Ok, before you click away at the idea of self portraits, read what I have to say. This is for everyone! Not just those that have a slr or photoshop. This is going to be fun....Here are 2 self portraits I took this week. One in the mirror because I was happy to squeeze into a skirt that I got 6 years ago and can wear it again (hooray).Then, I learned how to merge images from my friend (more about her later). It was so much fun to be creative with my photography and do something ... Read More about Photography with Kristen Duke~Self Portraits and merging images
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*For a printable version of this tutorial click here.I figure there is so much info on this topic, I'll cover one today and one next week. Though my passion is photojournalism (candid moments) I will first talk about good posing.We all want that perfect pose. That "everyone-looking-at-the-camera-with perfect-smiles" family portrait. My home has about half posed/half candid on my walls. They both have value. But I think there is a better, more relaxed way to make ... Read More about Photography with Kristen Duke~To pose or not to pose?
*For a printable version of this tutorial click here.I've been planning this post in my head for a while, but couldn't seem to find the right explanation to relay to all you folks out there. Lets cross our fingers this makes sense. A lot of you asked about getting the background blurry, and I talked about f-stop early on and the importance of a lens with a lower apperture (1.8 or 2.8). Now I'll talk about the next step which is multi-point auto focus. Yes, I use auto focus as ... Read More about Photography with Kristen Duke~Get FOCUSED!
Ok, I'm just going to get this over with. I already feel like I'm losing some of you...am I losing you? How many of you have an SLR and using this info? Ok, since so many asked about RAW, I will attempt to tackle the subject from my understanding. *For a printable version of this tutorial click here.I ♥google. I ♥wikipedia. I use them both a lot. Just now I needed to be reminded how to type a ♥ and they helped me out. I typed in RAW and this is what ... Read More about Photography with Kristen Duke–Shooting in RAW
I knew it was Thursday today. I've got my daughters preschool group here, I knew they were coming on Thursday. Just yesterday when Amy and I were emailing, I thought to myself, "I need to get my post ready for Thursday." In my mind at that moment, it was Monday, so it seemed too far in advance to get my post started. Then Amy kindly emailed me today wondering if I had a post. After all, my past posts I've had done Wednesday night scheduled to post Thursday ... Read More about Photography with Kristen Duke~Head Swaps in Photoshop