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Annual Snorkeling Trip to La Jolla Cove

Having grown up in Southern California, I fell in love with snorkeling when I was a kid.  I probably snorkeled for the first time in Hawaii, but I didn’t fall in love with it until later when I was older and we went snorkeling at La…
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Sweet baby hummingbird

My birthday is next week, and I found an awesome deal on a zoom lens for my camera.  I found it at Target for only $99.  It is a Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens.  Today I had my first chance to see how well it works.  We…
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Spider web trial

I have been trying to get a good picture of a spider web for a while.  When I was out for a morning walk, I ran into this web.  It was not easy to capture.  I had to go back to the house and get a step stool and a water squirt…
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Tutorial on how to blur the background of a picture

I have taken some good pictures, but sometimes the background is too focused and distracts from the close-up of the subject matter.  You can blur the background in photoshop, and I will walk you through the steps.  I am using photoshop…
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More pictures from class

Here are some more pictures from the photography class.
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My Favorite Pictures from the third day

Here are my favorite pictures from the third day of my photography class. A fern that is unfurling. An ant on a flower. Another Banana Slug.
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To Flash or not to Flash

I still don’t know whether it is best to use flash indoors or not.  Here are two pictures that I took of the same thing.  The first one I used flash and the second I did not.  I think that I like the one with flash…