We’ve got a super exciting edition of Give Me Your Best Shot today. Not only am I co-hosting PhotoStory Friday with My Chaos, My Bliss again this week, but I’ve got the most awesome guest poster to help me out! I’d love to introduce you to my good friend and author of the Grammie Diaries. The text on her header always makes me smile: “A boomer Grandmom’s journey to becoming Grand. My life as a reformed tie-dyed, bead wearing flower child, and what life taught me about peace, love, and understanding. The real world (really!) and the fine print (read before you sign!).” I can only dream of being so cool when I’ve got two grandkids (and I can only hope that they’ll be as adorable as hers!).
I am so happy to have been asked to do a guest post for Better In Bulk. Lolli’s blog carnivals are always fun to participate in and when she asked me to write for today, it took me one second to say yes.
There is nothing better than shooting in natural light. At 9:30AM and a couple hours before the sun is set to call it a day, I find the best opportunities for outdoor photography. Shooting at ISO 100 and a myriad of apertures to capture bokeh or full crystal clear landscape photos gives any amateur photographer a natural high, and the gumption to keep learning. And experimenting.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to babysit my 8 month old little bundle of Grand. After a nice nap, she was in an excellent mood to play. It was about 2PM, not the best time for a mini shoot. So we looked for a tree ~ and shade. I gave her a tennis ball and set her down on the grass. My photographs are taken in RAW format and for these I’ve used some Presets from Pretty Presets which I first came to discover from Lolli’s blog, and a little bit more tweaking.
With the wind in her face
Looking up and discovering a new world
I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that outdoor photography in the best light is ideal. To encourage you to share your favorite outdoor photos, I’m throwing in a prize. Share your photos with us here today. Then in the comment section, vote for your favorite picture (yes, it’s ok to vote for your own picture!). Get your friends to vote for your photo too, if you wish. The winner will receive this MobileEdge USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer which I found really useful on a recent out of town trip and took a laptop with me. This handy gadget reads ALL types of media cards for cameras, PDAs and more.
Voting is open till next Thursday, May 5/20 at midnight, and a winner will be announced on next week’s Give Me Your Best Shot post. All votes on all three blogs (Better in Bulk, Grammie Diaries, and My Chaos My Bliss) will be tallied.
So what are you waiting for! If the sun is out, you’ve got a challenge and a cool prize to boot!
Read to find out more about Give Me Your Best Shot….And come back to leave the link to your best shot below (please link to your actual Give Me Your Best Shot post). And Grab my button(s) here and link to me so that we can get more people to stop by!
PS–be sure to check out this post to find out about winning an amazing Ergo Baby Carrier!!
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