12.16.2014

Wordless Wednesday: Wanna Build a Snowman?

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 
This snowman is my wishful thinking....
He showed up last year in January.
I'm wishing he'll come back in December.
But I live in the South, hence the wishful thinking!

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Isn't he just adorable??

12.15.2014

How do you use Portrait Versus Landscape Orientation? Part 2

by Mary Denman @MaryDenman

Mary Denman Photography


Today's photo tip is Part 2 in learning how to understand and use portrait and landscape orientations. This will help you learn how they affect your photography. We're going to examine pictures of people and see how each orientation affects them. We'll also look at a couple of shots with strong lines.




Reminder:

Portrait is the same as vertical orientation. 
Landscape is the same as taking a horizontal orientation. 

Let's get started. 

12.09.2014

Wordless Wednesday: First Snow & My Kids

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

Our first snow to play in! 
Sort of...we saw this snow while traveling. It was so pretty.
So we stopped for a few minutes.
Notice how appropriately my kids are dressed! ;)

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First Snow by Mary Denman

Four of my favorite people in the world....my youngest 4 kids. 

12.08.2014

Monday's Musings: What's Holding You Back?

By Mary Denman  @MaryDenman


My age has never bothered me. Turning 30 or 40? No big deal.

Fifty is coming in a little over a year. It really doesn't bother me.

I guess I could think about how I've probably already lived half my life. But even then, that doesn't mean my life is over.

Because it's not. Not by a long shot!

But do I live every day to the fullest? No.

Why? Because there are things that get in the way. Things that hold me back.

12.05.2014

Photo Tip Friday: How do you use Portrait Versus Landscape Orientation? Part 1

by Mary Denman @MaryDenman


Landscape by Mary Denman Photography
Today's photo tip is Part 1 in learning to understand portrait and landscape orientations and how they affect your photography. There are rarely hard and fast rules in photography so it's good to understand the strengths of using each orientation. This will help decide how you compose your shots.


As you get to know more about how to use them, then you can experiment.


The first thing to understand is that landscape is also known as horizontal orientation.

Likewise, portrait orientation is also known as a vertical shot.

12.02.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Red Tail Hawk

by Mary Denman
Twitter @MaryDenman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday.

Look who dropped by! 
I can't believe we have hawks sitting in our yard now!!

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Red Tail Hawk by Mary Denman 

Red Tail Hawk by Mary Denman

11.25.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Old Man Frost

by Mary Denman
Twitter @MaryDenman



Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday.
And a Happy Thanksgiving!

Old Man Frost dropped by! 
He left us some cool artwork.

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Old Man Frost by Mary Denman

Old man Frost by Mary Denman

11.24.2014

Monday's Musings - An Unusual Thankfulness

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

As Thanksgiving here in the states draws closer, lots of people are realizing they have much to be thankful for. 

I am, too. 

However, this year, my focus is a little different. I do want to be thankful and list the blessings in my life. 

But my Thanksgiving list isn't typical. You might even say it's a little unusual.


11.21.2014

Photo Tip Friday: Shooting in Low Light - Part 2 (at Family Gatherings)

by Mary Denman @MaryDenman


Thanksgiving Turkey
Taking pictures inside your home can be a challenge. Why? Because of low lighting. Without lots of natural lighting flooding in, our photos can be dark, grainy or blurry. That's pretty frustrating. But there is hope! Once you learn a little about your camera ISO works, you can start shooting inside and be happy with the results. 

In Part 1 of this series, I covered shooting in low light while outside. You can read Shooting in Low Light, Part 1 

With Thanksgiving and other family holidays headed our way, I wanted this week's tip to do double duty.

Taking inside shots can be challenging because of the lighting. But, since we will be gathering with family inside for Thanksgiving, I decided to use family pictures to help about both lighting AND getting good family shots!

Let's get started.

11.19.2014

Wordless Wednesday - The Last of Fall

by Mary Denman
Twitter @MaryDenman


Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

I am now in the process of restoring my computer and all the photos back on it!!
Here's my advice from this experience....

BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER IMMEDIATELY!! 

My computer quit working because the hard drive was full. 
I know, I know. 
Not a good plan. 
But fortunately, an Apple tech backed up my computer's entire contents onto an external hard drive and I now have a functioning computer once more!!!
I still have to go through all the photos and delete some, but I didn't lose anything....

Anyway, PLEASE look at backing up your computer to an external drive! 
You don't want to lose a year of your life like I did. :)

So, I will be back on track Friday with Photo Tips...
Taking pictures inside with low lighting. 

And thanks for going back to my Friday post and letting me know what you want for photo tips. 
You can still check out that post here and vote on what you want to learn!


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Happy WW!