Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hawaiian Postcards

We never sent anyone postcards while we were on vacation. Just flip these pictures over and see what it says to you....

Chinaman's Hat: We are having a fabulous time here. Recently we rented some double kayaks and paddled out to an island near here. It was so fun eventhough we were dumped in the ocean. Wish you were here. Love, Ryan and Jen

This is just before our rental house, taken from the shoulder of the Kamehameha Hwy. The color of the Pacific is so beautiful. Just that view relaxes me. Hopefully you are having a relaxing time at home. Thinking of you, Jen and Ryan

Sunset Beach: The lifeguards here told Ryan to snorkel off the beach line a little because of the "lateral current" that usually forms near the shorebreak. It's crazy what the ocean is capable of. And the Sunsets here were FABULOUS, even when the rest of the island had crazy weather going on. See you soon, Ryan and Jen

Hukilau Beach: We went to Hukilau today and tried snorkeling. After nearly throwing up from a slight taste of ocean water, I think I have got the hang of it. It's so cool so see so many creatures in the water. Ryan and Billy also found a sea turtle when they were snorkeling. Hope you're doing well with the "creatures" at your place. Love, Jen and Ryan

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shutter Speed Assignment

Assignment from April's class was Using Your Shutter Speed to show or freeze motion. I wanted a minimum of 2 shots with the first being that of a slow shutter speed (at least 1/30 if not slower, play around) of a moving object within still life (water fall's are usually ideal but there are definitely other types of shots). The second shot I want you to freeze motion - again water is a great subject but really anything with motion can work (shutter will need to be very fast, at least 1/500 if not faster). Make sure your meter reading stays in the middle (close to 0 as possible) and you'll need to use a tripod or have your camera on a solid surface to ensure minimal to no movement when you press the shutter release button.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A great schoolhouse

So my mentor is now an official web guru at this site. She endorses it as a great place to learn really wonderful things about photography without the drama of other sites. If you hurry up and get an account you can join for free. They will be charging for accounts soon.



Thursday, April 24, 2008

Depth of Field

The background finally blurred a little in this depth of field excercise. Poor Gracie was almost swallowing the camera.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I'm not sure that my subject or composition was the greatest for this excercise, but I had limited time so this is what I ended up with. I would love more suggestions on how I could have made this composition a better exercise. I also noticed that I am limited to 2.8 and 4.0 as my only options for aperture settings unless the camera decides. As in the previous post it looks like the setting can go as high as 8.0.