Sweet baby hummingbird

My birthday is next week, and I found an awesome deal on a zoom lens for my camera.  I found it at Target for only $99.  It is a Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens.  Today I had my first chance to see how well it works.  We were outside, and my daughter pointed out a hummingbird on the tree.  I ran in to change lenses, and came back out to snap some pictures.  I noticed that there were two hummingbirds {Read More}

Changing Point of View

As I started taking pictures of therapy activities for Therapy Fun Zone, I needed to work on my photography skills. The first step is to change my point of view.  I noticed many of my pictures are taken looking down on the activity.  I needed to get my camera down into the activity. That made a much better point of view. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a {Read More}

Roller Skating

It brings back memories of my youth going roller skating.  This is my son’s end of year class party.  I took a lot of pictures to try to get just the right blur. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Dogwood

Right now in Yosemite valley the Dogwood trees are in full bloom.  They have beautiful white flowers that cover the trees, and they almost glow as the sun is going down.  I was almost able to capture that glowing quality.It is beautiful.  I had to turn the focus to manual, and turn my flash off.  Then I used a tripod and let my camera take in the light.  It’s good the trees aren’t whizzing by like kids are.  Here is {Read More}

blurry pictures

I was taking pictures for my therapy activity site and many of them came out blurry.  I read people’s comments on how to take good pictures, and they always say to turn off the flash.  I tried that, but I guess that only works when your subjects are furniture or food because moving kids get all blurry.  It is kind of cool though.I guess with my subject matter, I need the flash indoors. **** I often will link to things {Read More}

what kind of camera is best

I hear all the time that good pictures are not dependent on what type of camera is used, but on the photographer.  This is true a lot of the time, but I have found that it really helps your pictures if you have a good camera too.  I have a little camera that is a canon point and shoot type.  It is a good camera and I love it.  It is a good size to carry around etc.  I got {Read More}