Post Cards – making it personal

I remember getting post cards from my Grandma and Grandpa Garling when they would go to Texas, I always liked getting a post card from the road.

When we travel, it seems that every place you stop at sells postcards, while these cards are nice and have spectacular photos, they are not personal.   Here’s how to make them personal…. Continue reading “Post Cards – making it personal”

John Bryan State Park – June 21, 2015

Went to John Bryan to see if I could find some waterfalls or streams to try to get that foggy white water look.  This is done by using a neutral density filter, and long exposure.  The results are kind of varying and it did take some time to get a result that was somewhat acceptable.

Want to see how those photos came out…. Continue reading “John Bryan State Park – June 21, 2015”

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 – Illinois Edition

Memorial Day weekend mom and I took a little trip to Illinois to drive on old Route 66

Route 66 begins in the heart of Chicago and travels south through Illinois, before entering Missouri and going Southeast, taking a small jaunt into Kansas.  Across Oklahoma, through the Texas Panhandle. Through New Mexico, Arizona and ending up in California.

Mom and I took a trip Memorial day weekend 2015 to explore south of Chicago to about an hour outside of St. Louis Continue reading “Get Your Kicks on Route 66 – Illinois Edition”

Trips to “God’s Country” in Pennsylvania

For vacation in April 2015, mom and I went to a long-time friend’s house that lives in “God’s Country”; seriously, when you enter the county it says “Welcome to Potter County, God’s Country”

Here are a few photos of that week. Continue reading “Trips to “God’s Country” in Pennsylvania”

Editing photos vs the original shot

So, I see many people who take photos offering their original files.  WHY!!!???

There is no reason you should just hand anybody or post your unedited photos straight from the SD card.  Properly editing your photos can take that “eh” photo to a “wall-worthy” photo.

Do I take great photos? Yes, but there is so much more that can be done to the photo, no matter how good I was at composing the photo, no matter how I do my settings in the camera – they all need editing. Continue reading “Editing photos vs the original shot”