Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier Blog Posts

  • Pro Camera, Noob Photography (Model shoots a Nikon D3S)
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I found this video on an F-Stoppers post and followed it to YouTube.  A model shoots a Nikon D3S (just sounds fancy) on the street and captures some pretty great images.  It’s fun watching her progress through the day and into the evening.  ...
  • Street Photography: Finding Photo Opportunities
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I love street photography and Seattle is a great place to get amazing shots.  I took my camera to work the other day and took a little walk around Fourth.  I always see this homeless guy and I didn’t like the idea of using a zoom lens to take...
  • Photography Challenge: Click It Up A Notch
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Click it Up a Notch has a photography challenge; I’m submitting my favorite photo of April.  As you know, I went to the tulip festival and my favorite photos were taken there.  I love that I’m taking more time to compose my shots.  Thi...
  • How to Improve Your Photography: Practice Makes Perfect
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I’m blown away.  I love the images I got last year and I’m so thankful to my boyfriend for sharing the tips he learned in his forensics photography class.  We spent all morning at the tulip festival practicing photography.  My boyfrien...
  • Happy Earth Day!
    on Jan 1, 1970
    And this is the first sunny, warm day in Marysville in a long time and I took it off work.  I’m hanging out in my girlfriend’s office (I’ll be outside soon) and catching up on all things web.  I love it!  The sun will be beaming...
  • Photography Challenge: Scavenger Hunt Sunday
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Good morning and Happy Easter.  So what do you plan to do today?  I have fond memories of Easter.  I would get a new dress and new shoes.  Easter service would be a bit longer, which could be painful, but we had an Easter egg hunt afterwards.  T...
  • Street Photography: A Chess Match
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I’ve seen this chess set in Seattle for months – on nice days, gremlins bring it out and I’ve always wanted to photograph the set.  I finally got that day.  I usually shoot on manual focus, I make sure that I’m doing this wh...
  • Photography Challenge: Scavenger Hunt Sunday
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I was going to bail on this Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  My birthday is tomorrow.  My fortieth birthday is tomorrow.  I’ve been excited for a month and today I had a 30 second melt down.  I expected a surprise, I expected flowers, I expected din...
  • A Million Times Thank You
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Today is a fantastic spring day and I’m so excited and happy.  What I’m mostly excited about is my photography blog.  Thanks to my readers, I’ve been able to take a little blog about pet photography and morph it into a blog that I...
  • Self Portraits: Happy Birthday?
    on Jan 1, 1970
    This morning, my boyfriend reminded me that my birthday is almost here.  Usually my response is a joyful giggle, because I love my birthday.  I think it should be a national holiday, we should all have the day off, and just celebrate everything we...
  • Great Gifts for a Photographer
    on Jan 1, 1970
    My birthday is less than one week away.  I don’t feel like I’m about to turn 40.  It’s funny that I used to dread this age, but now that it’s here, I’m just excited that it’s my birthday.  That being said, I got...
  • A Photography Necessity: Foam Board
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Yesterday it rained like cats and dogs, which usually means that my camera gets a break and my sofa gets warm.  But I was in the mood for photography and the lighting in our place wasn’t great for what I wanted to capture. The tulips I purchas...
  • May 2011 Cutest Pet Photography Contest
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I got this idea from the Clickin’ Mom’s forum and I’m excited to get it started!!!! If you’ve been following my blog, then you know how in love with my pets I am.  If you haven’t been following, then now you know that I...
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Finally!
    on Jan 1, 1970
    We had our first sunny weekend and I was hot to head up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  But my boyfriend reminded me that we now live on 5 acres of grass, trees, plants, flowers, and weeds.  We had yard work to do.  Pout. Imagine my pleasant...
  • Guest Post: When Photography Inspiration Vanishes
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I wrote a guest post for Mui Tsan’s photography blog about photography inspir.  Mui Tsan is a UK photographer who I connected with on My Blog Guest and she was kind enough to allow me to write a post for her site and include my images.  Here&...
  • Food Photography Tips: Helpful Feedback
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I initiated a discussion on the LinkedIn Group, Women in Photography, where I asked for helpful feedback of my photography.  I’ve shared some of the advice already, but wanted to share the food photography tips I received from Laura G. Johnson (L...
  • Why My Digital Photography eBook is Free
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Today, I received two emails from people thanking me for my eBook.  One woman found me by accident, during a Google search (thank you Yoast SEO).  One thing that stood out in these wonderful emails was that a woman was surprised to find a digital p...
  • Blow Your Own Horn: Free Advertising
    on Jan 1, 1970
    photo credit: Fidenaut Although my blog is for the amateur photographers, I’m certain that many of you relish the idea of making money from this fantastic hobby.  I do!  So I spend as much time taking pictures and blogging as I do finding way...
  • Photography eBook: Five Easy Steps to Shoot in Manual
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I’m so excited!  I just finished my first photography eBook where I share how I learned to shoot in manual mode; 5 Easy Steps to Shoot in Manual.  Please check it out!
  • Photography Critique: Smile and Move On
    on Jan 1, 1970
    This evening, I logged on to check email and found feedback (which I requested) that is confusing to me.  I wanted to share this with you, simply because our work won’t be to everyone’s taste. So that you have context, my request was.. L...
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