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But it’s not been still.  That’s what happens when you have a 2 year old in your life.

Let me introduce you to Miss E. Eilidh

My feisty whirlwind, who is always on the move since she found her feet.  Loves bubbles, trains, trucks and Digga’s! Also loves cuggles and tickles! And her favourite dinners are “Pasta!” or “Chicken Rice!”.

The above photo was taken while having a run around Pittmedden Gardens near Ellon last summer. If you want a photoshoot with your little one, let me know. We can sort out a short session, and you can have the photos on a secure gallery from which you can make your selection from.

Oh, by the way… It is quiet now, she’s sleeping!

 

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Spincycle by ChristopherRenfro
Spincycle, a photo by ChristopherRenfro on Flickr.

I want to have a go at this!

As seen in The Weekly Flickr Blog here:-

http://blog.flickr.net/en/2013/02/01/a-trick-of-the-light/

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When you see people with cameras, do you make the assumption that the quality of their photos aren’t great because they don’t have the “correct gear”?

I read the following article this morning and felt that I had to share it.

http://oopoomoo.com/2012/08/on-camera-gear-assumptions-can-get-you-in-trouble/

Yes, I have a DSLR but according to flickr, the most interesting photos on my stream were taken with my Canon Powershot Point & Shoot (though it does have a lot of manual options like a DSLR and to be fair I have been shooting with the Powershot longer than the DSLR too)

In fact, there’s a shot that I took on my phone that’s currently above the first DSLR shot that’s in that list.


Yes, I have a DSLR and I am still learning how to use it properly but I still get the odd moment of genius (even if I do say so myself) and come out with a stunner of a photo!

I don’t have proper editing software, just the Digital Photo Professional programme that came with the Canon 11ood (the Rebel T3 for those not in the UK) and just use http://www.ribbet.com for tweaking colours, adding text/watermark and effects.

One of the reasons I got the DSLR was that it can give you more gravitas, people are likely to believe that you are more professional, but I still can take decent, thought provoking, WOW photo’s with the P&S and the camera phone. It’s not all about professional equipment, it’s not all about the most up-to-date software and equipment. Yes, shoddy equipment doesn’t produce a good job but still the person wielding it has to have the eye, and the knowledge how to use it to it’s best potential!

I have seen people say “Oh, I can do that, I’ve got a good camera” when they’ve seen pictures in a gallery, but I have never seen their results. I have challenged them on it and still waiting on the results. I have seen some awful pictures in my time from people who have very good cameras but a) they don’t know how to use them outside of point and shoot on Auto, and b) they just don’t have the “eye” for the shot.

What do I mean by “eye”? Well, it’s seeing the shot before you shoot it. Landscape shots are easier as you don’t have to worry about immediate changes (unless someone walks into your shot) whereas sporty type shots are harder to anticipate as there is always something changing? Not sure what I mean? Well I like to take photos of landscapes and still life as they don’t move.

Whereas trying to take pictures of my Goddaughter and her sisters is so much trickier as they are always on the go, though to be fair, I have got some really great photos of them when they aren’t paying attention to me.

I don’t have the assertiveness (yet) to be a decent portrait photographer, though some people may disagree. I prefer reportage style photography where the subject isn’t aware of me actually taking the photo, so that they appear more relaxed and look natural and not in forced poses.

I do try to go out of my comfort zone and try new things (Part of rocking my frock in Edinburgh and Belfast was me pushing my boundaries) but I seem to come back to what I know and really love. Talking of which, it’s not raining at the moment, and I’d better go out and take more photos!

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That I have a facebook page?

There’s a box there to the right that will take you there if you want to have a look. Please do come and have a look and like the page please 🙂

 

In other news, I have been a little busy with tidying up photos from the birthday party that I was at as official photographer. A bit off piste for me but it was fun, even with a limo ride while taking photos on the way into town!

Not sure what my next project will be but as a result of that and some birthday money, I have a 50mm prime lens heading in my direction. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

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In this case, they are also being burst but not by me.

Fabien Oefner takes some amazing photos and if I ever win the Euromillions, then I want a set up like his!

He also has some other fabulous inspiration on his website and I think I may be a little in awe!

In other news, I have started a crafty project that has a shortish deadline, so photography is not at the front as I would like it to be but it’s not totally on the back burner.

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