Welcome to A Photography Endeavor... one of my APE blogs. This is a place to share my photos and things I'm learning about photography. Appreciate your comments!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Photo a day x3

Here are some of my latest photos and what I'm learning.  All these photos are unedited aside from the added watermark and text so any feedback is appreciated!

 Nothing like fresh and clean laundry!  I took many photos of this because it was hard to make a pile of clothes look good.  I also had reflection off the metal.  So I played around a bit and like this final shot.

 This caddy is on the counter in my kids' bathroom.  What I need to figure out is how to make the photo brighter without editing.  I had to turn the flash off because it was too intense.  Gotta learn about color and lighting!!

We had so much snow yesterday but to be fair this is today, Jan.6's photo for "outdoors".  The beautiful snow is gone. I took many photos in an attempt to focus on the raindrops.  Again I have to figure out aperture or f stops or something here!  I tried to take my lens off and hold it away from the camera body for a macro shot but couldn't figure that little trick out.  Must read up on that again.  But for now, this isn't too bad!

That's about it for today.  I'll probably continue to group my photo-a-day pictures together just because of time.  But I appreciate you stopping by!


  1. To make the photo brighter without having to edit, put your light meter up two points. You can also increase your shutter speed and pick a wider apature (f-stop, 2.8 or 5.6 depending on lens). Wider apature will aslo give you a narrower depth of field, causing your background to be blury.

  2. There are times when the light is so low you will have to pick your widest aperture and raise the ISO. The higher ISO will make more "noise" in your photograph, but that is more desirable than a bright flash in most cases. You should also check out your white balance. There are settings to correct the color changes that different sources of light cause. When I first got my camera, I took the same picture with the different settings so I could really get an idea of how it changed the photo. Still playing with this one, but I did notice that skin tones look so much warmer with the right setting.


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