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Don’t Just Dream it – Do it!

Don’t Just Dream it – Do it!

This year, I’ve set a new challenge for myself – well, one of many! And that is: I’m FINALLY going to grow my own little cut flower garden. Every since I was a teen, working at a floral shop…and in FFA…and in 4-H…I wanted my […]

Golden Hour Flowers

Golden Hour Flowers

Golden hour – the ultimate time for natural light photography, commonly used for portraits. One day, I was at home with a bouquet of flowers when it hit me: why haven’t I tried my hand at macro, and other floral photography, outside during golden hour???  […]

Christmas Lights – sans tripod

Christmas Lights – sans tripod

Yep – I did it again. Nightime photography with no tripod. This time, I was traveling to visit family for Christmas so obviously, it was more important that I made room for gifts in my suitcase! But also, with the event planned I knew that […]

Tripod? What tripod???

Tripod? What tripod???

I was on a recent photo walk with photography friends and the walk extended into the evening, during a carnival. I wanted to photograph the rides but I didn’t have a tripod…how on earth was I going to get cool long exposure shots when I […]

Appreciating Indoor Architecture

Appreciating Indoor Architecture

I generally define my photography as “anything but humans”. Yes, for the most part I photograph landscapes and flowers – anything nature. But I also do enjoy capturing architecture and other human elements…just without the humans!  I particularly enjoy architecture of older structures. Structures that […]

My Favorite: Flowers for Macro Photography

My Favorite: Flowers for Macro Photography

The truth is that whenever I’m going to the market to buy flowers, I tend to gravitate toward the same types of flowers each time. Color is part of that decision, but I also look for flowers based on the shape of the petals and […]

The Three “P”s of Macro/Closeup Photography

The Three “P”s of Macro/Closeup Photography

Perspective. Patience. and Personality! Perspective. As with any genre of photography, sometimes you have to change your perspective to get a shot that will elevate your composition, and the photograph overall. It can be extremely difficult to do this, though, with macro and closeup nature […]

The Challenge of Orchids

The Challenge of Orchids

Orchids. They’re beautiful, colorful, peaceful, strong, vibrant…they’re special. And they’re kind of a pain in the butt to photograph for macro or close-up photography! Why, you may ask? “Limb” chops Too much to keep in focus Too hard to accurately capture the vibrant reds, pinks, […]

When Your Journey Comes Full Circle

When Your Journey Comes Full Circle

Growing up, I had an interest in nature. I remember one year in 4-H wanting to enter into the Floral Arranging class for the fair…which meant I had to actually learn floral arranging! So that summer, my mom walked me into one of two local […]