Double Crown Photography

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Learning Process...

I am now on Chapter 3 of From Snapshots to Great shots. I have learned how each setting is relative to the others... Change one change all. Also I never knew my camera required firmware updates and it was due for one but I got that taken care of along with formatting my memory card and backing up all of my pictures to the my portable hard drive.

On top of that I compiled an amazon wish list of everything I need to further my photo quality and set up a home studio and the cost of it all will be around 800 dollars. Not bad considering thats how much the camera itself cost. lol Anyone wanna make a donation to the home studio fund??? 

I'll be getting back to my book now. I look forward to sharing more of what I have learned with you all very soon.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stupid Weather...

     With all of these very frequent weather changes my daughters and I have caught the worst colds... Imagine a sick baby, sick toddler, and sick mommy. It has been a rough couple of days and my photography has fallen by the wayside... 
     Pretty soon I'll be getting my books so I can learn more about how to make the most out of my Canon t2i . The books I am getting are linked below. 
     Also I want to start booking shoots with anyone who wants to do one. I want to learn and grow more so I am offering a 1 hour shoot with all images on a disc and 20 edited images for 30 dollars. You will have all rights to print from the disc. :) If you are interested you can comment your email below or email me at 


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The bluest eyes...

Today I decided to focus on the eye coloring in my photos by the settings I used. I slightly changed the iso and shutter stop settings and came out with stunning results in my first photo. On the second the photo came out dark with zero yellow in it so I had to do some editing in Photoshop CS5 but I still love the bright blue tint in the eyes after the color was corrected.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Adventures in Manual Mode

Today I took my first step into really learning how to use my camera. I switched the dial to manual mode and just messed with settings as I took pictures of my daughters. The end result is not perfect but I had so much fun and can't wait to try some more. For the first time in a long time I am learning something new and exciting and I love it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

First Photos...

 Above is my precious sleeping Lina. 

Candles are one of my obsessions... I love how the light flickers in a darkened room.

 I just thought this thing looked really awesome and it feels amazing too. 

It's so easy to be drawn into the light and forget about everything for just a moment.

My beautiful Ariana. Such a sweet little girl.

Starting a new adventure

For Christmas I received my dream gift. A canon t2i with two lenses (18-55 and 55-250). I decided once I took a few photos that this needed to be my newest hobby since I have two amazing subjects to photograph Ariana who is 17 months and Alina who is 2 months. They are my two little princesses, hence the name Double Crown Photography. Maybe someday I can turn this into a profession. For now I am just learning how to use my camera's various settings and learning on Photoshop CS5 so I can fix the photos I take. Stay tuned and watch me progress through my newest adventure.