Tamara Bowman

I am a professional photographer, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaralikecamera.blogspot.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. I've been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. After two cross country moves, due to my intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, I live with my husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts. Pets are soon to follow. We like it here and we aren't going anywhere, but we dream about northern lights, moose and whales always. I also like puppies, lattes and rainbows an awful lot.

The Good Mother Myth.

If you’re becoming a mother, and this means YOU to my sisters, you’ll find a copy of this book tucked into your hospital bag. I have felt very close to this book for a very long time, way before I even read the book and discovered that it’s fantastic. I am friends with the editor, Avital, as well as contributors, Kimberly, Tara, and Sarah ....more

For The Love Of Cookies: A Semi-Obsessive Love Story.

I’m nothing, if not loyal. And I’m eating a cookie as I write this. When I was pregnant with Scarlet, I had this pretty terrible software job at a company in Northampton ....more

What I Want You To Know.

As I sit here to write this, on Thursday night (nothing like the last minute), I think about how today was a day of celebration. For one, I’m going to be a matron of honor (man, that sounds older than maid of honor) at my sister’s wedding! For another, it was seven years ago today that I left New Jersey for San Francisco’s foggy, frigid, amazing shores ....more

Winter’s Leftovers.

No doubt, winter did a number on me this year. There is STILL snow in our yard and on the sides of the driveway! Granted, there isn’t a lot and we were able to put up our swings over the weekend, which was entirely too happy-making for words ....more

My Writing Process.

It was a BlogHer editor who first gave me “permission” to call myself a writer, even though she made it clear I had been born with that permission. It was after my first post was syndicated on BlogHer and I said, “Can I call myself a writer yet? I want to shout from the rooftops: ‘I’m a writer, a writer, a writer.” And she wrote back these nine words I’ll never forget: “Yes, Tamara ....more

All The Good Stuff Happens On Twitter.

I’ve been looking forward to this post all week. I organized a blogging meetup on Twitter. I have also half-joked on Twitter about having a giant Tamara Camera Blog Camp on our four acres of land, tents not included, unless you love neon pink Disney tents ....more

Jump For My Love.

Why the title? Well..because THIS. It helps to put the video on right now and shimmy in your desk chair: And also, why the title? ...more

Science Fiction Double Feature.

I really had to tease you in with a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” title, didn’t I? The truth is that this is a double feature, not unlike Friday’s triple threat post. I’m just saving up and combining a lot of good thoughts today ....more

The Triple Threat.

Please know that this title is not a reflection on how I see myself as a writer, photographer and mama of three (2 kids, 1 dog). That’s more called “The Triple Trying.” I’m trying, sigh. The puppy is great ....more

In The Light and Dark Spaces.

I remember seeing “The Little Mermaid” in a movie theater when it was re-released in 1997. This time around, I was 16 and with a group of friends – both boys and girls. We were absolutely giddy to re-visit this film of our childhoods, and then we planned to hit the Randolph Diner for disco fries after the movie ....more