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.


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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.

 

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

Demystify your DSLR camera – Basic DSLR Course

Summer is here and photo opportunities are abound.  And now is a great time to start learning how to capture those memories in the way that you experienced them.  No longer be intimated by your fancy DSLR camera. No longer be stuck in the Green Box Setting afraid of changing it in case you do something wrong.

By taking my Demystify your DSLR course you can begin right away to learn all about your camera in a fun and relaxed way.

No class times.

No schedule.

little girl holding a big DSLR camera

Is your DSLR intimidating?

Just 4 modules to consume at your leisure and lots and lots of practice.

If you think you’d like to know more about my Demystify your DSLR course, then you can check out all the information here and get started today!

As always, just let me know if you have any questions!

Ingrid

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Take 52 Weekly Photo Critique – Silhouette

This week’s theme gave us another little insight into the lives of challengers – Week 25: 5 O’Clock

The image below that I choose to critique is by Barbara Keusch and is a great example of a silhouette.

Silhoutte of a Mockingbird feeding its young in the evening

Week 25: 5 O’Clock by Barbara Keusch

 

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/1000

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 200

If you would like to try to capture a silhouette image, remember to shoot a backlit subject and deliberately underexpose your image.  You can do this even in Program Auto mode. Check out my video post which explains how to use Exposure Compensation for this.

Click on the video below to hear my critique of Barbara’s shot.

 

If you would like to join our Take 52 Weekly Photo Challenge we’d love to have you! You can click here to find out more  and sign up to receive the weekly theme via email and get access to our  private Facebook Group.  It’s a really excellent way to improve your photography 🙂

Happy Snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy