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Solving Your Photography Color Woes

Did you know that different sources of light have varying color temperatures? Does this sound like complete gibberish? I'm happy to admit that until I made a sincere effort to improve my photography skills after the purchase of my first DSLR, these words sounded like a foreign language to me, too. After I uploaded my first batch of photos taken with my fancy (to me) new camera I noticed that they looked a little...Smurf blue?...more

Aunt Alda's Cheesecake Recipe

I have a few of Aunt Alda's recipes and today I would like to share her cheesecake recipe..You can follow this as I have before with success or try it my way.. I decided this was a good time to try it with a different twist.  I will post the recipe as the original. :  Enjoy!  Happy Baking ...more

Photography: Tips on Shutter Speeds and Water Shots

I can feel it getting closer.It's getting warmer, the boys are getting more and more antsy during our morning school prep, as I am most certain that they are during their school hours. The sky is brighter longer. Summer is in the air. I both long for it and hesitate to embrace it. In my more honest moments, I admit that being faced with all of this energy, in the form of four growing boys, all day, every day is a bit much. But I do love being surrounded by my loves, and summer is always a time to make many memories!...more

Getting Started: Tips for On-the-Go Photography

I'm gonna lay this baby out like a good sermon - 3 points, ya'll! Organization (ish), Preparedness (which is really the first cousin of organization), and Creativity ... all for the purpose of getting us out there and capturing the goodness of summer! ...more
Do you use a preset when editing your photos?  They all have a finish to them that I absolutely ...more

How to Turn Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Photographs

Summertime is approaching and your calendar is already filling with family vacations, weddings, July 4th celebrations and so many other quintessential events of the season. Now, think ahead for a moment to September. During those quieter post-back-to-school days you will finally unload full memory cards and perhaps create photo albums. Will that stream of photos tell the story of your whole summer?...more
I love this post.  Everyday stuff of everyday life, that is what love is made of. Michelle ...more

How to Photograph Scenery

Summer is here again, and that means ample opportunities to create memorable photographs with family and friends. Toady I'm sharing Tips for Capturing Summer Vacation Subjects and Scenery. ...more
Great post!  The photos are just beautiful!more

Using Pinterest to Enhance Your Writing

If you're a writer, Pinterest could be the golden ticket for finding inspiration and ideas for your stories or articles. Check out the article Using Pinterest to Enhance Your Writing:   In this article, find out how to: -break writer's block -visualize characters and settings -find new writing ideas -learn about new writin...more

How to Take Better Summer Vacation Photos

I get a lot of questions about photography. Sometimes I even get asked for photography advice, which is fun because I still feel like a total newbie myself. When BlogHer asked me to write a post on photographing summery things, I thought perfect! Let's show the world what I don't know!...more
Thanks for the great tips, hopefully I can put them to use soon!more

Five Ways to Make Your Summer Photos Fabulous

I have well over 20,000 pictures on my computer (I KNOW), and if you looked at them closely, you'd notice that most of the pictures are taken during the summer months. It just kind of happens naturally that More Fun Things take place in the summer -- swimming, playgrounds, vacations, amusement parks, family picnics -- so out comes my camera. Plus, the warmer weather is just PRETTIER than winter. (I mean, sure, snow is pretty and photograph-worthy for like 5 minutes, all white and peaceful and clean. Then someone drives through it or a snow plow comes along and POOF! ...more
Sadly, I am guilty of forgetting I even have a camera, even though I paid a pretty penny for it ...more