So you’ve gone on a big trip of a lifetime, brought home thousands of images.
Turns out the ones that you want to print and hang on the wall, or that your friends and family want to see are not the ones you expected.
Unless you take control, when your camera looks at a bright snowy frame, it thinks – whoa! That’s too bright! I need to darken it down!
And so it does, making your snow turn out gray.
Fix this problem on phone shots by touching the screen to set your focus, and looking for the little sun or light bulb on a line beside or below the focus square. Use your finger to slide up or down on the line to increase exposure until the snow is white, then shoot away.
Spring is surely a glorious time for photography – everywhere you look there are amazing things happening!
I recently went on a shoot with a group of mostly amateur photographers to one of my favorite places to shoot here in Portland – Hippo Hardware. This eclectic collection of vintage hardware, lighting, plumbing supplies and paraphernalia is a photographer’s delight.
I was careful to charge my battery, even had a spare, but somehow I neglected to check if I had a media card in the camera, which, in fact, I did not.
Instead of pretending that I intended to shoot with my phone all along, I made the mistake of asking if anyone had a spare card. There were downward glances and looks of disbelief until finally someone quietly gasped – ‘You’re a professional’.
About 100 miles east of Portland on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is a Stonehenge replica build by a character named Sam Hill as a war memorial in connection with his elaborate mansion Maryhill.
The setting was perfect for a gathering of a group of nine semi-masochistic women photographers from the Women Learning Photography Together Meetup group, led by the inimitable Rebecca Evans and Dawn Baker, assisted by their minions Pat Dickerson and Val Drake to do light painting, and the ever popular steel wool spinning.
I’ve expanded my horizons (literally) thanks to a new tool I’ve discovered to replace the troublesome Skype.
This new tool does NOT require students to have an account or do elaborate setup – I just send a link, a few clicks and I’m seeing your screen – like sitting next to you! I can take your mouse if I need to, and, get this – we can record the session for you to watch again later! Wow.
I’ve used this with several non-computer savvy students, works like a charm!
In the spring of 2011, my husband and I took a 5 week trip to SE Asia. Now some women agonize over what clothes and jewelry to take. I, on the other hand, agonize over what technology to take! Specifically, which camera, what computer, and what about our phones?
What an amazing trip we had!
It started with my son Brit going to Bangkok to teach English, and, of course, I had to go see him! That little visit morphed into a month long trip touring Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam. I’m in the process of processing the photos and videos into something digestible – but here are a few to whet your appetite!