Illiterati Photography came about as a response to my near-instant addiction to DSLR photography.
I use a Nikon D90 DSLR camera and at the moment use my 18-105mm VR lens for most of my photography, though I also have a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D AF “prime” lens, a Nikkor 18-55mm VR and a Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens. I’m learning as much as I can and trying very hard not to drive my family insane with my need for my next photographic high.
I pray they don’t find a need to stage an Intervention.
Just when I think that I’ve got what I need, I suddenly discover something else that I absolutely “need”. From lenses to filters to other accessories, there always seems to be something else on my wish list. Those of you who are into the equipment end of photography will understand this completely.
My current fascination is with macro work, so I’ll soon be getting a set of Kenko extension tubes. For now, I’m using 52mm and 67mm magnification lenses until I can get the Kenko.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and are interested in discussing a photo shoot, you may either call me at 213-290-4559, or you may email me at grace(at)illiteratiphotography.com.
Keep in mind that I do not travel unless non-refundable earnest money is paid in advance, in cash, nor do I accept overpayments with the request that I “forward on” the balance to some person to whom you may owe money. (Yes, this means you, scammers).
I’ve been working on my shooting technique, including looking at composition and learning to develop RAW photographs. I find that I really like the higher detail you can achieve by working with RAW shots. The difference between a shot taken in .jpg format and one in RAW and upon developing saved in .png format, is like night and day. It doesn’t take much to see the difference between the two. It makes a world of difference. For example, the Angel who is our new mascot, as it were, was shot in RAW. Take a close look at the detail of those wings of hers. Once you’ve done something like that, you really don’t want to go back to .jpg.
PS: I’m using the Photography site SmugMug.com to host my photographs. Check it out! If you like it and want to sign up, you can get a $5.00 discount on your first year’s subscription by using this coupon code: B3MDNR2us6A8M. Every little bit of money saved is money saved toward new equipment. 😉