Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

BOUGHT YOUR FIRST DSLR? 6 TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CAMERA A Post By: James Maher After a lot of thought and research, you finally pull the trigger. You bring home your first digital camera, pull the sleek marvel of engineering out of the box, and stare at it excitedly. Then you look at all the buttons and controls, and the excitement … Continue reading Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

HOW TO LEARN YOUR CAMERA’S LIGHT METER AND MASTER MANUAL MODE! A Post By: Simon Ringsmuth Most cameras have a few different shooting modes such as Automatic, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv), and Program. It’s not uncommon for people to take a majority of their photos in Automatic mode since it generally does a good job of getting decent results, though … Continue reading How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage

13 HEALTHY REASONS TO START EATING MORE CABBAGE On St. Patrick’s day, boiled cabbage often accompanies corned beef on many dinner tables. And while some may wrinkle their noses at the thought (or smell) of this cruciferous vegetable, it turns… View Original Post: 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage Continue reading 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage

Patiently Waiting for Spring to Arrive!

I AM SO READY FOR SPRING TO ARRIVE!!! Even for the normally mild Pacific Northwest we’ve had a more severe winter than I ever remember and I’m ready for it to be over! I’m patiently waiting for the colors and fragrances of the spring flowers as nature comes back to life again. They bring life to our spirits as well as inspiration to our hearts. I’m ready to go for … Continue reading Patiently Waiting for Spring to Arrive!

Fun Food Photography Props

MY SPECIAL COLLECTION OF FUN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS! One of my favorite activities related to food photography is hunting for and collecting each special piece used as a prop in styling my food photos. Each treasure has been selected for a specific purpose and is very precious to me, as well as valuable for my propping needs. I don’t normally cling to my possessions, but I just love … Continue reading Fun Food Photography Props

Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon – A Powerful Mixture

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY AND CINNAMON – A POWERFUL MIXTURE By Health & Beauty – Honey and cinnamon are both nutritious foods and contain vitamins and minerals that help to maintain good health. They contain nutrients which include water, protein, fiber, sugars and various vita… View Original Post: HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY AND CINNAMON (A POWERFUL MIXTURE) Continue reading Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon – A Powerful Mixture

TIP: Affordable Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

LIMOSTUDIO AFFORDABLE ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY! Living in the Pacific Northwest makes it difficult to get enough natural light for successful food photography on a consistent basis. Finally, this winter I decided it was time to get some help and spent several weeks studying my options for artificial lighting. I was so happy to discover this very affordable lighting kit and wanted to share my find … Continue reading TIP: Affordable Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel?

SHOULD YOU WRITE A FANCY OUTLINE FOR YOUR NOVEL? By Jean M. Cogdell. Maybe – Maybe not. It’s your book, you make the rules. Different strokes for different folks. Me, I’m trying to be more organized in my writing this year. Only time will te… View Original Post: Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel? Continue reading Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel?

The Gorgeous Northern Oregon Coast

MY HOMETOWN ON THE COAST IN THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST! This spectacular photo was taken by my sister-in-law Nina near my hometown on the Northern Oregon Coast. I’ve been working non-stop for over a year now and today I decided to stop and take a deep breath. Please enjoy these images of the beach near where I grew up. The Peter Iredale is a ship that ran aground … Continue reading The Gorgeous Northern Oregon Coast