May 17, 2010

sweet things and aperture.....

this barn is totally sweet
well
only if you're like me and love old barns
my girlfriend's new puppy is sweeter than sweet
well
only if you're like me and love babies
his name is jude
he's 10 weeks old
his feet are huge and he's terribly uncoordinated
his baby teeth are sharp and he chews on everything
and
oh my sweet lord
he's precious
and
now some
aperture talk
~
top photo vs bottom photo
see the difference
top photo
vs
bottom photo
~
big difference
right
anyhow
many of you
maybe
most of you
who come here to read about my not so glamourous life
~snort~
already know all about aperture
so i'm not going into detail today about it
other than showing you the above photos captured from using two different settings
BUT
seriously
if you don't have a clue about aperture and only shoot on auto
~that little green button~
and
want to learn about aperture
raise your hand high and wave it all silly like
dance around
and
shout
me yes me please me
and
then leave me a note here to let me know if you want me to write a tutorial
in words
that i promise to be as simple as vanilla pudding
~
i won't throw in shutter speed or iso or exposure or anything else with it
because baby steps are essential when it comes to loving what your camera can do
*
happy monday

53 comments:

  1. Yes, please ... yes, yes, yes

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  2. OK I am raising my hand high - I will take all I can learn!

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  3. I do love sweet barns and sweet puppies...and sweet DOF shots...

    I think a tutorial by you would be wonderful to see whether it is a new topic or a refresher...

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  4. every single image....sooo perfect....

    and i LOVE puppies/babies...and old barns.... :) TOO...

    and aperture is the best thing i ever discovered...

    happy monday....xxo, kim

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  5. i'd like to draw a picture of my raising my hand. but there are limitations.

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  6. a big fan of aperture. a big fan of puppies, and babies, and old barns. A big fan of you!

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  7. Looks like I'm in the back row today...can you see me waving??!!!

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  8. I raised my hands , even the one holding my coffee.
    Dang.

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  9. Yep, that is me jumping up and down with my hands in the air! Please oh please, tutor away!!

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  10. Love that sweet puppy!!!

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  11. YES YES...
    me me... jumping,
    shouting, waving, jumping some more
    ME ME,
    YES, Please!!!
    I love your photos. I want so badly to know what you know... so please, feed my brain. But yes, baby steps please!!!!!
    Oh I am SOOOO excited!
    YAHOO!

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  12. Yes please that would be great!

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  13. Love the two top photos!! And that puppy!! I could eat him up for sure!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. Me, me, me too! I need to learn more about aperture. I don't shoot on automatic, but it is the hunt and peck method for me so far.

    Love barns too. I always want to stop when I see one, but most the time am flying down the freeway and can't stop.

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  15. bring it on sister!!!!
    sweet pics..xoxox

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  16. I am loving your barn shot and putting my hand high in the air.

    xo - Erin

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  17. Barn is amazing...I can see alot of photo opportunities in front of that. Puppy omg who doesn't love puppy! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  18. I would like to get all the info you are willing to part with. All of it.

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  19. Raising my hand up high. I'm in for learning all about aperture.
    Thank you!

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  20. I have been doing some catch up on your blog and the picture of the turteles is above awesome. You could enter this in a photo contest anywhere and win! I do not even have to mention how much I love the barn:) and yes, add me to the list of those who want to learn about aperture.

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  21. Can you see my hand?!

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  22. i love old barns. i love puppies. i love babies. i love flowers. AND hurrah for aperture, just think of the world without it...picture taking just wouldn't be the same.

    not so glamorous life... whaaatever. you are glamourous and SO is your life, now would you pass the caviar, darling.

    xoxoox

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  23. the more i know, the more i wanna know...and i'm raising my hand cuz i wanna know more about the aperture that you've used in each of these....it will be so sweet...(like jude's eyes...whoa, are they just amazing or what!?)

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  24. I would love to learn about it. your photos are wonderful. I am always in awe. take care.

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  25. i just want to hug and kiss and cuddle with that puppy! :) i have two of my own. that is one cute face.

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  26. Yes yes yes yes yes please!!!

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  27. sweet puppies I totally understand..aperture...not so much!!

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  28. Arm raised high and waving like a crazy lady while yelling at the top of my voice, "me please! yes, yes, me!"

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  29. I love old barns, puppy dogs and flowers. Your photos are amazing and I thank you for sharing...Hugs

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  30. Who would be foolish enough to turn down free photography information? Not I. I love that puppy face.. how do you keep from perpetually nuzzling that sweet head?

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  31. AnonymousMay 17, 2010

    Please jot the tutorial down right on your blog! My daughter has a new camera and follows your photography..... thankyou thankyou thankyou

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  32. Me me me me!!!! Love the post and awwww now I want another dog. But loved your comparisons; reminded me of eye doctors and the which is better 1 or 2 speech....

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  33. BOTH hands up!
    yes, yes ... pretty please!
    (just don't tell my hb ~ he's been trying to explain apertures and shutter speeds to me for years ... ;)
    i just wait for the camera to see what i want to see ...

    love barns, love babies ... especially the wet nose ones (love your b&w and your description!)

    thanks, beth ~
    xo
    2bbb prairiegirl

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  34. My hand is raised so high I am nearly touching the sky. I adore your photography. You are so talented. I would love to soak up any knowlege you have for something you are so passionate about.

    And my gosh that puppy is just adorable.

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  35. AnonymousMay 17, 2010

    My insides are jumping with excitment because I've been wanting to move beyond my auto setting for some time...i'm just fearful.

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  36. YES, YES, YES me yes me please me! I would LOVE a tutorial. What a generous offer.
    Thank you!
    jj

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  37. yes please, your generosity is awesome - I would love to know how to get better pictures like this!

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  38. beth
    that would be great! I love old barns too, old houses, old doors, old......
    i think it would be so cool if you also started a photo album on your blog that houses all your banners that come and go, so us banner geeks could admire them, they are all so enchanting!
    kt

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  39. Frantically waving, dancing, shouting, yes yes yes pretty please TUTORIAL TUTORIAL APERTURE TUTORIAL!!! :d

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  40. Aper...what??
    Thats a yes.

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  41. Ah, I admire your photographer types. Like I admire singers and artists and dancers.

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  42. absolutely love old barns, cute puppies and aperture though i'm still working on manual mode and learning how aperture and the other settings fit together. i'd love to see the small tutorial. have a great day.

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  43. Your blog is so beautiful. Obviously, you are as good at writing as you are photography.

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  44. JUMPING UP AND DOWN HERE...MAING A VERY LOUD BIG NOISE...YES we want Beth Tutorials....

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  45. might be slightly late, but i would really value that lesson.

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  46. LOL can I help teach?

    I loved that class

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  47. Do you see me dancing a jig? Can you feel the breeze from all the hand-waving I've been doing? Can you hear me squealing, "Yes, please!"?

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  48. Nooo Beth this can't be true,...you really shoot only on auto...??? Your pics always looks great and that you've done a whole lot of work into playing around with all the goodies on your camera.
    I never ever shoot on auto anymore since I've got my big camera.

    Do play and have fun, love the first pics of the flowers. But then again i'm a big succer for fading the backgrounds. That way the flowers come more to itself and even more IN the picture.

    D.

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  49. Colleen in Candia NHMay 21, 2010

    Oh yes please aperture for 'dummies'.
    Thanks bunches in advance.
    Nikon d80 stuck in automatic.....

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  50. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    I am in love.

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