Foggy Morning

This morning I woke up at 3:30am so I could be at an event an hour away as a volunteer photographer. I was worried there wouldn’t be much I could take pictures of at 5am (I was right) so I had to wait for the sun to come up before I could really start making…

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Flat Lay Photography

I was inspired by Peter McKinnon’s YouTube tutorial on flat lay photography so I decided to spend time this morning putting his suggestions to use. I am nowhere near as talented as he is and my equipment isn’t as good/expensive but I’m happy with some of the pictures I got. The first thing that came…

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Practicing with the Macro Lens

I’ve had my macro lens for 4 years and I feel guilty because I don’t use it that much. I’m sure it’s user error but most of the pictures I take with it have a shallow depth of field even if I shoot at lower aperture settings like 15f. It is a really nice lens…

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Exploring Editing Techniques

I’ve used Photoshop to edit my pictures for about 6 years but I only used the basics for a long time. Thanks to some online tutorials, I’ve learned a lot more about Photoshop and feel more comfortable editing my pictures more than I did previously – even though I’m definitely no expert. I decided to…

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Back to Photography

I took an unplanned break from photography last year while we focused on house renovations. Other than during our trip to Glacier National Park, I did not take many pictures last year. Today is probably the nicest weather day we’ve had so far in 2019 so I thought it would be the perfect time to…

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Middle of Winter

It’s the middle of winter and although we’ve taken a break from the large house projects, we are continuing to make some small changes. The first is we’ve replaced the outlets and switches in our entire house because the old ones were dirty, yellowish, and some also had paint on them from when walls were…

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Creating an Autumn Scene in Photoshop

I’m not sure about you guys but I’ve found the Photoshop tutorials on the YouTube channel PIXimperfect super helpful. There is one tutorial that is only 1 minute long and shows how to make a picture look like it was taken during autumn. It’s really effective! I used the technique today on a couple of…

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Glacier National Park

We recently visited northwestern Montana and spent a few days in Glacier National Park.  Neither of us had ever been to Montana before but we heard good things about the park and couldn’t wait to go.  I took over 300 pictures during our few days there and we were both blown away by the beautiful…

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Butterflies

I went to a butterfly exhibit today and took some pictures. I hope you had a nice day, too.

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Enjoying the Outdoors

Yesterday I decided to take my camera out and go exploring a bit.  I found a footbridge that goes across a lake we have nearby.  I knew the lake was there, of course but I didn’t know about the bridge and I was surprised by how many people were there exercising, walking dogs, or spending…

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