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New to Blogging!

Well, I am giving blogging a try for the first time today and want to say Hello to everyone! I have set up a new shop to sell my photography on Etsy.com and would love you to drop in and check it out and then give me some feedback. I am selling prints, pre-made panels, notecards, and mouse pads as well as digital files on thumb drive ready to use on your digital photoframes and as computer screensavers. All of these would make excellent gifts! Let me know what you think. Thanks, Sheila www.etsy.com/shop/justforjoyphotos ...more

9th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: Pre-Race

We flew to Portland this past weekend to visit a-dec to tour the plant that makes dental equipment and look at preliminary plans that Patterson drew up for our office expansion. We spent the entire day at a-dec on Friday, and for Saturday, we were promised that we would do touristy things to. Perhaps visit the coast, which was 2 hours from our hotel. ...more
I love this festival because I LOVE pumpkins and fall.  And, yes, I just may go out there and ...more

Tips for Photographing at the Aquarium

[Editor's Note: Enjoy some stunning photos shot at the aquarium and pick up some hints for how to do the same things yourself at Plain Adventure. -Virginia] ...more

Photo A Day October - Day 22

This month I'm participating in the October photo a day challenge, as a way to get into the daily habit of using the camera on my new iPhone, and I'll be posting my challenge photos as part of my Alphabet Salad blog entries. Hope you enjoy my attempts! ...more

Event Photography Tips to Take You Pro

I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch, but somehow, by both design and accident, I've shot a handful of weddings in the years since I got my first DSLR camera. For the two weddings for which I was paid as the main photographer (yikes!), I covered my butt by making the brides acknowledge a dozen times that I wasn’t a pro and couldn’t promise a pro-quality photo package and I'm just a lowly girl with a camera and please don't hate me if my photos aren't like the ones in the magazines....more

Photo A Day October - Day 21

This month I'm participating in the October photo a day challenge, as a way to get into the daily habit of using the camera on my new iPhone, and I'll be posting my challenge photos as part of my Alphabet Salad blog entries. Hope you enjoy my attempts! ...more

Photo A Day October - Day 20

This month I'm participating in the October photo a day challenge, as a way to get into the daily habit of using the camera on my new iPhone, and I'll be posting my challenge photos as part of my Alphabet Salad blog entries. Hope you enjoy my attempts! ...more

Injured Bird

We found this guy right outside our front door, well a few feet away. His left wing has been injured. Thanks to our neighbor who is a biologist we got him in a Box. There was a stealthy drop of a bath towel over him and she scooped him up. ...more

Giant Art for Super Cheap Using Kinko's Engineering Prints

So my front steps used to be this weird wasteland pile of coats and buckets of shoes with no rhyme or reason, and this sad little table to anchor it all, so I decided to bring out an extra dresser we had in storage to be a landing zone and to use the surface to display some stuff that was ...more
Great use of the material, but really, use your own content--stealing artist's imagery isn't cool!more

Swapping Heads in Photoshop Elements

You know how when you take several photos of a group of people, the facial expressions are not all perfect in the same photo? Someone looks good in one shot, another person looks fab in a different photo. Here's how to move heads from one photo to another to get a perfect look on every face. Melissa Gibson from Clickin Moms explains, ...more