It’s my Chicadoodle’s 11th Birthday today… She brings so much joy into my life.. As each of my children do.
11 years ago today we went in for a scheduled C-section, 4 weeks before her due date. What a joyous day! It is amazing to realize how quickly eleven years have passed. My chickie is a girly girl who loves sports. Happy 11th Birthday Kya! I hope you have an amazing day even though our day will be filled to the brim with activities.
Thank you for all of your comments on my blog, it is so much fun to receive your comments… You make my heart sing!
I created quite a bit of art this weekend, so I am going to show you a smattering… Along with showing you how I take my photos…
I am by no means a photographer… I don’t even profess to know what I am doing! Lol… I have read many photography tips and know that I could get even better results with a high quality camera. My limitations are that I use my iPhone for every photo. I choose to out of convenience and time constraints in my life. It allows me to quickly snap photos and upload instantly if I choose.
Quite a few of my friends in my fly girl group have asked about my photography… So here you are my friends…
I work right outside my front door in indirect light on my front stoop. My screen is one of my most common backgrounds, but often I will use scrapbook paper or old dictionary papers. I also use this dress form or other props I have lying around.
In this photo I have laid the screen flat on my urn because I am using paper as my background.
If I use the screen as a background, I keep it upright in my urn and drape my necklaces over the corner.
I took three photos of this necklace and choose my favorite of the three to share with you. When I first started taking photos, It was not uncommon for me to take 30-50 pictures and only get one or two shots, so be patient with yourself! Experiment with light & time of the day.
The next prop I used is my dress form. If I zoom in close enough, I don’t have to worry about the background, otherwise I will prop my screen up behind it or put it in front of my siding on my house as you can see in the next photo.
Another thing I keep in mind is angle and how the item fills my screen. That is a huge advantage of the iPhone, I know immediately that I got a good shot because I can see it on my screen.
Not so much…
Ahhhhhh… Just about right… I would tweak it a little, but this is my fav.
And now for the App I use… It’s called FX Photo Studio… I believe it was $2.99 when I bought it.
It looks like this…
It is simple to use and has 190 one touch effects that can be layered on top of each other. My favorite effect is Color Charcoal Sketch I used above. I double layered this photo by adding Ancient Canvas.
I hope that gives you a little rookie insight to my photos. I love the app & highly recommend it (and I am not in any way getting paid to say so).