TUTORIAL: Take Better Pictures with Your iPhone

The best camera is the one you have with you, a mentor once said to me, and I've heard it dozens of times since. It's the camera you have with you that you know how to use, and that you can easily share photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your blog from. I mostly carry two cameras - my professional Canon DSLR and my iPhone 4S! I use both cameras for different reasons on the SAME day (at Disney World, anyone?) and I have to come to learn that using a smartphone camera is a photography learning experiment all on its own! Even though it doesn't have the same manual settings and complex lenses as a camera, you can still learn it to the best of your ability. Here are my tips on how to get eye-catching photos from iPhone (or any other smartphone) photography. ...more
Thank you for these tips! I 'll be trying them.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

A Professional Photographer's Advice on How to Take Memorable Holiday Photos

There are moments I can't help but photograph. My 100-year-old grandmother holding both of my children. My toddler's first steps around the lit Christmas tree. The way my husband and daughter sing and dance with the lighting of the menorah. During the ever-famous carving of the perfectly-cooked Thanksgiving turkey. Whether these moments are small and large, one thing for certain is that they are poignant to my family. They are photos I want to be able to show to my kids and grandkids one day. ...more
Great post... Please read my post below, I have a photo in it and I love our this pic.... ...more

How to Take Great Photographs of Your Baby

I got serious about my camera on the same day I brought my first baby home from the hospital. It was a beautiful digital SLR that I had not learned how to use yet. My baby was also a beautiful baby girl that I had not learned how to use yet. Only one came with an instruction manual. Yet with both, I moved through the months on classes, books, helpful hints and instinct. My baby and my photography skills grew together. ...more
my twins are so use to my camera equipment, they even smile when i point my cell phone at them lmaomore

Every Picture Tells A Story

I've been mulling a lot lately. I've been overwhelmed. I've been stressed. It's not like you all know me as a stress-free, anxiety-free person. Oh no, that would be too easy and too in a perfect world. But sometimes the sea is calm with small, lapping waves. The water is cold and I feel it in my body but it's nothing I can't handle. And sometimes the waves knock me down over and over and over. Sometimes something new happens and all of my buried issues rise to the surface of the sea....more
This was such a delightful post to read. You can do anything you want and good luck with the new ...more

How I Feel When Someone Compliments My Writing

This is gonna sound nutty, but sometimes when people compliment my writing, it makes me feel even more neurotic than if they hadn't. That does NOT mean I don't want people to compliment my writing. I do want and need it so badly. It's just that on a bad day when someone tells me something I wrote resonated with them, I panic and think I'll lose whatever magic I had with that particular post. And I fear I'll never get it back. ...more
I always get very nervous/panic/anxiety/uncomfortable/awkward when someone mentions or talks ...more