The Secret to Taking Action Photos

Spring is here and the need to be outside is quickly taking over any desire to stay indoors. While spring provides you ample opportunities to photograph flowers, it also gives you a chance to capture your child or pet in action. Now why the theory of action shots is simple, mastering the skill to capture the perfect shot can be a bit tricky. Luckily I have a few secrets that will have you taking the action shots you've only dreamed of! Controlling Motion One of the most difficult things with action photography is trying to get clear and crisp pictures that aren't blurry and fuzzy. If your child plays sports and you want to 'capture them in action', I would suggest using a faster shutter speed (1/500th at the least) to get clean and clear shots. (Photo Credit: Smashing Hub) Change Your … [Read more...]

Spring Flower Photo Inspirations

The temperatures are warming up, the days are getting longer and the flowers are just beginning to make their entrance into the world. Spring flowers offer a magnitude of photography ideas and are the perfect subjects because they don't move or blink! Here are some great ways to capture the true beauty of spring through your camera's lens. Focus On Color Flowers come in a wide array of gorgeous colors. Highlight their beauty against a blank background so they can show off their wares. (Photo Credit: Pink Sherbet) Up Close and Personal Don't worry about always getting the whole flower in the picture, focus on the petals or insides of the flower for a more interesting capture. (Photo Credit: Mary Foster) Use Nature Nature provides the perfect accents for your flower photos. … [Read more...]

Best Original Twilight Memes and Quotes

Twilight, a series that has swept the hearts and bookshelves of people everywhere. And the movies? Love them. Name my next born child after one of the characters? Well now, I wouldn't take it that far! But believe me, there is a slew of Edwards and Jacobs running around because pf this book series. We collect our favorite memes and quotes from the Twilight series. So sit down and sink your teeth in to our beautiful finds! "Look after my heart - I've left it with you." Ahh the romance. Tell me your heart didn't skip a beat when Edward said this to Bella in Eclipse. Jacob's soulful declaration in Eclipse after he asked Bella to pick him instead of Edward because he was in love for her. Who wouldn't want two extremely handsome guys fighting over her? When Alice saw that Bella would … [Read more...]

Five Jewelry Pieces We Wear Because of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey has created quite the following - dare I say cult? Sunday and Monday my Facebook stream is filled with comments, reviews or after last week, anger, about what is happening on the show. Never kill off a favorite character! The show has also hugely impacted fashion and jewelery trends. Pinterest anyone? I have to admit, I am quite the fan of the Downton Abbey inspired jewelry that is popping up everywhere. Here are my top picks! 1. Lace Collars The simplicity and versatility of this necklace is endless. Even better? You can learn how to make your very own on Madigan Made. Pretty necklace + DIY = pure WIN! 2. Ornate Chokers This piece has my name written all over it. Made of stunning black beads this necklace is sure to get attention anytime you wear it! Pair it with … [Read more...]

Five Simple Products Made Famous By Amazon Reviews

We all have read them, the hilarious reviews of simple products on Amazon. Reviews that claim a brush will give your kitty laser vision or a three ringed binder that will. We gathered our top five picks of everyday products that went viral on Amazon. 1. Bristle Brush for Cats While a somewhat simple item, the lister accidentally posted the brush for $29, 900.00. I am guessing they added a few too many zeros when entering the price. This simple mistake prompted a public outpouring of hilarious comments. 2. Magical Unicorn Mask Great for everyday wear, "Whether you're relaxing in the enchanted grove or having your blood drunk by a weakened Dark Lord, I can guarantee you will be feeling elegant in this whimsical unicorn mask." Ah yes, everyone truly does need a unicorn … [Read more...]

5 Celeb Couples We Are Shocked Are Still Together

We all know the feeling we get when one of our favorite celebrity couples bites the dust. When Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins decided to call their 23 year relationship quits - I was crushed. Don't even get me started on Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito! I am so glad they are back together. But there are also those couples that make you go, hmmm. Couples that you just can't believe are still together. Couples you thought would have ended eons ago. Since Valentine's Day is almost upon us, we are going to celebrate the celebrity couples that we never thought would make it. The couples that faced crazy odds and overcame the challenges to stay strong together. Romantic yes? 5. David and Victoria Beckham Soccer god and Spice Girl does not a lasting couple make, but their thirteen year … [Read more...]