Friday, September 11, 2009

Studio Lighting Class

I love it, the people in the class are great and I'm learning a lot! All wonderful things! Here are some photos that I've done from the class.

Switch to Smugmug

I've switched my photo storage from flickr to smugmug. Check it out here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's Been a While

It's been quite a while since I've posted. Since then, I have officially started my business, Setter Studios Inc. Check out my website here. This last weekend was wonderful and crazy. I got to spend it with family, laughing, crying, celebrating, mourning, a slew of emotions. I'll be posting pics, so watch for them!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Progression of a photographer

I read this on some forums the other day and thought it was great and true!

Progression of a photographer

1. You start out with very little knowledge
2. You start doing research and realize it is much more difficult than you imagined.
3. You begin to pick up knowledge, the technical side of things.
4. You begin to use the technical knowledge and it works.
5. You start to feel as if you are mastering the technical
6. You begin to feel you know a LOT.
7. You start posting images that you are proud of.
8. You KNOW your images are better than much of what you see.
9. Family and friends start to oooo and aaaahhh at your images
10. Pro's don't seem to acknowledge you.
11. You think it's jealousy.
12. You reach a valley in your photography. You are starting to notice that your images aren't quite what you thought they would be.
13. You start to notice that, in your images, the models hands, the composition, the depth...isn't quite what you wanted.
14. Even your very favorite photograph isn't as good as you once thought. "I should have . . . "
15. You are now completely dissatisfied with everything you have ever shot.
16. You begin to realize that your photography is NOTHING compared to the masters.
17. You begin to see the differences in your photography compared to what you see published.
18. Now you are beginning to learn.

Friday, January 25, 2008

More light and backdrop play

Oh my sister in law, bless her heart. She's my best model. lol She's very good about letting me take pics of her and she photographs beautifully so it's a perfect combo! I did another shoot last night and here are some pics from it. You can check out more photos on My Flickr Site.






Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My new backdrop

I found a great thread the other day that talked about making your own portable backdrop using PVC pipe and dying a swatch of muslin for the fabric. So....I didn't mind saving some money and doing this and it turned out great! Here are some pics I took of my son using my new backdrop.

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Lens

Got my new lens today, my 24-70L f/ That's about all I can say! lol Here's a comparison of it to my old lens:

I haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet, but here's one photo from it, taken inside, natural light from window: