Recipe Greeting Cards

It’s fun to photograph food and then share with the recipe on a greeting card. I have given you three possibilities.

Recipe Greeting card

Print your photo on front of card and the recipe inside. Note the card is folded so the recipe is on the top half when opened. Or you can print it on the back if you want.

Gift Recipe Share

You may give bread, cookies or other baked goods at the holidays. Include a card with the photo and recipe. Print on a single 5×7 sheet front and back. (not a foldable card).

Greeting card with separate photo

If you don’t print your own cards, you can use a separate print and tack it onto the card surface. I added a title underneath the photo, but you can hand write it or leave text-free. The recipe can be printed on the inside on your regular desktop printer.

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Overexpose on Purpose

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I enjoy overexposing some images on purpose.  You get a light, airy look.  Keep in mind the scene should be on the light side to begin with. A dark room overexposed would not be pretty!  f/9 @ 1/100 for slight blur

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Overexposed shots work very well when adding textures and other effects.  With a Multiply blend mode you will knock out the white and leave your subject clean. In this one I cropped and also added a radial blur.  With the image light to begin with, the effect doesn’t get overly dark.

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Landscapes on an overcast day can benefit from overexposing too.

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White subjects against a blue sky and clouds are nice too.

Plan a Project

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Charleston garage doors

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Charleston doors missing steps!

The Old Schoolhouse

Door of old schoolhouse providing light for my subject.

We all have favorite subjects but sometimes still get in a rut.  One way to lift yourself up and get excited about your photography is to plan a project around your favorite subjects. You can plan a book or exhibit or calendar using all those images.

I love photographing doors and windows, especially in historic buildings.  This collage includes doors found in downtown Raleigh.  I made them into a poster.

Doors of Raleigh

You certainly don’t have to do doors, but they can be great fun. They are full of texture, interesting shapes and color too.

And planning a project can be very motivating!

JC Raulston Moonlight in the Garden

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Moonlight in the Garden gives photographers an amazing opportunity at the JC Raulston Arboretum.   https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

Beautiful lighting for photos, food trucks, music and more!

Member night – Tuesday, November 7        7pm-9pm

November 9-11 and November 16-18             6pm – 9pm

Tickets are $10.00 for members, $20.00 for nonmembers, and $5.00 for children under 12.

 

 

 

Prisma App

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NC State Fair Preview

I was treated to a preview of the Flower Show area of the NC State Fair tonight.