Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Musical Ladybug Pics

ladybug on bow

ladybug on bow 1

While practicing my violin in the garden I was delighted by many small visitors who came to listen, or so I would like to believe! So as you can imagine my practice turned into a fantastic photo shoot with these great little guys and another great picture for my RED THEME. I love using my MACRO SETTING and taking some fun picture of tiny things.  I did some editing with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 just to highlight the whites in the background and bring out the natural red of the ladybug.


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If you have never used these programs before , these companies often offer a free trial offer where you can download the program for free and give a try for usually thirty days. I recommend that you give it a try first and see how you like it.

Have some fun relaxing and creating!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Photography Going Red

                               'Rainy Day Fun' copyrighted © by Susan K. Weckesser 
Here I go...week one of my photography journal and I'm diving into 'Everything Red'.
 I had a great time taking this one with my Nikon Coolpix in our backyard during an evening shower. I wrapped a bit of plastic wrap around my camera so it would not get wet or foggy. I had fun sneaking around the garden so my "subjects" wouldn't see me. Try to get different photo perspectives by taking your pictures at different heights and angles. It is amazing how one shot can look so different! If you take so red shots, be sure to share them! I would love to see them!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome to [Snapshots 52]

                                    'Jessica's Day Dream' ©Susan K.Weckesser (Nikon cool pix) 
Welcome to [Snapshots 52], my new photography blog! I am so excited to be starting this blog at this time. I am a writer and designer, but whenever I go anywhere you hardly see me without my camera in my hands. My family has just got use to the fact that I am the paparazzi of the family! From taking photographs for many years with many different cameras and working with different photographers, I have realized the true art form that photography is. However...life gets in the way of picture taking sometimes, so I wanted to have a blog where goals were set in order to keep my shooting photos every week of the year. I also wanted a place where people could share their snapshots and maybe pick up some neat tips too! Let the snapping begin!