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Fun shooting cars

I sure hope I get to photograph more cars in future. I enjoyed that photo shoot quite a lot.


This is my first storyboard (made within Lightroom). It’s a 10 x 20 and will be finished with a linen texture and mounted on 2mm styrene for stability and ease of framing. Unfortunately, because the photo journal background is also white, it’s not as easy to envision where the edges are — it’s much more impressive when seen as a ‘whole’ rather than blending in with the background. I’ve been teaching myself all kinds of different techniques and am pleased with my first storyboard. Next on my learning slate is creating holiday greeting cards. Hang on Martha, there’s no stopping me now!

Perhaps the next storyboard will have a colour background so you can really get the entire effect when viewed on your screen. I’ve recently changed my pricing and, rather than offer a reduced price for prints ordered within 15 days of the proofs going online, clients will now receive a complimentary 10×20 storyboard when they place an order within 7 days of their proofs going online — I may carry this promotion over into 2010. ย I have an extremely busy day ahead, 3 orders to place, a delivery to make, trip to town to get my hair cut, dogs to walk … you get the picture! Happy days everyone.


Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer serving central and northern Alberta & British Columbia. Visit her portfolio at Diane Schuller Photography.

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Marcie - August 31, 2009 - 1:59 pm

Love the concept of this ‘storyboard’..a really wonderful way to ‘show’ your pix!!!
Hope you had a chance to catch your breath sometime during the day!!!

DesignTies - August 31, 2009 - 11:04 pm

Love the car pics ๐Ÿ™‚ And your storyboard looks great!!

I took my new camera out for a spin today. Now when I take pictures, I always have your blog and photography advice in my head — I try to look at things differently and/or take shots from unusual angles to add interest. I still have to download the pics to my computer, but I think I might have a few good ones in the batch ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for your comment on my back to school post. I know it takes a lot of patience for you to post comments on our Blogger blog, so it’s doubly appreciated!! ๐Ÿ™‚


romine - September 1, 2009 - 6:32 am

storyteller in motion. love the puzzled composition. well done

pernilla - September 1, 2009 - 7:42 pm

I like the pictures and the idea with the storyboard. Good luck and keep going!

John Maslowski - September 1, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Impressive images, great idea about the storyboard. Definitely will have to look into this with Lightroom.

Gayle - September 2, 2009 - 10:09 am

I like the storyboard! I hope you are having a great week!

Gayle - September 2, 2009 - 11:05 am

Diane, I have an award for you on my site. You don’t have to pass it on, I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your work!

Candace - September 4, 2009 - 3:43 pm

These shots are great, too! So fun. And what a cool idea with the storyboard. Of course, I don’t have Lightroom but I like the concept. It’s exciting to learn new techniques…time for me to learn something new, I think.