A number of distractions from 2012 have continued into 2013, but I’m optimistic I’m close to getting myself back on track and doing the things I love to do . . . and one of them is sharing my favorite things with others whom I think may enjoy them.
Recently, HGA announced the dates, July 14-19, 2014 for Convergence 2014. Woohoo! This is exciting news! In addition, they have also posted an invitation to submit teaching proposals. http://www.weavespindye.org/pages/?p=convergence2014/leaders-teachers.html&loc=8-108-00 . This too is exciting . . . but, it probably has sent more than one person scrambling to photograph f their work in order to submit images as outlined in the proposal guidelines. Therefore, I thought it might be timely to share some of my favorite things related to photography.
Digital cameras have made my life infinitely easier. It was less than 10 years ago I would shoot a bunch of 35mm slides, send them off to the film processing lab, wait a day or two, shell out a bunch of money, and then hope/pray that something turned out. Digital cameras can also make it easier and less frustrating to improve your photography skills since you can immediately see what the results are.
For those that would like some on-line tutorials to better understand f-stop, aperature, rule of thirds, I recommend you take the opportunity to visit Cambridge in Colour. There are numerous on-line tutorials and examples I find extremely helpful . . . although, some of it is more technical than I need at the present time . . . but, I’m getting there.
Cambridge in Colour – http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
I’ve been a subscriber of The Crafts Report for a long time. It’s an invaluable publication for the professional crafts artist and every issue is full of helpful information and articles. In every issue there is an article by Steve Meltzer on photography crafts. Some of his wisdom is shared on The Crafts Report website. Click on the link below and scroll down the screen and start with Steve’s article Tips for Better Photos. In just a short amount of time, you may find something that helps.
The Crafts Report – http://www.craftsreport.com/crafts-photography.html
Another source of on-line tutorials in Digital Photography School (http://digital-photography-school.com/). I think my favorite article may be 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know . . . but, who knows. I may change my mind as I review more of their tutorials.
Digital Photography School – http://digital-photography-school.com/
Photography is a topic of interest to many . . . and the website Craft Buds has a nice write-up Photography Tips for Bloggers: The Basics. This write-up also includes links to additional information.
Finally, I recently learned of Pininterest . . . and even though I’m not entirely clear on what it is, there are some interesting links available . . . including one on craft photography. Check it out . . . you may find something that works for you. I really like the links to the posts about how to make a light box.
Pininterest – http://pinterest.com/ayuovira/craft-photography/
The only thing I know for certain about photography . . . it takes time and practice . . . but, fortunately with digital photography we won’t break the bank experimenting . . . plus, you can always delete what you don’t like and erase the evidence.