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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Making Magic with Your Portraits

Adding a little magic never hurt a portrait. Give each image a little piece of magic and watch it sparkle with new life. Everyday life could use a little magical moment. There are brushes you can get for photoshop  that will add that touch of magic to any image. Most of these are free and so much fun to experiment with. Using Topaz and its creative software is a good choice in a lot of your more digital art images. Topaz 5 and Topaz Clean are a good place to start.

Do You Believe in Magic