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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

For the time being I’m taking people out of my sun flare pictures. I’ve come close a couple of times but never nailed it. I closed my ap way down for this one making the streams of light sharp instead of blurs of light.

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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I’m amazed at how fast the sunflowers are changing, it was worth the wait of them not doing anything other than growing up, and then having buds for what seemed like forever.

f/8.0, SS 1/500, ISO 200, 95 mm (55-200 mm lens), fill flashed used at 1/16th power

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Woot!


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I tried to use fill flash to not blow out the sky. I only have a pop up flash (yes, an SB is on the short list) for shooting outside. I turned it down to 1/8th power and got this.

f/7.1, SS 1/500, ISO 200, 55-200 mm lens (yes, my baby got sent back)

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I picked up a couple of Bryan Peterson’s books from Amazon and honestly, I wish I would have done it earlier in the summer so I could have been setting the information in my mind by using it.

Here are my results from the first exercise (around page 16) I’m wishing I would have used my graycard to set my exposure, I was aperture priority from shooting in different light from earlier and just didn’t think (never a good thing) I was just trying to get this finished before the shadows that were continuing to grow reached the trike. I also wish I would marked off my shooting points with chalk and measured them (yeah, I’m geeky that way)

Technical stuff. 105 mm lens (it goes home soon 😦 ) f/7.1, ISO 200, SS varied.

I didn’t PP these at all. No RAW adjustments and I resized as a batch to be able to post. No USM, no watermark (yes, they are still mine) no anything other than the batch resize.

These were taken standing and getting progressively closer.

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Kneeling (my poor knees, I should have gardening knees on)

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On my belly, neighbors were watching me army crawl. I’d think they’d be use to this by now.

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Standing on a step ladder (yes, I went above and beyond)

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Observations

#1- A little change in perspective really changes the entire feel of the images.

#2- I debating about actually ‘doing’ the exercises or not. Do I really need to, the wonderful photographer that I am?

Well, I decided that as long as learning was my goal yes I did need to do them even if I did similar ones in classes before. I’ve got new equipment since then and the principles all still apply but if I feel my composition needs enough help that I’m buying a book (albeit one I’ve wanted for a long time) to help me with composition I better do what the book asks.

Which observation do I think is most important? Probably the second. For anyone who’s read the book and not done the exercises they are quick and don’t take as much time as I originally thought.

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Peek-a-boo


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

Is that some yellow I see? Might we have some blossoms for the fair? I think it will be close and yes you should expect a lot of sunflower progress pictures in the next few weeks.

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Tomboy in love


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

SS 1/250 f/3.5, ISO 800, 105mm

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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

It’s packaged and ready to go! I just realized that my copyright notice didn’t end up visible, it must have been buried under layers. I guess this will have to be my copy then 😉

It was a pain today figuring out all the picky details and then realizing I had to do it all over again, but next time should go smoother.

No, I have no updated the pictures in the gallery to reflect the changes made here. If you are wondering about purchasing one the price will depend on how many people I have commit to buying one. The more purchased the cheaper they are.

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