Take 52 Photo Challenge Critique – Affection

This week we are critiquing this beautiful image from April Waltz.  Our theme for week 33 was Affection and I think you’ll agree that April the captured affection between these two subjects very well.

Critique for Affection

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/80

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400

Natural Light

If you want to hear what I had to say about April’s image, click the video below.

 

 

There is still time to join our Take 52 Challenge group and you can begin where you are at!  Click here for all the information.

Happy snapping!

Ingrid

 

CameraShy Q and A: Can I get a Shallow Depth of Field with a Compact Camera?

Get all your photography questions answered live each Tuesday In cameraShy Q and A with Ingrid Owens.  No such thing as a stupid question - beginners welcome!Welcome to my first ever live Hangout on Air! Check out the video below to see me doing my very first live broadcast – not the best quality but I’m so impressed by the technology – and its totally free!

In this series I’m planning on answering any of your photography questions in a (mostly) live Google Hangout every Tuesday morning about 11am EST – CameraShy Q & A .  Email me your question if you’d like or show up live and we can chat about it!

This week’s question was from regular blog reader Jackie – click on the video to hear her Q and my A!

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Happy snapping

Ingrid

Changing your Angle: Critique Week 32

Another critiqued image this week from regular contributor to the Take52 Challenge – Susan McClung

Susan Adrian MClung - High

Our prompt for week 32 was High and Susan chose to photograph her family High up from her low down vantage point.  I love so many things about this image – the angle, the colors, the spot on exposure, but most of all I love the the connection the photographer obviously has with each of the subjects in the image.

If you would like to hear my video critique of Susan’s image then just click on the video below.


There is still time to join our Take 52 Challenge group and you can begin where you are at!  Click here for all the information.

Happy snapping!

Ingrid

 

 

Photographing water – Take 52 : Week 31

This week’s prompt was “Clear” and this week’s image was submitted by Chris Racklyeft.

Chris Racklyeft

 

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/200

Aperture: f/14

ISO: 100

Focal length 32mm

Single flash.

Click on the video below to hear my critique of Chris’ image.

If you would like to see the behind the scenes of how Chris set up this shoot check out his bog post here.

Join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge  –  we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid

 

Critique for Week 30: Drive

This week’s prompt was “Drive” and this week’s image was submitted by Amanda Cornelius.

 

Drive by Amanda Nicole Cornelius

Drive by Amanda Nicole Cornelius

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/1000

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 250

If you would like to hear my critique of ‘s shot please click on the video below.

 

Join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge  –  we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid

Week 29 – Bright – Effectively using color in images

This week’s prompt was “Bright” – another easy one right? Well, that depends – it’s not easy to convey a bright subject in an image.  Correct exposure is key and somethings the Auto Exposure features of our cameras can get it wrong.

Bright by Debbie Butler

Bright by Debbie Butler

 

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/250

Aperture: f/13

ISO: 200

If you would like to hear my critique of Debbie’s shot please click on the video below.

 

Join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge  –  we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

Abstract Photography – Take 52 Week 28

I’m in love with this week’s image from Take 52 Challenge Anne Payne.  The theme for week 28 was water and although we had many many entries of beautiful water vistas it was this one of rain streaming down a windshield that captured me.  Sometimes we struggle so much as photographers with the technical settings, and how to take the picture just right that we forget that photography is truly a creative art form and there is beauty in everything that you create.

Water by Anne Payne

Water by Anne Payne

Image stats:

Aperture:f/8.3

Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec

ISO: 500

Anne demonstrates in this image that your subject doesn’t have to be clear  – it’s the feelings created that matter.

To listen to my full critique of Anne’s image please click on the video below.

 

If you would like to join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge then we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid

 

Take52 Critique Week 27: Trio

Things always look better when arranged in 3s so that’s where I came up with the the theme for this week – Trio.

This week’s image from Karen Farrell is a beautiful composition of three people, unposed and natural with beautiful subject placement.

3 college students sitting on the grass

Trio by Karen Farrell

Image Stats

Shutter Speed: 1/800

Aperture: f/1.8

ISO:100

To listen to my critique of Karen’s image please click on the short video below.

 

If you would like to join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge then we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

Week 26: Artificial

 

This week’s theme was Artificial and the image that I chose to critique is from Julianne Anderson.

Julianne Anderson

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/125

Aperture: f/4.5

ISO 400

Click on the video below to hear my thoughts on Julianne’s image.

If you would like to join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge then we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

Critique – Take 52 Challenge Week 25

This week’s image is from Kelly Meek Lagac and our theme was Bendy.  I think she captured it brilliantly don’t you?

Little girl doing gymnastics

Bendy by Kelly Meek Lagac

ISO – 110

Shutter Speed: 1/1000

Aperture: f/4.2

To hear what I had to say about Kelly’s image please click on the video below:

If you would like to join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge then we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid Owens CameraShy