When I first started my business, I would paint a piece, pull out my camera and snap a picture of it…just right where it was. Usually the lighting was poor, so I used a flash. I would send the picture to my web designer and ask her to put it on my site. I didn’t realize what a poor representation … Read More
The clock ticked past 9:00 tonight and I still had no idea what I was going to post about. It was one of those days when I work on things that are very uninteresting. I primed the baseboard heaters in my family room and the under side of my kitchen cabinets. Bo-ring. I was about ready to get my camera … Read More
Last week I posted about my camera and lenses and this is the follow-up post about watermarks and actions that I promised. Let me preface this by saying I am not a PSE (Photoshop Elements) expert and there are a lot of other great programs out there, this is just what I use. If you use a free program or prefer another … Read More
…because sometimes it’s fun to just take some pictures.
I get a lot of questions about what camera and lenses I use as well as how I process my pictures. I received a bunch last week, so I thought it was time to share it all in a post. Well, a few posts. This post is about what gear I use. My camera body is a Nikon D7000 digital … Read More
If you take a poll of new DIY bloggers asking what’s on their Christmas list, probably over half would say a nice digital SLR. It doesn’t take long for a blogger to realize the importance of photography in the blog world. The above shot is from a recent Cottages and Bungalows photo shoot. The above picture is from my first blog post. It’s … Read More
My new lenses finally arrived late Wednesday evening. It was after 7:00 pm and I was the last stop on the UPS route. I practically hugged the delivery guy. “I’ve been waiting for you ALL DAY LONG!!” He apologized and I grabbed the package, signed for it, dashed to the back of the house and sat on the floor to open … Read More
There are some cool perks to having a blog. There are really, really sweet ladies out there who send me things they think I might like or be able to use. I’ve already shared the overwhelming response from the blog world when I asked for sheet music. I am going to be set for months, maybe longer. In the last few … Read More