November 16, 2012

come a little closer.....



come january, or maybe february, my plan is to share "twice weekly" photography tips with all of you. after having taken a few online classes for photography myself, that were usually mixed with motivational and editing tips, i decided that i want to try being the teacher this time. i want to share with all of you how i see things, what lenses i use and why, why i shoot in aperture mode, what spot metering is and most of all, why photography and photos are therapeutic...which after my last post regarding depression, is terribly important to me right now. oh, and it will be free.


so here's a quickie example. the first and second photos you see here i love. why? because i got a little closer. when i first saw this fence, the hole in the side of the barn {in the photo below} equally caught my eye and i shot the whole thing, as i saw it. but for me {because you might love the bottom photo and there's really no right or wrong here} i didn't like what i saw once it was on my camera. so like i said, i got a little closer and seeing the detail in the vines and the fence post were what made me smile.


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now a little something for the weekend. for all you cat lovers out there, you'll love this tumblr site and i'm also crazy about this site and am hoping i didn't already share it somewhere in an earlier post.
this photographer always blows me away, especially the way they live on the road and if you're an "instagramer" which i hardly am, as i find it one more thing to do, you can now have your instagram photos online for those who would otherwise never get to see them. here's mine. 

19 comments:

  1. I want to sit in the front row of this photography class. Can't wait.

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  2. What a wonderful idea and direction for your blog. Looking forward to reading your photography tips! I agree that getting closer in photography helps to isolate the subject and bring out interesting details you wouldn't ordinarily see. Hope you have a delightful weekend!

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  3. Love your pictures can't wait to learn from the best!

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  4. Sign me up! I can't wait to learn from you. Your photos always, always capture my attention. And you're right about the fence. The details make it that much better.

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  5. Great idea - my daughter has been trying to improve her photography skills so this will come at an excellent time for her.

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  6. Wow! I am looking forward to your classes for sure. I see what you mean, I like the first two better too. Cute cats tumblr.

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  7. This is going to be fun!

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  8. Those cats !!! Oh, my cat loving heart !!!

    This is an awesome undertaking, Sweetie ! How wonderful to share what you have learned with your willing and waiting fans ! Woohoo!

    Love how you see the beautiful world.
    Big hugs and lots of love !

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  9. Hey Beth. Nice to see you again, friend. I totally missed you, and yeah, I am battling the d word, too. I haven't been around as much...I have been working too many hours and working on keeping UP too. I keep trying to feel inspired and look to thepositive though! You help! Hey, even when we are down in the trenches, at least we can visit one another there. Thanks so much for visiting today. You made my day. Stumbling blocks to stepping stones...that's my mantra. And I am trying to get back into meditation too. Yoga, no way. I don't bend anymore. Hugs, kath

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  10. I can't wait for your lessons. I have already learned so much from you. You're an awesome photographer and teacher! You turn the simplest things into pure art!

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  11. Oh yea keep it coming Beth. There is so much I can learn from you. I'm in. And what you've told here love that and doing the exact same thing. I believe this is easier than make a good photo of a more complete surrounding, I think that's hard. So any ideas....send it our way please.
    Happy days my friend.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  12. What a great idea! I'll look forward to learning from you...

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  14. fun ... love the cat link

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  15. Looking forward to this.

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  16. i know what you mean about the close-ups often capturing the essence of what you are seeing, better than trying to capture what you're actually seeing with your eyes (if that makes any sense.)

    and i'm looking forward to those tips!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth