Digital Photography

by Paul Farrier

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Camping Outing

This past weekend my wife and I went camping with some good friends, about 25 of us all together. I think all had a good time but it makes a good time better when you have Yoder, the 'magic' camper with you. Yes - Mr. Yoder has a gift of helping others.
With folks like him, the time is not just spent with friends, time is invested in friends. That is the mark of a true leader.
Even though this was not a photographic expedition, I did take some photos but mostly for private use. A few shots of nature, a shot of the full moon (a blue moon) and an old Chevy pickup truck was the only serious work that I did. I added those to my portfolio just today.
Portfolio - that's a good word. What if I call it an e-portfolio at my website? How would that sound? Would that be better than 'gallery' ?
Tell me what you think, okay?


Travis Thompson said...


I just stumbled upon your blog by accident. Your pictures are phenomenal. I'm going to be living abroad with an exchange program for a year. While there, I'll have the chance to compete in a photo contest (of my experiences in Germany). Any advice on how to make my pictures stand out? Keep up the good work.

Travis Thompson said...

not sure if the comment i left a minute ago actually posted. just testing this out again.

Paul Farrier said...

First - thank you for your gracious compliment. Here's a few pointers that if you use, I have no doubt you will be a serious contender for the prize.

1. Know the limitations of your equipment.
2. When photographing people, don't be afraid to get close.
3. Also photographing people, don't allow much space between their head and the top of the picture.
4. Pictures are two-dimensional. When photographing buildings, scenery, think squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, etc. and frame them in a way that captures your subject and looks good geometrically.
5. Use the rule of thirds. If you don't know what it is... Wikipedia defines it the best.

Travis Thompson said...

Great advice. I hope you'll stop by my blog and see your pointers in practice. Thanks again.