Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flower Macro Photography

Photo Friday--Macro Lens

There are only two more Fridays left in the school year until summer break. . .I am so ready! Caden and I are planning on spending most of the summer in our favorite park wearing off two-year-old boy energy.  Here are a few photos I took today in the park.  It was the first time I had time to play with the macro lens on my own; thus far, I have only helped students in the classroom studio with their own photographs.  I love the macro lens! At first, it was difficult to focus, but became easier as I practiced.  I will post more photos throughout the week.  As always, critiques are welcomed and encouraged.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Field Trip Photos

Here are a few photos I took at Aaron Reed and Zeb Andrews' workshop.  I fell in love with Portland.  There are SO many things to photograph; I want to go back this summer. . .12 more school days until summer! Please feel free to critique.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sweet Shot Saturday

Today, I took my Advanced Digital Photography students to Portland to attend a workshop hosted by Aaron Reed ( and Zeb Andrews (  If you enjoy photography, I definitely recommend attending one of their workshops--they did an AWESOME job with my students.

This is one of my favorite shots from the field trip.  I took it in the first 15 minutes or so of our field trip.  After I took this shot, I said I was "done for the day" because I knew I probably would not take too many more shots that I loved more than this.  I will post more photos from the field trip throughout the week.

Critiques are always welcomed and encouraged.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photo Friday--One Day Early!

On Saturday, I am taking my advanced digital photography students to Portland for a workshop hosted by Aaron Reed (http://www.aaronreedphotography,com.) and Zeb Andrews ( (I can not wait--I am so excited!).  Therefore, tomorrow night, I will probably be getting ready for the field trip so I decided to post Photo Friday early.

For this week's photo, I chose a photo from my prom shoot.  Overall, I really like this photo.  I especially like that the focal point is the male's corsage.  The only thing that really bothers me is that I would like to see the rest of the tie; I wish I would not have cut it off.  Critiques are always welcomed and encouraged.

I hope that next week I have an awesome photo from our Portland field trip!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Photo Friday

This weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot two photo shoots.  The first photo shoot was for a friend's daughter who needed a photo for an upcoming pageant.  The second photo shoot was for a friend's daughter's senior prom.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from those shoots.  As always, critiques are welcomed and encouraged.

Pageant shots:


Prom shots:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Photo Friday--Two Days Late!

It took everything in me not to post this photo on Friday.  Instead of posting a different photo, I decided to wait until Sunday. . .after my Mom and Mother-in-Law received their Mother's Day gifts.

I have always loved Kim Anderson's photos.  When I was taking a photography class in college, I was told Anderson's photos were not "art." Anyway, when I was trying to think of a Mother's Day gift idea for our Moms, Anderson's photos came to mind.  My brother and I took Caden to the park with a bouquet of Gerber daisies and let him play.  There is no point in trying to pose an almost two-year-old, so I just gave him the flowers, snapped photos, and hoped for at least one good photo.  Luckily, grandmas aren't too picky! Critiques are always encouraged and welcomed!

Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Love Him to the Moon and Back!

On Sunday, my brother and I took Caden to the park.  My brother snapped this candid photo of us and I LOVE it!

Saturday, May 1, 2010