Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Don't Forget Meeting Next Week -Dec 7th

Hey Everyone!
Just a reminder of our meeting next Tuesday, December 7th.
And before you say, "I forgot the homework assignment", here's a little reminder.
We'd like you to take some pictures that have something to do with evergreens, or something with expression (or both).
And if you have any questions you want the group to help you with regarding your picture, bring the questions to class for discussion.
If you want to explain some technique used in your picture, please share it!

Lastly, please read your manual and be prepared to briefly share 3 things you learned. It can only help us all to become better photographers.
Here are a couple of pictures I took this weekend in St. Albans Maine.

Expression - Morning Smile

A Light Dusting

See you next week! And don't forget to load your pictures to the blog!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hey Everyone check this out...

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries from 2010 for display here on The Big Picture. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers. (47 photos total)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mary V

Amanda's Fall Photos

Ghosts on the Banke
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
October 30, 2010

Lens: Nikon 50mm
ISO: 2500
Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f/1.8

Outside Prescott Park
October 30, 2010

Lens:  Quantaray 28-80mm
ISO: 1000
Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f/5.6

Before the Parade
Gilford, NH
October 29, 2010

Lens:  Nikon 50mm
ISO:  1000
Speed: 1/620
Aperture:  f/2.2

In The Yard
Gilford, NH
October 27, 2010

Lens:  Quantaray 28-80mm
ISO:  800
Speed:  1/500
Aperture: f/7.1

All of the above photos were taken with my white balance set to "cloudy" even if it was not cloudy outside or I was indoors.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hallowe'en faces

Halloween 2010...

Halloween Ghouls

Windham NH - Halloween Eve, finally got the flash off the  camera,  placed it on the ground in front of the kids to create a creepy shadow.  I would of loved to try and get a few more shots but the kids scattered right after this photo was taken...

JG the Dog and the Devil Dog

Taking photo's of the dogs at night was a trick, getting the exposure, the flash and the dogs to corporate proved to be a huge challenge,  I like the way that this one came out...