09/30/13

Everything in its Place

We closed recently on our new-to-us Traditional Home.  We loved our Rancher, but for many reasons -- school needs for our kids, long term career goals for Stud, and a desire to live in a more picturesque, slower-paced town -- we threw a 'for sale by owner' sign in the yard and ... |read more|

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01/08/13

Overexposing Photography

I love sharing photography tutorials...lots of simple to understand camera tutorials and photography tips can be found under the photo tab above.  Today, I have a special treat...April, from house by hoff is going to share Overexposing Photography, aka lightening and brightening ... |read more|

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07/27/12

Action Photography Tips

Today, while at the pool, a thought occurred to me.  We haven't chatted about Action Photography yet.  (Yes, sweet friends, you were on my mind, wish you could have joined me). We stayed at the pool...way too long!  Friends kept staggering in so we stayed for a bit longer, ... |read more|

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04/13/12

Photography Course: Look Cute and Skinny

I'm one of four girls!  Growing up, my sisters and I learned every trick in the book to photograph each other looking our very best: Cute and Skinny!  We are all married now and combined have eleven babies!  We put our younger year "How to Look Photogenic" research to good ... |read more|

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04/06/12

Photography Course: Florals

Flowers are always fun to photograph because it is a beautiful subject that smells incredible and will always cooperate, as long as the sun doesn't get in the way.  Photography Course: Florals.   We have a Botanical Garden near us and we enjoy going there to take pictures of ... |read more|

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03/30/12

Photography Course: Newborns

When photographing a newborn, the best advice I can give you is to stay calm, be patient, and remain flexible.  Photography Course: Newborns TIMING: Newborn pictures are best captured within the first ten days of life, the younger the better because you'll be able to ... |read more|

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03/23/12

Photography Course: Vacation Pictures

Do you have fun vacation plans!?  This digital photography lesson will help you take better vacation pictures! At the end of your vacation, you want to be able to look back on your trip and have pictures that will continue to tell the story over the years!!!  Try ... |read more|

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03/17/12

Photography Course: Composition

We talked last week about using the rule of thirds to position your subject at any of the third lines to make your photographs more interesting.  Here's another tip to help you have fantastic composition in your photography.  When capturing photographs, look for ways to ... |read more|

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03/10/12

Photography Course: Rule of Thirds

The only real rule in photography is there are no "real" rules!  Photography is an art and with that comes endless opportunities for creativity and exploration!  But if you study beautiful works of photography, there are techniques and guidelines that have been proven to make a ... |read more|

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03/03/12

Photography Course: Metering in Sunlight

1. DON’T shoot into the sun!  Try your best to find some shade.  Shade will help you avoid shadows on the face of your sweeties!  Find a spot where it's bright, but not intense light so that the light your camera is absorbing is even.  Be careful about find shade under tress ... |read more|

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