January 2018 Styled Stock Photos Are Here!

January 2018 Styled Stock Photos Are Here!

18856     199SharesJanuary 2018 FREE Styled Stock Photos are here!!  I’m so excited for this month’s photos because they are just in time for my absolutely favorite holiday of the year – Valentine’s Day.  In fact, if you search “Valentine’s” in my search bar on the right, you can find oodles of posts that I’ve done, such as my still-going-strong Valentine’s Day Heart Cutout Refashion or the follow-up Heart Cut-Out Refashion.  (I also got a little bit more organized for 2018, and I am publishing stuff ahead of time now!  Yeah for calendars and organization!) 18856     199Shares 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 →
December 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

December 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

236 59 1   296SharesYou would think that taking styled stock photography for the month of December would be easy, right? ‘Tis the Season. And the Christmas theme is relatively easy to put together. I had such a difficult time getting myself together these past two weeks (hence, why no blog post last week). Without further ado, the winter styled stock photographs are here for your Christmas-theme blogging posts!! December 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography Obviously, I failed to take into account my procrastination. I’d like to blame it on the Thanksgiving holiday … I did, actually, spend loads of time with the fam. … Continue Reading →
November 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

November 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

294 13 159   466SharesI am absolutely in love with this month’s free styled stock photos, delivered just in time for all of your wonderful Thanksgiving blog posts.  Be sure to sign up for my email newsletter to snag these photos, in high resolution.  And watch for the next couple of weeks, because I will show you how to make a snazzy centerpiece and take pictures of it, too! November 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography To grab the photos, just sign up for my email newsletter: So what do you think of my FREE styled stock photos? If you liked this post, I would … Continue Reading →
DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser for Your DSLR

DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser for Your DSLR

1K 19 3   1.1KSharesI try to avoid using my on-camera flash because it tends to wash things out, especially people.  It also creates unsightly shadows and gives the skin illumination (which is NOT good).  In this tutorial, I am going to show you a super duper simple flash diffuser that you can create in like 5 minutes, and you can easily take it anywhere in your photo bag because it hardly weighs anything. DIY Cloth Hat Diffuser for Your DSLR I accidentally came across this little cloth hat last Christmas when I was trying to take photos of the family, but I hated … Continue Reading →
How To Install Lightroom Presets

How To Install Lightroom Presets

299 8 265   572SharesI received several emails over the past few months that my readers would really like some basic Lightroom tutorials. So, some of my upcoming blog posts will be on Lightroom and Photoshop. In this basic tutorial, I will teach you how to install a Lightroom preset. 299 8 265   572Shares Continue Reading →
October 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

October 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography

155 6     161SharesMy FREE styled stock photography is finally here!  I know, I know, the photos are NOT in the spirit of Halloween.  But, I do promise that next month, in November, I will have some autumn photos for you. October 2017 Free Styled Stock Photography To grab the photos, just sign up for my email newsletter: So what do you think of my FREE styled stock photos? If you liked this post, I would appreciate it if you PIN IT:   155 6     161Shares Continue Reading →
The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

        Bloggers know that you need to take good photos, but macro lens for your dSLR camera can be quite expensive.  This Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Fixed Zoom Lens costs almost $600, and this Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED costs almost $900.  I am saving up my money to purchase these Nikon macro lens, but in the meantime, I want to show everyone the $25 macro lens photography for bloggers hack.  Of course, anyone can use this hack, but bloggers (who can’t yet afford the expensive lens) will benefit from this.            Continue Reading →