How I set up a cheap live broadcasting studio

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Today did not go as planned. By a long shot. I even preplanned my day. I was gonna bust through that list, and feel immense success! Nothing bad happened, just not a whole lot happened at all. Or did it… So, what you see here is a setup for a live broadcast session in my photo […]

Favourite cameras, and where they do best, with must have gear!

My best camera gear

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, to help you find the gear that I love. I make a small commission if you order through my links, however it doesn’t cost you a penny more. Thanks if you do! I’ve been asked a few times now, what cameras I’m currently using. If you’ve followed along for awhile […]

Photo studio props with an old door, farm table and shutters

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I’ve been trying to be a good girl and keep my my cleaning at least once a week. But last week I felt so guilty cleaning nothing, I scrubbed down the bathroom instead…  That was very nice of course, but a spit polish on a mirror doesn’t hold a candle to an entire paint studio […]

Shutter priority where cats are concerned


Every so often, my furry friends stay still long enough to capture on film. But that isn’t generally the case. They still love to happily dart from one side of the house to the other. So I was practising with shutter priority on the camera on this day. I’ll admit I’m not very good at […]

Shutters – a cheater photography background

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Did you notice I used some old shutters in this toolbox post? If you remember, I picked up the motherload of shutters from my neighbours. I put some shutters to work in my workshop by hiding some drywall holes. (great excuse for a cool wall treatment I say) As for the rest… They make a most excellent […]

Why I love my Nikon D800… and other camera gear

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Under the gun with a bathroom renovation deadline, I was staying up late and pulling out all the stops to gitter done, leaving ONE day to shoot, edit and build my reveal post. One day.  Come 2pm, that was it. I hammered shut the last paint can lid, grabbed the tripod and camera before the […]

A quick change camera lens bed

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the run, taking pictures. I never take the time to tote the camera bag along, or much else. It’s basically grab the camera with one lens on it, grab the other lens and off I go! The tricky part of course comes when you want to […]

My 2 top tips for learning digital SLR photography


“Would you take pictures for my workshop?” I gulped hard. I had just landed a SLR digital camera after my point and shoot took a nosedive. I truly had no idea how to use it except for pushing the trigger and hearing a click. But I figured, how hard could it be? I’ll leave it […]

Rustic valentines and a photography class.


I’m not big on decorating for special occasions. Do I sound like a scrooge? My ladder plant stand above is an example of spring, summer, fall and winter decorating in my home. What do you think?! So why the snowless winter mantel or pumpkin filled front entry? Well, I have a method to my madness. […]

Why I use Lightroom 4 for photo editing


 Lightroom 4 for photo editing has been my go to for a couple of months now. And because it’s done some amazing things for my own photographs, I felt it time to spread the good news. Update / upgrade to Lightroom 5… the perspective correction feature alone is worth it! I’ve used Picasa for many […]