Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Blog

I’ve made it official…according to the state of Oregon, I own a business.  Well, I already owned a business, so now I own a photography business as well.  And since I’m being all official, I have a new blog:   www.jenwhitephotography.blogspot.com.  I haven’t decided whether to keep up both blogs, but for now I’ll be posting on the other site, so please join me! 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Remember last post when I mentioned people who look adorable when taking pictures?  Here’s another great example:



Thanks Emily!  I had a great time and learned so much.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Playing with Pictures

Last week, some friends and I went to the park to play with our cameras.  We were practicing using different shutter speeds, camera modes, depth of field, etc.



The two above are examples of how changing the depth of field can affect your photograph.  The bottom has a shallow depth of field (and is a bit over exposed—sorry about that), which is a nice way to bring attention to your subject.  Incidentally, my goal is to somehow learn to be as adorable as she is while taking pictures. 


I’m normally more interested in portraits than other types of photos, but this picture makes me happy.


Playing with shutter speed (hint:  a fast shutter speed will freeze the droplets in air, a slow shutter speed will make the water look like it’s flowing, but you’ll want to use a tripod for that and I didn’t bring mine).





Just a note:  I’m perfectly happy with my boys.  They’re rough and tough and FUN.  I wouldn’t trade them for anything.  But sometimes, I see something that makes me think it might be fun to also have a little girl.  Like these shoes by a bench in the park. 


This wasn’t at the park, but was a cute one I found on my camera while taking the others off.  We went to a U-Pick farm to get raspberries for jam and summer smoothies, but this little guy read the sign wrong:  he thought it said “U-Pick I-Eat!”

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So Sweet

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My favorite picture from this shoot keeps changing.  This one is my current favorite.  Thanks again Katie for sharing your wonderful family with me.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


KR14 Ortonish 

This style of editing was developed by a man named Orton.  I can’t decide whether to love or to hate it.  It gives pictures a somewhat dreamy look, but also makes them look very, well, edited.  What do you think?  Love it or hate it?

The Family


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Hill Snyder Family 4by6 crop    Katie and Boys cropped


Ryan and kids2 cropped not printable

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

K and R

K and R were fun to work with.  They’re genuinely nice people and are raising kind and loving children, so I enjoyed our whole session.  But my favorite part may have been their couple shots.  They adore each other, and it shows.