Photography 101 Series| Part II: Understanding Your Camera Mode Settings

Welcome to the second installment of my newPhotography 101 Series: Mastering Your Camera Settings!...more

Photography 101 Series Part I: Understanding Exposure

Welcome to the first week of my new...more

My Daughter's Picture Day Fail

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Say Cheese : Why You'll Never See Me Out Without My Camera

In my group of friends, I’m admittedly the “ACG.”  Annoying Camera Girl.  I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t taking pictures while out with friends, at holiday gatherings, parties, etc.  It reached a point where every single person I know STOPPED bringing a camera out if they knew I was going to be there; because they knew I had that area covered....more

5 Tips for Taking a Great Headshot With Just Your iPhone

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. ...more
Hah! Love it! I too take "professional" selfies. Love the headphone/shutter tip!more

Foto Friday - Scenes of Newburyport

Newburyport, Massachusetts is my hometown. I was lucky to grow up in such an incredible place, a place that my entire family and previous generations has grown up. I like to joke that I’m a third generation townie… however, it could be more like 6th generation.Growing up, I took for granted what a special place Newburyport is. Like any high-schooler, I wanted out. After four years of college in the western part of the state, I realized that there was nothing better than my little hometown. And as I get older, it has become one of my favorite places to photograph....more

A(nother) Trip to the Farmers' Market

This past weekend, I ventured down to the Farmers' Market for what's only the third time since I realized it even existed.  I love going, but I'm always too lazy to get up early enough to make it before everything's gone.  I'm so glad I did go this week though, because I came home with delicious pumpkin bread and raspberries, and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers with my favorite - sunflowers!...more

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