16 Photography Projects for 2016

Maybe you've decided that your goal this year is to improve your photography. One of the best ways is to start one of the many photography projects out there. Photography projects jumpstart your creativity, help you strengthen your photography skills, and document parts of your every day life that you never would have captured otherwise. There are many photography projects to choose from, so for 2016, I've got 16 photography project ideas for you! Choose one and watch your photography improve while you have fun. ...more
Great ideas! I love the Saturday morning one, especially. In the photo-a-day category, a friend ...more

It's Cold Out There!

 Snapshots of Finnish nature. Took these just after Xmas. Sunny but feels freezing cold. No snow yet just some rime.   ...more

8 Things I’ve Learned from Instagram Over the Last Three Years

When I got my first iPhone in 2012, the very first app I downloaded was Instagram. Instagram launched in October of 2010, and quickly grew in popularity. By the time I joined in 2012, it already had over 100 million active users. For someone like me who was forever filling up their phones with images, this was an app I knew I would never be without. Sure, I posted most of them to Facebook, but now I could have an app that was dedicated to my love of images. ...more
So true about the fitness communities on Insta! Inspiration game is STRONG!more

Food Styling & Photography


Nature Photo Challenge, Day 7

Day 7 of 7 - While I have many photographs of our trip to Alaska, this has to be one of my favorites. The timing of the riverboat turning and the double rainbow was perfect....more
Well that is one nice rainbow. We rarely see it at my hometown anymore.more

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 4

Day 4: When we do a road trip, my hubby and I like to sometimes go off the beaten path. If a sign on the road sounds interesting, we'll take a little side trip and check it out. Sometimes we accidentally find something amazing... like this waterfall in a Washington State forest area off a forest road that our GPS for some reason thought was going to be faster than staying on the main highway. Shorter yes, faster no... but we did catch some amazing scenery......more

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 3

Day 3: When I take my camera out for a day of shooting, I try to find the unusual shot or angle. Sure, I'll take a picture of a famous landmark, but I'll always try to find a new angle or frame for it... but I also look for photos in the minutiae... like this small mushroom jutting out of the moss... while everyone else was looking up, I was looking down, and found a magical little world. ...more

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 2

Day two of an online photo challenge on Facebook:There's something about logs on the beach that I love to photograph. I like their texture. I like to imagine their story of how they traveled from some wooded area and fell into a river, then were carried downstream to the ocean where they might have floated a long distance before landing on the beach. They might even still float away at high tide to another destination. ...more

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 1

 A photography friend nominated me to complete a nature photo challenge for the next week,...more

What Not to Wear to a Professional Photo Shoot

When it comes to a professional photo shoot, there are certain recommendations that you should follow in terms of what you should wear, especially if you're going to be taking professional headshots or photos for your website. In order to look your best and make the best impression on everyone, including the photographer, check out the tips below. ...more
In my case, it will be more firing squad than photo shoot.more