Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hey I'm...

(if you care... Nikon D300, ISO 1250, 18mm, f 2.5, 1/200 s, in a basically dark room directly in front of the south facing window... I like that kind of info, but I am a certified nerd!)

Hey! I'm Carly! I've had a lot of fun reading through this blog and I'm excited to be a part of it! (thanks Rachel!!)
I'm 22, I have a 15 month old little girl, Stella. I am a self-proclaimed music buff, I love all genres and am rarely without music playing in the background. I'm LDS and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. And I love love food. Which has led to my new passion- weight loss (I say passion sarcastically!)
My husband and I just took a huge risk and left Eastern Idaho to bring my photography business to my hometown in Eastern Oregon. We're living with my parents for the time-being but it's all good. I have loved photography since I was a little kid and I've been doing portraiture for almost a year now. My website is carlycarlson.com, and my blog is blog.carlycarlson.com. As always, constructive criticism is welcome (and oh-so-helpful!) and I look forward to getting to know all of you awesome women!! (and men, if there are any!)
These challenges could not have come at a better time- I'm ready to be stretched creatively! Let's do this! :)

10 comments:

Charlotte said...

Okay, a question: If my ISO gets anywhere near or above 400, my photos are all grainy. How do I avoid that?

You're gorgeous by the way!

Carly Carlson said...

What camera are you using, and how old is it Charlotte? With the mid to high level cameras you shouldn't have that problem, and especially with newer cameras.
I'm shooting with the D300 and it's been made to handle high ISO with little graininess. I guess what I'm saying is it depends mostly on the quality of camera you are using. If you are using a higher quality camera, and still having super grain issues then I'm really not sure what to tell ya, sorry! You could really make that super graininess work to your advantage and plan on shooting more vintage looking shots when you have to boost the ISO!! Sometimes grain is good (a lot of times actually!! Sometimes I add it afterward in photoshop haha!) :)
Anyway, does that help? (I'm not a genius, if anyone has a better answer please shoot!)

AprilF said...

You are gorgeous! And you have gorgeous work!

Exposure also has a huge impact on grain in a photo.

Carly Carlson said...

April is right on that too, for sure. :)

Rachel H. said...

Charlotte--I used to have the camera you have now. TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRRIBLE GRAINY ISSUES for me. I finally gave up and got something different. I read lots of reviews that said the same, so it might not be what YOU are doing...

Rachel H. said...

Oh, and HEY CARLY! Sorry, go sidetracked with the other comments! So glad you're here and gonna join us! I love your work and am so happy to see it here!

Mindy said...

Cute picture! And the D300? Woot!!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

Beautiful picture! Love the lighting.

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the tips, gals. I'm shooting with a Canon Powershot S5IS, which I love for the most part. But I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who's had graininess issues with it. aT least I've gotten pretty good at removing a lot of it in Photoshop.

Katy said...

I mosied onto your blog and LOVE it.!!!! Very very talented!! And you are really so beautiful!