Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Next Step in Photography

I have had fun over the past couple of days getting to know my camera a bit better. I have been meaning to study my cameras' manual since the day I got it -- but just haven't gotten around to it. The very talented Becky Novacek has done a wonderful photography tutorial on Scrap In Style tv... and I printed it out and grabbed my manual and worked through both of them over the past couple of days. Becky really emphasizes that she rarely uses her flash -- even for indoor photography...and I decided to take that as a challenge to learn how to do that (although her results are WAYYYYY better than mine) too. After playing with settings, and reading and re-reading both her tutorial, my manual and Brian Peterson's book, Understanding Exposure, I took the following pictures around my house. I did play with Photoshop on a couple of them -- but only to emphasize something that I liked -- no need to lighten them since the settings allowed me to get plenty of light without a flash. I love the soft look without the harsh shadows that I usually get from using the flash. Just a few glimpses of bits of Christmas around my house.

Hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2007 -- and planning on having a GREAT year in 2008. I am busy working out plans for What You Make It and am excited about some of the guests that we are going to be able to have come and visit us in the months ahead. We have some great things in store -- wonderful projects and a time to create lasting memories together. I can hardly wait!


  1. jann - thought of you at christmas and am planning on calling you on the first - January 1 always reminds me of you and getting together to anticipate what the next year will bring. It sounds as if you are still a very busy girl. Miss you my friend.

  2. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to getting together more in 2008-I'm pretty sure we can top 5 times, don't you????

  3. becky8:16 AM

    you did great without the flash jann! so glad you found the tutorial helpful!


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