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Thursday, April 5, 2012

5 things not to have in your portfolio

On The Grid, Scott Kelby had laid out the 5 things you don't want to have in your Portfolio.

  1. Cats. - These are OK for social networks but not your portfolio.
  2. Homeless People
  3. Dead trees, tree stumps. - you may have seen a picture once of a dead tree, but what made it special?
  4. Rail Road Tracks
  5. Flowers
All of these are considered easy, you can find them any where.  It is considered low hanging fruit, your not trying to get something unique. If you take pictures like this, the question is do you want to be a great photographer?  
Great Photographers do what it takes to get the shot.  What does that really mean:
  •  Location, location, location - You need to go someplace that is different or out of the ordinary.  So when your on vacation and you find that out of the way spot that has something interesting you have your spot. 
  • Time - Hopefully you have the luxury of time.  You need to come back to the location at sunrise or sunset.  You will have the best light at these times.  The one problem you may encounter is when you get up early for sunrise, you could end up with a cloudy or overcast morning.  This will create a gray light that would be pretty flat.
  • Learn composition - Learn how to setup the shot and not have stuff that would detract from the photo.  You don't want a lot of clear shy if the picture is about a tomb stone.
If you don't watch The Grid you really should, its a very good and informative program.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rum River BMX


Opening day has been schedule (weather Permitting) for Tuesday night April 10th 
practice 6-8pm. 

Our First race is Friday night April 13th reg. 
6-7pm with racing to follow. 
See the Rum River BMX website calendar for the complete dates and information

You can also watch us on the iHigh Network.

Spring is in the air

Well it's that time of year where I get to start thinking about my favorite past time. Growing hot peppers in Minnesota. This year I ordered a bumper crop that I hope all come in. The seed I have ordered are Ghost Pepper, Giant Ghost, Caribbean Blend, Chocolate Habanero, Pumpkin Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, Tasmanian Habanero, White Habanero, Jamaican Habanero, Golden Habanero and Spicy Mustard, Chile's, Italian Long Hots, and Giant Syrian Tomato's. I have been told that the Italian Long Hots are great in tuna. Now I am sure you are wondering where do I get all these great peppers? Well I found this great site called Pepper Joe's, If you like hot he has the seeds. If you love tomatoes there is another great site Penny's Tomatoes, they have every kind you can think of. So stay tuned for pictures as my garden grows. While your hear Circle me on Google +, I would really appreciate it.