Monday, August 31, 2009





Thursday, August 27, 2009


Our Sunday School teacher called this morning to see if she could drop something off. This is what she dropped off. A little teacher's bag of goodies. We have 6 teachers (including me) in our Sunday school class. So Mrs. Harvine made these little goodie bags for us. I noticed on Sunday she was asking the room numbers for the teachers. 4 of the teachers work at Parkview.

She wrote a little note saying that they were praying for our school year and wrote this verse: Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." It's good to be recognized as a teacher and to get a little encouragement. Moms of so many little ones get worn out easily (or at least I do) it's good to get a little pick me up. She also brought an extra bag of cookies for the kids so I don't necessarily have to share! LOL!
Thanks Mrs. Harvine for thinking of me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Micah & Sarah playing together at the skating rink. You can see Amy on the other side taking her picture!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Monday, August 24, 2009


The settings weren't right for this one, but it was just too stinkin' cute! Luke told me that Micah was in the Tonka truck and I had to take a picture...(he's always telling me to get my camera). So he grabbed it and went and took a bunch of her in the truck...problem was the lens kept fogging up in the humidity. So I took a couple of more and this was just too cute...

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I've been trying to attempt this tip from Scott Bourne all week: "Tips for Panning Photography"

The first day, Tuesday, I tried it came out like I gave up because it was too hot!

After seeing Kristal's awesome aperture shot...I decided to try again on Friday. Most looked normal or like this...

But when I was loading the pictures on my computer, I happened to see this one that looks pretty close to the example, in my opinion. I think I just got lucky in capturing it!

So the point is to get out there and try different settings...and have fun!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Friday, August 21, 2009

Fix-it Friday: No Limits

It's Fix-it Friday over at I ♥ Faces.

My edit

  1. Using PS3
  2. Adjusted curves
  3. Used dodge & burn tools on the eyes
  4. Ran MCP Actions Touch of Light/Touch of Dark


Thursday, August 20, 2009


This would have been cool if the bee was in focus too!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009




Still no motivation to take pictures...I've been trying to play with settings but with no success...then it's just TOO hot to be outside so I give up. How I need some new scenery...27 days till the beach!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Photography Sites

Classes and Projects

I'm currently participating in these projects:

Mommytography 365 Project L2L Challenge

I've participated in these projects:


I've taken these classes taught by Tracy at Shots from the Heart:
2x3 MommytographyAlumni09

About My Photography

Why I chose the name Eye Candi Photography?

Well with my name being Candi, I wanted to choose a play on that. Here's the definition:

eye candy
n. Informal
Someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing to look at.

My equipment

Thanks to my wonderful hubby...I now use a Nikon D90 with kit lens (AF-S Dx Nikkor 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR).

Previously I only used this:

Pentax K110 DSLR
with kit lens

I got this DSLR because I wanted to be able to take pictures of my kids faster and I found a good deal on it on ebay. However, I became more interested in photography after Tracy started the 365 Project. Then I took her Mommytography Class and learned more about my camera after finally READING THE MANUAL. This is when I realized that my camera was lacking in some aspects so I'm longing for a new one that has those features. Until then I'm trying my best to take better pictures and fix those that aren't so good with the concepts that I learned in Tracy's Photoshop class.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I'm finally posting some new stuff. I just haven't been motivated to take any pictures. I need some new scenery (aka the beach!). One day this week I did go outside with my kids and tried to take some on manual. I got the settings are messed up so the ones of the kids were all dark. However, I did read this post on MCP Actions: 10 Sure Fire Tips for Achieving Amazing Sun Burst Style Sun Flare so I decided to try it while I was outside.

Tracy, don't worry! I wasn't looking into the lens while I took it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

365-227: Perkins Rowe Series

Friday, August 14, 2009

365*-226: Perkins Rowe Series

Thursday, August 13, 2009

365-225: Perkins Rowe Series

I just wish that electricity pole wasn't in the shot!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

365-224: Perkins Rowe Series

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

365-223: Perkins Rowe Series

Amy asked if I used photoshop to edit the picture. I did use it and here's proof...
my original shot

Monday, August 10, 2009

Your Camera takes really nice pictures

Check out this post from MCP Actions:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

365-222: Perkins Rowe Series

365-221: Perkins Rowe Series

Saturday, August 8, 2009

365*-220: Perkins Rowe Series

I think this was my favorite shot from our Perkins Rowe shoot.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fix-it Friday

It's Fix-it Friday time over at I ♥ Faces. I've been wanting to try this for some time since taking Tracy's Photoshop class. I thought this little boy was just too cute so it would be a good one to try.


My fix

  • used CS3
  • adjusted curves
  • used the dodge & burn tools on his eyes
  • ran MCP Actions Touch of Light and Dark
  • cropped

365-219: Perkins Rowe Series

Thursday, August 6, 2009

365-218: Perkins Rowe Series

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Look Micah likes jewelry too!
Should I switch arms?
How does it look?

What do you think?

It also makes a good teething ring

or just plain fun to play with!

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