Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Outdoor Photography

I wanted to share some of my photos from my outdoor photography class from last weekend’s Women in the Outdoors event. As always, please feel free to leave your critiques.  I’m still learning, and though I love playing around with Photoshop, I know it can be over used. And of course, there’s always setting up the picture in my camera that could be a problem.  So, feel free to leave your feedback – even if you’re not a photographer.  Anyone can tell if they like a photo or not.  (you can click on the image to make it bigger)


This next one I thought I would try a tilt shift effect on.  Tilt shift is when you make a real picture look like a miniature or model.  This picture is not the best set up for doing a really great tilt shift, but something about the grass and gravel under the chairs made me see it as a model.  What do you think?


I’m not sure I love the texture on the next one, but I love the picture of the muddy boot.  This was when I started feeling like the class nerd.  I went up to a perfect stranger and said “may I take a picture of  your boot?”  After the strange look, she said yes.  From then on, I was the dork with the camera, taking pictures between shooting bowling pins and riding ATVs.  Luckily, I didn’t know anyone and will probably never see them again.

Photography class


Who doesn’t love a good cowboy picture?

I’m still learning to take good pictures, and I’m always going to be learning how to edit well, but I’m definitely loving my new hobby.  Who knew that I would love taking pictures so much?


  1. i love the first photo, the green with water and the boot picture!!!! awesome!!

    i did women of the outdoors a couple of years ago....so fun!!!!

  2. I like the closeup of the leaf with the water droplet. I love shots like that especially when they are of flower. Awesome job Amanda - you are my hero :)

  3. I love the leaf with the water drops, too. They are all good. I am with you on the texture of the boot picture. I don't think it's bad or anything, I think the opacity just might be too high. I just kept looking at the texture and not really the photo. With a
    slight tweak I think it would be perfect. Like I said, they are all good. Very good job Mrs. Outdoors. ;)

  4. You're doing great! I need to take classes!


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