Category: Tips and Tricks

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Christmas Surprise #2

Christmas Surprise #2 was crazy-fun!  For years, the framed original had been displayed on a table-top, along with other photos.  One of the other photos had blocked the sun, which is what caused both...

A Little Light Please 0

A Little Light Please

Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing pictures that illustrate the reason for the long silence, but today I’ll reveal the cause:  There was mold in them there Hills’ (house).  ...

Fabulously, Personally Vintage 3

Fabulously, Personally Vintage

 I love vintage styled photo shoots.  However, I see so many these days in which the subject is dressed totally in the photographer’s props.  In some cases, the props become the focal part of...

It’s About Time 0

It’s About Time

It’s about time I got a handle on off camera lighting.  And this vintage clock was a very patient subject for today’s practice shots.  The first goal was to create an image that shows...

Hinged Book {Tutorial} 0

Hinged Book {Tutorial}

If you have never tried book binding, I would encourage you to do so. Handmade books give you the opportunity to choose the perfect size, colors, papers.  You can make a notebook, a photo...

Fabric Box {Toot} 0

Fabric Box {Toot}

In good conscience, I can’t really call this a tutorial, since so many details are missing.  That’s why I titled this, “Fabric Box {Toot}“.  Get it?  It’s almost a “tutorial”!  Details are missing, not...

The Year of Light 3

The Year of Light

 I’ve dubbed 2012 as The Year of Light and this photograph is as good place as any to begin. The afternoon of New Year’s Eve, Tim made a fresh pot of coffee, poured a...

Something Different 0

Something Different

Tim and I just returned from 10 days on the coast of Oregon + Redwood National Park + Crater Lake.  For something just a little different than my regular restoration posts, here’s a link...

Volunteer Orange 0

Volunteer Orange

 Volunteer.  It can mean “one who enters into or offers himself for a service of his own free will”.  It can also mean “growing spontaneously without direct human control or supervision”.  It could also...

Try, Try Again 0

Try, Try Again

My great-grandmother always used to say, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  Regarding the topic of successfully utilizing on-camera flash, I’ve tried and tried, but up till last weekend……it just hadn’t...