3.31.2015

Wordless Wednesday: Sharks in the Water!!

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman


Shark by Mary Denman Photography



Thanks for dropping by for Wordless Wednesday..

I saw sharks in the water!!!!!!!










Well, I did!! 
I just wasn't IN the water with them! 
I was at Ripley's Aquarium in SC.
Got some great shots of the sharks and other creatures, though. 
Enjoy. :)

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Last week was on blurring the background, part 2. View it here.
1 week was on blurring the background, part 1. View it here.
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3.30.2015

Monday's Musings: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award by a writing friend and awesome blogger, Edie Melson of The Write Conversation. (Check her blog out, you'll learn something!)

Edie and I have know each other for several years. We're writing and blogging buddies from way back. We started our blogs at the same time. She found her voice helping others with blogging and writing fairly quickly. It took me a while, but I kept going till I found my passion to blog about. She has encouraged and mentored me along the way. Thanks Edie!!


The Rules
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. 
2. Put the Award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate five blogs.

Thanks for nominating me, Edie! You know how much I love you and your blog!

THE QUESTIONS:

3.27.2015

Photo Tip Friday: Blurring the Background, Part 2

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman


Two of my sons goofing off by Mary Denman Photography
Welcome back for Part 2 of Blurring the Background. 

Last week in Part 1, we went over how the distance between your subject and the background can make a difference in how blurred the backdrop is. I'll have a link for that at the end of this post. 

But today, I'm going to talk about how to use the zoom feature of your camera to blur the background. 

Let's get started. 

3.24.2015

Wordless Wednesday: Amazing Aquarium

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman


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Last week was on blurring the background, part 1. View it here.

While on vacation, we stopped by the Aquarium....
Next week will be the shark shots! 

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Sting Ray by Mary Denman Photography

3.20.2015

Photo Tip Friday: Blurring the Background, Part 1

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman



Laura Denman by Mary Denman Photography

Have you ever seen photos where the subject is nice and clear while the background had a soft, blurry feel to it? Today, I'm going to give you some tips on how to create that effect in your pictures. 

This is my girl. I love her smile. 

Let's get started! 



3.17.2015

Wordless Wednesday: Sunrise, Sunrise

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman

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Last week was on taking better action shots. View it here.
1 week ago was on the direction of lighting. View it here. 

We were on vacation last week at the beach.
One morning, the clouds broke and this is what I saw......
All the shots but one are totally unedited. 

It. Was. Gorgeous. 
FOOTNOTE: The water was in the 50's...yes, i got my feet wet for some of the shots! What a photographer must do!!!


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Beach sunrise by MARY DENMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

3.15.2015

Monday's Musings: "Thank You" Doesn't Have an Expiration Date

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman


My dear father-in-law, Larry Denman
I learned an incredible lesson from a dying man. 

"Thank you" doesn't have an expiration date. 

In June of 2012, my father-in-law was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was immediately put in Hospice care. They gave him 4-6 months to live. 

While it was a shock to the rest of us, my father-in-law took it really, really well. He decided to keep living as long as he he had breath. 

Literally. 

3.12.2015

Photo Tip Friday: Tips to Take Better Action Shots

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman


Scott in action by Mary Denman Photography
Have you ever seen great action shots and wondered how the photographer captured them? Well, I have a couple of tips for you today to help you learn to take better action shots. 

They may seem simple, but they can really help you get the photos you want! 

Let's get started.


3.10.2015

Wordless Wednesday: Moonlit Church

by Mary Denman     @MaryDenman

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Lighting is everything....
Isn't this gorgeous?

These are the last of my Belfort shots.
I'll be moving on to spring photos!! 
The daffodils are blooming!

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PS: I'M ON VACATION (YAY) WITH LIMITED INTERNET.
I PROMISE I READ EVERY COMMENT AND THEY MEAN A LOT TO ME.
I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET OUT AND ABOUT QUITE AS MUCH THIS WEEK.

HAPPY WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!


Mary Denman Photography

3.09.2015

Monday's Musings: Helen Keller Quote is an Inspiration to Overcome Suffering

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman


Mary Denman Photography
My one word for 2015 is overcome. For those of you who haven't yet heard of the one word movement, it's one word for the year instead of lots of New Year resolutions. 

It's been a couple of months now, and I still need to remember my word when things get hard. To remind me to stand firm and overcome the trials that pop up. 

Because really, life is never going to be easy. There are going to be great moments in life. But there will always be challenges. 

I, for one, am tired of giving in to the challenges.