Day 6: Portraits

My friend Bobcat happened to fit his background perfectly, so I had to take his picture. This should be on the cover of New Mexico magazine. :)
My friend Bobcat happened to fit his background perfectly, so I had to take his picture. This should be on the cover of New Mexico magazine. 🙂

I hate posed photos of people, so try to avoid them at all costs. Bobcat is naturally photogenic.

Day 2: Picture a Day Silhouettes

I love painting and photographing silhouettes- something about the clean lines really attracts my eye and interest. It’s tough to get a backlit exposure correct- and I usually end up doing manual focus if there’s something thin and delicate in the foreground like this scrollwork in our front door.

I liked both of these a lot, especially the second one because of the focus on the middle ground red leaves. Great lines and fun color.

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Day 1: Picture-a-Day Nyx and Her Bone

February 1

Here’s the start of a great year where I learn all of the technical stuff I’ve been too lazy to focus on. I finally came to the realization that you can have a great artistic eye, but you still have to be a bit of a nerd and learn all of the capabilities of your tools to be a good photographer. Same with painting- I have to slow down, read books, and practice. Here goes!

I took this in our living room. It was tough getting an exposure for the bright spot, my camera wanted to equalize the lights and darks. But, I only shoot manual because that’s the only way to learn!

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