Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quarterly Top 5 Photos of Katniss

I am so excited to finally be able to participate in this meme! This is all about sharing your 5 favorite photos of your kids, or your pets. No kids, yet, but Katniss is my little furbaby! I love this kitty, even though she loves my hubby waaaaay more than she loves me.

This first photo is my absolute favorite because it is one of the first few photos I took with my pretty new DSLR (Nikon D7000). As soon as that battery was fully charged, I was out in the living room, dangling toys next to the camera to get her attention.

f2.2  |  1/20 sec  |  iso 1600

This next photo is one of my favorites because I just love how her eyes look. I have this blown up, framed, and hanging on the wall in the condo kitchen. It's also one of my Project 52 photos.

f8  |  1/20 sec  |  iso 400

This next photo is one that I took with my dad's 35mm f/1.8. Ooh, that lens is sweet.

f1.8  |  1/20 sec  |  iso 250

I just love this photo of Katniss exploring our deck. She used to love going out here, but she must have been startled by a bug, because recently she refuses to go outside! I open the door and I sit on the deck and I invite her out with treats and toys. She just sits at the door, staring at me.

f5.6  |  1/250 sec  |  iso 800

And my last photo is the one that captures her love for my husband. I was playing with her and taking some photos, and I had her undivided attention.... UNTIL my husband walked in. Her ears perked up, her eyes widened, and her whole body shifted toward him. Look at the love in her eyes!

f1.8  |  1/20 sec  |  iso 800

So, those are my 5 favorite photos of my furbaby from the past 3 months. I am so excited to capture more of this sweet kitty as I learn more about my sweet camera.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Texture Tuesday - Pale Pink

For Kim Klassen's texture challenge today, our theme is pink. Considering how many photos of flowers I have been accumulating lately, this was easy for me.

My layers from top to bottom:
-trust, color burn 19%
-edward, soft light 36%
-back in, soft light 100%
-haze layer using levels
-black to white gradient map at 44%
*slight Gaussian blur on all texture layers

kimklassencafe Scattered Horizons

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teacup Tower

I took a trip to a tea shop with my parents last weekend. Such a cute little place, they even have a tea bar where you can sit and sip your favorite flavor with some light fare. It was well worth the drive through the country.

They also sell teacups, mugs, pots, and various other "tea paraphernalia." This tower in their main window shows off the simple white mugs with their logo.

Processed in LR3, then imported to pse8.
One layer of if only on color burn at 81%.
One layer of serious magic on screen at 100%.

Here are some other shots I took at the shop:

Using my B&w photo above for some link-ups:
Sweet Violet Photography link up (theme - comfort)
Texture Tuesday (theme - B&W)
YouCapture (theme - B&W)

Photobucket kimklassencafe

Monday, March 19, 2012

Color Me Weekly: Vibrant Springtime

This is my first time linking up with Color Me Weekly, hosted by Rosie over at leavesnbloom studio. So many of my bloggy friends link up with this meme, and considering my love for colorbar collages, I figured I should join in!

I'm using a photo of Miss Emma from my newborn shoot last week. I bought this headband online (Studio 516 is the vendor), and I dyed some cheesecloth (tutorial coming soon!) to match it. I love the vibrant springtime colors!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Miss Emma | Newborn Portraits | 3.11.12

Miss Emma was a wonderful little client! She was awake in the beginning, so I got some beautiful shots of her eyes. After I warmed up her blankets, she zonked out. She loved my cheesecloth, but she wasn't a huge fan of headbands.

You can see more photos on my facebook page HERE.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Children's Portraits 3/4/12

Meet my newest clients - Little Miss T, Little Man L, and Baby Z! Last weekend, I did a portrait shoot with them. Here is a sneak peek:

You can see more photos on my facebook page HERE.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

i heart faces Challenge - Beautiful B&W

Meet Little Miss T! Isn't she gorgeous?!  I was lucky enough to take some photos of her, Baby Z, and Little Man L this past Sunday. Stay tuned for a full preview in just a couple days.

Photo Challenge Submission
This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

Friday, March 02, 2012

Insta-iPhonography 3.2.12

When my point and shoot camera decides not to work (which is more often than not), I turn to my iPhone to capture the little things in my life.

And this is my second iPhone photo post in 2 weeks! I'm on a roll here.

All photos imported from iPhone and dumped into a storyboard in Photoscape.

InstaFriday at Life Rearranged
iPhonography at One Mom's Perfect Imperfections