5 Fun Year In Review Photo Book Ideas

The wondrous thing about camera phones is that they’re always with us, enabling us to snap pictures at the drop of a hat. At the end of the year our phones are chock full of visual memories of the past 12 months. If you tap open your image gallery you can swipe your way through […]

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Project365 Tips

For the last few years many people have undertaken the rather impressive challenge of Project 365 where you take a photo a day and share it online.  I say it’s a challenge, because doing anything out of our regular routines, every day for a year, is not an easy task to undertake. But it’s well worth […]

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Photo Fun in the Sun

Where we live in California it’s not always hot, but it’s pretty much always at least warm so playing in the snow is something we rarely get to do. Once a year we trek our way to snowy Chicago where the kids get to roll around in the snow and I get to take some […]

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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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