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Know Your Camera’s Focus

My Digitizing Grandma’s Stuff class was a hit at the recent family history conference. The reward was strongly felt for the efforts I’ve expended inspiring others to photograph their family treasures through my blog, personal conversations, and teaching. There was a young girl in my class who went home to tell her grandmother about the […]

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Photographing High School Rings

I’ll admit, while I was in high school, I wore a lot of rings. I wore my mother’s high school ring, a gold letter D ring, a silver James Avery Flag Girl ring, and a silver dolphin ring. That’s four rings, not counting the rings of boyfriends when we were dating. When I was a […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Mother Daughter Rings

Remember the post High School Rings Have Two Sides? In that post, I shared how I wore my mother’s high school ring while I was in high school. When I obtained my senior ring, I didn’t want to stop wearing my mother’s ring. That ring was now a part of me, just as my own […]

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Photograhping Masonic and Eastern Star Rings

In August 2012, I received two pieces of family treasure that I didn’t know existed or would ever become mine.  Good things come to those who are patient. I thought I would share the two rings together as an added bonus. I love word plays, so I hope the pun on the Mason fraternal organization […]

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Telling A Story With Your Keepsake Photography

Our treasures are often not stand alone objects. They are often part of a collection. Part of an overall story. When photographing my personal and family history items, I pay attention to the story the objects are trying to share. What stories do my rings they tell? The obvious story is that I graduated from […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: All Sides of My Aggie Ring

In the past four posts, I have shared some of the lessons I have learned with my new dSLR camera. Today, I wish to review something I posted three years ago, the concept of playing and photographing an object from different angles. Honoring the men and women who serve our country and are Aggies! Texas […]

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Photo Friday: So Frustrated With Camera

Favorite photo taken using my PowerShot SX100IS Last year, the camera that has captured much of what I have shared in my Treasure Chest Thursday posts stopped working. The lens just wouldn’t open any longer. I can hear the tragic, “wa, wa, wah” as I recall the day I knew I needed a new camera. […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Two More Coins from the Collection

In the previous posts, I’ve shared what can happen when you put the same coin under different lighting conditions. This week, I’ll share two more coins from my husband’s childhood collection. Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin f/3.5, exp 1/4, ISO 80  Pattern Metering Simply crop out the tape mark before including the photo in your final project! […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Another Coin with Different Lighting

Here’s another comparisson of the same coin under different lighting conditions, much like the previous Treasure Chest Thursday post. The first example is using a black backdrop, artifical light and a light box. The second using a white backdrop, natural light, and a white reflector. Apollo Coin f/3.5, exp 1/8, ISO 80 Pattern Metering   […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Same Medal Different Lighting

I’m amazed at how different a coin my husband had looked under different lighting. Black background in light box f/3.5, exp 1/6, ISO 80, Pattern Metering Natural light, no light box f/4, exp 1/2, bias +0.7, ISO 80 Center Weighted Average Metering The first version of this Epcot Center coin looked more platinum and the […]

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