Inspiring Sun and Moon Photography

I am always looking for fun and different photo ideas and love the concept of all the creative photography options using the sun and moon as props. The possibilities are endless and Pinterest is chalked full of ideas.  Here are my top ten picks for easy to do and inspiring sun and moon photos. Just Add Water Farmer, farmer, how does your moon grow? Just add a watering can and you can create the illusion of growing a full summer moon. (Photo Credit: Natalie Len) Gottcha Papa, please get the moon for me! Now your children can catch their own little piece of the moon with this easy sibling photo idea. (Photo Credit: ) Sun Warrior Morning sun salutations are even better with a partner. This photo is the perfect blend of color and fun with a dash of peaceful solitude. (Photo Credit: … [Read more...]

How To Take Extraordinary Vacation Photos

School is almost out which means summer vacation is right around the corner. Whether you are traveling abroad or enjoying a quiet stay-cation, you can still document your fun filled days with you trusty camera. Follow these tips to take your every day vacation photos to extraordinary vacation photos 1. Be Spontaneous Forget the cliche family picture at the beach. Embrace your fun and silly side for a more memorable and exciting family picture. (Photo Credit: Bookt) 2. Soak In The Scenery I am a sucker for street scene and pictures of doors. Look for opportunities to capture the town in various lighting. I love the depth of this picture after an afternoon rainfall. (Photo Credit: Scenic Reflections) 3. Savor The Sunsets Nothing is better than soaking in the colors and warmth of a … [Read more...]

Make Your Photos Look Like Paintings

With all the free photo editing sites, it's easy to get high quality pictures from any camera. One of my favorite editing tools takes your photograph and turns it into a painting. With all the photo editing options out there it is also easy to get overwhelmed. So we gathered the best of the best so you can turn your photographs, into beautiful pieces of artwork. Pixel Bender Pixel Bender Oil Paint easily turns your pictures into soft oil paintings. It also allows you to generate a wide variety of elaborate fractals and turn the lower edge of an image into a number of tendrils that wave as you move them. (Photo Credit: Helen Bradley) Psykopaint Psykopaint allows you to paint unique pieces of art from your photos. Psykopaint works in a unique way by selecting the colors from your … [Read more...]

Majestic Wedding Reception Inspirations

While the more serious part of the wedding happens during the ceremony, the true fun begins at the wedding reception. The wedding reception allows the bride and groom to show off their creative flare. With endless wedding reception possibilities, you want your guests to think your reception was magical. Here are some wedding reception ideas that will leave your guests talking! 1. Glamorous Swanky table lines, crystal vases and fine serving wear will definitely make your guests feel like they are living the glamorous life at your reception. (Photo Credit: Waldorf Astoria) 2. Backyard A low key gathering in your own backyard can beautifully done. Small vases of flowers, simple decorations and a cozy space will have your guests feeling the love. (Photo Credit: Frosted Petti … [Read more...]

Capturing Candid Wedding Moments

With spring and summer approaching it is time to think about weddings. Wedding days are a momentous day that be a blur of excitement and emotions. Every bride has her 'must take' photos for her special day. But don't forget these fun candid ideas to capture all the fun and love of your wedding day! 1. The Bride Find the bride in the last quiet moments of the day for some stunning picture opportunities. (Photo Credit: Bridal Expo Chicago) 2. Father of the Bride While the bride is busy getting ready to walk down the aisle, don't forget the father of the bride. Don't worry about capturing his face. This angle speaks volumes as to what this Dad is feeling and includes his faithful canine companion. (Photo Credit: Art Vision) 3. Finishing Touches Sneak in while the bridesmaids are … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas For Photographers

With Mother's Day right around the corner, you may have gotten some hints as to what the photographer in your life would love as a gift. Or maybe you want to surprise her with a gift that will rock her world. Luckily, photography gifts come in a variety of options and wide range of prices. We collected just a small sampling of 'perfect gifts' for the woman in your life! 1. Every photographer needs a bag. Every woman, dreams of an Epiphanie Camera Bag. 2. You carry your love of photography in your heart, why not share that love with a little earring bling by Rebecca Arehn! 3. Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with our need to take photos. Cute photography gloves by Craftsy will keep her fingers toasty while she snaps all those early morning soccer  games. 4. This little pocket size … [Read more...]