Thursday, October 23, 2008

Animal pics

Greetings and salutations! I hope you are not disappointed as there is no freebie for you. Today I am sharing some pictures that were taken last October when we went to San Diego to visit family and friends. These shots were taken at the Wild Animal Park using my Canon automatic digital camera. Since I don't know an aperture from an F stop I rely on an automatic. I do love Photoshop Elements recessed frame effect! The last photo of the okapi is a technique called "Out of Bounds" (OOB) which I learned from a great tutorial from Serrator. You can get his tutorial on how to do that here. The tutorial has a dinosaur on the front. I would consider him the master of OOB's. By the way, the okapi is my favorite animal. Can you guess what animal it is related to? No, not the zebra. It is actually related to the giraffe and is called the "rainforest giraffe". Just a little interesting trivia for you. Have a blessed day!


lovetocraftbetty said...

Awesome photos - the frame effect is stunning!
Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial.

eilajean said...

I love these, especially the last one. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the tutorial. I am always looking for new ideas. As for the f stop vs aperture... one thing that may help you... go to the AV on your dial (settings) This allows you to set the aperture, and the camera will automatically set the speed. Smaller number aperture - shallower depth of field (good for close ups). Larger aperture number - better for landscapes. f-stop and aperture are basically the same. That is your camera tip for the day. Being able to control your camera speed will help you when you are out where it is really bright - you can control the light in the camera instead of having to adjust in Photoshop. Look in your camera book for "bracketing". It is a very useful tool. OK, I have finished babbling. have a great day... thanks for the photos.


Kathy said...

Awesome pics and I love the framing!

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for the tip on the camera settings. I have those on my camera and have never used them. I have always used the little pictures in the automatic part. I may have to expand my horizons!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow - these pictures are fabulous! I"m so glad you share them. Thanks for the links to the tutorials too!
hugs, Jami