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Archive for the ‘iheartfaces’ Category

I Heart Faces – Motherhood

Posted by djw209 on May 9, 2011

How could I not participate in this week’s contest over at I Heart Faces after doing a maternity photo shoot recently. K & G are expecting their first child this week…how apropos!


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Faces and Flowers

Posted by djw209 on May 18, 2010

This week’s challenge over at I heart Faces is “Faces & Flowers”.

Here is my submission – it was taken at the May 8, 2010 wedding in Rye, NH that I featured here.

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I Heart Faces – Constructive Photo Feedback

Posted by djw209 on December 18, 2009

Here is a picture I took recently of family friends – it is their twin daughter’s first Christmas!

I am still getting accustomed to my Canon 50D (previously I was using a Canon 300D). I’m looking for some constructive feedback for this image, but also tips on photographing kids. As I don’t have any kids of my own, I don’t always have little ones running around to take pictures of. But I can usually get down to see these kiddo’s (the twins are 8 months and their older brother is 6) and take as many pics of them as my heart desires!

I used my speedlite since the lighting in the room was a bit off.

This is the original image:

I currently use Picasa to edit my images – mainly cropping and changing the images to B&W or sepia. Someday (hopefully soon!) I’ll own Lighroom or Photoshop Elements! Here is the edited image:

I cropped the image, sharpened it and made the colors a bit warmer so their faces aren’t quite as pasty white because of the lovely speedlite!

EXIF data of the original image:

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 50D
MakerNote Size: 7512
MakerNote Offset: 826
Color Space: sRGB
Pixel Columns: 4752
Pixel Rows: 3168
Component Configuration: 1230
YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
User Comment Size: 264
Date Time: 2009:12:06 12:06:38
Subsec Time: 04
Date Time Original: 2009:12:06 12:06:38
Subsec Time Original: 04
Date Time Digitized: 2009:12:06 12:06:38
Subsec Time Digitized: 04
Exposure Time: 1/60.00
Shutter Speed: 1/64.00
Aperture: f/4.00
Exposure Bias: 0.00
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash Fired: Yes
Flash Mode: Fill
Flash Return: No strobe return detection function
Flash Function: Flash present
Flash Red-eye: No red-eye function
Focal Length (mm): 24.00
F Number: 4.00
Exposure Program: Program Normal
ISO Speed: 200
Focal Plane X Resolution: 5315.44
Focal Plane Y Resolution: 5306.53
Focal Plane Units: Inch
Orientation: Upper Left (1)
X Resolution: 72.00
Y Resolution: 72.00
Resolution Units: Inch
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
InteropIndex: R98
InteropVersion: 0100
GPS Version: 2200

Thanks for taking the time to look at my image – I can’t wait to learn more about how to make this image better and then use it in future photo shoots!

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iHeartFaces giveaway!

Posted by djw209 on June 18, 2009

I Faces is giving away a fabulous prize! It’s the Kodak ESP*9 All in one Printer-Scanner-Fax!!!!

What I like about Kodak is that you can buy black in cartridges for under $10 and color for under $15!! Normally we’d spend like $50 per cartridge for my husband’s current printer. It’s almost cheaper to buy a new printer each time you need new cartridges!

Here are the printer’s features:

  • Print, scan, copy and fax your documents and photos affordability with Kodak’s innovative system that offers the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry (As compared to leading consumer inkjet printers using manufacturer’s recommended ink cartridges.)
  • Enjoy advanced functionality with the consumer inkjet industry’s first 10” touch screen control panel, as well as an auto-document feeder and built-in duplexer.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet
    Price: $299.99

Go read more about this fun giveaway, and check out some great photos while you’re at it:

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