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
Thursday, July 22, 2010
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
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
We spent just over an hour at the park taking pictures, which to a kid seems just a little longer than eternity. I understand the injustice of it all. I remember enduring the torture of Family Picture Day. So I have a confession. I brought foam dart guns, and I told the kids if they smiled nicely, I’d let them use their parents as target practice.
I think it worked. And, yes, I use bribery daily with my own children. Only I prefer to call it positive reinforcement.
By the end, I think they really were having a good time.
I have some pics of the parents to post tomorrow, and then I’ll try to pick my favorites of the whole family. It’s hard to choose favorites when you’re working with such an adorable family!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
When I was young, I had a friend whose house was surrounded by trees. I don't know how many acres there were, but to me it seemed like they owned a whole forest. I spent many happy hours exploring the woods and climbing trees on her property. I can't wait until we have a home with some property where I can grow trees for my boys to climb. They'll probably be fruit trees because I love things that multitask, but the real purpose will be climbing.