Friday, July 15, 2011

Callero Photography

Here is the first blog. Whoooohoo!!!

I can't wait to get Callero Photography Started. I feel like this is a whole new look for greenroomblueplanet, as compared to the Science based kids website I originally had created.

Allow me to talk about myself for a few lines, so you feel comfortable reading my blogs. I am Brenna, A college Student in Southern California. I love photography, and shoot every day, as well as play golf for my university. I have a pretty upbeat sense of humor, and tend to joke around in many of my blog writings.

Off topic. Blogging is the topic. I lied. The topic of the day is gear. Well, specifically the gear I shoot with and why I like it. I shoot Canon, however, If you shoot Nikon, it’s okay, we can still be friends. I use the Canon Rebel T1i, an excellent camera body in Canon’s line. Not only is it affordable, (coming with an 18-55mm lens AND a 55-250mm zoom lens when purchased w/ a bundle) but it is incredibly easy to use for a DSLR. The settings are very straight forward, distinctively stating whether it is shooting in manual or automatic settings, with a large array of sub settings within these categories.

I love this camera. I honestly think that there isn’t much I would change about it, aside from the built in flash. I Hate that. I would love to snap it off my camera, but I like that my camera works, and it keeps the rebel looking sexy. Yes, cameras can be sexy.

The flash that comes on the camera has its ups and downs. I like that it enables you to add light to portraits from whichever angle you are standing in from your subject, but the light it casts is just harsh and is very, very unflattering when used wrongly.

Of all of the lenses offered by Canon, of the ones I have, I tend to use my 55-250mm the most. This lens allows me flexibility with my shooting, without having to carry a ton of gear around with me as I am out doing shoots, because it allows excellent compositions whether you shoot from the 55mm or the 250mm end, or even in between.

I feel that I should keep my blogs under 500 words, because I don’t want you guys to feel like you’re reading a dissertation or a contract on iTunes or anything like that, so I will be posting in a bit!

Keep shooting shutterbugs!!!

Xoxo- Brenna

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Worm box

Heres a neat idea for composting food scraps in a household:

Composting food.

A 2 by 2 worm box can turn all the food scraps from a two person household into compost.

Worm composting is said to be fun, easy, and rewarding in many ways ( as stated in the Thousand Oaks environmental guide.)

Givin the right environment and a little attention, a handful of worms will reproduce rapidly and diguest your kitchen scraps faster than any other method.

The worm castings that are produced from composting are nutrient rich and can be used as a soil amendment to help plants grow.

To perform this project you will need:

1 worm bin
bedding material (ie hamster or guinea pig bedding)
some water and food scraps
and some worms

The TO environment guide offers more information about worm composting and where to obtain worms for composting. Please visit the California Integrated Waste Management Boards website at:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Website is officially live and working!!!

Hey everybody! the website is officially live and working, but certain parts are still under construction!

I have set up an email that you guys can send me ideas or things to, its:

you can use this to send contest entries as an attachment, ask questions, or tell me about your projects or studies!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Smithsonian Turkey Gobbler!

In 1973, college graduate Jim Nollman found out that if you can hit a certain pitch while singing, then male wild turkeys will sing on cue. He tested this finding by singing the song "froggy went a-courting"to 300 male turkeys and they all sang along with him! Smithsonian magazine did a great article about this, check it out at

What makes a turkey gobble?

Scientists are conducting research that change in general makes them gobble, whether the change be weather, temperature, migration, terrain or any others.


Since todays blog is about turkeys, you can draw your own!

Take a piece of paper, a pencil, any markers, glitter, stickers, crayons, string, any craft supplies you would like to decorate the turkey with.

place your hand (opposite to the one you write with) and trace around it with a pencil.

move your hand and cut out the trace, and you will have a hand shaped cutout.

Take orange pipe cleaners (2) and make legs to put on the flat part of the hand.

draw eyes on your turkey and enjoy decorating it!!!

Feel free to submit a photo of your turkey to the contest tab, we'll put our favorites up on the main page when we get enough of them :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Radio goes Green!

There is a radio station that is on the air that has gone green!

KOST 103.5FM, Southern California's Soft Rock with less talk radio, has updated their website to "go green!"

check it out!

Interesting Facts!

Aluminum cans will take 80-100 years to decompose in nature if not recycled.

Glass will never wear out.

1/3 of household trash is product packaging.

Glass bottles in a landfill will take over 1 million years to decompose!

Each year, 100 million trees are used to produce junk mail.

250,000 homes could be heated with one days supply of junk mail.

Americans recieve almost 4 million tons of junk mail each year.

Americans go through 2.5 MILLION plastic bottles PER HOUR! Thats alot of plastic!

Dishwashers use less water than hand washing dishes by almost 5 gallons of water!

58% of US newspapers are recycled

American Flags

Did you know that there is a special way to dispose of American Flags after they are tattered? Its True! The United States Flag Code states that: "The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferable by burning." The flag is such a great symbol of our country, and therefore must be retired in a way that respects our country. The complete ceremony is listed at this website:;Main+Content

For proper disposal of flags, please visit :)

Did you know?

The Flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics for our National Anthem during the battle at Fort McHenry, that been carefully restitched (OVER 1.7 MILLION STITCHES!) over the last ten years and has finally returned to its home in the Natural History Museum in Washington DC! The Smithsonian Magazine has a great article about it that was featured in its November Issue by Robert M. Poole.

The article can be found at this website:

It tells how the flag was originally made in the 1800's by Mary Pickersgill on a rush order by Major George Armistead, and explains how the flag stayed intact throughout the years.

It also has interesting information that I would have never known if I had not read the article! For Example, did you know that Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner in a hotel room in Baltimore? And that it originally was a poem? AMAZING!

This is a great article to read so please, CHECK IT OUT!