Should I Delete This Picture?

If you have a digital camera this is a question you have likely asked many, many times. I am in the midst of preparing for my family’s annual trip to Hawaii and recently sat down to purge photos from my camera that have been in there since last spring. As you can tell this task was a long time coming. The exercise proved to be time consuming, but productive. I can’t say that I came away with any earth-shattering revelations (besides not waiting 10 months to go through your shots); however, I know that I am not the only snap … Continue reading

Spicing Up Your Shots

Have you ever watched a professional photographer in action? I had the great fortune of working with some of the best videographers and still photographers during my tenure as a TV journalist and the one thing they all had in common is that you would rarely take a shot at eye-level. Typically, they were crouched under a bench or standing on a tree stump or on the bumper of the news vehicle. That’s because they realize that shooting from different angles greatly enhances the composition of an image. Even the most common items can appear interesting when they are snapped … Continue reading

How To Get A Great Photo (part two)

Continuing How To Get a Great Photo (part one) there are more excellent tips on capturing that perfect photo. Just follow these and practice and you’ll get a great shot everytime! Different Angles Not every photo has to show the subject looking directly at the photo. And with kids, sometimes you have to take what you can get. It’s often difficult to pose very young children! But that’s okay. I have great photos of my toddler looking everywhere but at the camera: looking down at the ground, or even walking away. I also love photos of the subject looking off … Continue reading

Large and Unusually Shaped Rooms

Some rooms are just plain awkward due to their shape or size. Awkward layouts are frequently a dilemma in homes where additions have been made. Sometimes, adding extra space to one area of the home cuts up other spaces. One area is a bit too large, while another is difficult to arrange in a way that creates good flow. Decorating unusually shaped spaces can be fun and interesting, but at times, it can be frustrating. One of the best ways to address a large or awkward space is to divide it into distinct areas. By creating separate seating areas or … Continue reading