I actually did not indulge, although I really wanted to. Two more weeks of eating a lot of cucumbers and chicken breasts. Sigh... But I could REALLY go for a mall pretzel right about now...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Hi Wendy, I'd like to get more into photography, but honestly never used anything better than my Sony point and shoot. What would you recommend as a "starter camera"? Thanks! Briana priesterspeace.blogspot.com
I would recommend an entry level DSLR. Canon's EOS Rebel T2i or Nikon's D90. Both great cameras. I'm partial to Nikon, of course, but the best thing to do is to try each out at a camera store and see which one "feels" better to you. Good luck!
Posted by wenderful at 9:35 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I'm excited to shoot my first wedding next month! :)
Posted by wenderful at 5:18 PM
I shoot with a Nikon D700 and a D50 as back-up.
Posted by wenderful at 5:14 PM
I was wondering what you know about the 50mm lens v. the 150mm lens. Are they comparable? Which would you suggest? And why?
I need a little more information to answer that. I have both the 50mm 1.8 and the 50mm 1.4 and love them both. The 150mm would allow me to be further away to capture the same image but I don't know what the aperture capability is so it's hard to know if I'd recommend it. The smaller the number, the more I'd recommend it. :)
Posted by wenderful at 5:12 PM
Friday, April 23, 2010
Our neighbors brought over two young horses to graze in our pasture. This one did not like me being in there with him. He kept trying to eat my camera. I think I'll stay outside the fence next time.
Posted by wenderful at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The eye doctor found out we have good insurance so she suggested I bring all the kids in for a quick check. It made for a great 365 opportunity. :) (He's 20/20, by the way)
Posted by wenderful at 9:29 AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Ahhh... finally some sunshine. Can't wait for those warm summer nights.
Posted by wenderful at 1:24 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
My daughter posing in downtown Boise. I met up with several other photographers and we had a day of non-stop shooting on Saturday. It was so fun!
Posted by wenderful at 10:05 PM
Friday, April 16, 2010
Day 1 of The Big Diet. Believe it or not I have to stuff myself with foods like this for the first 2 days.
Posted by wenderful at 8:29 PM
What are your favorite props? How did you go about collecting props? Where did you get the adorable faux fur that you use?
I really try and make use of things around a client's home before I pull out my own props. I think it makes the images more meaningful to the clients. But I do like to collect fun props at antique stores, like the Pepsi crate I've used a few times. I love babies in hats too. :) Etsy is great for newborn props. The fur is actually a rug that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I love blankets with interesting textures too. :)
Posted by wenderful at 8:20 PM
I just use my in-camera meter. So far it has worked for me. :)
Posted by wenderful at 8:15 PM
Thursday, April 15, 2010
After lots of headaches and complaining of double-vision, I finally took him in to get his eyes checked. He came out with these cute glasses. He was SO excited. Seriously. He's been wanting glasses for a long time. And I just thought he wanted them for fun since his friends have them. Mother-of-the-year award goes to me. Thank you.
Posted by wenderful at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I just love the light in my kitchen and the reflection I caught on the counter.
Posted by wenderful at 8:28 PM
He loves these bunnies with all his might. I have to keep an eye on him. :)
Posted by wenderful at 8:26 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
OK. So I lied. More bunny pictures. They really are just so adorable. This is George. They all fit in that pink Easter basket.
Posted by wenderful at 9:39 PM
A typical day with my 5 year-old and I. I'll miss this next year when he goes off to kindergarten.
Posted by wenderful at 9:39 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I promise. This is the last bunny pic for awhile. They just opened their eyes today and I couldn't resist. :)
Posted by wenderful at 5:53 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I was finishing up an assignment for a workshop and he was supposed to be "gazing into the distance and contemplating". He thought I was a little Koo-koo. So glad I snapped this as he was giggling at me.
Posted by wenderful at 11:52 PM
Do ya think there's a feeding discrepancy here?
The little guy is Steve, named by my 5 year-old son. And the big bruiser is Ringo, named by my Beatles-loving 14 year-old daughter.
Tomorrow is the day they're supposed to open their eyes.
Posted by wenderful at 7:41 PM
A house full of boys = a house full of Legos. And most are not put together like this.
Posted by wenderful at 7:39 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
I only took three of the five out for this shoot. They may not look it but they're pretty fast at scooting around blindly. I was afraid they'd fall off the laundry room counter if I had all five out at once. They have more fur and seem to be eating pretty well so far.
Posted by wenderful at 8:40 AM
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Pinewood Derby fun. Erik made a car shaped like an ice cream sandwich with a bite taken out. Erik and Will are racing each other. You can see them running down the track.
Posted by wenderful at 8:49 PM
Spring is such a toss-up around here. One minute the sun will be shining and the next we'll have a full blown blizzard. In either case you can bet it will be cold and windy. Sighhhh....
Posted by wenderful at 8:48 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Never. But I'll totally take it! (I love that show BTW.)
Posted by wenderful at 9:12 PM
I read Bryan Peterson's book "Understanding Exposure" over about a month and practiced as I went. After that I just kept working on it. I'd say it took me three or four months to feel comfortable with manual to the point where it automatically started to "click". LOL
Posted by wenderful at 9:11 PM