Welcome to Dana Peterson Photography. It has been a fantastic year! I have a few more sessions to finish in December and then 2012 will be history. THANK YOU to such wonderful clients! I wish you a Merry Christmas. I look forward to more sessions in 2013. It will be here before we know it! On this site you will find images of many of my photo sessions, a bit from my own life and lots and lots of my own kids.
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A few more from the other day

I just wanted to share a couple more from the other day. Apologizes to "J", like I said, he only let me take ONE of him the whole time and I have already posted it. Don't these two look so much alike? Look at both of them with their mouths open...I love these kids deeply (including "J") and can't imagine life without them.

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Needed to pick up the camera

It feels like it has been a while since I have picked up my camera (probably 2 days) so I took the kids out for a minute tonight.

I think she is yummy! :)

Big suprise, "J" wouldn't let me take anything of him. This is the ONLY shot I got.

I love my new lens!!

This picture is as wide open as I can get... 1.8 and completely SOOC

Dress up anyone?

White Balance Test

The assignment: take pictures in different settings using all different white balance options.

Here are the results (I only included the top 3-4 choices, the others were awful).

FULL SUN the white balance setting that is most accurate is the "Sunny" setting.

The best WB setting for SHADE is either 5000K (I don't even know what that means) or Auto. It is definitely NOT the shade preset. This was completely in the shade. I am a little suprised by the results. What do you think?
The weather was finally cloudy (not that I really wanted it to be, but I did want to finish this assignment). I think the best is 5000 K or Auto, but definitely NOT the Cloudy WB.

The most accurate WB setting for an inside shot looks to be "incandecent". That being said, it is really cool. What do I do about that?
Try #2 (I tried to get a more perfect exposure here and the results to me indicate that Auto wb is the best option)

Try #1
To summarize here are the settings I will shoot most and the WB setting I should use.
Full Sun = Sunny white balance
Shade = 5000K
Cloudy = hummm not sure Auto WB looks a bit cool and 5000K looks a bit warm but I think it is one of these
Inside = Auto

Testing a new toy

The "C" family

I think there were a lot of nice ideas in this shoot but not all of them turned out quite how I wanted. On the other hand, I finally got great focus on a few of the shots and was thrilled with that. I love taking pictures. I hope I can get it "right" someday. :)

This is one of those "nice" ideas" but the whole shot ahd what looked like a sun haze on it. I tried to make some edits and this is as good as I could get it to look (and it is pretty bad!!).

Have to do a jumping one. :)

A little laugh - why, why, why?

  • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
  • Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
    Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
  • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
  • Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
  • Whose idea was it to put an 'P' in the word 'psalms'?
  • If people evolved from apes, Why are there still apes?
  • Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
  • Is there ever a day that mattresses Are not on sale?
  • Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
  • Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner,then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
  • Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
  • How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures anyway?
  • When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'
  • Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
  • In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
  • How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
  • And my FAVORITE......The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay,then it's.. YOU!

Full Moon

I really wanted to take a picture of the Owyhee Mountains with the full moon but I was about 15 mintues too late (too much going on today).

20 minute walk

Here are a few pictures of a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood. (not as much excitement as I expected)

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Wild flower garden

My mom planted a wild flower garden and it is beautiful!

Expecting #2

I did a shoot today with "B". I think she looks radiant pregnant with #2. She was very patient with me! I wasn't very good at getting #1 to smile for me but I think this one is precious. Oh and keep in mind that I had two of my own kids (2 & 1 years old) at my side.

I think this is my favorite!

This is close second to being my favorite.

I tried for a silhouette but couldn't get it right. Uggh!