photography

5 Simple Tips for Improving Your Smartphone Photos

Recently I was inspired to think about my best tips for smartphone photography. I thought about some ideas about how to snap great photos, even when the only camera on you is the one in your phone. After all, I really love my new DSLR, but I don’t always have it with me. Most of us usually have our smartphones close by, though, in our pockets or purses. (Except for my mom – she’s still rockin’ her flip phone! And writing checks at the grocery store, too. She actually told a cashier the other day, “I know, I’m a dinosaur!” Ha! Love you, Mom!!).

So while I’m not a huge expert on photography or anything, I have read a lot and taken classes and practiced with photographer friends, too, so here are a few things I’ve learned along the way that might help my fellow beginner photographers out there, too!

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My Very First DSLR Camera!

Can I just say how excited I am? I am really excited! I just got my first DSLR!! My wonderful husband got it for me, after I’d been jonesing for one for a while now. Especially since I took my first photography class this spring. It was called Momtography, put on by Beryl Ayn Young. I’m glad that I still have access to all the videos, because I’m still re-watching them, and learning more. Anyway, I was able to practice the steps in that class with the help of my wonderful sis in law, Cinnamon, who loaned me her camera, a Canon Rebel T5i! I loved it! And when I went researching to see what I might want to get for myself, I saw there were a few newer models in that same line. So, Joe got me the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, and it’s pretty rad. I look forward to taking and sharing a lot of pictures from it!

Even Homer is excited about learning more about photography, because the other day, he said excitedly, “Mama, let’s go out and take pictures of nature together!” So I got my new camera, and he took his iPad, and here are some of the images we took on our outing together!
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Hello, and Happy Spring 2017!

Hello, Happy Spring, and how are you?? Where did we last leave off? Oh yes I believe I was writing about how I was all caught up on my photo posts! Apparently I was so excited, I got carried away celebrating with a raucous party, there were chandeliers and those champagne glass towers and ice sculptures and acrobats, and next thing I knew, five months had passed!

Ok, not really, in reality, time just passes by like some sneaky ninja and I don’t even realize how much of it has passed until it has already gone past! And I don’t mean like the sneaky kind of ninja that my pets think they are when they hide only one part of their body and think I can’t see them. Like an actual stealth creature that I have no idea is whooshing past me.

I guess it’s not fair to say that I had NO idea. I mean, I realize time passes.

…Ok, so! Moving on, in the direction of something resembling a point, I’ll say this ~

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Catch the Moment 366 – Week 41

Oh my goodness! Do you know what this post means? It means I’m actually caught up on photo posts, woohoo! So how has your Fall season been going so far? Things are mostly good here. I always feel like I have so much I want to type but these photo posts just don’t feel like the place to blather on. So! More bloggy goodness coming soon, and for now, on to this week’s photos!

281 | Oct 7, Fri – A robot I built while babysitting! Boop-beep.
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Catch the Moment 366 – Week 40

274 | Sept 30, Fri – It’s FAAALLLLLLLL!! It’s so pretty!! I’m pretty much spending my days walking around saying “The trees are YELLOW!” Or “The trees are ORANGE!” No matter how many years I see it, the beautiful Fall colors will never cease to amaze me.
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