PSJ11 Pencil Sketch

Photoshop Journey #11… For today’s journey, I kept to my promise to keep working with photographs. In this case I started with a photo taken by my son. Who can be seen, twice, in the reflection. I was dressed up in a wig and dress for Fabulous themed party. I zoomed into the sunglasses to…

My Failures

How many times have you failed at something? One, two, maybe three times? More? Have you ever compiled a list? I was reflecting on this today after my boss sent me a joke loosely based on reality. We’ve all failed at something; be it a project, a relationship, a resolution or even a Sunday dinner….

Today’s Favourite Photo…

The Fat Cat This photo was taken in our house. Sometimes when I can’t get outside I’ll look around the house for something to photograph, take several dozen shots and pick the most interesting.

Takin’ Photos…

I have been taking many pictures with my new Nikon D90, well over a hundred…this doesn’t include the several dozen I have deleted.  My very first picture was a “self-portrait”; you can see it in the banner of this blog. There are more buttons on this camera than in my car!  It is going to…

Dan’s Photos v2…

In the last post I went on and on about SmugMug, now I’ll go a little further… First of all, I posted some links that probably don’t work anymore… I was fooling around with my photo galleries all night! I made several modifications… The more I play with SmugMug, the more I like the interface. …

Dan’s Photos…

I recently started one of those “Photo-Sharing” accounts.  I decided to go with SmugMug, I really like their interface and the fact that there is NO advertisements.  Of course it isn’t free, but it isn’t expensive either (around $40/yr).  For this price you get unlimited storage and traffic, but I’m not here to sell it,…

Photo Blogs I like…

Below is a collection of Photography related blogs that I follow.  I like them all and they are listed in no particular order. Photography.ca – Photography blog / podcast. Meet the GIMP – Image Manipulation blog / podcast. Digital Photography Life – These two guys explain photography in terms even I can understand. digital Photography…

Two Posts in One Day!

I popped into a camera store today…got tired of the on-line research, wanted to get my hands on something solid. I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to purchase new digital camera, a DSLR.  The first thing I noticed was how much bigger they were, the second, how much heavier.  There was one…

Cameras, cameras, everywhere…

There are a lot of different kind of cameras out there, some of the big names are Canon, Nikon, Sony, and even Olympus!  There are many more to chose from.  The question is…how does one go about choosing a digital SLR?  The obvious place to start is the PRICE, how much can I afford. It…

Still reading…

I don’t know whether photography research is any good without a camera to use it on, but I am getting a lot of insight into the field. I wonder, for example, how a person decided to become a landscape photographer, a portrait photographer, wildlife photographer, etc…  Was it that beautiful sunset that started it all,…