Everyday Objects

This shot goes out to all those photographers that have the skills to go around the house and take shots of simple objects and make them look cool!   I had to give it a another try!  I bet if you have been in a photography school, one of the early stages is a project like this?  I just did a walk around with my Nikon 50 f/1.4 lens and grabbed some shots.   Expanding ones photography horizons is all good!   I am curious to learn more about portraits (as you see by my new home studio set up pos t below), street photography, macro and simple abstract photography.

So much to do in so little time!  LOL  I have shot my share of landscape and nature shots…so why not give other styles a try?  Of course I will continue to take my landscape shots, but I’m hoping to branch out in the next year!  Above it a photo of our window blinds with some nice bokeh.  Hope you don’t mind the shot? I’ll get back to the landscape shots tomorrow!  I have a cool one from Houston!  Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 50 f/1/4
  • Setting: Manual  Mode
  • Focal Length: 50.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/50 second
  • Aperture:  f/5.0
  • Gear:  Hand held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Silver Efex Pro
  • Austin, TX – In My Daughters Eyes

    I had to post this wonderful photo…not taken by me!  This shot was taken by my six year old daughter.  We were all playing tennis this past weekend and I brought my 70-200 lens up to catch all of us in action.  My wife and I would all take turns taking a break in the shade and photograph each other.  Near the end of the day we took a few cool fisheye shots and then I switched over to my least used lens…the Nikon 50mm f/1.4.   Its a great small lens and makes it easy to hold the camera for a six year old.  She asked if she could use my camera.  I let her take pictures and she captured some great tennis action and like all kids, they take shots of what they see right near them wherever they are!  Love those shots!!  This shot is of her shoes.  Not cropped at all… as is except a little photoshop work and Nik Color Efex Pro – Tonal Contrast filter and some vignetting.

    My little one has her own CoolPix, and always asks to get a “big” camera.  I tell her she can as soon as she is 8 years old.   She already knows well about HDR ‘s, IR and Portrait photography.  If she wants to continues to learn, I will not hold her back.  The view from our kids eyes with a camera in their hands is wonderful to see!!

    If you are a photographer or are the chosen one in the family to catch all the pics…share the wealth!  Let your wife/husband and/or kids grab a few shots!  I really don’t push them to join in the fun…Ill let them decide that on their own….but my hopes are one day to have all of us with DSLR’s heading out on a photographic trip!  So share your camera with your loved ones (I know its tough to give it up)…ya never know…they might have some skills!!!!!    Have fun!