11.29.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Leaves and Light

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman


Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

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Recent Photo Tips: 
Taking Great Inside Holiday and Family Photos

Upcoming tips will be about using your photography for gifts for loved ones.
 And gifts for photographers. 

We've had a super long fall this year.
 It's almost December and there are still gorgeous leaves on trees. 
It's beautiful, but I'm ready for winter! :)


11.23.2016

Photo Tips: Taking Family Photos During the Holidays

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

With family times of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah fast approaching, let's look at photography tips that will help you capture your family in photos. 

While hiring a professional photographer is a great idea, you may not be able to find one at the last minute. 

So, I want to help you think about how to take great family shots when everyone is home to visit! 

Let's get started!

11.16.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Supermoon

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

I wish I were a blogger who could get on top of it....I really do. 
I'm so impressed by those who never miss a post! 

But, I'm having surgery today and just didn't get everything done!
So, I will be back on Monday with more photography tips for family shots! 


Here's a shot of the supermoon. 

The haze from the fires made it colored but unfortunately, it also made it impossible to get the surface sharp and in focus. Oh well. It was still fun to shoot! 



Have a great weekend! 

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11.10.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Taking Great Inside Holiday and Family Shots

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman


With Thanksgiving and other family holidays headed our way, I want you to learn how to take great family shots inside your home at holiday events.

Taking pictures inside your home can be a challenge.

Why? Because of low lighting. Without lots of natural lighting flooding in, our photos can be dark, grainy or blurry. That's pretty frustrating. 

But there is hope! 

Once you learn a little about your camera ISO works, you can start shooting inside and be happy with the results. 



Let's get started.


11.04.2016

Photo Tip Friday: How to use Your Photos to Create Memes

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Have you ever seen great looking memes online and wished you could create them for your blog? 

Well, today, I'm going to teach you a few things about how to create memes using your own photos. 

We'll cover a couple of different aspects about creating memes. 

One part will be about thinking ahead and learning to frame shots for use as memes. Another part will be about cropping shots you already have to create great memes. 

Let's get started.

10.30.2016

Monday's Musings: Autumn is a Second Spring ~Albert Camus

by Mary Denman      Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

I love this quote by Albert Camus. 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

As a photographer, I must admit that spring and fall are my favorite seasons. I tend to carry my camera with me daily because there's a new view to see in either season. 


This made me think more about why I love spring and fall so much. 


Part of it is the excitement that comes from an ever changing palette of colors that beg to be noticed. 

10.27.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Part 2, How to Photograph Ghosts

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Photo 1
Today's tips are part 2 of how to photograph ghosts. Last week, I explained about needing a trip-pod, using a high aperture value, and using a longer exposure. A link to that post will be at the end of today's post. 

This week, I'll show you a couple of other ways to create ghostly pictures for Halloween and how to use long exposures to make people do a double take at your photos!

How do you like Photo 1? My son was breathing on the window from the inside of the house and I was outside. He held a flashlight below his face. Pretty cool, huh?

Let's get started with learning how to photograph ghosts.

10.25.2016

Wordless Wednesday: October Orange

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

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Recent Photo Tips:
How to Photograph Ghosts, Part 1



10.23.2016

Monday's Musings: Look for Beauty in the Mundane

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

For those of you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I had a very rough time in 2013. 

I lost my mother and father-in-law two weeks apart. It took a toll on me. But it's been 3 years now. I've learned a lot during that time and I wanted to let you in on a where am I now. 


First of all, I learned that God could get me through the hardest time of my life. For that, I'm extremely grateful. 


But I've also learned to look for beauty in the midst of the ashes. In the midst of the mundane. 


Beauty doesn't always jump out at us. 


Sometimes we have to be quiet to see it. Sometimes we need to look for it. 

I want to share some of the beauty I've found in the mundane.

10.20.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Part 1, How to Photograph Ghosts

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

This is not a post about ghost hunting! 

Instead, it's about learning how to photograph a ghost  or how to create a ghostly image in your camera. 

It's a really fun technique with lots of potential. 

What do you need to do this? 

A tripod, or steady surface, some knowledge about the manual function of your camera, and a friend to help you out! Or, you could do it of yourself! 

So today, in part 1, I want to show you how it works. Then next week, we'll go over some more cool techniques that you can try. 

Let's get started.