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Photography 102: Lighting

I've really started to take an interest in improving my photography lately, especially my lighting. Previously, I was shooting on our dining room table. Every time I took a shot, I had to move the table close to the window, and hope to goodness I didn't get reflections in the images I was taking!...more
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Foto Friday - Buildings and Architecture

Buildings and architecture can make for some very interesting photos, especially based on how the image is composed. In recent years, I’ve really grown to enjoy taking photos of architecture and old buildings. I like seeing them in new ways and enjoy trying to compose a shot that would be a bit different. Sometimes, I prefer even just playing with the lighting or depth of field to create an interesting image. Below are a few of my favorite buildings from my recent work.Enjoy!...more

Blogging Detour...or Destination

I've been blogging and writing and otherwise dancing the fine line between the two for almost six years now.Six years.That's longer than I've held any one title (besides daughter, sister or wife) in my life.  I taught school for 5 years, and I've only been "mommy" for 3 (four if you could the belly year)....more

Photo Friday: Big

Today's Photo Friday word - "Big" - left me a bit stumped at first, but as I scrolled through my photo archives I found what I realized would be the perfect response to the prompt! ...more

Photo A Day Challenge - July 17-31, 2014

July has come to an end, and I'm happy to say that I've completed another month of daily blogging (with considerable assistance from some of my lovely blogging friends, who helped to populate this space with a series of wonderful guest posts while I was away at BlogHer '14)... ...more

Two Years through My Lens

A lot can change in two years.From the budding of communication with its grunts and points and attempts and words,to the full blossoming of conversation....more

Simple Tips for Taking Better Smart Phone Photos

I've said before that knowing your strengths is important and a photographer I am not. Add it to the list under Chef. Here is what I AM really good at, I am really good at knowing people who ARE good  at doing things. I consider this a very real talent and I'd appreciate you not bursting my bubble. My good friends say that I am the best connector. Whatcha need? I've got someone for ya! Got a problem? I can fix it!  ...more

A Newfoundland Photo Essay

Where the air is salty and fresh, and rocky land meets the vast sea.Where old stories pass from one to another, and history is rich with adventure and wonder.Where food is hearty and homes are welcoming.Where our hearts are happy and time is always too short.Newfoundland. ...more