9.30.2016

Photo Tip Friday: How to Take Better Shots in Difficult Conditions, Part 2

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman

As we learned about last week in Part 1 of how to take better shots in difficult conditions, sometimes we have to shoot in challenging lighting conditions. 

Cloud cover, rain and fog present an opportunity to capture some amazing photos, and it's definitely more work. But worth it. 

So what are some things you can do to take better shots? 

Let's get started. 

9.27.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Monet's Garden

by Mary Denman    Twitter: @MaryDenman   Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

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Recent Photo Tips:
How to take Better Shots in Difficult Conditions, Part 1
 Improve your Photography with Reframing

Here's Monet's Garden and pond.



9.25.2016

Photo Tip Friday: How to take Better Shots in Difficult Conditions, Part 1

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman
A large part of improving your photography is learning how to utilize light to best advantage. Whether it's understanding Golden Hour (read part 1 and part 2) or understanding the direction of lighting, the more you can utilize proper lighting, the better your shots will be. 

But here's the thing. 

You can't always shoot under ideal conditions. 

When I was in Paris recently, one day had bright sunlight and the next day was overcast with periods of rain. Since I only had those 2 days in Paris, what was I going to do, be upset and not shoot on the rainy day? Of course not. I just had to alter what I was doing and make the most of it. 

We're going to learn about how to take great shots when you have difficult conditions like an overcast sky, fog, or rain. 

Let's get started. 

9.20.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Proud Momma!

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

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Recent Photo Tip: Improve your Photography with Reframing
This Friday will be about taking better shots in bad conditions.

On to Wordless Wednesday!

My daughter just completed her Masters Degree in ABA Therapy. 
She works with children with autism and I'm so proud of the work she does. 
She also worked full time while earning her Masters.
I just can't tell you how proud of her I am!!!!


9.16.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Improve your Photography with Reframing

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman


Today, I want to teach you a simple, yet obvious technique to improve your photography. 

When I tell you what it is, you may roll your eyes. 

But stay with me.  

Here it is: Take more than one picture of a scene. 

Don't throw tomatoes at me just yet. :) 

Let me explain and give you some examples! 

9.13.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Paris, France

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

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Here are some pictures from our trip to Paris


9.11.2016

Monday's Musings: I'm Back to Blogging!

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

Hello my friends! 

I'm happy to be back to blogging! I had a great break and got my kids all situated in their schools. My son had his surgery and is doing well. I also had a bad fibromyalgia flare which delayed my return, but I'm so much better now and happy to be back.  

Fall is finally thinking about showing it's head here in the deep south and I can't wait for cool nights!! I'm tired of the summer heat!

I wanted to show you a bit of my summer and where I went with my husband and family.

First, Todd and I headed to France. (He had to work, but it was still a great trip!)

7.19.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Priorities and a Trip to France

by Mary Denman     @MaryDenman
In recent years, being a multi-tasker has been the buzz. 

Maybe at one point, I thought I could do that. But not so much any more. 

I've been trying to learn how to pare down and focus better. With fewer distractions. 

But as a home schooling mom with 3 kids still at home, that's been hard for me to do. 

6.21.2016

Wordless Wednesday: Pink Flowers

by Mary Denman    @MaryDenman

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6.17.2016

Photo Tip Friday: 3 Tips for Taking Better Father's Day Photos

by Mary Denman     @MaryDenman
If you're lucky enough to get to spend Father's Day with your dad, make sure you take your camera and get some special shots.  

Today's tips are designed to help you think about different ways to capture the special day. 


Hopefully, you'll think a little outside the box and walk away with great memories. 

Let's get started!