Featured in “Snapshots” e-newsletter!

11 04 2018
Here’s Part 1 of my article for Snapshots, an e-newsletter published by Fairfax County Park Authority. I believe Part 2 will debut in the next issue. This article offers tips for photographing with a smart phone in the garden. Thanks to editor Carol Ochs for including me in the publication! If you’re local and want to subscribe, click the link below:

Snapshots HIREZ article





Smart Phone Nature Photography Workshop at Green Spring Gardens

4 03 2018

Here’s the info on my first smart phone nature photography workshop at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA (Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm). The class will cover smart phones in general (Android and iPhones welcome)!

Smart Phone Nature Photography
(Adults) Learn techniques to improve your smart phone nature photography with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting and how to use your camera settings to capture what you intend. Practice what you learned with an in-class garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. $52/person. Code 290 232 6001.

Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-642-5173.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone photos / Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Cover girl/boy/dog

14 12 2017

We visited our dear friends Tom, Holly, and sweet Bailey in their beautiful new home in Charlottesville, VA back in August and I shot some photos with my iPhone 6s while we were downtown. Holly submitted a photo for a publication in their Glenmore subdivision and thought they would be featured inside in the “welcome newcomers” column. The magazine arrived and they made the cover, too!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Splendid fall

9 12 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Baby got books

8 12 2017

Yep, she sure does! (Love my new supersize mug)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app effect & border)

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iPhoneography: Nite nite, Queso

8 12 2017

Curled up next to mom (wearing her $5 Walmart nightshirt, adorned with cats, of course)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Last of the fall leaves

8 12 2017

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Thanksgiving 2017: Guess who’s coming to dinner?

8 12 2017

Quest awaits the dinner bell!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Love me some clouds

8 12 2017

Ah, those skies. My, how I love me some purdy skies. This was the sky in Northern Virginia on July 30 of this year. It was out of this world. All of these shots were made with my iPhone 6s from a shopping mall parking lot!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: King Neptune

8 12 2017

I give you “King Neptune!” See the crown on the upper left? Then the eyes, nose and mouth below? And the long ZZ Top beard? And the left forearm reaching out to punch you? How awesome are clouds?

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed border applied

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iPhoneography: The many faces of Queso

13 10 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app borders

• Queso Ledge

 

• Queso Bed 1

• Queso Sleeping

• Sleepy Queso

• Sleepy Queso 4

• Sleepy Queso 3

• Sleepy Queso 2

• Sleepy Queso 2

• Cardboard Queso

 





Interloper

21 09 2017

Queso slips in to steal the spotlight from Pixel. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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In the garden: my meager pepper harvest

20 09 2017

Sadly, not quite enough to start my roadside farm stand!

Shot with my iPhone 6s on my glasstop patio table; Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Stripes & dots

7 09 2017

Pixel, photographed with iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Pretty boy

20 06 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Pretzel Queso

20 06 2017

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iPhoneography: The basket challenge

20 06 2017

If I turn my head just so, I know I can fit…see? I told you so!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Ten pounds of cat in a five pound basket

20 06 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Due north

20 04 2017

I have a decorative rabbit weather vane on the top of the tv armoire, but we moved it last summer to start repair on the ceiling that had a leak. This is when Queso started running up to the armoire and playing gargoyle. I moved the piece to a side buffet and captured this image of him peeping through it while he was basking in the sun yesterday.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s with Snapseed border

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Basket case

18 04 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app

Lobo Closer up in basket

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Belle at Sweetwater Valley Farm

24 03 2017

Meet my new friend Belle, front porch sentinel at Sweetwater Valley Farm, the magical cheese place in Philadelphia, TN. (She rolled over and requested belly rubs. I obliged. I think she probably wanted cheese.)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. / iPhone 6s, processed in Snapseed app

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Ruby, lost in thought

18 02 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app

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Rapt Ruby

18 02 2017

My sister’s cat, Ruby

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app

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Koi study #2

17 02 2017

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Koi study #1

17 02 2017

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Upward

17 02 2017

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San Antonio sunset

17 02 2017

I photographed this beautiful sunset last night in my sister’s neighborhood.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Happy Valentine’s Day

15 02 2017

I shot this panorama yesterday in San Antonio, TX. See the heart-shaped cloud? How cool was that? I shot this with my iPhone 6s and added the border with the Snapseed app (my favorite!).

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Meeko as gargoyle

15 02 2017

This is my sister Debbie’s older cat, Meeko. This is her perch in the kitchen (and has been for 12 years). This past fall, Debbie and Bill got new countertops in the kitchen and the installer suggested they replace this little pass-through shelf with the granite. After installation, Meeko jumped up as usual and then went flying into space—it wasn’t the wood she normally sat on. The cold granite surface completely freaked her out. She’s been back to sitting on it after months and today was the first time Bill said he had seen her do this gargoyle pose on the new surface. (Apparently you can teach an old cat new tricks!) See her polydactyl feet?

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Boxing Ruby #2

15 02 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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