Thursday, April 27, 2006

Trying to be Better at Taking Pictures

Josh and I have always liked to take pictures, and have always been interested in photography. I love to take pictures of the kids, but I think I am better at scenery. It is much easier to capture! So here are some for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think, all you photographer people=) Keepers or not keepers??

A beautiful Daffodil ( A little out of focus)


Hyacinth, I think


Tulip (I love this picture)


A bird at the Rainforest

12 comments:

Jason said...

I need to figure out (and maybe you could, too) how to focus my camera as I want it focused. Most digital cameras do a pretty good job of auto-focusing. But you can tell in the top two flowers that the focus is not targetting exactly what you were trying for. I've run into that same problem a bunch of times.

Donna said...

With my camera I can buy different lenses to attach so I can do a mnual focus. But it might just be that I was taking the picture too fast?? I want to read my manual all over again!

Gina said...

Wow. Did you know that flamingo's feathers are pink because they eat so much shrimp? I heard this on a video my son has. Interesting. Love the photos.

Bek said...

i think my favorite is the hyacinth!

GrammaBear said...

Donna, I applaud you for wanting to learn more to be able to make better pictures. But I always love the ones you post of my great-grandchildren, so I think you do a great job with children. Don't stop! But here are some things my DH (darling husband) taught me.

Concerning focus: The camera manual should tell you how close-up you can be to the subject in order for it to be able to focus. Some cameras need to be 3 to 4 feet away from the subject. Notice with the daffodil, that the camera has focused on the limb in back. Also, the camera will probably tell you if you are in focus or not - notice perhaps, a small square in the viewfinder, it is yellow if not in focus, and green when it has the focus. There also might be a light on the camera box itself that changes colors to let you know when it is focused. Wait for the green light. I think red means it can't focus at all.

The first lesson my husband taught me: "Frame the subject!" If you are looking through the viewfinder, it might not be WYSIWIG (What you see is what you get.) Check your manual. You might need to look at the screen, to know if you are centered on the subject, or off-center as the daffodil appears to be.

Keep up the good work!

Donna said...

Thanks for the insight! I do want to be better!
PS I do like to purposly off center stuff, for a different look!

Check out the link on the side that say #1 didi scrap blog. 2 friends of mine have gotten into digi scrapbooking and their stuff in incredible. On that blog on the side bar, the left side, click on Angelas gallery or Emily's gallery to look at their stuff! I love it!!

GrammaBear said...

OK, I understand the purposely off center idea. Try focusing in the center of the subject first, then shift the camera to the look you want. I like the digi scrap idea, but I don't quite understand how it works. Looks groovy, though.

Kimber said...

Keep taking pictures - you are doing great :)

Donna said...

Digi scrappin is done with photoshop. Like Beth and I do Creative Memories scrapbooks, these ladies do it all digitally. The 2 ladies are into designing papers and embelishment for others to purchase and use for their scrapbooks! It'a whole other cyber family!! I am trying to learn how to use all the components of photshop, so I can do this also!!

GrammaBear said...

I look forward to seeing your digi-scrapbook work!

Crystal said...

I love all of them especially the flamingo!

nursemomof4 said...

Very beautiful photos! Never seen a flamingo before for real! Just on cartoons, ha!