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Architectural Photography

For the past few months, my focus on photography has shifted to Architectural Photography.  I realized that although I would much rather be outside looking at a breathtaking landscape and enjoying the sounds and feel of nature, that is just not the reality of my current situation. That’s mainly because where I live, residential housing and commercial buildings have been coming up like mushrooms.  Pflugerville is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, 11th on the scale according to census.  More and more people and businesses are coming here.

It’s hard to ignore the reality that the place where I used to enjoy taking photos of sunrises and sunsets are now surrounded by all these houses and buildings.  With so much going on around me, I decided it’s time to add Architectural photography to my skills.  I have shot some architectural photos before in my travels but as I learn more about this type of photography, the way I see things have changed.  It is a different way of shooting compared to landscapes especially when you are doing interiors.  The lines must be straight, the colors have to be true, and the angle of shot plays a significant role in the way the room is perceived.  There’s a lot to learn because it’s a different kind of specialty.

I am so excited and hopeful with the many possibilities architectural photography skills can lead me to.  If you are an architect, a realtor, an interior designer, decorator, home stager or a vacation rental owner, I would love to meet you and discuss how we can work together.

Here are some of the work I have done recently.

Real Estate Photography

Contemporary Dining Room and Staircase

 

Kitchen

Modern house kitchen

 

aeronautics, bedroom, theme

Themed Bedroom

You can see these photos and more here.

Let me know how I can help you with your photography needs.

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My Photography Then and Now

Exactly one week from now, I will be celebrating my sixth year in digital SLR photography.  It was on February 4, 2010 when I received my very first DSLR – a new Nikon D3000 as a birthday present from my husband and my daughter.  It wasn’t a surprise. I knew I was going to get it because I requested for it.  I had been anxiously waiting for it in the mail.

I owe my introduction to the wonderful world of photography from my brother Alex.  He used to have a SLR camera and shot with it occasionally. During Christmas break of 2014, he brought his new Nikon D3000 camera with him when he came to visit.  I was so curious and kept asking him questions so he let me borrow it.  I remember my very first shot was not good at all. I didn’t know how to make the camera work – I didn’t even know the proper way to hold it.  I didn’t know what all the buttons and dials were for and what the numbers meant.  I didn’t even know how to focus properly even though it was set on auto focus 🙂    But as I kept firing the shutter, I got more and more curious.  I asked my brother if he will give me his new camera, but my pleading didn’t work.

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2015 Pflugerville Photography Exhibit

This year, I am participating again the Pflugerville Photography Exhibit at the Pflugerville Public Library. This is a great way to showcase the work of talented local photographers who are passionate about their craft. I have four photos on display. Three of which were printed on 16″ x 20″ canvas, while the other one was printed on a 20″ x 24″ metal.

On display at the Pflugerville Library - Len Bishop Photography

On display at the Pflugerville Library – Len Bishop Photography

The exhibit will run from October 4 to November 18, 2015. So if you are in the area, I am inviting you to browse through the photos at the library. And if you’ve already been there, thank you for visiting.  Now go tell your family and friends about it. This will help spread the word, and hopefully will get other photographers to join the exhibit next year.

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ViewBug Photo Contests

Hey Guys.  Awhile back I joined ViewBug.   This is a photographer’s community where people can join different contests and if you are a paying member you can also sell your photos there.  Members can also award other members and like their photos as well as follow other members.  Well, I uploaded only 16 photos on my free account and tried joining a few contests. My goal was just to have some sort of presence in that community.  I don’t have much time to devote to yet another “social” community as I am already struggling to keep up with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

Recently, I received an email from ViewBug saying that one of my photos was automatically entered in the Image of the Year contest because it was at the top 10%.  They said there were over a million photos entered in 266 contests for 2014.  I was very thrilled!

So far, people have been responsive and I have gotten 38 awards and joined 9 contests.   I am asking you to please visit my wall and VOTE for my photos.  The photos you can vote on are at the top of the specific contests.  I’m happy with that as well.  So I just now looked at ViewBug again.  I should have been sharing my photos to my friends and family to get votes for people’s choice –  so here they are.

Please vote and share!  And THANK YOU for your support.

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Lensshots Wall

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My Favorite Pflugerville Parks

Pflugerville boasts a number of parks for recreation.  These parks range from small neighborhood parks with playscapes for children to play in to a few that are bigger and equipped with more facilities.  Some of the bigger parks host sporting events such as soccer, swimming, basketball, etc.

I have been a resident of Pflugerville for several years and I have enjoyed going to the parks.  A lot of the neighborhood parks I have not even been to, mainly because I don’t have a little kid who would want to use the playground.   These days I go to the parks usually to walk my dog and to take photos.

I have three favorite go-to parks in Pflugerville.   My criteria for choosing these parks  include the following:  1)  Must be scenic  2) Must have hiking/walking trail.

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