Sometimes you have to put the phone down

It’s the final stretch, the final frenzy before you’re forced to put down your credit card and put up your feet so you can finally heave a sigh of relief and just enjoy the magic of the holidays instead of scrambling to create it. Packages have arrived, family has flown in, food is sitting in […]

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Getting Great Bokeh on your iPhone Photos

As soon as Christmas trees start to pop up in all of my friends’ homes (we’re more partial to menorahs in ours…) my fingers start itching to take great bokeh photos. What is bokeh? Ah that’s simple, it’s the way pinpricks of light turn all fuzzy in the background of photos taken at high aperture […]

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Sometimes it’s good to focus on the little things

We’re always told to look at the big picture; to not spend too much time dwelling on the details. But sometimes the details are where the magic lies; especially during the holiday season. The gingerbread spice in the lattes, the little mittens on toddler hands, the cutouts on the homemade apple pie. As you whip […]

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A few fun presents for your iPhone camera

‘Tis the season for gifts and really, who deserves more presents than your hardest working assistant? Clearly I’m talking about your iPhone! There are a number of awesome accessories that you can purchase (or put on your holiday wishlist!) that will enhance your already superb iPhone photography. Here are just a couple to get your […]

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5 More Easy Tips For Taking Better iPhone Photos

If you’re like most Americans, odds are high that 90% of all photos you ever take will be taken with your smart phone. It makes sense. You always have your phone with you. It’s always there when you want to capture a cute or memorable shot. That said, even if your iPhone isn’t a “real” […]

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Kids and Food: One Child’s Love Story

My oldest daughter has never really liked food. She eats it when she has to, but doesn’t really revel in it. My youngest, however, loves to eat, especially sweets. As she’s grown I’ve taken countless shots of her experiencing food. I have a virtual road map of her discovery of favorite treats and things she […]

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Furry Office Companions

I’m fortunate to work from home. I sit here, in my sunny yellow home office, and sometimes, I miss having co-workers. I miss the camaraderie. I miss chats in the kitchen. I miss having someone to share incredulous looks with after the boss says something… irrational. Then the cat stretches and purrs and I remember […]

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An afternoon at the park

I used to hate going to the park. It’s my dirty little mom secret. The thought of having to stand there, pushing a swing for what felt like a million hours made me cringe. The thought of having to say “We don’t eat or throw sand!” every three seconds made me want to gouge my […]

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Snapping Great Pet Pictures!

The best part about having pets is that they’re so very willing to pose for endless photos! Alright, maybe that’s not the best part of having a pet, we can’t forget wet nose kisses after all, but it is something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here is some inspiration for all you pet lovers out there! […]

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What does Fall look like to you?

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area Fall doesn’t look anything like Fall on the East Coast. For us Fall means mornings at 41F with sweaters and jeans and afternoons at 75F in t-shirts and shorts. Our trees stay stubbornly monochromatic as our grass slowly shifts from its infamous golden color to a nice healthy […]

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