Nov 20

It’s a Bug’s Life – Insect Photography

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Insect Photography Even though it’s November, the bugs and butterflies are still out in Texas!   My Gear: These pictures were taken using a Nikon D3200, Panasonic DMC-ZS5, and the last photograph listed was actually taken with my old film camera! ~Ashley

Nov 09

It’s a Beautiful Day – Senior Portraits

Word from the wise: don’t try and fight the crowds at the Arboretum on a Saturday morning. After a long drive there, we were forced to find another location. We took some photos somewhere else that morning and decided to meet again the following week for some sunset pictures. I have to say I like …

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Oct 02

Hot Air Balloon Photos

Hot Air Balloon Photos In August of 2012, I woke up bright (technically not bright because it was still dark outside) and early and went to the Plano Balloon Festival. I had never been to a balloon festival before and boy are they spectacular. Two balloons were set up for the “night glow,” and this …

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Sep 13

Pretty Pictures of Flowers

Pretty Pictures of Flowers Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few pictures of flowers. Below are m some tips for your own endeavors in the subject and my efforts at flower photography. Flower Photography Tips: 1. Don’t take flower pictures in direct sunlight. This causes a huge contrast and can take away from the …

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Aug 21

Photographing Lightning

Photographing Lightning Of all the pictures I’ve taken, the picture included in this post is probably one of my favorites. It took over 250 pictures to get this one; I just sat there and kept taking pictures until I got that one shot. This particular photo used ISO 100, f/2.8, and a shutter speed of …

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Aug 13

Preview: Tilt Shift Photography

Tilt Shift Photography I recently discovered the phenomenon of tilt shift photography and have since tried my hand at the art. This is actually a fake tilt shift, meaning it wasn’t created by a special lens, but instead was the product of photoshop. You may wonder how it works: When a photographer blurs the foreground and …

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Aug 13

Washington State: Seattle, The Space Needle, Hurricane Ridge, and Olympic National Park

Washington State: Seattle, The Space Needle, Hurricane Ridge, and Olympic National Park It’s been a while since my last post, but that is because it took so long to compile this one. In August I went on a vacation where we visited Crescent Lake, Washington, Seattle, the Space Needle in Seattle Washington, Hurricane Ridge, and …

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Jul 28

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain Almost a year ago, in 2011, I went to Barcelona, Spain, with my family. It was my first time overseas and the culture and architecture simply amazed me. The flight to get there was a little traumatizing at a vicious ten-plus hours, but it was well worth it and I hope to go …

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Jul 26

Bible Photography

Bible Photography A few years ago, I laid on the floor of my bedroom with a Bible and a flashlight, and this is what happened. I started with just the pages of my Bible, then progressed on to a ring, and then on to a camera lens combined with the ring. The orange is its …

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Jul 18

Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography in Belize Last summer my family and I went to Belize. I had always wanted to go there, so when my parents asked us where we wanted to go on vacation, I immediately said Belize. We spent four days in the rain forest followed by three days on the beach, and it was …

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