Capturing Easter Memories

Each and every memory is precious keepsakes for all families. How many times have we looked at old photos of loved ones and remembered the day they were taken, commenting on how much they have grown, or the “do you remember the day this was taken we…”. So important when taking those images to capture the personalities of the subjects. Am always observant of the activities going on in my surroundings, just waiting for those moments that can bring a smile to the face of the viewer, or a memory. Hope everyone had a blessed Easter and keep creating, capture the magic.

JOY

 

FUNNY FACES

 

Happiness

 

 

 

Those Amazing Sea Gulls

So majestic in flight. When I am photographing sea gulls or any bird in flight I always make sure my ISO is between 200 and 400 depending on the conditions (such as overcast), on dark cloudy days I may need to bump up the ISO a little higher in order to achieve the high shutter speed, ranging somewhere between 1000 and 1200. Better to have a little noise than blurry images. Always keep in mind the exposure has to be perfect in order to keep from blowing out the highlights in the sky and the bird itself. Experiment with you exposure to assure a good outcome. Have fun and chase the gulls, they are definitely entertaining.

 

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How Your Mood Affects Your Photography

Moods can affect your style of images you take. For instance if you are in an upbeat, happy go lucky mood your images will reflect those feelings the photographer is feeling. Some days when I have a specific photo session in mind I have to be careful to set my mood so I can accurately portray my image in the way it is intended. Never take pictures if you are in a foul mood, unless of course the image you are thinking of creating corresponds with that moodiness. Examples, playful, to moody. You choose which is more your “style”. Each photographer has his or her own style and sometimes do not realize their style¬† is outstanding and recognizable by their audience. Get out there and create some magic!

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The Mountains at Sunrise

Mountain Glory
Mountain Glory

Up at dawn, the dewy freshness of the hour, the morning rapture of the birds, the daily miracle of sunrise, set her heart in tune, and gave her Nature’s most healing balm. ~Louisa May Alcott, “In the Strawberry Bed,” Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

 

Mountains at Sunrise
Mountains at Sunrise

 

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

 

Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew

 

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux

 

Mountain Glory
Moutain Glory

 

You can only come to the morning through the shadows. ~J.R.R. Tolkien