Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Photo Talk

Contact Me

   Photographer friends, new and old, are always welcome (and        
   encouraged), to contact me at:      karen@karenlarsenonline.com
   Here are a few reasons why:
  • To chat about your latest photography ventures
  • To suggest topics for Tech Talk Tuesdays
  • To ask for clarification of a Tech Talk Tuesday tutorial
  • To ask me a photography related question
  • To inquire about one-on-one online photography instruction with me
  • To organize a photography workshop in your area
  • To plan a photowalk with local northern Utah photographers

Favorite Blogs

I love meeting and mingling with other photographers.  It's fun to share pictures, ideas, good places for photo ops.  And I learn so much in the process that helps me be a better photographer.  But best of all, I meet wonderful people who become great friends.  Check out these great blogs and meet some talented photographers:
 Photo of the Day
The World's Best Photography Blog
 Riet's Photoblog
 Picture Imperfect
 Addicted to The Click
 Antelope Reflections
 Taking The Scenic Route
 a life in focus photography
 Sylvia From Over The Hill
 The Wild Plum
 Picture Window
 Just ... a moment
 He Gives a Song
 An English Girl Rambles
 MadSnapper A.K.A Snapperone
 form tusen
 Let Your Light Shine
 Robin's Robins and Things
 RedWillow Photography Visual Journeys
 365 Photo Project
 The Road Less Traveled
 My World
 One Foote Closer
 黄清华 WongCW Photography
 Fotolarsen: Høsten er så vakker- The autumn is so beautiful
 From A Writer's Kitchen
 Sunflower Snaps


Here is a list of camera gear I haul around in my bag.  (Although not all at the same time!)  Yes, as you can see, I'm a loyal Canon girl.  My first real camera was an Elan 7 SLR film camera (I think that's what it was called).  I've had numerous Canon cameras since then and have had no problems with any of them...(knock on wood).  They feel natural in my hands and the controls are intuitive and in the right place for me.

Over the years I've accumulated a nice collection of lenses and I use all of them at times.  My latest is a 15mm fisheye f2.8.  Just for fun!  If you have any questions or want my opinion about my gear, just contact me.  I've always got an opinion!

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens
  • Canon 70-300 f/4.0L lens
  • Canon 16-35 f/2.8L lens
  • Canon 50 f/1.8 lens
  • Canon 100 f/2.8L Macro lens
  • Canon 15 mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX II
  • Manfrotto tripod & head      
P.S.  Plus a variety of light discs, diffusers, pocket wizards, and other gizmos and gadgets!

Phriday Phun

Tech Talk Tuesdays

    Almost every Tuesday I post a tutorial about some aspect of photography.  Sometimes it is about a technique, sometimes about   creativity and art, and sometimes it's a bit of Karen's photo philosophy.  The information I present is understandable (I hope), and usually geared for beginning photographers.  I welcome comments and questions, and I'm always happy to clarify something that needs more explanation.  I often get ideas for my posts from my blog followers, so if there is something you'd like me to talk about in an upcoming Tech Talk Tuesday, drop me an email.   Here is a list of previous Tech Talk Tuesday posts linked to the actual post.  Happy reading, and I hope you learn something along the way.



Free for You!

On this page you will find goodies you can download for free.  This is a work in progress, so check back often to see what's new!

Monthly Desktop Calendars
I have sized some of my favorite seasonal images to fit on your monitor and enjoy throughout the year.
(Click on the link, then follow the directions)
January Desktop Image
February Desktop Image