Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photography Questions!

I know lots of people follow Mckmamas Blog and she just did a big live discussion about photography. I thought I would open my blog up to questions about photography. Anything I can help you with I would love to. Let me know if you have any Questions about Editing, taking pictures, cameras, props, shooting in raw or jpeg or anything.

I will leave you with a few pictures from the wedding I shot this weekend in a small town in North Dakota. I was worried about it but I used all of my surroundings and I am in love with a few handfuls of pictures! I have spent about 4 hours editing so far and am about half way done. I had a shoot on Sunday and I have another one tonight as well as two this weekend. I have lots of editing to get done :)


Tina Fisher said...

I totally saw you on the live chat today! You were rockin'! I thought to myself....hey, she's my friend and now I know who to ask to get some of my questions answered.

Any day now I am getting back into the slr world. I used to have a film, then got a point and shoot and will be getting a Cannon Rebel XSi. I think I am going to get one of those lenses that Jennifer uses...the 50mm macro? Where do you recommend getting if from and do you have any idea of cost?

At some point (when I actually get the camera and can play around) I'd like to talk to you more about "blurry" and no flash pictures.

I also noticed there were a lot of questions about lightroom, photoshop, CS4 and Photoshop (the big one.....what do you use? I bought elements and can't even use it until I get a new computer as mine is too slow! :(


Meant to be a mom said...

I am needing your ideas. As a photographer I thought you might be able to help me. This isn't really a photographer question though so sorry its not one of those.
We are taking our family Christmas pictures next week and Cooper is taking his first Christmas shots as well. I'm at a loss as to what to wear (all of us). We are taking most of them in our house with our tree and some possibly outdoors at night in front of a big light display.
We can have two different outfits if we want. Any ideas? I'm not sure what to get for these shots. I'm drawing a blank big time.

Candi said...

AWESOME!! OK, how do you get your pictures to have the "duller" look when you edit? I have PSE 6 and I can make my photos sharp, but can't seem to get that softer look like you do.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! You do great work. I hope the couple had a special day...

Mary said...

Hey Erin! The program I downloaded is called Windows Live Writer. If you go to the bottom of the "Flurrie" post I have a link to it. It's amazing! I recommend downloading it. It is so easy. It will be nice for your photography. The pictures come up a lot more clear and you can do all kinds of cool stuff with them.

Here's the link... http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/

You'll love it!

MamaBear said...

Hi Erin - sitting down to work on your book and thought I'd throw my two cents towards a couple of comments that were left under this post - Tina, I got my 50mm 1.8 at National Camera in Edina (near Southdale). I paid $100. Best $100 I've ever spent.

And if anyone is considering using livewriter, keep in mind that you might want to check to make sure that it doesn't conflict with Blurb's Booksmart software (if you plan to make blog books from your blog that is)

susie said...

I have the 50mm lense and LOVE it. I would love to get another lense that has more depth - not fixed....meaning I wouldn't have to back up so far to get what I want in my shot - that would take just as great photos but at the same time wouldn't make me poor! I loved the $100 price on my 50mm. I can spend a bit more, I just don't want to break the bank.

Candice said...

I need to work on editing. How do I get started? Also, how do I set up a home studio? How do you get kids to look, smile, and stay in one place when photographing? These days I can't get a single shot out of a photos shoot. Ugh!

Thanks for the advice. :)

Melissa said...

what equipment do you have?
what editing software do you use?
how did you make the leap to professional?
for portrait photography (newborn and toddler mostly) what lenses do you think are must haves?
do you use flash or only natural light?