Month: March 2014

Some fun for my little one

I have had a busy week, but there are a few projects I wish to get done. The most important one is a series of pictures for my granddaughter’s birthday. The big adventures of Tinkerbell…

I want to share three pictures; they probably are not final, but you can get an idea…





Tip of the day: When taking pictures at home use all the light possible: flash light, computer screen, candles. Use any light surface as a reflector.

inesemj_photographyHave a great day!

St Patrick’s Day Parade, Carrick on Suir 2014

I want to share a few photos taken during the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Carrick on Suir. I love street photography.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all!



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Tip of the day: Use your widest lens for the street photography.  To take these photos i used shutter speed about 1/800-1/1200 for the moving people, and 1/125 for standing. Remember to ask permission if you want to take close up pictures of children.

inesemj_photographyHave a great day!



Saint Patrick’s Day is near!

This is one of my favorite holidays! First, because I am very grateful that Saint Patrick took care of them snakes.  And second, because I love the parades!

Every town is getting ready. I took this shot another night sneaking around the Old Friary in Carrick on Suir. The green light changed all the usual night colors, and coupled with the fog it made the streets look dreamy and mysterious.

Also, I have made a Patrick’s Day card.



Tip of the day: Name your photos meaningfully and store them by years. Don’t clutter your computer, don’t keep all those flowers and waves and sunsets. Keep one of each that you like the most.

inesemj_photographyHave a great day!


Everyone likes a good quote.

I have many favorite quotes, but speaking of photography I love the one from  Herman Melville whose books I read as a young girl.  “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation” he says. He doesn’t mean we don’t have to learn from the others. We do have to learn a lot if we don’t want to keep reinventing  the wheel. What we don’t have to do is compromising our vision.

If you have time, please watch this loving tribute to a great master. RIP Marvell Smith.

Please share your favorite quote with me, and tell why it touched your heart.

Tip of the day: Study your camera manual.

inesemj_photographyHave a great day!