Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

DIY Laundry Detergent

So…A little known fact about me…I make my own laundry detergent. I’ve been doing this for about a year now and it has saved us about a billion dollars over the course of a year. Ok, not that much, but it’s a lot. I know there are tons of recipes out there in web land...

15 minutes with ____

As a very busy mom, wife, friend and photographer, I don’t always have a lot of time to photograph exactly what I want to in my personal life. Sometimes I only have a few minutes here, a few minutes there…more importantly, sometimes my kids will only give me 10-15 minutes of good picture taking time...

Crafty…Different Shaped Bokeh…

Christmas time is the best time to practice your bokeh making skills (the blurry background of your photos, usually looks like circles, see yesterday’s post for an example.) Bokeh happens when you use a wide aperture, all the following photos were taken at 1.8f. Making different shaped bokeh can be achieved with special filters you...

Crafty….Christmas Wreath

I happen to love wreaths, but unfortunately didn’t own a single one…until I made one :) I don’t consider myself a very crafty person, but I am making an attempt to change that! I love my new little Christmas wreath!     What you need to make this wreath: A strong piece of wire, I...

Photoshop Tip: Soft Light Layer

How about a series on photoshop tips and tricks? I am a big fan of photoshop, and I know it can be extremely confusing when you’re just starting out. I know what it is like to learn from scratch, I have watched a lot of online tutorials, read books, articles and googled the heck out...

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