Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fred's Photos!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new art that my husband, Fred, is learning and creating!

A few months ago, he purchased a basic SLR camera to learn how to take the kinds of photos he has always wanted to capture.

Since then he has read several books on photography & composition, joined groups on Flickr and taken a variety of workshops.

I just love the images he is capturing! Here are a few he took in our backyard this weekend...

me crocheting :)

a bumble bee in the fountain :)

...and the first breathtaking photo is the sunrise this morning!
All of these shots were taken without editing them in photoshop!

I am so impressed!
I am always using Photoshop Elements to correct my photos that I take with my point and shoot camera. :)
In fact, we just upgraded from Photoshop Elements 4 to Photoshop Elements 8 and I signed up for a 6 week online class starting in May. Fred is signed up too, so I will show you what we learn!
Do you have any workshops or classes lined up for the Summer?
Please tell us all about them! We would love to hear!
m & e


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

That sunrise shot is beautiful!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Apollo said...

The picture with the sunrise is beautiful!

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a lovely sampling of photos... what is it about spring that makes us so happy to snap photos? Thanks for sharing.

Nancy at the Farm said...

We love the bumblebee photo best! Fred is very good at photography- can't wait to see what you learn at your on-line class.

Love, Dozer,Dottie andCooper

Unknown said...

Great photos! I love taking photos! Only problem is, now I need another hard drive to store them on!!

Pugs & Kisses,
Chris :)

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! No workshops or classes,but I should look into that! If there is no rain on Saturday, Ted and I are walking in the Ky. Derby Mini-Marathon!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom has Photoshop Elements 6 and is trying to teach herself. Maybe we need to get her to look at that online class. Fred's photos are beautiful.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Diane said...

He got some wonderful shots with the camera. Who's the photoshop class with? Looks like he's off to a great start! xoxo Diane

Puglette said...

great photos, fred! and what a beautiful sunrise. we love our slr camera. it makes my point and click photos look much better! i have no idea how to use most of the features, but everything looks great.
have a fun day!

The Devil Dog said...

The sunrise is beautiful and the bumblebee shot is great. So close and soooo cool.
Fine job, Fred.


Becky said...

I thought it was the woods on fire. Glad you said it was the sunrise! Love the bee!!

Puglette said...

hi melissa, yes, little dodger will be at the pug party. you can give him lots of squeezes. i think tweedles and her moms are going to go too!

Molly the Airedale said...

We can almost feel that bumblebee stinging us!
Great shots, Fred!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

GAIL said...

Beautiful! How's the train coming?

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello Melissa and Emmitt~

Hello Mrs. Melissa- Emmitts Daddy's photos are great! That is so neat that he wants to try something new. My daddy wants to learn glass blowing. I'll have to tell my Mommy to show Daddy this bloggy to inspire him!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
xoxoxo, Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

Hank said...

Yea for Fred! Tell him to shoot, shoot and SHOOT! That's the best way to learn photography.

I need to take a course on something. My brain is getting rusty!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Oh how my mom loves the furst one!

It's what she wishes her pikhs looked like!


Tara's Art Camp said...

So cool, keep em coming Fred!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Fred's photos are awsome!
That camera does some magic tricks it looks like.
We would like a camera like that too.
Can't wait to see what else Fred takes a picture of,

Unknown said...

wow!!! these photos are wonderful Melissa!!! I love them and please tell Fred we think they are fantastic!!!!


Smushie Ranch said...

You guys are just a family of talented artists!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wow, love Fred's photos, that first one is incredible.
Lynne xx

artpaw said...

Fred's photos are so great, love the bee. Dan and I both got the photography bug a couple of years ago. He got really good at catching birds in flight. Enjoy your class!