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So today’s post has some tips for getting better shots when you need to take photos indoors. As much as you may love taking portraits with beautiful sunshine during warm summer months, it isn’t always possible to photograph outside in the sunshine. Whether it’s too hot in the summer or cold in the winter, it could be too windy or your subject may just not want to go outside when you want them to (insert your own childern here).

Tip 1 – Use as much natural light as possible.

Having natural window light always helps when photographing indoors. Any window can be used depending on the time of day as long as there is no direct sunlight coming through. For instance, an east-facing window will be flooded with direct sunlight early in the morning. However, that same window will be perfect in the afternoon due to a much softer light. The opposite would be true of a west-facing window. The light your windows receive will also vary with the time of year. Look for great little pockets of light around your house and use them.

Tip 2 – Adjust your ISO for available light.

Don’t be afraid to increase your ISO! Most cameras, even today’s point & shoot styles, can adjust the ISO. They also have the ability to handle ISO speeds from 100 to 2000 depending on how much light is available. Remember, there may be some graining at higher ISO speeds.  Play around and see how your camera handles higher ISO speeds.  This is one area where newer cameras are much better than older ones!

 

If there are any “tips” you would like to see, post a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer them in another post. Thanks!

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NTInstituteWell it’s finally that time, where have the last 4 years gone? Our daughter Megan is among the first 68 students graduating High School from New Tech Institute in Evansville, Indiana. In the beginning there was a lot of unknown since they were the first and only students in the school. As freshmen they were already upperclassmen/women. They ruled the school with Trust, Respect & Responsibility from the start. They have had 3 principles, seen many teachers come and go, dealt with class scheduling/availability issues and many other hic-ups along the way during the 4 years they have been there. But through it all they have worked as a single student body to grow, learn, teach and inspire. These students built friendships & faith in each other that will carry them in to the world that will make our future bright with possibilities.

Now a little about Megan, she went to NTI with the hopes of a new way of learning, thinking and a lot less drama. What she got was so much more. She found new friends from around the city, opportunities to grow and mature as a young woman, and inspiration from a young new teacher that would change her life and give Megan drive, conviction and a career path to do the same for other children. That teacher was Mrs. Weber, she took Megan from a little girl who was struggling in math and showed her that math can be fun, and even more fun to teach. Megan caught on quickly with Mrs. Weber’s guidance and soon helped show other students in the class how to solve the problems. What I don’t think Mrs. Weber was counting on (ha, get it) was she was also creating a peer, someone who would want to join the ranks and become someone just like her. Megan has gone on to become a member of the Nation Honor Society in addition to graduating with an Honors degree.Megan

When I dropped Megan off at the door that first morning back in 2010 I told her to stop, look around and take in this moment, lock in your brain because you will wake up “tomorrow” and it will be the last day of your senior year. Well here we are, this is the last day of her Senior Year. Today she graduates from High School. Why didn’t I listen to my own advice, I can’t believe this is it, I swear it was only Yesterday she was getting on that big yellow school bus for Kindergarten waving good-bye with so much enthusiasm while a piece of me was crying behind the smile as she rode off.

Megan, your mother and I are so proud of what you have accomplished during this time and want you to know that we are HONORED to be your Parents.

Being a parent on the edge watching everything unfold has been exciting, and nerve-racking but seeing the kids of NTI mature so much in 4 years is a testament to the teachers and faculty around them. But to be one on these “Pioneering” students it must be special to be a part of something that never was before, to take that chance on blind faith alone that it would work and they would come out on top, I can’t even imagine how that must feel. I can only watch in awe as they move forward in life with the knowledge that because of them many more will follow.

I, along with my wife and family want to wish our daughter MEGAN TAYLOR WOLFE and the rest of the Inaugural Graduating Flight(class) of 2014 from NTI a loud and proud Congratulations for a job well done.

 

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Went through my inbox to clear it out and found this from last week:

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Debi Wolfe Photography Receives 2014 Best of Evansville Award

Evansville Award Program Honors the Achievement

EVANSVILLE May 15, 2014 — Debi Wolfe Photography has been selected for the 2014 Best of Evansville Award in the Photographers category by the Evansville Award Program.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Evansville Award focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Evansville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

How about that!

2014 award

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