The Liebster Award: My First Blogging Award!

The Liebster Award: My First Blogging Award!

45 6     51SharesA few weeks ago, I was graciously nominated by Shadows of the Day for the Liebster Award.  I was pretty excited, because I never was given any kind of blogging award before.  So of course I wanted to know all about it.  Who created the Liebster Award?  What do you win?  How do you get nominated?  Read the “official Liebster Award questions and Liebster Award rules” here.  Here are the official Liebster Awards 2018 rules.  Here is what I came up with from the internet. 45 6     51Shares Continue Reading →
How to Take Christmas Tree Portraits with a Blurry Bokeh Background

How to Take Christmas Tree Portraits with a Blurry Bokeh Background

189296 50   274SharesToday, I am going to show you to how to take those gorgeous Christmas tree portraits, the ones with a blurry background of Christmas tree lights (called bokeh, for those in the photo know). Most peeps will want to take family photos, or photos of their kids (or, in my case, my furry kids).  You can use these tips with an iPhone, Android, or even a lightweight non-dSLR camera. For add spiff (make those lights really, really big), use the Fabulous 50 for your Nikon or your Canon. By the way, you don’t need a Christmas tree to make this … Continue Reading →
Lightroom Cropping and Rotating Tutorial

Lightroom Cropping and Rotating Tutorial

167 4     171SharesDuring the holiday season, I think I may take about 1,000 photographs of my family. No joke. It’s one of the reasons that I love this time of year, because I get to combine two things that I adore: my family and photography. I will post many of these photographs on my Instagram page … so I decided to teach some really basic Lightroom tutorials. This tutorial is a Lightroom cropping and rotating tutorial, which comes in handy when editing all my Insta-photos! 167 4     171Shares Continue Reading →