Wednesday, July 30, 2008

{Ben & Britni} engagement



















Talk about a beautiful couple. Thank you so much Ben and Britni for allowing me to practice on you guys. You two are so awesome and both look gorgeous! I pray God bless you when you get married.

Monday, July 28, 2008

{meet charlie}













This is my darling new nephew Charlie Allen and my beautiful sister Tanya. This is baby #4 for her but her first boy. I had so much fun with this newborn session. Thank you Tanya for allowing me to practice. Can't wait to do your girls portraits next.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

{Daisies w/my 50}

Well, it's hasn't stopped raining but I did manage to sneak outside and take these pictures of the neighbors flowers, daisies of course.

And now for the techno stuff: Pic #1 was taken f/1.8 for 1/1000 sec. exposure. I did a softlight, cropped, sharpened and applied lighting.
Pic#2 was taken f/1.8 for 1/640 sec. exposure. I did a softlight and then applied a "style" color and added texture at 78%, then I decreased the brightness, increased the contrast and applied the curved edges for a bit of a vintage feel.

{Well here she is..}


My very first brand spankin' new lens is finally here, YIPPEE! Can you envision me doing the happy dance? Because I am...all.over.the.house!! This here shot is SOOC (straight out of the camera) so no sharpening nothing, which was really hard for me because I feel weird not even sharpening an image anymore, but I wanted everyone to see how sharp this 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, my lens, is. She's cute, eh? The lens, not me and my cyclops eye! I left it opened so I wouldn't look like a freak squinting, but I ended up looking like a freak anyway. Oh well! Now I'm off to run around the house taking pictures since I am limited to stay indoors because of the rain.

{Green grasshopper}


That is what Grace was staring at so intently. There was a bright green grasshopper on that tree stump. This picture reminds me of what I've been doing staring out my window at the front porch waiting for the mailman to deliver my 50mm prime lens. Waiting....waiting....waiting....Maybe it will be here today!

Monday, July 21, 2008

{my five}






I've been trying to practice getting the lighting right and working on proper exposure, etc..so I can do minimal post processing. Here are a few recent ones of practicing these techniques.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

{reflections}



Ben, after the rain. I love the second one because you can see his big cheesy grin.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

{strawberry kiss}


{back to basics}

This might not be the best composure but I am trying not to loose sight of what I love and that is taking pictures. I got too caught up in the post processing part of it and when you mix that with my overall inexperience you get bad prints. Simple really is better atleast for me right now anyway. I'm saving up for CS3 hoping with some cool presets I can do some amazing things with my pics. I just increased the saturation a tad, added a lighting effect and sharpened. Any suggestions to make this pic better feel free to comment. I'd love to know how I can further my skills.

Friday, July 18, 2008

{Moon Maternity}


Just practicing some actions with my editor. I am excited to be able to take the newborn pictures next week of her little guy. He's already two weeks old. I also have an engagement session coming up next weekend. I should have my new lens in time to try it out. Can't wait!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

{a new look for my new name}

So...what do you all think about my new name? My husband (Dan) told me I should come up with a cool name for my photography hobby so we starting thinking....I took the daisy pics (the ones in the header) a few weeks ago and my husband really like it so it became the inspiration for a new name, spelled differently of course. It was catchy and I liked it, so....Welcome to laisy daise photography {the blog}





It has been a real challenge to get pictures of Ben lately. He is on the move so much now and I can't take a picture fast enough before he wriggles and scoots away. So what we have here is his leg, just before he spun around and crawled away!!



About Me

Mother to five beautiful children and wife to one incredible husband. I absolutely LOVE photography, my family and my Lord.