Friday, March 29, 2013

Shutter Speed

Another photography class has come and gone. And this past week the assignment was all about shutter speed.

In class we talked about how the shutter speed will effect the amount of light it will let in by opening and closing like a stage curtain. We discussed  how shutter speed can capture movement by either freezing it or making it blurry.

In my first 3 shots my wonderful husband was a great sport and helped me demonstrate how shutter speed affected movement.  What we did was Mike throw some feather up in the air while I took multiple photos with different shutter speeds.

Shutter Speed 1/50th of a second 

Shutter Speed 1/200th of a second

Shutter Speed 1/400th of a second

As you can see in the first shot the feathers are very blurred as I had the camera on a slower speed creating "movement" in the photo.

When I changed to a faster speed the feathers begin to appear frozen in the air.

 In this next shot I froze Yorkie while she played catch with Mike.

Shutter Speed 1/1600th of a second

I also took some time to play with my camera's bulb setting.


My favorite comment from my fellow classmates was how much she loved Mike's T-Shirt.

But now I would love to hear from you. So please feel free to share your thoughts, comments and tips.

Thank you so much for reading.
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photography Class

So I decided to take a photography class at Mount Royal University in their Continuing Education Department.

A few reasons why I signed up for another photography class are;

1) Learning is Fun! So another class is always wonderful.

2) I have a growing to desire to complete the Photography certification that Mount Royal University offers
3) I have pretty much already failed at my 52 project aka I haven't put any effort into it. So this class is my way of telling myself that I'm still follow the "spirit" of the goal which was to continue to improve my photography. So I tell myself  it's okay that I didn't do the exact goal, I'm close enough.

So anyway as part of this class we have to do assignments each week. This weeks assignment was to take a series of photos that demonstrates aperture as well as have a correct and consistent exposure by your in camera light meter. As well we had to save them as a jpeg file and no photoshop.

And in class we share our photos in class and the teacher as well as my fellow classmate can comment or ask questions.

So I thought I would share!

When we went through mine in class the teacher did say too much about them, he mostly talked about how because I used my prime lens I was able to have a wider aperture then most in the class.

So I would love to hear you feedback! What do you like? What don't you like?
I would love to hear from you!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I know that there is a big  gargantuan pile of snow in my front yard but I have spring on my mind! I want the flowers to bloom and the birds to sing. Why do I live in Canada!! Where it is winter almost 10 months out of the year!?!?

The only solution to my spring fever was a springtime craft!

It is similar to my Valentine's Day blocks but with a spring twist.

Using four more of the wooden blocks that my dear husband cut up for me. First I painted them some lovely bright colors.

Then because I'm not that talented in the drawing department I used good old Google to find me some spring time silhouettes that I traced over on the blocks,

Once I traced them I painted the silhouettes then let them dry.... and Ta-Da some lovely spring time decor.

And because this craft is so pure and simple I had time to wipe together some thing with buttons!

Surly now spring will arrive quickly.

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. 
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
Henry Van Dyke