Category Archives: photography

Watch “Fruits and Vegetables :Healthy Living” on YouTube

This is a compilation of fruits and vegetables. Healthy living is key, so eat the rainbow. These photos are from the farm and the farmers market. I really enjoy eating garden fresh fruits and vegetables. Nothing really compares in taste. Please enjoy my video and thanks for stopping by.

Watch “Food: Sweet and Savory” on YouTube

This video contains a sampling of my food pictures on my instagram. I am getting better with my photos as time goes on. Natural light is the best tool, I have found. That is probably something I should have learned early on but I am no professional, just an amateur. Please check out my video and thanks for stopping by.

My instagram page

This is a sample of photos on my instagram page. I love posting photos of everything and anything that I find interesting. Please click on my pics to check it out if you are so inclined.

#extrasharpcheddar #fivepointsbakery #toast

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#seagulls #seagullsofinstagram #gullsofinstagram #birds #birdsofbuffalo #hoytlake

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New love for Black and White images

I have been busy lately and havent had time to post. I wanted to share my new love of black and white photos. I guess I have always loved them but recently I have found that its an awesome choice for pics on my galaxy phone…. #galaxys2 . Until I upgrade my phone, I needed a way to improve pics in low lighting. The stock settings didnt keep the integrity of the photo while it seems black and white did… and you dont have to tinker with filters. Does anyone agree or disagree and if you have any tips for the #galaxys2 when it comes to pics please advise. thanks



My two favorite editing apps….greats filters

Two of my favorite phot editing apps are Instagram and Photo Editor by Aviary. I love all the filters they provide. They are available on IPhone and Android. You can turn dull pics into awesome pics. You can turn good pics into better pics. You can make pics look funky and wild, even futuristic with filters. There are endless possibilities. It’s a must have.



What is a filter

Photographic filter
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Four photographic filters. Clockwise, from top-left, an infrared hot mirror filter, a polarising filter, and a UV filter. The larger filter is a polariser for Cokin-style filter mounts.
In photography and videography, a filter is a camera accessory consisting of an optical filter that can be inserted in the optical path. The filter can be a square or oblong shape mounted in a holder accessory, or, more commonly, a glass or plastic disk with a metal or plastic ring frame, which can be screwed in front of or clipped onto the lens.
Filters modify the images recorded. Sometimes they are used to make only subtle changes to images; other times the image would simply not be possible without them. In monochrome photography coloured filters affect the relative brightness of different colours; red lipstick may be rendered as anything from almost white to almost black with different filters. Others change the colour balance of images, so that photographs under incandescent lighting show colours as they are perceived, rather than with a reddish tinge. There are filters that distort the image in a desired way, diffusing an otherwise sharp image, adding a starry effect, etc. Supplementary close-up lenses may be classified as filters. Linear and circular polarising filters reduce oblique reflections from non-metallic surfaces.
Many filters absorb part of the light available, necessitating longer exposure. As the filter is in the optical path, any imperfections—non-flat or non-parallel surfaces, reflections (minimised by optical coating), scratches, dirt—affect the image.
There is no universal standard naming system for filters. The Wratten numbers adopted in the early twentieth century by Kodak, then a dominant force in film photography, are used by several manufacturers. Colour correction filters are often identified by a code of the form CC50Y—CC for colour correction, 50 for the strength of the filter, Y for yellow.
Optical filters are used in various areas of science, including in particular astronomy; they are essentially the same as photographic filters, but in practice often need far more accurately-controlled optical properties and precisely-defined transmission curves than filters exclusively for photographic use. Photographic filters sell in larger quantities at correspondingly lower prices than many laboratory filters. The article on optical filters has material relevant to photographic filters.