Category Archive for: Tutorials

Prepping for an Art Show - Framing

Prepping for an Art Show – Framing

As I am prepping for my first art show, I decided to jump into the world of Periscope with my first broadcast on framing.   To say I was nervous was an understatement! So nervous apparently that I forgot to put the hashtag in the title so that I could katch it.  Lesson learned.  Well…

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PhotoVision

PhotoVision is awesome. I talk about Photovision with photographers and even lend the discs to friends to get them informed and onboard. I love watching other photographers as they work.  You can learn so much from them.  It’s like having a Mentor right there in my own living room. Now because of a special sale,…

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Night Photography – Cholla Cactus Garden

Photographing the desert landscape is not always easy.  Sometimes it can be downright dangerous.  Even more so when walking in a garden of Cholla Cactus (aka jumping cholla) after dark.  Because those spines have a way of finding their way into you when you least expect it.  And they don’t tickle.  In fact, it usually…

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7 Tips for Photographing Panoramas

Don’t have a wide angle lens to capture the landscape before you?  Why not create a panorama by shooting a series of photographs you can stitch together. This is exactly what I did last month while vacationing in Utah.  I don’t have a wide angle lens and I could only afford to rent one lens…

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Photographing at a national park

If you haven’t heard, I have a unplugged from technology for a week or so and am vacationing with my family in Canyon Country.  More precisely, we’re traveling to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah. I am quite familiar with photographing in our national parks considering Joshua Tree National Park is my backyard…

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Photographing Vacations

This week I am vacationing with my family in Canyon Country. I am blessed to have dear friends who are loaning us their cabin for the week, which is nestled nicely between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may recall a post of mine from…

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Fix It Friday #61

It’s Friday!  And you know what that means?  Fix It Friday on the I Heart Faces blog. I just love the I Heart Faces community.  To be able to connect with other like minded photographers inspires me creatively and I enjoy helping others who may be new to the world of photography.  They also have…

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Photographing Fireworks

The 4th of July is right around the corner.  Families all over the United States will be celebrating America’s Independence from Great Britain in 1776 with picnics, barbeques and fireworks. Last year, my family and I celebrated the 4th of July at Legoland in Carlsbad, California.  And I had just purchased my Canon Rebel T1i…

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Top 5 Ideas for Capturing Father’s Day

Father’s Day Weekend is here.  How are you celebrating Father’s Day? My son and I created a special gift a few weeks ago (which you can view here) and I can’t wait to see my husband as he opens this gift.  And my daughter the teenager started a tradition a few years ago of making…

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Tutorial: Finding the right Light

Light is our primary source of energy for the universe.  And it is the photographer’s chief resource to taking great photographs. The word “photography” derives from the Greek and means, literally, “light writing.” Photography depends on light. Therefore, an understanding of light, what it is, how it behaves and how you can learn to use…

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