Picture Worthy Moments Just Outside Your Door

You don't need to go on vacation to get great photo captures. Some of the best picture worthy moments are waiting for you right outside your door. Here are some ideas for must-take pictures while you are relaxing on the home front.1. Nighttime Great pictures don't always have to be taken during the day. With the right setting on your camera you can capture the gorgeousness of the night moon before you say goodnight. (Photo Credit: Angujuana)2. Chalk Fun You can't deny the whimsical feeling that sidewalk chalk brings. The driveway is your palate with endless possibilities. (Photo Credit: Carrieanne Miranda)3. Trampoline Action While the trampoline has gotten a bad rap through the years, I love this idea of using it for good. Change your viewing angle and add some balloons to … [Read more...]

Take Fireworks Photos that SPARKLE

On July 4, 1776 America declared her independence.  That means that this year is our nation's 240th birthday.  That also means that in the coming days hundreds of thousands of folks in America are going to gather to watch a glorious display of pyrotechnics in the sky.  {I'd sure love for someone to blast some fireworks into the sky for MY birthday each year!}{photo credit}Photographing fireworks is sometimes tricky. The night time conditions aren't ideal for photography, to begin with. Add in getting a crisp focus on a bursting ball of sparkles and it almost seems impossible. Using these few steps YOU can capture beautiful photos of any fireworks show.Don't forget the tripod.  You'll be taking photos in the dark so you're going to want complete stillness in your camera's … [Read more...]

Spring Photography – Fashion Inspiration

Spring is here! If it hasn't quite arrived where you live don't worry, soon enough it will be knocking at your doorstep. As we all come out of winter hiding and prepare for beautiful spring and summer weather, it's time to start thinking about spring photography. Maybe you welcomed a new member to your family over the winter, maybe you celebrated an important birthday. Whatever the reason, the spring and summer months are an excellent time to have family photos taken. The weather is beautiful, the flowers and trees are in bloom and you can skip the mad rush of family photos in the fall! If you are planning a family photo session this spring and are stuck on what to wear, read on for five helpful tips!1. Radiant Orchid - Pantone Spring 2014 Color Palette If you need some … [Read more...]

Winter Photography Ideas

Now that the excitement of the holidays is over, many of us are settling in for a long winter's nap. Cold temperatures, early sunsets and adverse weather conditions make most of us want to bundle up and stay inside until spring arrives. But just because we are in the thick of winter doesn't mean that you have to stop taking photos and working on your photography! Here are five winter photography ideas to get you through the rest of the season.Icicles and Snowflakes - Embrace the season and photograph two of the more beautiful aspects of winter - icicles and snowflakes! If the sun is shining you can get some amazing photos of icicles (check out more inspiration here) and use the macro setting on your camera to get close ups of snowflakes. Just make sure you bundle up before heading … [Read more...]

5 Photography Projects for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to begin a new project. We all know about - and have probably even made - New Year's resolutions. How about using the New Year to spark some creativity and expand your photography skills? If you are stuck in a rut or just looking to add some fun to your every day photography, take a look at our 5 Photography Projects for the New Year.365 ProjectThis is the mother of all ambitious photography projects. Joining a 365 project "requires" you to take a photo every day of the year and post it. You can post it to a Flickr account, photography group, personal blog - wherever you want! Some have themes and some don't, it all depends on what kind of group you join. You can do this project with a group (which will make you more accountable to … [Read more...]

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...]