Some of my favorite articles and blog posts to read on my own time are those about the “business” of blogging. I love when people are candid with tips and techniques that worked for them– no matter what stage you’re at, it’s incredibly helpful to learn from those who are successful! I thought I would share some of the things that I wish I had known before I got started. ...more
I have received several comments in the last weeks asking for iPhone photo tips, so now I will make good on my promise to write a post about this. Turns out I have more to share than I initially expected, so this will extend to a couple of posts. ...more
See that photo of me at the top of the page? I took it. And while I love my Nikon, and I know I can take amazing photos with it, I took that headshot with my iPhone. I swear. One day, I know I'm going to call Jody Mack, my very favorite local photographer, and have her take "real" headshot pictures of me to go in my sidebar and on my About page. (They probably be so good that I'll even want them on my business cards.) But in the meantime, bloggers need to know that you can take a headshot with just your iPhone (or any smart phone) and get quality professional results.
I've admitted before I am a bit addicted to my phone. In my defense, my phone actually makes me far more efficient than before I had it. I can work from anywhere, which really is both a blessing and a curse. Nevertheless, I have some apps I absolutely love. So for this edition of Things I'm Loving, I'm focusing on the apps I'm loving right now.
Cleaning Touchscreen DevicesIf you knew what was lurking on your cellphone screen right now, you would not want to pick it up wearing gloves let alone hold it against your face or touch the screen! Think of how often we share photos with friends and they touch your screen, you take it to the gym, set it down in places ger...more
The scene: A Chicago bar during a college football game. A couple in a booth, accompanied by a male friend. Minutes later, a girl walks in solo and sits with the group, bubbly and smiley. (Said girl, I might add, is pretty damn cute.) ...more
Technology can be a blessing and a curse. I can get a bit caught up in this whole app thing, and have downloaded many losers that actually waste my time and junk up my phone. After doing a major app cleanse the other day, these are some of my favorite apps that will always have a place on my phone....more
Every year we get the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Many of us make resolutions to lose weight, pay off debt or lead a healthy lifestyle. So far, my goal this year has been to reconnect with my husband and kick the other woman in our marriage to the curb. You may know her by the name of Siri.
The best camera is the one you have with you, a mentor once said to me, and I've heard it dozens of times since. It's the camera you have with you that you know how to use, and that you can easily share photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your blog from. I mostly carry two cameras - my professional Canon DSLR and my iPhone 4S! I use both cameras for different reasons on the SAME day (at Disney World, anyone?) and I have to come to learn that using a smartphone camera is a photography learning experiment all on its own! Even though it doesn't have the same manual settings and complex lenses as a camera, you can still learn it to the best of your ability.
Here are my tips on how to get eye-catching photos from iPhone (or any other smartphone) photography.
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