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The Great Bean Pod Dump of 2012

Create a Watercolor Portrait From Your Favorite Photograph

[Editor's Note: Elise Engh from Grow Creative swears that converting your favorite photo into a watercolor painting is easier than it looks. I hope she is right because the finished product is so cute I can't wait to try my hand at this project. All you need is a handful of supplies and a free online photo editing software.- Jen]...more
Suchada Eickemeyer weird, I just looked at it again and have no alert. - Denisemore

How to Photograph a Conference

In an interesting turn of events, my professional photography career has led me beyond the field of pretty pictures of food and down the path of events and conferences. I'm not complaining. It may be hard work, but it represents, to me, a chance to apply my photography skills to another field and to capture the dynamism of life in a conference setting. On the surface, conference photography has a rather mundane and unglamorous quality about it. And, to a large extent, it is....more
Thanks, I'm photographing a local conference this weekend and these tips will surely help. ...more

I Have a Big Girl Blog Now!

Even before attending BlogHer12 and hearing Elisa and Lisa talk about paying out 11 million dollars between 2009 and 2011 to writers, I had decided to make the leap and go ahead and buy a domain and pay a designer (an awesome designer!) to get me going. ...more
 @KarenLynnn Gotcha. Thank you! And, by the way, I've already come back a few times just to get ...more

What is a 365 Project? Should You Participate?

Michele at Scraps of My Geek Life has found some apps that can help you commit to a 365 project. Let her explain the project and the apps. ...more

Sneek Peak Of OurCovered Bridge Adventure...

When I knew that I would be returning to Ohio to see Caitlin, someone suggested that I google covered bridges in the area.  I LOVED that idea and immediately did just that.  I found that most of them could be found in Ashtabula County and that was about 1 1/2 hour drive from where Caitlin lived.  That was a little far to travel with a pregnant mommy-to-be so we began to see if there were any bridges closer.  Luckily we did find some and prepared to travel some Ohio back roads to set out on our "Covered Bridge Adventure". ...more

Top 5 Tips For Upgrading Your Camera

I get a lot of questions about what kind of camera I have.* (Answer: Nikon D5000- which they don't even make anymore. Now it's the Nikon D5100...I think) If you're looking to step up your photos, yay for you! Photos are an amazing way of capturing your life. Now if you're serious about upgrading, I have some tips for you. Take notes. Cause I'm smart. ...more

Wordless Wednesday

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I Want To Remember

 This is my way of documenting my little girl's 1st day of Kindergarten. ...more

Tips for Great Vacation Photography

[Editor's Note: Megan Moore at Clickin Moms has some great advice to help you relax and have fun while taking great photos on your vacation. -Virginia] ...more