Monday, October 13, 2014

"just shoot me" - a camera still life

(edited in PicMonkey with their daguerrotype-shiro action, 50%, and textured with Kim's 2810 texture screen mode, 20% opacity)

I began to delve into photography less than five years ago, starting out with a simple point and shoot.
I fell in love with seeing the beauty of life through my camera lens.
About a year later I bought a Nikon d5000 and began to learn a bit about photography with a dslr.
I learned by reading my camera manual, through online articles and videos, by asking my professional photography friends questions, and most of all, by trial and error.

(edited with Kim's 100 texture, lighten, 20% opacity)

Eventually I sold my d5000 and I now have a Nikon d7000.
I also bought a 50mm and a 35mm prime lens.
The 35mm is my favorite go-to lens for indoors.

 (edited with Kim's achieve texture, hard light, 25% opacity)

I still have a long way to go and much to learn about photography, 
but as I said, it's become a real delight in my life.

This little vintage camera was a gift from a photography friend, 
and I have since added two other old cameras to my collection.
I use them for display only.
I'm definitely a digital photography gal.

( edited with PicMonkey's rapture, 50%, and Kim's 1412, lighten, 20% opacity)


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31 comments:

  1. That's an adorable Brownie Hawkeye. I have a small vintage camera collection, some of which I used to use. :)

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    1. I keep my eyes open for affordable old cameras at the thrift and antique stores, but they are quite collectible so the prices are sometimes pricey.

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  2. My daughter has been taking a lot of pictures lately and thinks she might be developing an interest in photography. I think it would be awesome if she decides it's something she'd like to persue. :)

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    1. It's a wonderful way to see beauty with fresh eyes and to be creative!

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  3. Beautiful vignettes, Elizabeth! I think you do exceptional work with a camera....and your simple edits are superb!

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    1. Thank you so much, Evelyn! I appreciate your encouragement.

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  4. I really love the composition of these pictures :)

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  5. I would call you a photography pro, Elizabeth! Your posts and photos are always so inspiring.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Mary Alice, you are so kind! Thank you!

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  6. Very pretty pictures. I have been learning photography for about three years now ,through trial and error, articles and videos. I shoot with the 5100 and I too have the 35 and 50. My TT post was taken with my 50. How fun that we have similar photography journeys. It is a delight to me as well.

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    1. That's wonderful to know, Abrianna! I love that we aren't all old pros on these link-ups!

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  7. I would say you are quite professional in your photography and editing skills! I always love to see your images. These are beautiful.

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  8. Your images are gorgeous - I love the styling of your props. That old camera, with the old photographs, is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am grateful for your encouragement!

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    2. I try each week to leave a comment on your blog but it doesn't like to let me. I really loved your photos of the pumpkins and gourds so much.

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    3. I just figured out that it let's me if I don't try to sign in with google but just manually enter my info. I left a comment on your beautiful cornbread post!

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  9. Love your pictures!! One quick question with Picmonkey--I've only used the free version. Have you upgraded? Whatever you're doing, I want to do the same thing!

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    1. Julie, I do subscribe to the premium version. It's very inexpensive.

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  10. How beautiful - I love how you arranged everything!

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! So glad you popped in!

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  11. Wonderful vintage camera. Your still life composition is delightful.

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  12. Photography is such a wonderful medium, capable of endless possibilities! The vintage feel of your photos are so warm and inviting. Very lovely.

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  13. All beautifully done. Your compositions for the still life is right on it. Love the little plant in the cup.

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  14. Your photography always inspires me.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. I LOVE these, and I love that I now know how you got started with photography.

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  16. So sweet, I have the same vintage camera in my collection. They make for great still life shoots don't they!

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