Orange & Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Orange & Yellow Tulip – New Photo

    I’ve recently added a new photo – Orange & Yellow Tulip – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Another close up photo of a beautiful tulip – this time a yellow and orange tulip. I’ve been absolutely amazed at all the types of tulips I’ve been able to find to photograph in my studio Orange & Yellow Tulip  is available on…

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans

One of the historic cemeteries I’ve visited in New Orleans is the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Established in the 1700’s, this is the oldest active cemetery in New Orleans. It has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from this historic cemetery with you today.      …

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Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photo – Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Gerbera daisies are some of my favorite flowers to photograph in my studio. The Teddy Bear Gerberas have slightly different centers than the standard gerberas, so somthing a little different but still fun to photograph. As I photographed this flower I tried to capture…

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Join Me in New Orleans

  Here’s the news I’ve been wanting to share with you all summer as I worked out all the details. I will be leading my first photo tour to New Orleans from February 18 – 23 – and I would love to have you join me! When you think about New Orleans, you think about Mardi Gras, Cajun and Creole…

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Summer Roses

I’m not sure why, but I haven’t been photographing as many roses as I usually do. As I looked back on some of my recent photos, I realized I had enough for a blog post, but that was about it. So here are a dozen roses that I photographed this summer.                  …

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Picasso Callas – In the Studio

Earlier this year I photographed a set of Picasso Callas in my studio. These callas had purple petals with white around the edges. Most of the photos I took ended up being abstracts.              

Center of a Pink & White Parrot Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Center of a Pink & White Parrot Tulip – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new photo – Center of a Pink & White Parrot Tulip – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website When I saw these pink & white parrot tulips I knew I had to photograph them. I just loved all the swirls of shades of pink and white in the petals. Center of a Pink & White Parrot Tulip is…

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Three Things to Check When Reviewing Your Photos

One of the things I love about photographing with a digital camera is the instant feedback! By taking a quick (or not so quick) look at my photo on the back of my camera, I know immediately if I captured the image I wanted, or if I need to try again. No more of the taking a photo, having to…

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Angel at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT © 2017 Patty Hankins

Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, CT

One of the sites I visited last summer on my trip to Connecticut was the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. Like many other rural cemeteries, Cedar Hill is full of wonderful late nineteenth-century statuary. I’m finding myself more and more fascinated with the old graves and statuary. I’ve started printing my photos of them as palladium-toned kallitypes – a late…

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Pink Sweet Peas © 2017 Patty Hankins (12 image stack)

Pink & Purple Sweet Peas – In the Studio

So I’m still working on editing photos I’ve taken in the studio in the past couple of years. I found a bunch of photos of Sweet Peas that I had taken sometime last year. Some were taken as individual images, others as sets of images for stacking in Helicon Focus. With focus-stacking I’m able to create a sense of a…

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