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Composing Memorable Photos: 5 Easy Tips

Posted in Photography, Photos with tags , , on November 29, 2012 by shutterbuggeek

Composing Memorable Photos: 5 Easy Tips

When taking pictures, it’s natural to center the subject. The photos actually appear fine until you learn about the Rule of Thirds. This rule is used to guide you were to place your subject and other objects to create more interesting photos.

Using the Rule of Thirds, you place your subject and other objects along the lines of what’s basically a tic tac toe grid. Some newer cameras actually have a grid option to help with composition.

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Quick Photo Editing Tips and Tricks

Posted in Photography, Photos with tags , , on November 18, 2012 by shutterbuggeek

Quick Photo Editing Tips and Tricks

I love looking at my friends’ pictures on Facebook, but one of my pet peeves are when some of them are too dark, not sharp, or the subject is so small that I can’t make out who or what it is.

If you’re guilty of this, I have a fix for you no matter if you’re uploading from a camera, tablet, or personal computer. By editing your photos, you can turn a mediocre picture into a beautiful photo in a few quick and easy steps.

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Photos Woven Into One App

Posted in Hi-Tech, Photography, Photos with tags , , , on July 12, 2012 by shutterbuggeek

As a photographer, I have photos stored in several clouds. I have to use several photo viewing apps to watch the slide shows or look at individual photos. My luck changed when I went to the CEA Line Shows in New York and discovered Woven.

I stopped by the Woven booth and they demoed their great app that makes the lives of anyone who has photos in a cloud easier. It gathers pictures from Photobucket, SmugMug, flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Shutterfly, Instagram, Dropbox, and more, and makes them all viewable at one source. This free mobile app is available for iOS, Android, Nook, and Kindle, and it isn’t just for photographers.

Thumbnails are downloaded and stored for off-line viewing. When you have access to wi-fi or cell service, you can see the entire photo. It’s great to have them all consolidated in one spot. I’ve re-discovered photos I had forgotten about.

I can’t believe how simple it is to use, and I’ve been telling all of my friends about it. I love using Woven, and think it will be well worth your time to check out the app. Once you’ve tried it, let me know what you think.

Fireworks 2012

Posted in Photos with tags , , on July 3, 2012 by shutterbuggeek

Every year I look forward to Independence Day fireworks. I’m actually happy they all don’t take place on the 4th of July, since that gives me a chance to see more in other locations. Just in case I don’t make it to others, I’ll share some of my favorite photos from last night with you. Happy 4th of July!

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Princeton Fireworks 2012

Grounds for Sculpture Photowalk

Posted in Photos with tags , , on February 9, 2012 by shutterbuggeek

I took a photowalk  at the Grounds for Sculpture and wanted to share a few shots with you. The photos don’t do these pieces justice, so I encourage you to see these works of art yourself, especially if you’ve never been, or it’s been a while since your last visit.

Grounds for Sculpture - 1

Grounds for Sculpture - 2

Grounds for Sculpture - 3

Grounds for Sculpture - 4

Grounds for Sculpture - 6

Trio of Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Posted in Photos, Travel with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by shutterbuggeek

Vacations always inspire me to take more photos to share with family and friends. So I’ve decided to show you some of my favorite shots. Here is a trio of sunrises and sunsets. Let me know which is your favorite by voting below.

Sunset at the Marshlands of St Johns River in Christmas, FL

Sunset of the Norwegian Gem Returning From FL and the Bahamas

New York City Sunrise

Fourth of July Photos

Posted in Photos with tags , on July 5, 2011 by shutterbuggeek

I love the fourth of July for many reasons. The cherry on top is all of the area fireworks. The displays are great to watch, but are also a golden opportunity to take photos. Last year I shot some New York City fireworks, but this year I stuck close to home.

Here’s the EXIF: ISO 100, f/5.6, Bulb setting, manual focus to infinity, exposure and focal length varied, no flash was fired.

Please post a link to any fireworks photos you’ve taken this year. I’d love to see them!

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