Before/After: Brush

Before: This first photo was taken in 2010. I was trying out my macro setting on the camera and was enjoying how much detail I could capture in the weeds and yet how blurry I could get the background.

Queen Annes Lace

 

After: This is my new favorite recent picture. It was taken at Lincoln Brick Park back in January 2013 when we got out to enjoy above freezing temperatures and some fresh air. I love how much detail there is and how warm the colors are.

winter-weeds

Again, I used the macro setting in the this shot. I like how I used the treeline in the second one and how it’s much brighter as well. I would say that you can see a big improvement in my technique.

Alphabet Photography

You may be asking, “What is alphabet photography?” But chances are, you have seen it before.

It’s the process of taking photos of everyday objects that resemble letters of the alphabet, then arranging the pictures together to create your very own personalized letter photo art. You can make them in color, black and white, or even sepia if you prefer. All you have to do is take pictures of random things that resemble the letter you want, or if you’re really smart you can think of something that actually has to do with the word you are spelling out.

It’s been fun doing these because the possibilities are endless! The few I’ve made have become good wedding, anniversary, and Christmas gifts.

1. LOVE – “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Peter 4:8

Letter Photography: LOVE

2. BREMER – May 14, 2011

Letter Photography:  BREMER

3. HAYNES – April 23, 1983

Letter Photography: HAYNES

QR Code Business Card

My husband asked me to design him some business cards. The criteria was that they had to be black and white and include a big enough image of his own personalized QR code that he provided to me. Oh, and his design preference is more on the minimalistic side.

The designs were whipped up in good ‘ol Inkscape in one afternoon and before the day was through we had them printed out and ready to go! We both prefer the first one the best.

QR Code Business Card Design #1 business-card-2 business-card-3