Photo A Day Challenge - February 16-28, 2014

One more month of daily photos as part of the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge? Check! One more month of daily blogging as part of BlogHer's NaBloPoMo? Check! I'd say that 2014 is off to a pretty good start, creativity-wise! ...more

TUTORIAL: Take Better Pictures with Your iPhone

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. ...more
Thank you for these tips! I 'll be trying them.more

Photography for Bloggers

This week in my in my class I’m going over some basics of photography, and I thought share with my readers some basic photography tips.View Post ...more

Photo A Day Challenge - February 1-15, 2014

Once again I am really enjoying the creative spark I get from participating in the Photo A Day Challenge... but you know what? I am dying to start taking some outdoor photos already! I had a couple in mind for the February 12 prompt ("Out + About"), but it was just too darn cold to spend any sort of time outside fussing around with photos. ...more

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Eight Ways to Get LEGAL Images for Your Blog Posts

Blog posts without images? It's very rare to see that in this day and age.  Of course, you also know that it's illegal to grab any old image off the Web and use it on your blog... ...more
Creative Commons Search is another great tool. I've also read that you can use Getty images now.more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

Apparently selfies are starting to be displayed in art galleries and art shows… so…. wanna add my best selfie to the shows?...more

How to Use Instagram for Visual Blogging

The last thing I thought I needed when Instagram came around was another social platform. The answer to "If all of your friends download an app, does that mean you have to?" is, more often than I'd care to admit, "Yes." In this case it was a win, though, because it wasn't long before I realized that Instagram was exactly what I needed, as much as anyone can need a visually driven mobile social app.This is a nicer, more roundabout way of saying that I am addicted to Instagram....more
I wish mine was perfect like yours  <3  Sigh.....more

Why I'm the Keeper of the Family Pictures

 By default, I’m the keeper of family junk that nobody else wants—boxes of  Kodak Brownie snapshots from my grandparent’s 1938 driving trip to Colorado, 35 mm slides of my brother and I everywhere from Yellowstone to Cape Cod, hundreds of photos of our own child, and stacks of fading portraits from different generations....more

Photo A Day Challenge - January 16-31, 2014

My first full month of daily photos for 2014 is now complete! I had lots of fun with the January Photo A Day Challenge, AND was rather tickled to find out that my photo for the January 30 prompt - Best invention ever - was picked as one of "A Dandy Dozen" on the FMS Photo A Day Facebook Group. Made my day! ...more