Photography Tip: The Eyes

I think being in education makes me want to share whatever I find useful and this is one of them: When you do portrait types of photography focus on the eyes. This way you can capture crazy crossed-eyes pictures of your kid really really well. HA! I wasn’t a fabulous photography student last semester but there’s one thing that my instructor said I was already good at: Aiming at the eyes when doing portrait type of photography. The eyes are the windows to the soul so in portrait photography it’s really important that the eyes are crispy clear — unless

Merry Christmas!!

I hope it was a great one for you! It was for us, from the time we got up until now… full tummy stuffed with yummy ham and other goodies. Since we had M we always made it a habit to be home for Christmas. This way M, and now Jovie, can always experience Christmas mornings at home. It’s so nice to just play and hang out in our PJs… even during Christmas dinner {::SMILES}. I’ll make it short for today! Have a great one!!! PS: The other day I posted a photography tip on capturing the details instead of

Photography Tip: The Details

I’m not a pro at photography but I love to learn anything in this area in order to improve my own skills. A few weeks ago I read Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book, and learned lots (I love that my work’s library has access to full blown e-books now… new release books too… I’ve been reading a bunch!!). One thing that caught my attention was this: Instead of trying to capture the whole thing take photos of the details. Even though Kelby’s suggestion was for travel photography the concept can be used for anything. Here’s an excerpt: “I’ve heard

Photo Tut: The Manual

Hey folks, it’s me again and this time I’m going to be writing about… photography! As you know I’m no pro but I LOVE LOVE LOVE to take pictures and read + learn whatever I can to make my photos better. I’m going to start sharing my knowledge in hopes that it’ll help you too. I’ve gotten some emails on this topic… how-to do something with the camera/software or which camera to buy and stuff. Then lately I’ve been seeing blog posts asking how to take better pictures for their cards and families. There’s probably already something out there but

White Balance

Lisa Spangler has a new challenge at her blog. Check it out!! Last week she put together a white balance tutorial. If your card picture rarely comes out the way your card should look, you might want to check out Lisa’s tutorial and test your skills by doing the challenge! On a normal day, I would just shoot in RAW and then go into Photoshop CS3 and do some more editing. I’d change the white balance a tad bit, edit the hightlight/lighting, contrast and stuff to make the photo stand out a bit. But for this I resisted and here