Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take a picture. It lasts longer.

So, if you're a sucky photographer like me, you will love Funky Junk Interior's "Blog Photography Workshop". I lovingly refer to my photography as "craptacular", and really, I would love for it to be better. The awesome thing about this workshop is that it's based on using point-and-shoot photography. Finally, I don't have to feel like a putz for being the last scrapbooker in the world without a digital SLR!

The first installment from last week talks about keeping your camera still, either by propping it on something or keeping your elbows locked into your sides and holding your breath while you press the button.

Here's a photo of my layout from last week where I know that I moved (I think the terrible lighting may also have caused a shutter delay on this shot). I tried, but I had to breathe!

If only I was a cyborg, I would never have my pesky need to breathe damage otherwise workable shots. *sigh*

Here's one where I used the same method, but am quite certain that I didn't move much at all. It really made a difference!
Propping the camera on a stationary object seems to have worked even better...but wouldn't you know it - I can't find the photos! If only I was a cyborg, I could store all of those photos internally. *sigh*

This week's tutorial is on lighting which is a chronic issue in my photos, as I often complete my projects and photograph them in the evening. I am too tired to give it a try tonight, so I'll post about that soon. If only I was a cyborg, I wouldn't have to sleep. *sigh*

Oh well. I guess if I can't be a cyborg, at least I can learn some mad photog skills.


  1. lol great post!! I'll definitely have to check out that workshop blog! I really want to learn more about photography!! tfs! :)

  2. Yeah I've been reading that, too. She's doing a good job on it. Totally cute layout up there! You're so talented.

  3. This is exactly what I have been needing...off to check it out!

  4. I'll be checking that out for sure. Oh how I long to be "a photographer". Some LO's have such amazing photographs in them. There has to be a down side to being a cyborg. LOL

  5. Funny funny girl!! Just imagine if you were a cyborg, you wouldn't have this wacky sense of humor now would you? Love it! I must have missed that post, I must check it out.

  6. Still loving your layout, but I do agree that the newer photo showcases it better! I will have to check out the blog, thanks for the info!

  7. Cyborg. I never knew there was such a word. Is it in dictionaries? :P

  8. I will definitely have to check that out, although the movement problem seems to have been fixed with my new camera. It has an anti-wobbling bit built in. With my old camera, the way I got around not having that was to use the viewfinder, not the screen. Holding the camera against my face really stablized it. Can always use tips on lighting, Photoshop can only do so much when you're a novice like me and don't really know how to use the program. All I can say is that nice bright sunny days always seem to result in the best photos.

  9. PS I think being part cyborg would be helpful!


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