Sunday, November 6, 2011


This is a picture from September.  I don't really do a lot of new born pictures, I guess you could say that it's really not my thing.  However, I do like taking pictures of my cute nieces and nephews, and Brielle is no exception.  
My creativity in the baby picture department is very limited.  Luckily Emily was in town and was able to hook me up with some example baby pictures from Pinterist on her phone.  I didn't know a whole lot about Pinterest before she showed me some pictures on there.  I was very impressed, in fact I may just have to sign up. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snowy, Black Dogs

 Here's a picture of a leaf, and here's some unsolicited photography advice for you.  Your camera has a sensor which determines your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for every picture you take.  That is why they are called point and shoot cameras, because all you really have to do is point and... you get the idea.  When you are taking a picture of a white snowy scene, the sensor is reading all this white and think that it needs to be toned down a little so your picture will actually be underexposed because normally people aren't taking pictures of snow.  The camera doesn't know that the snow in the picture is actually white, so it will make it a dull grey for you.  On the other hand, when you are taking a picture of a black dog, your camera will make the scene brighter that it should (overexposed) because, yet again, it doesn't know that the black dog is supposed to be black.  Now is all lost when taking pictures of snow or black dogs?  Maybe, but here is one thing you can try.  Every camera that I've seen will have a exposure compensation that you can turn up or down depending on your preference.  All you have to do is turn it down to -1 or -2 for your black dog, and turn it up to +1 or +2 for your snowy scene.  The maple leaf picture above was turned up to +1.5.
This rose wasn't expecting to be snowed on last night.  I kind of feel bad for it, but you know, I'm sure it will be okay.  I over compensated on the exposure a little bit, but I didn't have to too much because the scene just contains a little snow so the sensor does a pretty good job.