a blog about Kilt and her kids plus Trouble our JRT mascot.

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Sequim, Washington, United States

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


In the last six months I have spent time trying to improve my photography skills.  It started with taking a camera class to learn how to get off of automatic and use manual settings.  I'm still getting to know my camera.  It is a Canon 80D.  I bet I don't know half of what it does yet.

Then, I took four Photoshop classes with the college.  And, with help from Bonnie the photog pro, I have learned how to mask in a different background. If I like the photo, but the background is too busy I can now put any background to the picture I want. Maybe some people learn this easily, but it came really hard for me to learn.  I'm getting better at it.
I'm also starting to take my own background photos and keeping them in a file.

Just like anything else....the more you practice, the better you get.
Another thing I did was buy some decent lenses.  That improved the quality of my photos 10 fold. Goodbye kit lenses (the ones that come with the camera)

Anyway, I can see a big difference in my photos.  These were a few I have taken in the last 4 months. I hope I can just keep on improving as I get to know the functions and settings of my camera better.

Thanks for looking :)

Barred owl at the Raptor center in Sequim 

Red Tail Hawk

Rufous Hummingbird

Kodak bear at the Olympic Game Park

Red Tail Hawk

Canadian Geese flying at the pond

Barred owl

Champ at the beach

Bald Eagle at the pond

Red Tail Hawk

American Widgeon

Morning Dove on my porch

Mrs. Mallard at the pond

Mr. Mallard at the pond

Cotswold sheep

Champ at the pond

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Your Pictures are spectacular !!!
You def have a Very Good eye ..