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Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and taking a peak.  Now I never claim to know everything, or be perfect, or even being able to spell!  I work really hard to not only be a good photographer, but have a personal connection to my clients and understanding what they want (especially when they might not know).  In addition I love to help others improve their own pictures.  Let's face it...no one can afford a personal photographer to follow them around 24/7 (but if you do know someone give them my name!). 

My blog has a collection of advise, current photo experiences and the personal updates.  My new 2012 series (TT- Tipsy Thursday) is a combo of all kinds of questions I've received, things I've seen & even those mistakes I've made in my years of shooting.  I'm ALWAYS in need to know what other people want to hear about, so please email me with ANY suggestions.  Again thanks for stoping by and hopefully you enjoy!

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Thursday, May 31 2012

Tipsy Thursday #20

Flowers and even interesting plants can make some great images.  Image just using your own cool pictures to decorate your home rather than spending lots of money on some artist's work.  Here's a few tips to get started:

 
What's in your background is part of the photograph as well!  Busy and distracting backgrounds can pull from your real focus.  You can use a white/black piece of paper, beautiful blue sky or something simular. 
 
Put your iso as low as you can. 
 
Your camera probably has a macro/close up mode (that is marked by the flower).  There is a tendency to get some blur so a tripod is a great idea as well. 
 
Auto focus is a good thing but with this situation it's hard for the camera to focus sometimes on what you want to focus on.  So if you can pick your focus point/use manual.
 
On that same point of focusing, take many many shots.  When I'm photographing my tomatoes I take many shots...just the slightest difference in focus can make a HUGE difference. 
 
Remember that you don't need the typical angles with flowers...and unlike people they wont complain sitting there for so long like your kids will!  Try cutting parts off, close ups of the center bloom, even photographing up the stem at the back of the bloom.  See what you can get!!!
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