Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography- This Mama Loves

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography   Thank you to Steve Chesler for these great tips on how to find the right lens for action photography- and the amazing photos!  To be honest, photographing children playing sports might be one of the most difficult tasks out there. There’s not much between capturing the perfect action picture and ...

Preserving digital memories

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I am going to admit here and now I'm horrible about printing our photos.  Going back since our oldest was born? I could easily guess we have over 10,000 photos I have not printed.  I'm pretty sure we wouldn't print all of them, but I've printed almost NONE of them.  It's not deliberate- but as ...

Best Photo Editing Apps

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You don't need a fancy DSLR camera to take great photos. You can create beautiful images with just your smartphone. How? By using photo editing apps! With these apps, you'll be able to edit photos, add filters, add text, and much more. Here are a few apps that are available on both iOS and Android ...

Samsung NX300 Smart Digital Camera

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Taking pictures is one of my favorite things to do. I think my kids are already in love with snapping photos to capture memories and moments- they are forever asking for a turn with the camera and it's fun to see the world from their lens-of-view! Actually- fun fact: 2 of the below photos were ...

30 day photography challenge

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Who wants to do the fun #30SummerDays Photography Challenge with me, and a friend or two?!  I have wanted to do a photography challenge for a while and just haven't... I guess I needed a kick in the pants.  But then my friends at Staples were all "Brett, will you try a fun photography challenge ...

The Microsoft Store in Farmington, Connecticut #WindowsChampions

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A few weeks ago, the new Microsoft Store opened at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut. I was all kinds of excited to attend the media tour before the Grand Opening celebration and check out the store itself....but sad for me, I had a nasty bout of strep throat and wasn't even able to get ...

When’s the last time you jumped in front of the camera? #CameraCourage

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I love taking photos.  I love capturing moments with my kids, my husband and the kids, and of friends and family. Photos of me?  Notsomuch. I've spent so much time avoiding the camera that I've managed to have just a handful of photos of me with my kids, and I did get a selfie of ...

Photo books made easy with Shutterfly Photo Story iPad app #Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post about photobooks made easy thanks to my affiliation with Global Influence and Shutterfly.  I am the first person to admit to anyone that I take hundreds- maybe thousands of photos each year, but that's it.  They are sorted into month folders and I'm just awful about actually doing anything with ...

Back to school memories preserved with Hallmark

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We received the Hallmark Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit to review so that we can have our back to school memories preserved.  A few days ago, my kids went back to school.  Third grade, first grade and preschool. I usually try to get a pic outside on the first day, although this year ...

Upcycled Torn Fabric Garland

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We found a way to make an adorable, reversible photo prop without spending a dime.  It's an upcycled torn fabric garland, and it's really easy to make! Supplies:  Fabric Scraps, Ribbon, Scissors Directions:  Wrap ribbon around your basket, placing a knot at each end of the ribbon where the ends meet.  Leave enough ribbon after each knot to ...