A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

Monday, August 29, 2011

September Pet Workshops ... room for more!

For dog owners, their dog's a member of the family; so of course, they need to be part of the family portrait. You'll create your own individual and special picture of your dog.

You don’t need to be a photographer. Whether you use your camera phone, a point and shoot, or a SLR; you've learn on how to pose your pet, various “points of view” to take the picture, backgrounds, formal and informal positions, props, costumes and when/how to use treats. We'll review lighting, composition, the rule of thirds / and depth of field and F-stops. These are important basics of photography. We will cover when to use "the rules" and when to break them for better photographs. 

The group is limited to ten participants, so you will get plenty of personal instruction. The workshop will be held in the North County (Oceanside) and your dogs are invited to attend.Only $84 Limit on only 10 students per class. Your dog must be well mannered and have all their vaccinations.


2. Learn to USE your camera - Beginning Photography

  • What those buttons on your camera mean
  • How to use them and their purpose
  • Learn composition
  • The rule of thirds
  • Photography as an art

Only $84 Limit on only 10 students per class.

Individual and/or group workshops can be arranged. Please contact me if you are interested. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pirate Freddy

Earlier in August, I had a great time hanging out with my Grand-Nephew Freddy.  From swinging to rumping around the playground, he always gives me interesting poses and loves the camera. Gee ... I wonder where he get's that from???

What a great afternoon and an awesome little boy!!

Two pirates, but Pirate Freddy has won the swing!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

College Portraits ... at Great shoot at Batiquitos Lagoon

When you love nature and want to get a unique photo shoot, there's nothing like the Batiquitos Lagoon
as a beautiful location. The Lagoon Foundation dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and protection of Batiquitos Lagoon, through programs that educate the public in the values of this natural environment and it animal/bird habitats.

Kayla is a college freshmen who wanted some portraits.  We had an awesome time working together.

From close ups to full body portraits, Missy was a great person to photograph.