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Becoming a crazy bird lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands on a school field trip. I am utterly miserable. We're searching for birds--the kind our sophomore biology teacher is requiring us to identify, categorize, memorize. And I just don't care....more

Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Wedding Photography

 Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Technical TuesdaysPhotographing a scene including the sun can be very tricky; you already well know that. Let's take a look at some simple steps you can take when capturing sun-centric images that will allow you to create dramatic sun and sky shots, be they weddings, environmental portraits, or landscapes....more

Wide Angle and Fisheye Lens Primer | Maine Photographers

 What makes a lens "wide angle"? What about "ultra-wide angle"? A wide angle lens is defined as a lens having a focal length less than the long side of the image sensor (or film),  A full-frame DSLR has an image sensor measuring 24mm x 36mm.   So, a lens with a focal length of 35mm or less is considered a wide angle lens.  If a lens has a focal length shorter than the short side of the sensor,  this is considered an ultra-wide angle lens....more

Goodbye Winter 2014-15

The calmness of the snowfall, white winter wonderland as far as my eyes could see, and the soft feel of snow under my...more

Wordless Wednesday - After It Rains

Wordless Wednesday a series of three photographs on a specific topic today is After it Rains - to see all three photographs click here...more

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When I Met a Stranger Online

I've utilized hashtags on social media posts to generate more views and gain more of a following because let's be honest- every blog out there is fighting for your attention. This experiment with using hashtags on my posts, especially via Instagram, has drastically helped my following and expanded my network. ...more

Sketchbook Updates

This past weekend was a lazy one. Ada came down with the stomach flu. BOO! And it knocked her out on the couch for 2 days. We rescheduled our monthly family outing. We were planning on going to an indoor water park! BOO! But laid low instead. We cuddled, watched way too much TV and movies and washed our hands A LOT. ...more
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