Monday, January 29, 2007
Okay, this blogger's site is wonderful. (The Online Photographer). This particular article is hilarious. It pokes fun at famous photographs by famous photographers. All of these photos are easily recognizable! Check out this site. Click on the picture for the site homepage, and the link above for the actual article that is a classic!! Here is Wikopedia's description of Garry Winogrand, the photographer who took this picture.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Ahhhh Yes! I did some self-portraits! I actually like these. I was having fun with my D-SLR, a Nikon D70 with a zoom lens on it. I used fill flash, set the camera on a tripod, set the self-timer, and grabbed my guitars! I wanted some photos for MySpace. My favorite guitar is the one my Mom bought me back in 1976, a Takamine 12 string. The other 6 string acoustic guitar pictured is a Martin, (albeit a low end model, if that is possible!) I'm still getting used to it. I haven't photographed the Fender Stratocaster yet. (Yeah, I am a guitar collector!) I loved doing this photo shoot, as it gave me a chance to play with my digital camera. I am kind of shy about getting someone to model for me, but I think I need to get some courage and start shooting more. I have the bug to take portraits! Now, if the winter will end, I can get going!! Hey! Here are some cool links to check out. Scroll over this paragraph too, as there are a few links hidden!
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
Guitar World Magazine
More Guitar Tabs
Nikonians for Nikon Users
I was playing with the white balance on my Canon SD800 IS point and shoot camera. Notice the difference? I tend to like the warmer version as opposed to the bluecast one. There isn't much in the way of manual controls on this camera, but it does still have some cool features. Sacrifice size for control. What I do like about this camera is that it has Image Stabilization, hence the IS, and a 28mm wide angle lens. Most point and shoot cameras start at 35mm for the wide angle lens.
One thing I do notice is that I have to be very careful in how I aim this camera with the face detection. I am not used to this feature and tend to screw it up. I don't know how, as it is supposed to be quite accurate, but I need to read the manual. That would help! ;)