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Archive for July, 2008

Several weeks ago I talked about my latest toy. Well yesterday I came home to a box behind my door with the upgraded camera so I thought I would post some background in Infrared photography. I just love getting comments and questions on my posts because so often they lead to new posts.  Trust me […]

So I got to thinking over the long holiday weekend about camera modes and when to use each one. Read on for some valuable lessons. I’m going to cover this, what each camera mode does on your camera (its stated in your manual but in a boring way)   Portrait Mode This mode will automatically […]

So, last week I sent my camera off to LifePixel to have it converted to infrared. I just received this email… The following camera/s have been received for order: xxxxxxxxxx-xxx Canon SLR infrared conversion serviceCamera model: DRebel XT (350D)Calibration Type: Standard (to 50mm 1.8 lens)Select IR filter: Standard IRSerial Number: xxxxxxxxxx Your camera/s should be […]

One more macro today. My mom gave my love an African Violet about 2 years ago, and it was flowering at the time. Normally, we have bad luck getting them to flurish, much less reflower. Well, the plant has had to be repotted a few times because it kept outgrowing its container, and it has […]

Today we have the final post from OKC. We finished our day with a boat ride down the riverwalk in Bricktown. The sun was setting and I took a chance on this shot. I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?

Today we have some more shots from the Crystal Bridge. After our trip to Philadelphia last year, I decided I needed a good macro lens. Well, I bought a Tamron 90mm Macro late last year and finally got a chance to give it a good workout while we were in OKC. Among all of these […]

Continuing my how to series, we have The Rule of Thirds. I was thinking about this the other day, and how when I first started taking photos everyone was speaking about the rules of thirds, and I had really no idea what they were talking about so I’d though I share my interpretation on this […]

Today we have another shot from our anniversary trip to Oklahoma City earlier this year. After the Museum of Art we headed over to the Crystal Bridge. We saw this guy when we first got there. We spent about an hour wandering through the gardens and I got a chance to play with the Tamron […]

photo credit: Kuw_Son With digital cameras today, there’s almost never a need to “guess” or estimate exposure settings. Even so, you may eventually find yourself having to ignore your light meter and take the situation into your own hands. Or perhaps you’ll end up falling for film and buying an old camera without a light […]

April was our second wedding anniversary, so I surprised my love with a trip to Oklahoma City to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I was first introduced to Chihuly’s glass blowing in the Bahamas, but my love has been a fan for years, so she was ecstatic when […]

I have covered apreture and I have covered ISO. Now its time for shutter speeds! What is Shutter Speeds? Lets make it simple: “It’s the amount of time the shutter is open” – pretty simple, right! This used to mean in film photography, that it was the amount of time that the film was exposed […]