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Monday, August 13, 2012

3D Christmas Stamping and Punching

You know, I actually took a digital photography class at the University when I was in grad school. A real class. I read. I studied. I have 5-6 books on photography and Photoshop. I read til my eyes were crossed. I took notes. LOTS of notes. Very careful, detailed notes. I have a pretty good camera. I have a tripod. I have Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Then there's my son who never took a class, although he did read a lot on the internet, bought a small book. That guy can flat out take a picture. A drop dead gorgeous, why isn't it in a gallery somewhere picture. He doesn't just use Photoshop, he is a MASTER at Photoshop. He takes all his pictures on manual setting, and he actually understands aperture and Fstop and shutter speed - I mean REALLY understands them and can apply the principals in a second-nature way.  And then.... there's me. {shaking my head}  It's just not fair. I really tried, I worked so hard. Can I apply what I think I know about aperture etc.???? Uh that would be NOOOOO!  I am through with the manual setting. I take better pictures with auto focus. I can take pretty good pictures of landscapes and animals outside. My composition is not bad, I just can't get the lighting right when taking photos of artwork or crafts. Inside, outside - it doesn't matter. I took the pictures below with a white box, northern window to my side. Flash and no flash. Even scanned. They just don't look quite right. The color.. oh horse feathers!!

Project Details
Stamps
Christmas Punch
Cardstock & Papers
Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
pearls
Tools
Perfect Polka Dots emb. Folder, Snowflake punch, circle punch
 scanned image on Cannon color printer/scanner
 auto focus no flash
Project Details
Stamps
Christmas Punch
Cardstock & Papers
Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Jewels, Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Tools
Perfect Polka Dots emb. Folder, Snowflake punch
 auto focus with flash
auto focus no flash
 auto focus flash
auto focus no flash
Project Details
Stamps
Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock & Papers
Whisper White
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Large pearl
Tools
Ornament Framelits                          

4 comments:

  1. I loved your art so much, I put it on my blog with a link to your blog.
    http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com/
    I hope my visitors come visit YOU
    sherrill graff

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  2. What beautiful ornaments! I don't get the camera stuff either, but I love taking pictures. Sometimes you get a really good one! Great job!

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  3. Such beautiful work. Love the gorgeous star ornament. Your colors looks fine to me.

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  4. These are really pretty! I'm your newest follower from SC. Stop on by sometime.

    chanda stehlik
    www.onecraftymommy.com
    www.sonotbetty.com

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