You CAN Learn to Use a Camera on Manual

Have you always wanted to use a camera in manual mode but didn't have the patience to figure it out?  I have owned my 35mm camera for over 10 years, but ...more

Camera Ready, NaBloPoMo Day 19

"Camera Ready"...more

Stop Taking Pictures of Memories You Aren't Really Making

As fast as they excitedly walked up to drive the tractor, they were equally rushed to leave it. In that moment, it dawned on me for a repeated time: we are constantly so busy getting the best pictures for the notorious annual Facebook celebrations that we are forgetting to have the memories that drive these pictures in the first place. "Go sit on that pumpkin! Put your face in that scarecrow head hole! Hold your pumpkin and smile in the great lighting! Ok let's go home and upload these..." ...more
Thank you for reading and sharing! Im so happy you are able to really enjoy the experiences!more

Moms, Change the POV and Get in the Family Pic!

I have several problems with taking pictures on my cell phone. The first problem is with my son. Every time I take out my phone to take a picture of him, he starts to pose and smile in an ultra cheesy way instead of the natural way he was smiling a few seconds earlier. Clearly I have told him one too many times to smile for the camera. ...more
Love this!! I have been making a major effort to get IN the pics over the last few years. And ...more

Ending Blog Posts with a Little Something

Perhaps you have noticed the little photo strips down the bottom of each blog post lately. I have used Flickr and Blogger since 2005!  That was also the year I purchased a Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 camera.  The Sony stopped working March 2010 which is when a Canon Powershot SX120 IS took it's place out of necessity. ...more

Capturing everyday moments

Do me a quick favor: Scroll through your phone and find a picture of an everyday moment. Something unscripted. One where nobody is looking at the camera. It's hard to find, isn't it?...more

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

Creating A Camera From Scratch With Photoshop

This tutorial is (really!) catered to intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop who are looking for new challenges. I almost pulled my hair out attempting this tutorial, especially when it came to the steps involving subtracting and/or intersecting shapes repeatedly using the shape and pen tools. At this point in time, I am still trying to figure out how this technique could be skilfully executed with minimal effort....more
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