The New Lawrence Public Library|Trina Baker Photography

I went to visit our lovely new Lawrence Public Library today.  What an amazing space for our community! In November of 2010 the citizens of Lawrence voted for a $19 million expansion to the current library. We love to read in LFK. The space is designed to accommodate a variety of community activities and acts as a central meeting place. There’s the “Teen Zone” a teen activity room with video game consoles and crafts, a children’s reading room, a large auditorium for lectures, community computers, self checkout kiosks and of course books. Lot’s of books.  There is also an amazing glass sculpture that hangs above the grand staircase by artist Dierk Van Keppel.  I love that my fellow Lawrencians understood the need to fund this project and in return the received an amazing space for the community. Awesome!

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A Kansas Winter | Trina Baker Photography

We had four inches of snow on Saturday so today I braved the frigid temps to go out and play with my new Sony QX10. This little gadget is a fully functional camera that attaches to your smart phone. At 22 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom it is a perfect fit for your phone. One of the coolest functions is that the lens has it’s own built in wifi so you can use it anywhere. The QX10 automatically sends your images to your phone, to edit and share on social media, and saves the images on the micro SD card. I haven’t owned a point and shoot camera in many years but I think I am going to enjoy this powerful lens 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Trina

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Nikkor 28mm Wide | Trina Baker Photography

I recently purchased the Nikkor 28mm Wide lens from Amazon. Today was my day to go out and play with it a bit.  This little manual focus lens is amazing on my D800.  Very sharp, easy to focus and oh so light.  It works great on architecture shots because it gives you the ability to shoot from below and get most of the image in the frame. I edited these with VSCO Ilford HP5 preset for ACR.  I love the subtle grain of this preset.  These images will be available in my etsy shop as prints and a 2014 calendar. Summer is winding down and I will be writing in this space more often!

Happy Saturday!

Trina

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Snow Day| Trina Baker Photography

We finally got a substantial snow storm yesterday. 10 inches of fluffy white snow coated everything.  Today I was bold enough to step out with my iPhone and take some photos. I love the stark contrast of shadows against white snow.  Edited with the VSCO app and cropped in Snapseed, I really like the look of these black and white images. Sometimes I am always amazed what can be accomplished with my iPhone and a few apps.  Have a groovy weekend!

Trina

Dessert In B&W| Trina Baker Lawrence,Kansas Photographer

In addition to my love of photography, I also have a passion for baking.  Since it’s St. Valentine’s Day I decided to make a flourless chocolate cake and photograph the process. I am not a food blogger, my friend Megan over at The Flying Fork has that niche covered.  Nor would I consider myself a food photographer.  I do, however, love to photograph kitchen utensils, bowls, mixers, spoons and other items you might find in a kitchen.  That is why I decided to edit these images in black and white. Well, that and the fact I am in one of those phases. I wanted to focus on the shapes, lights and patterns created when making food and that is just easier without color.  Which raises a question. Can you make successful food images in black and white?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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iPhone Blur

I thought that I would try to replicate some shallow depth of field photos on my iPhone. I shot some photos around the bar that I work at, edited them in FilmLab and then added blur with BlurFx. FilmLab simulates a variety of film in both black and white and color. You can search by type of film, brand if film or film that you have saved to your favorites list. BlurFx does a nice job of simulating shallow depth of field. You can chose from motion, Gaussian or median blur. It also gives you control of the amount of blur, saturation and vignette. I like how these images came out, however, making these images in camera with the Lensbaby is a bit more challenging and more fun. Which do you prefer?

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A Dusting Of Snow

Two days ago it was 52 degrees here in Sunny Kansas. However, in typical Kansas fashion the temperature dropped, we had a dusting of snow and today it is a chilly 18 degrees.  I ran out to take some quick photos and then promptly ran back inside to hide under a blanket.  I have been in a black & white mood lately and thought these photos lent themselves nicely to the process.  I wanted to capture graphic lines and contrast to illustrate the harshness of the weather change.  I am happy with my first snow images of the year.

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A Nature Walk

My lovely friend Megan asked me to pick some black & white images for her living room. I wasn’t really taken by any of the images I have taken in the past.  Armed with my Lensbaby, I decided to go on a little nature walk to find some interesting images for her. I was really searching for light, reflections and contrast to make the best black and white images. Black and White also really enhances the look of the Lensbaby by allowing you to notice the subtle details.

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Evening Clouds

I snapped this photo on my way to work last night. I like the drama and the way it looks in monotone.  What do you have planned for the weekend? I am going to see two of my good friends get married. Should be a fun day!

Trina