11 February, 2008


Looking to get better shots? (He he he. . .pun intended, don't go all haywire on me).

Aloha all,

First off, thanks SO MUCH for coming around (and for some of you thats around and around and around and I love you to the moon and back for that). Now that I'm blogging here as well as DPS, I need your help coming up with material you'll dig. What are you wondering about . . . specifically as far as photography is concerned. . .unidentified rash? Please go elsewhere for advise. What questions are floating around in your brain? OR do you just have a good idea for a post that you're willing to hand over to me? Please comment here with your wonderful wonderings, happy thoughts, beautiful ideas.




shelly said...

I'd love ideas on posing larger groups of 8 or more, without it looking terribly "posed" or formal!

Also, some good manual settings, and in what situations you would use them. Did I say that in a way that makes sense?

Jessica said...

I agree with info on manuel settings for real beginners like me trying to find out info! Like how to get a nice crip focus close up!!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved the topic of your last DPS post.

How about suggesting readers submit their photos for review - like a "photo clinic." They could provide the photo and you could give them advice on how they can take a better shot in the future.

I know I'd have dozens of photos to send your way. :-)

Heather said...

I would LOVE to know about different lenses! What size does different things/looks, etc.
ALSO, I know I've talked to you about this before and it's a tough subject, but indoor, no window lighting and what to do! Love your guts!

Heather said...

P.S. I like you more than friends.

Scott & Tami said...

Nat-Definitely the whole manual setting too...and when do you use filters and which ones are practical to have. You are amazing girl!!

i'm erin. said...

I would love ANYTHING! I just soak it up! I liked the lighting suggestion, could you give more tips on shooting outside in daylight, where to stand, what sun to avoid?!?

AJ said...

I only have a regular digital camera (casio exilim) and I would love to learn different functions to make a reg. cam take fab shots.

Anonymous said...

I would also love to know more about group photos, manual settings and how about catching a great shot - tips or advice on what kinds of things to look for. I'm not sure I have the "eye" for photography but am trying to learn how to capture great photos. Or, you know... anything really, haven't seen a shot of yours yet that I haven't liked!

Heather said...

Yeah- group photos are sometimes awkward and always difficult. Please tell!

Anonymous said...

I would also like to know how to take great shots with a point 'n' shoot. I've been trying not to use the flash in my photos and have found success... except that many of my indoor shots come out a little grainy. Help!

Janna said...

Okay, this is probably a stupid question, but here goes.

I have 2 lenses for my Nikon D70:
Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:3.5-4.5G
Nikkor 70-300mmm 1:4.5-5.6G
If I want to take some close up pictures of little things, like maybe a ladybug or something, do I need a macro lens too? Or could I get very similar results by using my 70-300 lens on a tripod and just zooming in really close? I have taken some photos sort of like this that have been fine, but I'm wondering if they could be better with a different lens. My favorite use for my telephoto lens is to take photos of my kid from across the yard while he doesn't realize he's being photographed. I also use it when he does know and get really great blurred backgrounds. Do you know what all the numbers on my lenses mean? I understand the mm, I think, but have no clue what the second set of numbers mean. What type of lens is your favorite ? Thanks for writing such a cool blog!

Anna said...

Found you through DPS, and LOVE your work!

So here is my question. I can learn about how to work my camera from any number of places, but from artistic pros like you, I want to try and learn how to make my photos breathe and glow and come alive the way yours do.

Can you talk a little bit about how you get some of your great shots, like the engagement series? How you "pose" them --they are the farthest thing from posed, so that's not exactly what I mean.

And your color! Your processing is GORGEOUS, any tips you can share?