of you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I had a very rough time in 2013. 

I lost my mother and father-in-law two weeks apart. It took a toll on me. But it's been 3 years now. I've learned a lot during that time and I wanted to let you in on a where am I now. 


First of all, I learned that God could get me through the hardest time of my life. For that, I'm extremely grateful. 


But I've also learned to look for beauty in the midst of the ashes. In the midst of the mundane. 


Beauty doesn't always jump out at us. 


Sometimes we have to be quiet to see it. Sometimes we need to look for it. 

I want to share some of the beauty I've found in the mundane.

10.20.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Part 1, How to Photograph Ghosts

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

This is not a post about ghost hunting! 

Instead, it's about learning how to photograph a ghost  or how to create a ghostly image in your camera. 

It's a really fun technique with lots of potential. 

What do you need to do this? 

A tripod, or steady surface, some knowledge about the manual function of your camera, and a friend to help you out! Or, you could do it of yourself! 

So today, in part 1, I want to show you how it works. Then next week, we'll go over some more cool techniques that you can try. 

Let's get started. 

10.18.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous sunlight in the Fall

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

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Sorry that I've missed a couple of posts recently. 
Between a migraine and traveling, I got a little off track. 
But I'll be back on Friday with more tips and on Monday, I'll be talking about finding beauty in the mundane. 

10.06.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Find Interesting Subjects in the Midst of the Ordinary

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Sometimes we have false thinking that if we could just go somewhere gorgeous, we could get fantastic pictures and be a better photographer. 

But really, we can look for beautiful or interesting images all around us. 

So today, I want to show you a part of my yard that's a bit overgrown with weeds. 

Why in the world would I do that?

Because there is interest to be found for the looking. 

Let's get started.

10.04.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Fall is Finally in the Air

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

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Recent Photo Tips:
How to take Better Shots in Difficult Conditions, Part 1
How to take Better Shots in Difficult Conditions, Part 2

 Improve your Photography with Reframing


FALL IS FINALLY IN THE AIR!!!