Photography

Using Paint To Make A Border.

Love Will Bring Us Together’s Weblog asked me how I put the border around my pictures. I use the Windows Paint program that comes for free on every computer. At least I think it does.

To open Paint, type paint in the search box on the taskbar, and then select it from the list of results.

When I upload my picture there it is huge and I can only see a portion of it. I could zoom out to make it smaller but I resize it to save space on my website.

Here is a mud puddle:

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This is how I resize it:

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I always check the Maintain Aspect Ratio box. That way I only have to type in the percentage in the horizontal box and the vertical will follow suit on its own. I usually scale my picture down to 20% of the original size. It can vary though. And if you mess up, you can always use the undo button. The blue curved arrow near the top left side of the screen.

I want an outline, so I click it and choose full color.

Now for the border. First choose the shape I click on the 4th one. (Rectangle) :

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I want an outline, so I click it and choose Solid Color:

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Then the size Size of the border. That is found beside the Shapes. I use the thickest one.

You can choose what color you want it to be too.

Once you have done that, move your mouse to the top left of the picture and drag the rectangle around your photo. Hold down your left mouse button the whole time. Lift your finger off of the mouse button when you have it just right. It can be tricky to get it right. Thank goodness there is that handy Undo blue arrow!

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Hope this helps lwbut!  🙂

Oh, while I am still here, I just wanted to leave a link to Olen Dean’s Photography site. He is new to WordPress and I just love his style. I hope you drop by and give him a warm welcome.

 

 

ThinkTank Camera Bag – Inside

I showed pictures of my new camera bag a few posts ago. You can see it here.

Marilyn from Serendipity (if you don’t follow her, you should, she is brilliant and witty) asked to see the inside of it. It was a bit difficult because it doesn’t open up wide. Which is probably a good thing or the gear would fall out.

I did the best I could. The flap was folded over for a better look inside and the arrow points to a flap that can divide that space into two levels of storage. Each space has velcro so you can adjust the compartments.

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This one shows the area that holds all the little things. It is on the front of the bag.

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The back will hold a tablet. We don’t own one. Maybe I will shove maps or a book inside.

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From the bottom you can pull out a cover that will protect your bag from the weather or anyone tempted to open your zipper!  🙂

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Look What Santa Got Me

I picked this baby up on boxing day. It is on sale at Henry’s this week. It has been so cold I have mostly hung around the house. I did manage to get some shots of the moon with it the last few nights. I am really happy with my new lens.
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Here are some pictures from today.
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Capture V3 By Peak Design

Both Rebel Girl and myself bought this cool camera carry system by Peak Design. I tried mine out today I might add another one for a couple of lenses. Peak Design is a kick starter company. How awesome is that? Check out their full line of products PD here. I am going to have to get a new camera bag or sling for all our toys..

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Playing With Light Again

Frank over at Dutch Goes The Photo had posted some pretty cool pictures a while ago and I just had to know how he did it. He was kind enough to re-post some tutorials for everyone to learn from.

Here are the links if you want to try it too:

Abstract Photography: Part  one, Part two and Part three.

Even though I tried it with light, you can do this with flowers or anything else. I know I will be playing around with different objects over the next few days! Thank you, Frank!

Other than slight cropping, there was no editing and no flash was used.

The first one is our Christmas Tree that has very tiny white lights on it:

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All of the following photos are of a dollar store fiber optic spray:

Just a little movement in these ones.

Heavier movement in these ones:

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