It’s the last week of the 8-week photography class I’m taking with my friend and photography mentor, Lisa. It’s been a fabulous ride. She’s pushed us in so many ways. And the final push? Self-portraits. And yes – this is about how I feel about attempting one. Trying to honestly capture myself in a photograph is something I’ve never, ever… Read More
He never fails to make me smile. This is just one in a series I took the other day. Zach, Victoria and I went out and had such fun getting these… I’ll share them all on Sunday. For more Friday Favorites, visit my friend Lisa’s blog, The Long Road to China.
Several months ago, my friend Jessica and I decided to collaborate on a fun photography project. Each month we choose a theme and then capture what inspired us about the theme with one photograph. Our last theme was evening light. And this month our theme is water. Jessica is a good friend and a photography hero of mine. She is… Read More
… we went to the beach. A three hour drive there. A three hour drive home. And in between, a whole lot of fun. Honestly, I don’t see how you could take eleven kids to the beach and not have fun. More pictures from our beach trip soon… for today I wanted to share a favorite. For more Friday Favorites,… Read More
Because he makes me smile. Because he allows me to photograph him relentlessly. Because he doesn’t talk back. And because his funny face made it into the top 10 on I Heart Faces Pet Face contest. So many cute pet faces featured… undoubtedly a few over there will make you smile.
This is a post in my continuing series called Photography 101. I started this series at the beginning of May in an effort to reinforce all I’m trying to learn to better my photography. And I’m determined to bring y’all along with me. Other Photography 101 subjects I’ve tackled: lines color light flare and RAW vs. JPG Ever find a… Read More
Right now I’m in the midst of Lisa’s photography class. It’s called Push Past Your Comfort Zone. And, oh my, are we doing that. This week we are working on low-light photography – something I have always disliked. Because I stink at it. But, to my surprise, I ended up capturing a low-light moment that I don’t actually hate. In… Read More
I’m into week two of Lisa’s photography class. And it’s good. What I’m not so nutty about is the realization of how very much I have to learn. And how much I need to get out and practice, practice, practice. The upside is that it’s motivating me to get out, even if I just have a few seconds, camera in… Read More
Okay, I admit it. I’m a bit behind. My Isabelle turned 8 almost two weeks ago. And she got everything on her birthday wish list. An umbrella. New earrings. And roller skates. But then the heat hit. And I just couldn’t manage to find a chance to get some pictures of my brand new 8 year old. And her birthday… Read More
We went to our small town fireworks display and had a great time. All except Poppy. She was frightened by the sounds and preferred to sit in my lap, facing me, playing my iPhone. But I did manage to snap a few pictures of our night. I took these in RAW (recently switched over from JPG at my friend Jess’… Read More