Tag: Ithaca NY photographer

One of us. One of the mourners.

Out of the two of them I worried about telling my 11 year old son the most. I dreaded it, in fact, but then I dreaded more the delay in being able to tell him; a delay caused by his spending time with a friend and then unexpected weather. My daughter is only three so I knew telling her her great aunt, who was … Read More One of us. One of the mourners.

Photography tips: Never be afraid to raise your ISO to get the shot you want

I recently joined a Facebook documentary group and right before I joined they had a challenge to capture scenes in the evening, after the sun set, at a higher ISO. For non-photographers, taking photos at a higher “film speed” (ISO comes from the day when photographers used film) can create a lot of grain, dots and pixels in an image, so it is often … Read More Photography tips: Never be afraid to raise your ISO to get the shot you want

M* Family | Athens, Pa. Photographer

It’s amazing the photos you can grab in only 30 minutes.  This was a fun, quick family session at Round Top Park in Athens.

10 on 10 for July and all that jazz

Today is the day I showcase ten photos from the previous month as part of the 10 on 10 Lifestyle blog circle. June was a month of discoveries and for me I discovered, or shall I say, finally admitted I am never going to have a photography business. Eight years of rejection is enough. We are told to keep pushing forward on our dreams … Read More 10 on 10 for July and all that jazz

Tuesday tips for mom: Avoid saying ‘Look at the camera’

Every other Tuesday I will be offering practical photography tips for  moms who don’t consider themselves a photographer but still want to visually record the everyday lives of their children. These are merely tips or suggestions, not rules to follow. You should record your photographic memories for you in your own way and hopefully these suggestions will help give you ideas on how to … Read More Tuesday tips for mom: Avoid saying ‘Look at the camera’

How social media sucks my life from me and why detoxes from it are needed

I’m sure some will say I’m being over dramatic and maybe they will say I just need some will power but each day I find myself having to admit what I’ve read about the addictive nature of social media is true. One day this week, I found myself obsessed with why my blog posts weren’t updating to my business page but instead to my … Read More How social media sucks my life from me and why detoxes from it are needed

Summer’s End and Weekly Favorites| Sayre, PA Photographer

Summer’s end rushed at us so fast we ended up a bit confused sitting smack dab in the middle of the first week of school. I felt like I had been carried far away from summer, all the while holding on to rocks and branches and anything to stop us, hold us in the carefree days of summer. I hate when my son goes … Read More Summer’s End and Weekly Favorites| Sayre, PA Photographer

Denial is the first step to not admitting we’re in the toddler years

I wasn’t ready for it, I’m not going to lie. The attitude. The firm shakes of the head and the cry of “no!” The folded arms. The tantrums.  The deep scowls and body flops to the floor. She’s not even two.  Yet these are the reactions I have had as I stare in horror at the Terrible Twos rushing at us like an out … Read More Denial is the first step to not admitting we’re in the toddler years

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