Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A photographer wannabe

Can you believe that I actually created something
yesterday? I know...shocked myself too. Not really
a lot to do in this nasty heat wave we are having so
I made some "lavender cookie" tags. I really wanted
to make the cookies instead, but it is just
too hot. I do think that I should probably go ahead
and make the cookies and bake them in my car
though!! I am sure it would work. ugh.

I put the tags on some of my old jars and had a
photo taking session. In fact I got very carried away
taking photos!
{I think the mirror image photo above is kinda neat}

I took some outside...

I took some closeup...

I took some in the mulch... {if you notice the jar in the background my lavender went wonky on me. Yep, forgot to glue it}

and on the deck.

Snapped a few in front of an old shutter...

on a chair.
{I took some just about everywhere!}

I would truly love to learn how to take better
photos, but I learn better by someone showing
me rather than reading a book. I am still trying
to figure out the book that came with my
camera and I have had it for a couple years or
more. tee hee Do they have a course out there
called, "photography for really dumb dummies"?? LOL
I did have fun though whether I know what I am doing
or not and I guess that is what is most important.

It is about White Wednesday time again so I will be
linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm.
Have a blessed week ahead and stay cool!!

{If you haven't submitted a name for my
kitty yet click here}

15 comments:

Ozma of Odds said...

...Sandi * YOU * CRACK * ME * UP * !!!!!
You silly girl, your pics are always inspiring, but i'm givin' you props for laying down on the job and taking your shots in the mulch ~ LOL!!!
which look fab btw :)
and girl ~ get those label in your etsy shop!!
with perhaps a bag of your lavender cookies
BUT
if you please, i'd like mine to be baked in the oven...
xo, Rosemary

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

It is absolutely beautiful Sandi!! I love what you did with the bottles and your photographs are always stunning. You have such a gorgeous home. I always love visiting your blog and seeing your home. Your gardens are stunning too!!
Hugs,
Amy

Irene said...

Very pretty creations, your photos are pretty good.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Sandi... I think you are already a pro at photography!... those photos are just stunning and so are your pretty bottles... I especially love the close up of the bottle... I can't learn from a manual either, I just have to do it, trial and error... infact, I don't think I've ever had the manual to my camera out of the box... my belief is that if one loves to photograph, like you and I do, that we will teach ourselves and do what works best for us, not what something in a book tells us to do... I am that way about most everything, kind of just do my own thing, and oft times it works out... wishing you a beautiful Summer's day... have fun taking more photos!... xoxo and kitty kisses to your new baby!... Julie Marie Oh yes, another name I came up with is "Licorice"...

The Baking Gypsy said...

Hello!! What a beautiful blog! All your pictures put me in a good mood! :) You are a wonderful photographer!

xx,
Tammy

Rose Petal Hollow said...

Your photos are great. May I suggest a website to you...http://www.merakoh.com/
She teaches photography for women. I recently purchased her book "your baby in pictures". I don't have any lil ones any more (maybe future grandkids someday) but the book is just wonderful. Takes you step by step through your camera with photo recipes. For a point and shoot camera as well as a DSLR. I love it. All explained in easy to understand terms. Her website is full of fun things too. If you would rather not follow a book she has videos too.
MaryAnn

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The pics are lovely and so are the tags... I am struggling with this weather... Dod you get allot of rain?

Ido said...

Those tags are gorgeous and the overall look of the bottles, beautiful!! Great job at photographing them!
XXX Ido

d. reyné said...

You are a stitch my friend!
I love the lavender tag in a bottle though! It's super cute!
I just cam in from working out in the garden all morning and I agree...I bet you could bake your cookies out in the car!
Have a blessed afternoon/evening
Hugs,
Donna

Bella said...

Hi Sandi,
Beautiful! I am gonna have to buy some tags to play with!!
We are opposite of you, I think I should bake cookies, no summer heat here (65 today, rain on the way...), a crazy year!!
Bella

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

No Sandi, I can't believe that you have created something. The tags must be a Fata Morgana due to the heat, ha, ha, ha. Just kidding, of course. Your cookie tags are beautiful and I love the pictures you have taken too.
xoxo,
Julia

A Cottage Muse said...

These are fabulous Sandi!
I say we take a photography class together!

countrycharisma said...

Sandi, I thought your photos were inspiring. Love the tag on the old bottle, and lavendar is my favorite.

Heaven's Walk said...

LOL! You goofy girl! You did a great job with your photos - AND your sweet project! LUV that lavender tag on the bottle! Now...give yourself a big pat on the back! :)

xoxo laurie

Miss Gracie's House said...

Very pretty pics...did you have fun?!