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!


11.17.2014

Monday's Musings - Seeing the Bigger Picture in Life

by Mary Denman
Twitter @marydenman


There are times in life when things happen and I don't understand. 

Some really hard times. Some really hard things. 

When I was young, I tended to question God's motives and ask "Why?"

"Why did Grandpa have to die?"

"Why did Mama Kate (my grandmother) have to die?" 

"Why did I have to have a tonsillectomy and have really bad post surgery complications?"

I, very immaturely, thought that if I loved God, things should and would go well for me. That I shouldn't hurt or suffer. 

Sadly, it led me to question God's motives. "If God loved me, then bad stuff wouldn't happen."

It has taken a lot of years and life to change my thinking. 

11.12.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Lake Como, Italy

by Mary Denman
Twitter @MaryDenman


Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

Drop by on Friday for Photography Tips.
This week will HOPEFULLY be Part 2: taking pictures in low-lighting INSIDE.


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I am having major computer issues and it may take a few days to get it resolved. I'm using my older computer for the moment because my new computer is holding my pictures hostage...  ;)

So I apologize if I can't get Friday's post up and running! 

But please consider popping over to my last Friday post here. 
I want to know what photography tips YOU would like to see. 
I listed topics you can choose from! 
Just leave me a comment with your requests!


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Here is a night time shot of Lake Como, Italy.

Have a great day! 




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11.08.2014

Photo Tip Fridays: What Photography Tips Will Help you the Most?

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman
Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome back!


Unfortunately, due to some pretty frustrating/huge/confounding (pick one or two, or all three) technical difficulties with my computers this week, your regularly scheduled Photo Tip, Part 2 on Taking Indoor Shots with Available Lighting has been pre-empted. I will be spending the weekend talking with tech geeks to solve the aforementioned challenges...

However, I thought I'd take this time to get a better sense of how I can best serve you with photography tips going forward. 

I know that you can search the web for any photography related questions you may have. So I want this place, my blog, to be a comfortable place you can come anytime for tips that relate to you and inspire you to do more with YOUR photography. To inspire you to use your own photography on your blog. 

11.04.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Fun Fall Shoot

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman
Instagram: MaryFDenman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

Drop by on Friday for Photography Tips.
This week will be Part 2: taking pictures in low-lighting INSIDE.

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I did a photo shoot recently.
With a GREAT subject....


Mary Denman Photography

10.31.2014

Photo Tip Friday: Creating Ghostly Images

by Mary Denman
Twitter @MaryDenman
Instagram @Maryfdenman


Today, I decided to teach you how to create ghostly photographic images. 

I learned this photo technique from my brother way back in the 80's. On film.  

I finally realized I could duplicate it on digital. 

So, today's tip will definitely be more technical. But worth it. 

Let's get started!  

10.28.2014

Wordless Wednesday - The Feeling of Fall

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman
Instagram: MaryFDenman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

Drop by on Friday for Photography Tips.
This week will be Part 2: taking pictures in low-lighting INSIDE.

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I was in the mountains recently.
Here's the feeling of fall . . . 

The feeling of fall, reflected in the lake by Mary Denman Photography

10.23.2014

Photo Tip Friday: Shooting in Low Light, Part 1

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

Today's tip is about taking shots in dim lighting.

This week is Part 1 and we're going to cover photography in an outdoor setting.
Next week in Part 2, we'll cover indoor shots.

Taking photographs in low light can be challenging. We've all taken a shot in a low light situation, thinking it would be okay. But after you looked at the shot, it was too dark to be worth much.

So then you turned on the flash.

Either it didn't help at all (because the subject matter was too far away) or it washed out the shot (because the subject matter was too close).

And, you came away disappointed. Well, let's try and remedy that.

10.21.2014

Wordless Wednesday - Apple Picking

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman
Instagram: MaryFDenman

Welcome back for Wordless Wednesday!

Drop by on Friday for Photography Tips.
This week will be about taking pictures in low-lighting.

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Here's part of my family going apple picking! Fun, fun!
We went apple picking! by Mary Denman

10.19.2014

Monday's Musings - Mom's Watching Over Us

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

This past weekend, I got to go visit my Daddy. I love getting to hang out with him. We sit a lot. And that's fine with me. 

Actually, on Saturday afternoon, while my husband, son and my brother and his kids all went to the movies, Daddy and I had a contest. He sat on the sofa at one end and I lay down on the other. We raced to see who fell asleep first.  

Daddy won, hands down. But I won for the longest nap! 

We had good North Carolina Bar-B-Que, banana pudding and delicious apples. We read through some of Mom's memories that she and written down. (More about those in another post.) 

We just enjoyed being around each other. As we prepared to leave, I asked my husband to take my picture with Daddy. That's when I saw it. Look in the background of our shot...there are pictures of my Mom on the mantel, smiling and beautiful. Right over our shoulders! 

You know, it feels as if she's still here. I can't believe it's been a year and a half since we lost her. 

I think about her every single day. I feel her love, her encouragement. I miss her for sure! But I love how deeply she's taken up residence in my heart. 

I do feel as if Mom is watching over us, cheering us on. Still loving all of us. 

For that, I am ever so grateful! 

Mary


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