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Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  As Cam mentioned the other day, Mom is trying to improve her iPhone camera skills.  She showed you one of the shots she did for a homework assignment - and I thought I'd share some more today!

Her first assignment was to manually set the focus and exposure.  What better subject to focus on than yours truly?!!?

"Ha roo!"

Awesome job, don't you think?

Moving on to the next lesson, we needed to practice "Burst Mode". This calls for action! Here I am, trotting down one of our garden paths:

"Quick, Mom!"

And here's Cam, coming the other way:

"Ready, Mom!?  Go!"

Part of the challenge of this course is that any editing can only be done on your iPhone, so any added special effects (like in the shot of Cam I just posted) are all done on the iPhone. The only thing we added with PhotoShop Elements is the watermark.

Mom wanted more practice using Burst Mode, so I came over to lend a paw.

"How about I do some jumping?!?"

Helpful, aren't I? I don't think she could have focused if she wasn't using Burst! Let's look at that in black and white!

"How would I look as a grey Siberian?"

I might even like that better than the color version ... although the original did show my eyes nicely, to include my parti-eye. Speaking of which, let's take an even closer look at that, shall we?

"Now, Mom!  Now!"

Mom thought that was probably enough for the day. Something about me almost knocking her over.  I'm not sure.  Anyway, I thought one more burst photo would be a good idea. How's this one?

The End

"The End." Get it? Ha roo roo roo!  Anyway, we're having fun helping Mom.  So far, it involves action and treats, so, hey, let's do some more homework!

Have a great day, everyone!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Maggie and Cammie I hope you were both paid well for all the posing and work and assistance.
    this was a great post from beginning to THE END
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Mom needs to check out all the things her camera can do now that your mom has showed us. stella rose

  3. Your Mom gets an A+ for her homework - great results!!! Ours is going nuts because she wants to post about Mr.NoNameYet's name and her camera is acting up:( All the pics she wants to use are on the camera. BOOOOOOO!!!

    Woos - The OP Pack

  4. Looks like your mom is doing excellent! Our mom uses burst mode all the time.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. You are the pawfect photography assistant Maggie!!
    Arty & Jakey

  6. Momma loves Burst mode for action shots!

  7. Great pics! I haven't tried any of these tricks with my IPhone, in fact, couldn't even tell you where to find them. Thanks for sharing.
    Noreen and Hunter

  8. OUr mom doesn't attempt pictures with her phone ha ha, Your mom did a great job!
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. Wow your Mom is doing really great photos with just an iPhone. I need to take those lessons someday too. Your nose shows up really good besides the eyes lol

  10. You are so cracking us up at The End☺

  11. Action shots are the best! Cuz us huskies do not like to stay still!