Impromptu Outdoor Spring Photos

The day in Austin, TX was beautiful today, so I thought I would grab the camera, gold light reflector, my daughter and her puppy Bella and take some quick photos.  Of course the trickiest thing when taking photo’s is getting your daughter to choose an outfit.  After about 10 minutes of helping her decide that the blue dress would look best, we proceeded to take some great photo’s.

It’s always a challenge to get both the a puppy and 5 y/o to look at the same time and get some good photos.  You will see I picked the best 12 out of about 50 photo’s that I took.  One downside of taking phto’s outdoors is the squinting, so you have to take a lot of photo’s to find a couple of good ones.  I use the premise, take a lot of quantity to get the one or two quality photo’s.  With DSLR camera’s there isn’t anything to worry about, when you take to many photo’s. They are easily deleted if they weren’t any good.

See the best 12 Photo’s below.

  • Jillian Portrait - Apr 2011-1
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  • Jillian Portrait - Apr 2011-12
  • Jillian Portrait - Apr 2011-2
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  • Jillian Portrait - Apr 2011-9

Spring Photos – Using a Gold Reflecter

These Photos were taken using a Gold Reflector to highlight the Subjects faces to fill in the shadows and provide natural Sunlight.

Gallery: Dallas Cowboys Stadium – Mar 23

A gallery: Dallas Cowboys Stadium – Mar 23

Gallery: SuperMoon – Mar 19, 2011

A gallery: SuperMoon – Mar 19, 2011

I took these outside my back yard of the Super Moon!  I hope this doesn’t mean that we will have any more Tsunamis and Earth Quakes!

These were taken with My Nikon D90 with my Telephoto Lens.  The photos were taken free hand (no Tripod) and with very little clean up on Lightroom.  Mostly bring out more vivid contrast of the moon!  One of the three photo’s is what it looked like naturally with the slight yellow tint.  The other two photo’s I did some Temperature Correction to look light it did to the Human eye.  Not sure why the camera was picking up the yellow tint!  I love taking photo’s of the moon.  Very easy to do free hand, since it is so bright.  I usually brace myself against something like a tree, car or wall.  In this case I braced against the backyard wall of the house!  If you have any moon shots, send a reply and include a link to your photo gallery!

Gallery: Longhorn Cavern – Burnet, TX

A gallery: Longhorn Cavern – Burnet, TX
Took the family on a Day trip in the Texas Hill Country.  We went to Burnet, TX to the Longhorn Caverns.  We went on a 1.5 Mile hike underground through the Cavern’s.  I took these photo’s with the stand-by camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.  This camera take very nice pictures!

iPhone 4 Photos- Gallery: Trip to Las Vegas

I took a Business Trip to Las Vegas on March 7-8th.  I didn’t take my Nikon with me on this trip, as I didn’t think I would get that many opportunities to take a lot of photo’s.  I am a firm believer, that the Camera doesn’t make the Photographer.  Good photo’s are a combination of framing, proper lighting and artistic eye.  So good pictures are taken with the best camera you have on hand.  Better to take a good photo with camera you have with you, then not get the shot at all.  In this case it was my iPhone 4.  

Jillian Portraits


HDR Photo Slide Show


Gallery: Dogs

These are photos of my two dog’s Bella and Raven!

Gallery: Jillian Portraits

Portraits of Jillian using a 36 X 24 Softbox!