Must-Have’s in Pantone’s 2017 Color of The Year, Greenery

Have you heard that Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2017? I think the best description for the new color trend that we will be seeing everywhere this spring, Greenery, would be green apple or spring green, but it also reminds me so much of matcha ... which in turn makes me hungry just looking at it.  And seeing as this is my favorite color, it sure does make me all kinds of happy. Pantone has predicted this lovely hue as a fashion color trend for spring, which is perfect seeing as it makes me think so much of foliage, moss, and fresh green shoots appearing on the trees.  So, in honor of this, my favorite color, I've rounded up a few fabulous ideas for bringing a little greenery into your life this year. FOR THE HOME There are so many ways you can add a little … [Read more...]

4 Creative Photo Ideas for the Summer Months

Do you need some new photography ideas for the hot Summer months? Below are four photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you improve your photography skills: Flower Portraits Your local farmers market or floral store should provide a nice variety of blooms and foliage to use  in your photography shoot. Whenever possible, use natural light and white poster board or aluminum foil as an inexpensive reflector for shadows. Keep your background clutter-free and use a tripod, remote release and low ISO for the best floral photos. Focused Perspective Focused perspective is a fun technique that “tricks” the viewer into believing that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. All you need to take a forced perspective photo is a camera, creativity, a willing … [Read more...]