Photo Friday: Warmth

My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion. ...more

How to Use Instagram and Make it Your Blog's Best Friend

If you read the blogging better series, you know that I am a H-U-G-E advocate of using social media to market your blog. I talk a lot about Facebook and Twitter, but it kind of begs the question: what about Instagram? The truth about Instagram is that it is one of the fastest growing forms of social media, especially where blogging is concerned. It might seem counter-intuitive because you’re using photos instead of direct links, but Instagram is really a great space to grow your audience. If you can take a photo with a phone, you can use Instagram. To help you get started – or to take your account to the next level -- here are a few best practices to follow. At least, follow these if you are looking to grow your audience. ...more
Thanks for the helpful tips, I love Instagram too, but I def haven't mastered the hashtags yet!more

Foto Friday - Animals

I love animals. I don’t know really anyone, who doesn’t love animals. But more importantly, I love photographing them. I love capturing them individually. I love capturing a particular element of them. I love capturing their bond with a person. I love capturing their bond with a fellow animal. I just love everything about them....more

3 Simple Tips for Better Pet Photography

For many of us, pets become much more than just pets. They are companions, exercise partners, therapists, fur babies, etc. There are those who just want to share pictures of their pets with their friends and family. For others, photographing their pets becomes a valuable source of income. Here are three simple tips to help you improve your pet photography. ...more
sandyallen  I agree. Very beautiful light. I like to sleep in most mornings, though. Heh heh. :)more

Foto Friday - Sunsets

In my opinion, sunsets are just one of the most beautiful parts of nature. Depending on the season, the appearance of the sky or the landscape, they can be so different. Whenever we travel, I always make it a point to take in at least one sunset; several if I get the chance! Included below are some of my favorites through the years.Enjoy!...more

My Flawed but Authentic Portrait Session

One of the things I mentioned in my All about BlogHer post was that I was able to visit the Flawed but Authentic suite. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I knew that they were planning to take photographs for an upcoming portrait book called Flawed but Authentic, Embracing Myself....more

Photo Friday: From Nature

Just a few weeks ago, in response to the Photo Friday "Green" prompt, I shared a recent picture I'd taken of ivy covering the decrepit Walker Power Plant building. Today's prompt reminded me of another photo I took a couple of years ago. As you'll see, it's the same building - but this time the ruins have been given a beauty treatment "From Nature" in a whole new colour palette! ...more

Photography 102: Lighting

I've really started to take an interest in improving my photography lately, especially my lighting. Previously, I was shooting on our dining room table. Every time I took a shot, I had to move the table close to the window, and hope to goodness I didn't get reflections in the images I was taking!...more
Thank you for this! So awesome!more
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