Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. (: This year we went to my grandparent's house for Thanksgiving with my Dad's sister and her family. Here are a few of my favorites from the day. (:


Friday, November 18, 2011

More Star Trail Photography

So here I am, once again posting a star trail photo. This one is by far my favorite. I still need to figure out how to get rid of the purple corners. Maybe if there was less light around it would help. Same settings as last time, but I cannot remember for the life of me how long it exposed. Possibly somewhere between 10 and 25 minutes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

C&D Couple Shoot

This past Saturday I did a just for fun couple shoot of my boyfriend's sister and her boyfriend. They're adorable. (:


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Star Trail Photos!

So tonight I finally got around to doing some star trail (long exposure) photos. As far as the quality, they're not that great, and they're nothing compared to the ones I shared when I introduced this shoot. But, all that aside.. I'm so excited because.. IT WORKED!!! I'm definitely going to keep practicing and do some more of these, but doing these long exposures sucks all the juice right out of your camera battery, so I could only do 3 exposures, and only 2 of them are worth posting. These are completely SOOC. I used my camera's remote on the Timed exposure in my Manual settings. I let them expose for about 5 minutes each (it should have been WAY longer, but I was too excited to let it expose any more (: ). ISO 100, f10, and... I think that was it. I don't know what's up with the purple in the corners. Any ideas? The first one is without a flash, and the second one is with the flash on.

Georgia O'Keeffe

For my photo class at PFA I had to research an artist, so I chose Georgia O'Keeffe.

As I was researching I stumbled across this painting that I fell in love with. It's called "Summer Days" and is, in fact, by Georgia O'Keeffe. I immediately saved this to my hard-drive and printed out. I had to have it for my wall, even if it was just a lousy inkjet print. I love the subject of the photo- the buck skull. When I think of Summer, this painting is not it, but I guess if you lived in New Mexico or Arizona it would be. I love the colors and the contrast of the cool background with the warm horizon and flowers. I just love everything about this. Someday I will have a real print of this. Framed. In my house. Somewhere.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 4th

Yesterday was a day filled with photography, of all different things. I've got pictures from scenery to shotgun shells. Also had a shoot with my boyfriend. His sister took all the pictures, and edited plenty of her own, but I edited a few, myself. (: Here are some of the highlights from the day:PS- I haven't forgotten about the star trail photos. I'm actually getting ready to go out and experiment with it right now! Photos to come...
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Star Trail Photography


So, my recent obsession is star trail (aka long exposure) photography. I'm in love with the idea and I cannot wait to try it myself. I've been doing some research online to figure out how exactly to do it. I have a remote (which is what all the websites said I would need), but I didn't think I had the right kind. After a little help from my photo teacher, Mrs. O., I now know that the remote I have will, in fact, work for it! Now all I need is to figure out how to set my timed shutter setting on my camera for it to work. I'm so excited to try it! I think I'll have to wait until we're in the mountains again to be able to see the stars well enough for it to work. I may try some tests around here, though.

HERE is a link to a how-to for star trail photography using a film SLR.
And HERE is a link to a how-to for star trail photography using a DSLR.

And now for some star trail photos I pulled off the Internet. They're absolutely gorgeous!