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9 Things Photography Experts Do That You Can Start Doing Today

As an online photography instructor, I'm often asked by amateur photographers some variation of the same question: "How can I take better pictures without breaking the bank on a fancy-shmancy camera?"It's a great question, because I really believe that it's just a matter of training your eye to see things more artistically -- not how much money you spend on your camera gear. (But if your dearest aunt really wants to buy you a pricey, top-of-the-line camera, by all means, encourage her generosity!)...more
The Autumn scene is much better where the sky light does not show. It look mysterious and deep, ...more

Creating the Perfect Shot: Basic Composition for Beginning Photographers

Ask any photographer to tell you what the best kind of camera is, and you’re likely to get the same answer: the one you have with you. Seem too simple? It’s not. The easiest way to learn how to take good pictures is to keep taking pictures until you start to get better. The more accessible your camera is, the more likely you are to reach for it when the perfect photo presents itself....more
good tips!more

10 Reasons Why I Love Gardening

I live in a climate where I garden year-round. This can be both exhausting and rewarding, so my trusty Felcos never get a rest!...more
Nothing like vegetables straight from the garden! gfrannypants My father was a farmer & my ...more

Photos From Around the Web Illustrating Good Techniques

This week at BlogHer University, we asked you to take photos using some of Jenna's apps and Joy's DSLR techniques and tag them #NaBloPoMo. We'll keep building that base as we continue through the month of May....more

10 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Fill Your Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are everywhere. This is no surprise since they are an easy way to fill up a blank wall and you can find inexpensive frames at your local home or grocery store. ...more
abrown9929 I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Sometimes they can be so hard to fill:)more

3 Simple Steps to Finally Learn Manual Mode on Your DSLR Camera

Today we're going to take the mystery out of the manual mode on your camera. For my Joyfully Green blog, photography is my number-one priority, and I shoot almost exclusively in manual mode because I like to take creative control of the shots -- not let my camera do all the work for me....more
RebeccaBryant, if you don't have your users' manual anymore for your camera, try going to the ...more

How to Add Pop to a Small Bedroom With Beadboard

Since our little guy’s bedroom is so small, we wanted to give it a little something extra. We wanted a little architectural interest coupled with a place to display pictures and other accessories. To achieve this, we installed beadboard paneling with picture ledge trim. ...more
Hello love the work I'm doing my sons room simmer but I can find the wood panel sheet anywhere ...more

Use Your iPhone Camera & Other Apps To Get Great Photos

Welcome to our first BlogHer University: Focus on Photography lesson. Today we'll be discussing the iPhone camera, how to get the most out of it, and what other camera apps exist to help you capture the best photos. ...more
Great tips!more

How to Make Easy Stitched Desk Caddies for Teacher, Mom, Dad or Grad

Mother's Day and Father’s Day are on the horizon, and let us not forget an end-of-the-year teacher appreciation gift might soon be needed for the junior set. ...more
This is timely for this week as many schools in our area celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. ...more

Welcome to BlogHer University: Focus on Photography

May is National Photo Month, so we've decided to host a course on photography for BlogHer University. No matter your skill or camera, you will come away from this month having learned something and having photographed something. Everyone can benefit from a course on photography. ...more