I had the privilege to meet this special girl. Her family has coped with health issues and this past summer West Virginia was devastated by the flooding. Losing almost everything, they are starting over with their new life and new home! I love building confidence in people and is one of the most rewarding feelings…
Meet: 1Yr Old Greer
Good friends and people, I was thrilled to have little Greer in the studio. She is now 1 year old! I remember doing the Maternity photos for Lindsay!
I don’t normally make enough time for abstract art and fine art photos. I have recently moved into my new studio and with some new equipment, I am feeling inspired. Here are just a few samples of macro and photoshop techniques I have been working on.
Some Summer Stuff.
I have a beautiful Oriental Stargazer Lily blooming right now and I can’t get enough. Breaking out my handmade macro lens and waited until it rained a little bit. These blooms are the size of my hand, about 8″ across and they smell amazing. One of my favorite lilies in the yard. Again, the…
Exploring New Equipment.
I found a set of macro extensions on eBay for really cheap and they convert my regular lens into a macro lens with 3 different ratios, 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3. Essentially, all the macro extensions do is extend the image nodal point further from the image plane and increasing magnification with each tube. I bought…
The Studio is Blooming!
This is a lovely Brassolaeliocattleya (Blc.) Michael Charm #24 I bought from Seagrove Orchids. Such a nice bloom and fragrance once it opens up! This is one of a few I purchased and the rest of them are blooming as well!
Focus Stacking: Hemerocallis fulva ‘Flore Pleno’
I am having success overall with my focus stacking I believe and I photographed one of my orange lilies that are blooming right now. This is a stack of 6 images that were shot at 1:3 at f/45 and merged in Photoshop. I cut out just the flower in the image and then put it…
I was taking pictures of the hydrangeas that I just posted (go take a look!) and I came across these gorgeous daisies.
One of my favorite flowering plants is the hydrangea. I walk past a big area which has 3 huge plants that are flowering right now. I walk past it everyday thinking to myself, “I need to stop and take some pictures”. So this morning, it was the perfect light and it was raining slightly, so…
Focus on the Flowers.
The light is so beautiful today and there is a tree blooming in my back yard. It smells so good and it is so pretty. I am hoping to find some female models soon to photograph in front of this gorgeous backdrop and the surrounding scenery! I like the extremely thin depth of field. I…