Let me start by saying I am not a morning person. But, on Thursday, January  3rd,  I awoke to something so breathtaking, so life-altering, it has shifted everything for me for the year to come and for what I’m sure will be forever. At first glance, it was not so unusual. The skyline aglow from […]

Are your photos up for grabs once you’ve posted them online? For the most part, yes, unless you can prove they’re yours and you have a copyright on them. Many people assume that anything posted on the web is public domain and can therefore be used freely for designing websites, blogs, newsletters and what have […]

Bet you haven’t seen a camera app like this one before. It turns your whole family Japanese. Or in our case, my Japanese family into Anime. The most fun was watching hubby translate the captions into pseudo Batman english. Manga Camera, at the app store.     What’s your favorite camera app?  Check out a […]

Astonishing Macro Photography trending on #MacroMonday yesterday from Google+. No one warned me about the addictive nature of photography, especially when it comes to lenses. I figured one camera body and one lens would be all I ever needed.  Soon, I realized the power and the difference that variable focal lengths make in your shot. For […]

DSLR cameras have made photography much easier than in the days of loading cameras and fumbling with film. But what I see happening is an onslaught of budding photographers setting their cameras to automatic and skipping past the fundamentals. Things like cranking up ISO levels to pixelated disproportions. And including the entire kitchen sink in […]

I’d intended on writing a post on how to take the perfect fireworks photo, never an easy thing to accomplish in total darkness. Problem was, I didn’t have the answer. After much experimentation last night, I got a few shots and pointers worth posting. DSLR TIPS 1. You definitely need a tripod. 2. If you […]