Stock photography is a cool thing, especially for bloggers. I will often look to some sites that offer "free-use" photos when I am stuck and do not have an image of my own to use for my posts. There are just some images that I have in mind, but have not been able to execute … Continue reading ShutterStock Portfolio
PicMonkey Is No Longer Free
Sure, you can still use their tools to edit a photo, but if you want to save it? Well, then you'll have to purchase a membership. Without any real warning, PicMonkey has changed how they operate, and users are not happy. https://twitter.com/leejennaa/status/912395029137604609 https://twitter.com/LancsKaren/status/912437662446968832 What makes matters worse is that if a free user goes on … Continue reading PicMonkey Is No Longer Free
taking polaroids with the instax mini 8
I can remember using my grandma's old Polaroid camera to take pictures when I was about 8 or 9 years old. In fact, a few of my favorite pictures from my childhood were taken with a Polaroid camera (I know for a fact there's one of me about a week old with my left middle … Continue reading taking polaroids with the instax mini 8
Oh, the Irony!
Let's just take a moment to appreciate the irony in this picture I took outside of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont while we were traveling home.
Throwback Thursday: Accidental Candid
In my experience with photography over the last few years I have found that some of the best photos come out when they're by accident, especially when it's with people. My best friend and I had gone to the park near the college we attended one afternoon to take some pictures because we bored and it was … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Accidental Candid
Quick Instagram Shots
Like many others, I take Instagram pictures when I'm out... and this includes for when I'm out eating. Not all the time, mind you, but once in a while when I see the shot, I take it. There was one time when my mom and I were at Olive Garden and I couldn't resist taking … Continue reading Quick Instagram Shots
The “Common White Girl” Post
"How do we know you had Starbucks unless you took a picture of it?" And now you know I had Starbucks the other day.
Taste of Winter
"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful And since we got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Admit it, you sang that. I'm going to be honest though, I have a rocky relationship with snow. I like it and I don't like it, but … Continue reading Taste of Winter
Recreating Classic Images
I'm sure everyone has seen the classic 'pages shaped into a heart' book photo. Well, it's an image I've been wanting to do myself for a long time now and I finally grabbed a book of mine and went for it. I had wanted to try to do an isolated color image since I have … Continue reading Recreating Classic Images
Apple Pie Cupcakes
A good friend of mine made me just over a dozen of apple pie cupcakes with a cinnamon/buttercream frosting as a "thank-you" for photographing her wedding day. When she first told me that she was making apple pie cupcakes I was intrigued. I had never heard of these type of cupcakes, but hey, I like … Continue reading Apple Pie Cupcakes
Sometimes you have to give in to your sweet tooth, especially with Halloween right around the corner. Now I'm not a big Halloween person in general, but with all the candy in the stores, it's hard to ignore that sweet tooth. Only I wasn't craving candy this past week; I was craving a chocolate cupcake. … Continue reading Pre-Halloween Treat
Week of Weddings
Within a week two of my longtime friends got married and not only was I invited to each of the weddings, but I was asked to be the videographer of one and the photographer of the other. Mind you, this was the first time I would be either at a wedding, so I was nervous … Continue reading Week of Weddings
I Entered a Photo Contest
I recently entered the Amazon Student Study Style Photo Contest after seeing their announcement of it on Instagram. The contest description was to enter a photo of how you (or a friend) study and there had to be at least 1 textbook or ebook in the picture. I was intrigued right away and planned on … Continue reading I Entered a Photo Contest