Foto Friday - Sunflowers

It’s probably quite obvious that one of my favorite things to photograph are flowers. One flower in particular that I love? Sunflowers. They have always been one of my favorites, and I’m extremely blessed to live very close by to a very amazing sunflower field that is planted by Colby Farm each year....more

Foto Friday - Pink!

In case you didn't know this, my favorite color is pink. I love pink....more

Project 365 - Farewell to Summer

Summer may be winding down according to the calendar, but we've still had lots of warm days here in the Midwest.  Thank goodness, because my two are loving every minute of life outdoors....more

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

Using Your Camera in Business

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