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I Want To Remember

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

What You Don’t See

I took this picture last night.  The boys and I finished up Astronomy just last week, so we’ve been talking about the Blue Moon that would happen at the end of August for a couple of months now.  To commemorate the occasion, I told them that I wanted to get a picture of it.  They watched a movie with their dad while I hung out in the backyard to take pictures....more

Blographer by Adorama

When I was in NYC for BlogHer12, the first session I attended  was an off-site program put on by Adorama called "Blographer". I am a photoblogger, although I use this term loosely to describe my blog.  I don't write about photography, rather I showcase a photo or two (or ten) in my blogs. This session called to me, as I want to be a better photoblogger and was very interested in learning new ideas.  ...more

Wordless Wednesday

This was my study partner on Monday night... not sure if I should be scared about the one face down further back... do you think my daughter was trying to tell me something? ...more

Wordless Wednesday

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Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

I've seen manual photography cheat sheets floating around before but none seem to have exactly what I need.I created this one several months ago and then updated it to what I have learned in my photography classes and to match my blog. It's pretty helpful to me.Sometimes you just need something to glance at to remind you what you are needing to do. Manual photography can be so much fun and so rewarding, especially to a newbie like myself when you can see the shot and you finally understand how to acheive it....more

Modern Wedding Book Trends: Vintage Style Photography

Old is new this season. Vintage imitation has been in for Save the Date cards and wedding invitations for quite a while and now the trend seems to be extending to the the wedding albums. You certainly don't want the whole wedding book to look vintage unless your wedding was staged in a vintage style - Roaring 20s, 30s Hollywood, 70s Disco... Usually, you would want to have some vintage elements incorporated in the design. This can be sepia-toned photos, artfully grainy or faded photos for the background images of the layouts. ...more

August 2012 Thrift Shop Commando Photography Challenge

Do you want a stress-free photography challenge?  Participate one day or all of the days in August, 2012.  Here is the link to my post.  I hope to see some BlogHers join in! http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2012/07/announcing-thrift-shop-commando-august.html...more

Hanging Lake - Colorado

My love and I stopped off at Hanging Lake on our way from Denver to Zion National Park (on the other side of Utah). One of our thoughts about breaking up long road trip drives has been to stop and do some sightseeing or hiking along the way. Sure it means the drive takes longer, but it also means we finish the trip less stiff and sore from all that sitting. ... or so we thought. Silly us....more