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I Gotta Get It Together!

May 10, 2011 07:04 by ehouston

It seems that lately I keep coming across posts at my favorite blogs all about photography, getting better at photography and what are the best pieces of equipment.  I am the proud owner of a Canon Rebel EOS.  However, as you can see from my many terrible photos I haven’t a clue as to what I am doing with this thing.  I still just point and shoot.  Often in manual mode.  Sometimes for funsies I turn off manual and act like I know how to arrange all the settings.  That’s how I ended up with the cutest few day old shots of my son all in the nicest of bluish tints.

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Totally creepy, right?  Well, of course I did not realize this had happened until much later.  You know, when the sun went down and it was too late to go back and try again.

It’s moments like these that make me realize I have to carve out some time to figure this photography thing out. 

(BTW-I salvaged these by tinting them to black and whites)

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I sort of laughed as I typed that last bit since I have been sitting here today, nearly in tears, at the overwhelming amount of stuff I need to accomplish.  From trying to get more blogging done, to house and yard work.  I don’t even know when I will get to crafting, DIYing and then photographing.  I guess I will take the advice of so many other moms out there and just pick something to let go and not stress over any more.  Okay, vacuuming…you are out!  Alvederzane!

Nicole over at Making It Lovely has inspired me to get off my rear and shove yet another thing into my never ending “to-do” list.  THANKS, Nicole!  Just kidding!  I know I need to do this or I will never get any better.  She has been blogging about her attempts to get better at taking pictures and the results are amazing.  And, well, inspiring.  Just check out her pics!  She also mentioned a Photo 101 online class that she recently went through that seemed to help her a lot. 

It’s time, blue baby, it’s time!

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Irresistibly Creepy!

July 28, 2008 05:52 by ehouston

While enjoying my daily perusal of the blogisphere I came across an interesting link.  It is to the website of German photographer, Loretta Lux and she does some of the most incredible portraiture I think I have ever seen.  The image below is from the home page and was at first very startling to say the least.  It has a "Children of the Damned" sort of underlying horror feel going on.  However, the more I looked through Lux's gallery I realized that these photos also have a cool, retro sort of charm that I have not seen before.  I don't have kids yet, but the idea of having interesting, kitschy-retro type pics taken rather than those hokey old-fashioned, fake Victorian vintage era recreations seems kind of cool to me.  But, I will let you all be the judge.....

http://www.lorettalux.de/


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