Long Exposure


These pictures are all taken with a tripod and have a show shutter speed to show


This blur is my daughter!  The ISO is 100, the f-stop is 25 and the shutter speed is 30 seconds.


This is my dog, Raven playing with a ball.  I used ISO 400, f-stop 9.0 and the shutter speed is .6 seconds.  I used a tripod.


Another picture of Raven.  The ISO is 400, f-stop is 14, and the shutter speed is 1.0.  



This was taken in Harbor Tunnel.




Who is looking at you?!



This is a mirror on the road near Patapsco State Park.


You can see the reflection of my neighbor’s house in my glass door.


The duck’s reflection is in the water.


Lots of seagulls at Lake Waterford!  Their reflection is against the ice.


I love taking lake pictures where you can see the trees in the water!



Macro Shots


Most of these shots were all taken with my 100 mm macro lens.



This was taken at Lake Waterford.  I like the sharp contrast of the blue sky and the tan plant.


Bird seed is in short supply at my house!


Close up of Snuffy!  She is not scared of the cameras like my Yorkies are!


Interesting picture of my Russian Blue’s claw!  









ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor.  The lower the setting, the less grainy the picture will turn out.

iso 1


iso 2





Scenario 2:





iso 6



Scenario 3:









White balance is a camera setting that adjusts for lighting in order to make white objects appear white in photos.  I took 10 difference scenarios with each on a different setting.

First Scenario:

wb 1


wb 2


wb 3


Second Scenario

wb 4


wb 5


wb 6



Third Scenario:








Non-Traditional Light Source


All of these pictures were taken using ISO 6400.  It was fun trying to get the pictures to even show up!  I obviously had to play around with the aperture and shutter speed.  A flash was not used at all and the only light source was non-traditional.

non trad 1

This is my son while playing on his x-Box.  The f-stop was 4.0 and the shutter speed is 1/60.  I like the blueness to this, to be honest.  I feel that it accentuates his cheekbones.

non trad 2

My son is still playing his game and the f-stop is 3.5 and the shutter speed is 1/125.

non trad 3

TJ is now playing on his cell phone and I am closer to him.  I think this turned out the best.  The f-stop is 4.0 and the shutter speed is 0.5 seconds.

non trad 4

I took this last picture of my son while he was playing his computer game.  The f-stop is 5.6 and the shutter speed is 1/13.

non trad last

Hard to believe but the flash was not on and all the lights were off minus our big screen television.  The f-stop is 4.5 and the shutter speed is 0.4 seconds.

Flashlight Source


This was by far the most fun trying to get pictures without using the flash.  I used an ISO of 6400 for all of my shots.

flash 1

My Lily was posing for the camera.  I like the way the light is reflected off of her chest.  The f-stop is 4.5 and the shutter speed is 1/10.

flash 2

My daughter is gazing into the flashlight in this one.  Her face is nicely light.  The f-stop is 5.6 and the shutter speed is 1/10.

flash 3

I like this picture because there is a nice shadow on the wall.  The f-stop is 5.6 and the shutter speed is 1.15.

flash 4

The lights were off with this picture, even though it doesn’t appear to be – only a flashlight was used.  The f-stop is 4.0 and the shutter speed is .3 seconds.

flash 5

Kaila is holding two flashlights in this one.   The f-stop was set at 6.3 and shutter speed is 0.8 seconds.

flash 6

Kaila is standing in the middle of two flashlights.  The f-stop is 6.3 and shutter speed is 0.4 seconds.

flash 7

Kaila was indeed trying to make a heart and it worked!  The f-stop is 6.3 and the shutter speed is 2.5 seconds.  Even though she is blurry, we were so proud of this shot

Interesting Point of View


I had some fun with these shots because I could take whatever I wanted.


This is a bird swing/feeder attached to a short branch in my backyard.  I like the point of view in this as well as the texture.

interest 2

I took this after the last snow.  It is of the small pond next to my house.  We have live fish in there that have been alive for at least 10 years!  

interest 3

I love taking pictures of my birds!  I think that is an interesting point of view because the birds are clear and the shed behind them is blurry.  I like all the colors in this picture as well.

interest 4

This picture caught my eye because of the different paths around the cemetery and I especially like the trees lining the edges.  The snow makes the tombstones stand out. 

interest 5

This was taken after the recent snow.  I like this point of view because it is wider in the front of the lens and it narrows the further away it gets. 

interest 6

My goal in this picture was to have the picture framed with the branches and then have it interrupted by the cardinal.  I have at least 4 couples in my backyard and I love watching them pose for me! 

interest 7

I like that the background unclear and the sign focused.  The ISO in this picture is 200, the f-stop is 5.6 and the shutter speed is 1/200.

interest 8

I was about 20 feet away from the Cardinal.  He kept chirping and chirping and maybe it was because he knew I was watching him!

interest 9

The seagulls were going crazy for bread at Lake Waterford!  These two are on walking on ice and fighting for bread.

interest 10

Another picture at Lake Waterford.  I thought this was an interesting perspective.    

interest 11

The moon during late day.  I darkened the background.






This deer was on the side of the road at Down’s Park.  She showed no fear when I took pictures of her and it was almost like she enjoyed it.  After I was finished, she slowly walked away.

Through Glass


This proved to be incredibly challenging to me!

kaila glass

This picture was taken through my front door.  My daughter looks tripled!  



My daughter!


glass bamboo

I tried to get a clear shot of the plant through the glass.  Proved to be difficult!

glass spice

My spice rack!

glass annap

This is in the parking lot at Annapolis Mall.  You can see through the glass onto the other side of the parking lot.  I had some reflection above the window but I edited it out.

glass annap 2

Another shot at Annapolis Mall but a different angle.

glass nath

I took this picture through my front door.  Instead of looking tripled, my neighbor looks doubled!

glass church

This stained glass is in the window of a Catholic Church in the heart of Glen Burnie.  I love the swirls of colors.