Photo Tip Friday: Move to get a Better Shot

by Mary Denman                   Twitter: @MaryDenman                 Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Often, when we're taking pictures, we simple take photos from where we stand. While this can yield some good photos, here are some tips to help you think more about how to get good shots. 

The overall tips? Move to get a better shot. And, learn to brace your camera to get a better shot.

Here are some poses and ideas you can use. 

Let's get started.


Photo Tip Friday: 5 Tips for Taking Better Cell Phone Food Shots

by Mary Denman                         Twitter: @MaryDenman                     Instagram: @MaryFDenman
Coffee by Mary Denman Photography

Today's photography tips are going to be about taking better restaurant food pictures with your cell phone camera. 

There's been an explosion of people doing both undercover food reviews for their blogs and more people wanting to do reviews for sites like TripAdvisor. Both of these require photos to do justice to the food and reviews. 

So, let's go over some tips on how to get great restaurant food shots and what to watch out for! 


Wordless Wednesday: Abyssinian Cats

by Mary Denman                Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

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Recently, I saw my sister and her cool cats! 
They're Abyssinian and very interesting.


Monday's Musings: Who's Supporting you in Life?

by Mary Denman                        Twitter: @MaryDenman                   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

In downtown Greenville, SC, there's a great park built around a beautiful waterfall on the Reedy River. 

But this wasn't always the case. 

You see, back in the 50's or so, an engineer decided to put a road right through the falls. One of the columns was in the middle of the waterfall. It wasn't a pretty bridge at all. It was just a sturdy road that wasn't even utilized that much. 

The park that was beneath it was neglected and actually a bit dangerous to go to since it was so isolated. 

Finally, city planners decided to revitalize the downtown area. A contest began for a new pedestrian bridge to be built and the old bridge cars used was torn down. They wanted to showcase the waterfall to visitors and not have the walking bridge detract from the Reedy River. 

They chose the winning design well.  

It's a suspension bridge. There are no support columns directly beneath it. 


Wordless Wednesday: Winter Warmth

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!
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This Friday, the photography tips will be about how to hold your camera to get better shots! 

I've had a social media break and I'm happy to be back blogging! 

I attended a photography conference in early January in San Antonio, Texas. 
It was amazing! 
I met some incredible people and I'm so excited to improve my craft and teach you what I'm learning. 

Here are a couple of shots of my daughter when the weather was nice and cold! 


Wordless Wednesday: Frost & a Break

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

I've been a tad un-regular here recently due to my recent surgery and while I'm feeling really well, a couple of health issues around home have found me running to doctors for me and my kids. 
We shall all be fine, but I need a couple of weeks to catch back up and get my photography site up and running, get my logo ready to reveal and do some computer work I've been putting off.....fun, right? 

It'll feel good to get these things done and be back regularly.
I will return the week of January 16th, 2017.

So, before I start doing the behind the scene work, here's a shot of some of the gorgeous frost we had here. 

And follow me on Instagram @MaryFDenman.
I will be over there in my absence here. :) 

Looking forward to a new year and seeing you soon! 

 Amanda’s Books and More Wordless Wednesday     clairejustine http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com 


Photo Tip Friday: Photography Gift Ideas

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Christmas is fast approaching and you may still be trying to figure out what gifts to give loved ones and friends. 

You can use your photography for gifts and you can give thoughtful gifts to your photographer friends! 

Let's start with some ideas of how to bless others with your photography and use it for gifts!


Wordless Wednesday: Some Serious Weight Loss

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

I don't normally get in front of the camera. I have too much fun being behind it! 

But today, I'm celebrating losing 30 pounds! (13kg)

I'm not through with my weight loss yet, but I'm celebrating how far I've come! 

So the picture on the left is me at my heaviest.
The one on the right? 30 pounds lighter! 

 Amanda’s Books and More Wordless Wednesday     clairejustine http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com 



Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Moon and Leaves

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

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Recent Photo Tips: 
Taking Great Inside Holiday and Family Photos

 Monday's Musings:
Photography Can be a Blessing

Upcoming tips will be about using your photography for gifts for loved ones.
 And gifts for photographers. 


Monday's Musings: Photography can be a Blessing

by Mary Denman       Twitter: @MaryDenman     Instagram: @MaryFDenman

There’s a reason about why I love photography as much as I do. 

It’s not just the satisfaction of taking a good shot. That would only be for me.

No, the reason I love photographing people, especially those who hate to have their picture taken, is because of the difference it can make for them. 

Photography can be a blessing to others.

Let me tell you how it started.