She’s known as Beatrix the Beautiful Bunny and she’s a favorite around here. And she’s sooooft… Hop on over to Raw Footage Photography to see Sohie’s take on the theme.
At my beginners DSLR workshops we do a lot of hands-on learning! I teach each concept by explaining it, showing lots of photo examples, showing everyone how to do it on their own camera, and then we go out and DO IT! This series of images shows off the set up we used at the last workshop to practice the technique of focusing on still subjects. It’s a great way to put my ever-growing vintage collection to work!
I have a thing for books. I have greatly enjoyed losing myself in a book ever since I was very young. These days I rarely have time for that luxury, but I do very much love to see these vintage beauties decorating every room in my house. And do you know what else I love? Project Ten! It has been so refreshing and invigorating to plan photo shoots for myself, outside of my regular client sessions. I have just been having such a great time with it. And the excitement and anticipation to see what the other photographers will come up with is the icing on the proverbial cake! So without further ado, here is my interpretation of this month’s theme – “books”.
Don’t forget to hop over to Alana Harris Photography to see her “books” post!
Some of my favorites from a recent session. There’s just no way to not love a little girl in a vintage pink dress in an orchard full of blossoms! Add in some magical sunlight and a delicate crown of flowers and you can’t help but swoon.
When you print a photo as an enlargement, you are not only changing the size of the image, but changing the shape as well. Just like wide screen and full screen movies have different height-to-width ratios, so do different standard picture sizes. Take a look to see how different picture sizes will affect your image…
Any DSLR (with the exception of a medium-format or large-format camera) shoots in the 4×6 ratio. This means that when you make a 4×6 print, it will look exactly the way it’s framed in-camera. But if you enlarge it to a 5×7, you can see that some of the height will get cropped off. With an 8×10, even more height is lost. So if you had something important at the very top it would get cut out. And you can see the ratios of other common sizes in the diagram as well. In the 20×24 size, the the colorful lanterns get completely cut out of the image. This is definitely something to keep in mind while taking pictures. I usually try to frame my photo the way I want it, but then zoom out a bit to leave some extra cropping room. If you’ll be making enlargements, this will really pay off in the end.