Hey there everyone,
Sorry I haven’t been around for a while. I’ve been working hard these past couple months on a new website. You can check it out at http://www.awesomefamilyphotos.com
I decided that instead of trying to just post tips here I would build a new site dedicated to helping people improve their photography skills.
The new site I put together is different than most. If you search for photography training on Google, just about every site you come across will tell you the same thing, “get out of auto, learn to shoot in manual“. Well, I don’t believe you need to do that. You can get great images using the auto and scene modes on your camera, and I want to show you how.
I am also going to cover some basic editing techniques that can be done with free or low cost software. In addition, I am going to show you how to share your pictures on the internet.
If you or someone you know is interested in getting better results from your camera, and really doesn’t want to endure the time and expense it takes to learn all the hard stuff, then I think this new site is just the ticket.
Everything on the site is free. I do have some affiliate links to try and help pay for the hosting fees, but they are separate from the regular content.
So, head on over and take a look. You can also contact me there if you have any questions. I will read and respond to all emails and comments.
I hope to see you there!
P.S. – Now that all the hard work is done there, I will be continuing with this site also. I will use this one to share my images and adventures and keep the tips on the other site.
I was sitting around today reminiscing about some time I spent with my mom going through some old photo albums and I had a horrible thought. My mom knows who all the people and places are in those old books, but none of the rest of us do. I do not want that family history or those memories to be lost when she is gone, so we are going to start a project to archive them.
The plan is this. I will sit down with my mom and go through all of the old albums putting a post-it note on each one with all the information. I will then scan all the photos and have a series of photo books printed with captions describing each photo. I can make copies for everyone in the family, this stuff is cheap on sites like Snapfish. It may take a few years (we have a lot of albums), but I hope to put together a library of books that contain the photographic history of my family.
I urge you, if you have older family members, to find a way to record this history so it is not lost forever. I want my children to be able to look back at these some day and not wonder who all those strange people are in those old pictures. It will be a few months before I have a chance to get started, but if you can, start now. If you put it off too long it may be too late.
My sister and I in the 70’s
One of my projects, a photo converted to a watercolor painting using Topaz Simplify
Me and my babies
Well, I finally did it, I set up a real blog. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a couple years now, but never got around to it. I plan to use this space to post info about my photography and post processing adventures. I will be including pics, different techniques I’m experimenting with, some photo editing challenges, and some behind the scenes and how to posts. I also plan to include tips on taking better pictures geared towards the beginner and those who wish to improve their photography but don’t necessarily want to learn the technical side of things. Basically, how to get better pics with the auto and scene modes on modern cameras.I will also be using this space to promote photowalks i’m involved with and to showcase some work done by friends of mine.
I hope you’ll stay tuned and join me on my journey. I will be posting at least once a week, but I’ll put up stuff more often if I can. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ using the links below. You can also check out my Gallery site to see some of the stuff I’m working on. I will put up a portfolio once I have enough images too.
If you would like to see something here or want some info about a certain topic then just leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Taken at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea
Just testing this out to see if it works.