or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Photography Mama's!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Photography Mama's!

post #1 of 121
Thread Starter 
It looks like the last thread was archived, so I'm bringing it back to life! I'm completely new, but I'm so excited! I've done birth photography for awhile, but I'm not amazing at it (yet! I've got a long way to go!) I just bought a Canon Rebel XT and I'm very excited. I'd love to hear everyone's tips and tricks.
post #2 of 121
Because we're no longer hosting tribes in FYT that are already covered in other forums, I've moved you to fine arts.
post #3 of 121
Hi! I'm taking an intro to photography class and shooting on a canon xti. Mostly, I love taking photos of my DS!
post #4 of 121
This site has been a tremendous help to me. Tons to learn and helpful people
http://ilovephotography.com/
post #5 of 121
Thread Starter 
I didn't even know there was a fine arts forum! :

Alright! Thanks for the link- I'm off to look now! I'm really new and would love to hear everyone's favorite tips!
post #6 of 121
hands down this is the best photography forum I've seen, and it's geared towards (although there are some other brands used by members) Canon users...http://photography-on-the.net/forum/
It's great, and it's free! and theres tons of info on there.
#1 tip. Shoot, shoot, shoot!
#2. Read, reread your manual, get a lantern guide or other guide that oes more in depth. Know your features.
#3. Practice in manual mode. Learn your camera!
post #7 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by PJsmomma View Post
This site has been a tremendous help to me. Tons to learn and helpful people
http://ilovephotography.com/
Yes! This has been such a wonderful source of information. Just reading critiques of others photos has taught me so much. I got my first DSLR in July so I've been reading like crazy trying to climb the steep learning curve.

Here's my Flickr.
post #8 of 121
Thread Starter 
Ok,

I'm starting a photoblog that I'll put clients photos on! Does it look ok?

http://belliesbirthsandbabies.blogspot.com/

I'm so new at photography that I'd love any critiquing (sp?) I can get! :
post #9 of 121
Thread Starter 
I'm really sad that this forum doesn't get a lot of love Seemed like the photography tribe was much bigger.
post #10 of 121
Hi! I just purchased a Nikon D40 and am SO EXCITED! I have about blinded my cat trying out different settings on him. So far, I LOVE IT!!! ::: I have been pouring over my manual and trying out different settings.

Up until now, I had been using a Canon Powershot S1 IS point and shoot. I have always been very pleased with my photos from it, but was definitely ready to move up to the DSLR.

I found a great deal this week at one of the big box stores and snapped it up (I'm not sure if I can post the details here, if you are interested, you can PM me).

I hope to be around this board more often and hope more join us as well.

Amanda
post #11 of 121
Hello!
See my siggy, website and everything :
post #12 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doula Dani View Post
I'm really sad that this forum doesn't get a lot of love Seemed like the photography tribe was much bigger.
I didn't even know this was here! I'll update my Flickr and post a link...I don't have an official site at the moment, unfortunately.

I have a Nikon D80. I've had it for almost a year and I love it so much!
post #13 of 121
Hi! I've had a canon rebel xti for about 6 months. I've been working on my skills a lot recently and I hope to take a class soon. I've recently opened an etsy to try and sell some prints. I've tried out several print shops looking for the best quality/price. Who do you use?
post #14 of 121
Whitehouse Custom Color is what my friends use. http://www.whcc.com/
They may be higher on price but I doubt any of the cheap places can come close to their quality. So for really special shoots and for paid prints to sell, I'd go with them. You'll be building the price of the print into the sale so I wouldn't skimp on that one!
This is from their price guide. And they have LOTS of different sizes to choose from, and types of finish. But a 4x6 lustre/glossy is .70; a 5x7 is 1.10, an 8x10 is 2.10; an 8x12 is 3.60. So this is much more than the snapfish and the like, but the quality is far superior.
post #15 of 121
Hey mamas.. I have a question-

I am in my intro to photography class, and tonight it our first time in the lab. I just found out that I am PG last week... do any of you know if the developing chemicals are OK to use while PG?

I think I am going to have to talk to my teacher about it tonight, but do any of you have any info or experience with the darkroom & pregnancy?
post #16 of 121
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pariah View Post
I didn't even know this was here! I'll update my Flickr and post a link...I don't have an official site at the moment, unfortunately.

I have a Nikon D80. I've had it for almost a year and I love it so much!
Oh I can't wait to see it!!! I posted new photos in my link above that I took with my new camera! : (I'm new- keep that in mind. )
post #17 of 121
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoonStarFalling View Post
Hi! I've had a canon rebel xti for about 6 months. I've been working on my skills a lot recently and I hope to take a class soon. I've recently opened an etsy to try and sell some prints. I've tried out several print shops looking for the best quality/price. Who do you use?
Have you sold any prints yet? I've been thinking about getting an etsy shop for a few things...
post #18 of 121
I have and love that camera. You might like the book Understanding Exposure by Brian someone. I have it but haven't read it, haha, but it teaches you to use the manual mode, which I highly recommend.

a couple pics of mine:
http://www.pbase.com/a37licia/image/105140756.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/a37licia/image/100808439.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/a37licia/image/102676644.jpg
post #19 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Hey mamas.. I have a question-

I am in my intro to photography class, and tonight it our first time in the lab. I just found out that I am PG last week... do any of you know if the developing chemicals are OK to use while PG?

I think I am going to have to talk to my teacher about it tonight, but do any of you have any info or experience with the darkroom & pregnancy?
I do! I was told not to take another class (was considering another one so I could have access to better goodies than what I had at home), and I called Kodak and they told me that darkroom chemicals are not appropriate to use while pregnant. I switched to digital and sold my darkroom gear soon after...I had already been planning the switch for health and environmental reasons (and because film isn't vegan and won't be for a long time, again according to Kodak), but that made me move along to digital a bit faster.
post #20 of 121
I don't have a DSLR but I would love to sell some of my work so that I can save up to buy one. Right now I have a Canon Powershot G9 and I love it. Here are a few of my favorites

this one is hanging in my living room

After a storm

Tiger lily

I just have to figure out how to get my name out there and get people interested in my work.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Arts & Crafts
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Photography Mama's!