iPhoneography: ‘After Eight’ Oriental lily

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Lupine

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Eastern prickly pear cactus

9 06 2018

Eastern prickly pear cactus blooms (Opuntia humifusa), photographed at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware. iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Cucumber beetle on Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Queso cocooning

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Poppy

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Asiatic lily

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Asiatic lily

9 06 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Japanese iris

3 06 2018

Surprise Japanese iris blooms! I saw two purple buds a few days ago and thought maybe it was a straggler from the purple and white ones that finished blooming weeks ago, but when the buds opened this morning, I knew it wasn’t. I honestly don’t remember planting this (which sounds like something I might do!). iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Photography in the garden

23 05 2018

Want to learn how to shoot better photographs in your garden? In this 20-page mini-magazine, I share tips on shooting, what’s in my bag, notes on specific photos to teach about composition and light, and my favorite resources and websites—whether you’re shooting a DSLR, point-n-shoot, or smartphone.

Download the pdf here: Cindy Dyer Garden Photography

Photography and design by Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





I’m likin’ this lichen!

20 05 2018

Rain is good for the garden. Too many days of rain is not good for me (or my beautiful Bearded irises, which I was fortunate to photograph in all their glory before the wet mess came). We’ve had about a week of solid rain. It let up some today and I saw a glimpse of the sun very briefly. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for sunny and no rain (yay!). I was at a Michael’s Craft Store and in the parking lot next to the car are several trees that are coated with various colors of lichen and moss. It’s actually quite beautiful and only in our rainforest-like weather could this occur. I went a little nuts with my iPhone using the Camera+ app in macro mode late this afternoon. I added the grunge borders in the Snapseed app. I plan on going back with my Nikon D850 to get some more images tomorrow.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Orchids

30 04 2018

iPhone 7+ with the Camera+ app in macro mode / Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

 

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iPhoneography: Pixel

30 04 2018

iPhone 7+ in Portrait Mode / Snapseed app border

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Spring starflowers

30 04 2018

These star-shaped, pale blue flowers with grass-like foliage are Spring starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum). This perennial is grown from bulbs and blooms in mid-spring for 3-5 weeks. Originating from Argentina and Uruguay, this plant naturalizes very swiftly, spreading by self-seeding and from bulb offsets. Often used in rock gardens and woodland gardens, they grow just 4-5 inches tall, and are perennials in Zones 6 to 7 (with mulching to protect from frost) and in Zones 8 to 9 without mulching. They can be grown in full sun to part shade, require medium watering, are low maintenance, and tolerate a wide range of soil types.

This image was captured with my iPhone 7+ with the Camera+ app in macro mode. Grunge border was added in the Snapseed app.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Genie in a bottle

30 04 2018

Some of the tulips yesterday had missing petals, so I was able to photograph an angle that I wouldn’t normally see with a flower. This tulip had one petal missing and the wind blew the other petals together, forming this “genie in a bottle” effect.

This image was shot with my iPhone 7+, and I used the Camera+ app in macro mode. The wind made captures hit or miss at the beginning of the session, so I’m happy I was able to get some shots like this one. I also got some shots with my new D850 and Nikkor 105mm micro lens.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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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





iPhoneography: Bradford pear blooms

3 04 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus / Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Saucer magnolia blooms

3 04 2018

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Lily Rose

16 03 2018

This is my sister Kelley’s cat, Lily Rose, atop her throne.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus, Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Sunday sky in Texas

5 03 2018

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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.

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iPhoneography: Freeway sentinels

7 02 2018

Playing with Snapseed and Distressed FX apps

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.  iPhone 7Plus

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San Antonio River Walk

24 01 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7 plus, Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Birds & branches

12 12 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus, Snapseed border added

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iPhoneography: Queso in repose

8 12 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7 Plus / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Saturday sky

8 12 2017

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