20 Photography Blog Post Ideas

1. A day in the life post – These are always fun because it allows people to get a feel for your day.

2. What’s in your Camera Bag – Sometimes this is helpful for other people. It allows them to get ideas for their own bag, especially if they are newer to photography.

3. What camera you use – I always love these. It allows me to see what other people use and I’m nosey like that. I devour camera reviews.

4. Speaking of Camera bag – What camera bag do you have and what features do you like?

5. Start a 365 project – It is time consuming but oh so worth it. I’m about to wrap up my second year of doing this. Yup, 2 years now. I think I’m going for a 3rd, but changing it up a bit. Either focusing solely on photos from my dSLR or maybe Black and White Photos. I haven’t decided yet.

6. Show some behind the scenes in setting up a picture – Not everyone knows what goes on behind the scenes of a photoshoot.

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365 – May – Photos 244-274 – Take 2

I don’t typically post on weekends, every once in a while I do… this just so happens to be one of those days…. trying to get through all these posts I have waiting to be posted :). Happy Saturday! I’m off to take pictures at NCHA day!

244/365 – Sigh, this kid. I just love her!

245/365 – It’s puppy time. 8 puppies and they were all male… 

246/365 – this is my kind of final!

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365 – March – Photos 183-213 – Take 2

183/365 – Studying… (halfway point of this 365 project!!)

184/365 – It started with Red Velvet Oreos… now we’re trying Green Velvet Oreos. Oh and when the plate was sitting on the counter waiting for tomorrow… the baby may have stolen one. I love that little girl! (and I guess she isn’t a baby anymore… let’s say the toddler)

185/365 – Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, & Reuben Rolls. It’s what’s for dinner…. (oh and Salad bar!!)

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dSLR Education: Full Frame versus Crop Sensor

If you’ve been friends with me or followed this blog for a while now, you’ll know I love photography. If by chance you’re new to these parts, let me tell you now, I love photography. Now you’re up-to-date :).

I bought my first dSLR September of 2009 before I really even knew what a dSLR was. In fact, I had to research it after my first photography class I took because they were talking about it in the class and I didn’t know what dSLR stood for. Sad but true. I feel like I’ve come a long way since then, but I’ll tell you that there is still a ton more to learn.

Photography is one of those things that newbies and oldies can learn something new, if nothing else, a different camera and how it works.

A couple years ago when we were looking to upgrade my Nikon D90 I couldn’t decide between a crop sensor or a full frame sensor. I knew nothing about the difference really. I did some research but I really didn’t know the difference still. Finally I came to the conclusion through my photography, a camera body was more expensive or a lens was more expensive. Other than that…. I didn’t know the difference and couldn’t decide what to do.

After weighing all my options I decided to go on to get another crop sensor camera. I upgraded to the Nikon D7100. I truthfully didn’t feel like I got jipped by going with the crop sensor, really you just compensate for it. I can tell you my D7100 has a crop factor of 1.5. So if I shoot with a 50mm lens, it’s like shooting with an 85mm lens, to get more like a 50, I’d have to back off to a 35 mm lens. I’m still not sure what that 1.5 means, I can just tell you that’s what it is.

So with a full frame, if you shoot with a 50mm lens, it’s like shooting with a 50mm lens. Wow, like that explanation?

So what does all that mean, really? Again, I wasn’t sure. A friend of mine had a Canon Mark 5D Mark II. It is a full frame camera in the Canon series. So I sent her a text asking if I could come play with her dSLR sometime to get the difference. She told me to come on.

Before I made it out there, I actually got to shoot with a Nikon full frame, it is the D610. Upon a little more research, the D610 is extremely similar to my D7100 except well, it’s full frame. So let’s let some pictures tell the story.

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365 – January – Photos 123-153 – Take 2

Oh where oh where did January go? Seriously, how is it February already? I mean didn’t we just celebrate Christmas and New Years? Anyway, I’m still plugging away on my 365 project… although I really should call it 365+1 or 366 since this year is a leap year…. just a thought.

123/365 – This is the way to bring in the new year… SCUBA diving!

124/365 – I now have a teenager on my hands… Yikes! And those boots are only a size 7… don’t be fooled by the picture! Happy Birthday Tbug!

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