Friday, December 19, 2008

Homesteading today Calendar

If you love the Countryside, you will love this beautiful Calendar.
Come check it out, at the Homesteading today Web site.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sleeping Mia WIP ~4

Have done a bit more ink and the undershading of color on Mia's face and ears.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Latest Abstract Art

This is my latest creation. I am slowly learning how to use the many Digital programs I have, to make this kind of Art. Many times I don't know quite how it will look until I render the piece, after spending many hours on it, of course. The digital painting above was made using 3 programs.. Fractal and 3D.

Want to learn the Media Arts and can't afford to go to College?

Then check out these free MIT free Open course college classes.
MTI Open Media Art Course.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Beautiful Sunset last night

I made sure to change the settings on my Evolt 510 camera and again I am pleased with the results.
This is the beautiful Sunset I captured last night. Found these cloud formations very interesting, as it looks like someone used a palette knife to smooth the underside flat.
First time I was able to photograph the moon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Photographing Cats

After changing some of the settings on the camera, I decided to take some photographs of my cats to see if it helped. Worked quite well,, best indoor photos I have been able to take so far.

Olympus 510 camera issues

If you own a 500 or 510 Olympus Evolt camera, there is a high chance that just about every shot you take comes out blurry. You use say a Nikon and this doesn't happen, with the same shot.
Problem is... as I am slowly finding can't run the Evolt 510 on the factory settings and get a good picture.

Now I have only tried this with Action shots in the house with cats but I have high hopes this will work for outside actions shots,,say like running horses.

If you are getting Blurry photos no matter what you do,
Try this....

Nosie Filter- Low
Noise reduction- Off

The Catch...have to change the settings back to this each time you turn the camera on. Not perfect but you should at least get some good shots.

Flash metering issue....

Your flash is taking forever metering in average indoor light or even in good light.

Turn the "AF Illuminator" off.

MENU->[Wrench1]->[AF ILLUMINAT.]->[OFF]

This should get the camera to take the photo a little faster, with out that annoying low-light AF assist pulse.

Will add more tips, as I get more annoyed with this camera, and start pushing buttons.

But if you are shopping for a good camera for Action shots in low light... get a Nikon D300.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sleeping Mia WIP ~

Finally am able to post an Update on this WIP. Have 3 more layers of ink and watercolor pencil wash in the back ground. Working on the darker stripes on the kitten herself, started with the color on her nose and so on.
More to come~~~