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iPhoneography Has Come a Long Way

[Editor's Note: Angela at Mommy Bytes is taking fabulous photos with her iPhone and says it's because of improvements in the phone's camera and because of some additional devices that can be used with the camera. Check out what she's doing. -Virginia] ...more
@osgCisco absolutely true! and a very good thing. Puts pounds of gear in the closet, lightens ...more

Photography: Focusing Techniques with Jessica

[Editor's Note: Jessica from Somewhat Simple has some handy tips that will help you achieve nice effects in your photos by learning where to focus the camera. -Virginia] ...more
me too! thanks for this.more

Instagram Tips from an Obvious Expert

[Editor's Note: Morgan from The 818 says tongue in cheek that she's obviously an expert on Instragram, but the excellent tips she shares with you about it are seriously good. -Virginia] ...more

Creating Your Own Custom Comic Strips

[Editor's Note: Heather from Creative Family Moments came up with the perfect way to entertain a comic book obsessed kid. She gave her daughter a digital camera and told her to go nuts. Lot’s of random snapshots of the dog later the photos were unloaded onto the computer and put into a computer program called Comic Life to create the most adorable custom comic strips. So stinkin’ cute and clever! These would make great party invitations or holiday cards. - Jen]...more
I love that Sugar is the featured thumbnail:)more

Choosing a Point and Shoot Camera

[Jessica F. Hinton at Mommyhood Next Right has all the facts you need to know in your quest for the perfect point and shoot camera. And look at the beautiful photos she takes with her point and shoot camera! -Virginia] ...more
@blogher Need a digital camera for Dummies who shake. Any suggestions? BB2Umore

Quick Tips to Add Background to Photos Texture With Photoshop

[Editor's Note: Natalie from Growing Up a NJ Wife and Mom has lots of photography tips on her blog. This one shows you in a just a few quick steps how to add an interesting texture to the background of a photo. Really makes your photos pop! -Virginia ] ...more

10 Tips for Creating a Fab Photo Book

[Editor's Note: I’m one of those people that hoards photos. I have old computers that I can’t let go because I have yet to print all the old pictures off of them. My cell phone and iPod Touch are crammed full of quickie pictures of the kids and Instagrams. I always have the best of intentions for printing these pictures up and putting them in an album or better yet scrapbooking them, but it never seems to happen. Emily from Joyful Abode has just convinced me that the best thing for me to do with my surplus of photos is have them printed into photo books. She has even shared 10 great tips to make sure my photo books are the best they can be. I can hardly wait to get printing. - Jen]...more
I do these for vacations but still scrapbook. MyPublisher is my favorite brand.more

iPhoneography: It's About the Apps

[Network blogger Megan Peters uses her iPhone to photograph most everything. And she as plenty of apps to help her do it well. Take a look at her list of useful photography apps for iPhone while you are admiring her fabulous photos. -Virginia] ...more
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!more

DIY Padded Camera Strap

[Editor's Note: Anyone who has a decent sized camera knows that those suckers can be heavy. I’m just a mom that dabbles in taking pictures of my kids and crafts, I can’t imagine how real photographers necks feel after a long day at work. Taylor Made has an amazing tutorial for whipping up a padded camera strap. The strap won’t make your camera weigh any less, but it might make wearing it for long periods of time a little more bearable. - Jen]...more

Photo Composition: Basic Principles

[Natalie Wright at Technology for Moms has been writing some great posts with photography tips. This one is all about composition and the rule of thirds. Natalie writes,] ...more
This is really helpful-- thank you! ALways working on taking better pics for my Etsy store. more