putting together a still life

Believe it or not, there really is a lot of thought that can go into having a successful and interesting still life photograph. As I’ve mentioned before, there are so many ways to make a still life look good. From the minimalist look to a completely full scene of objects. For mine, I’ve tended to stick to more simple still life photography. I like a ‘cleaner’ scene. Although I’m totally drawn to some of the gorgeous photography that is full of pieces … so far I’ve just been unsuccessful at doing them myself.  Continue reading “putting together a still life”

sizing your photos

Getting your photos the right size for your blog can be a challenge. One of the last things we want is to have blurry photos due to them being the wrong size and having to be stretched to fill the space. A photo that is obviously sized incorrectly will keep me from even wanting to look at a blog post. I’m sure others feel the same. Or, maybe I’m just super particular … I suppose I am! So, today I’ll go over sizing both in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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tips for using aperture

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Have you ever taken a photo and been so disappointed because of the way it came out? Well, of course you have … we all have. You either can’t see the subject because of the busy background, or been unable to bring the background to life because you can’t get a good enough focus on it? Continue reading “tips for using aperture”

how to create a self portrait

This has always been a difficult subject for me … it’s a challenge being on the other side of the camera. My preference is to be the one holding the camera … even in getting portraits of myself … and so, I do self-portraits. We all need some sort of photo of ourselves for our profile photos on our social media, so we might as well learn to take a good one. 🙂 Continue reading “how to create a self portrait”