Photos of Sydney Australia Testing Limits: Olympus 14-150mm

Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney Australia

Today I am taking you on a photo tour of the little things that made our weekend in Sydney Australia so special. It was a quick trip. Our first stop was the camera store where I got a new Olympus 14-150mm lens. I switched to the mirror-less micro four-thirds technology over a year ago, and […]

How to Easily Add a Color Splash with PicMonkey

How to add color splash

Several readers asked how I did the color splash on black and white photos in the last post. It’s so easy, I thought I would share the step-by-step process here, using PicMonkey, a free software. The basic steps are also the same in Aperture or Adobe Photoshop: Upload the photo into your favorite editing software. […]

A Splash of Color for Wordless Wednesday

Mushroom in a field in New Zealand - a splash of color on a black and white background

I have learned a new skill (from Sarah), how to convert a photo to black and white and then add back in a splash of color.  So, in the spirit of Wordless Wednesday (I know, it’s Tuesday), here are my first attempts at a splash of color: Do you want to give this a try?  […]

Photo Tricks: Shattering the Illusion of Broomstick Flying

broomstick flying photo tricks

Several years ago the girls and I took broomstick flying lessons in the same English courtyard that Harry Potter learned to fly. They were timed to fall just after the “On Location” tour of Alnwick Castle, which doubled as portions of Hogwarts. To this day, people still ask me about the day my girls did […]

Sarah’s Sunday Snapshots #28 – Advanced Photography Workshop

Thorne Bay with a 10 stop ND filter, taken during the Three Little Wishes Advanced Photography Workshop.

Recently I had my final lesson of my Three Little Wishes Mentorship program, an Advanced Photography Workshop. In the morning we learned about outdoor studio lighting and filters, and our model was Victoria, the same model from the studio workshop I took last year. In the afternoon we took some ocean photos while experimenting with […]

Drawing With Light – A Very Cool Night Photo Technique

drawing with light

Drawing with light was the final activity of the night photography workshop I took last week with Three Little Wishes Photography.  After learning how to capture the shot, our instructors did the drawing: They sure made it look easy.  Here’s what we learned: With the long exposure, we can set up the tripod shot and […]

Travel Photo Tips: Waterfalls, Glaciers, Whales in Juneau Alaska

Photo tips for capturing whale tail shots. This one Juneau, Alaska

Like so many of us, I take lots of photos when we travel and I am always looking for that edge, those travel photo tips that will improve my images. Today we picked up a few. Cruising Alaska on the NCL Sun takes us to some stunning locations. While many of the ports are easy […]

Capturing Motion – Images From My Photography Workshop

capturing motion

Capturing motion was one of the topics of the photography workshop I took over the weekend. Two of my photos are in the contest to win an advanced photography workshop. Have a look and if you like either, please vote for your favorite at: Three Little Wishes Photography. Remember you can only vote for one: Capturing […]

Travel Photography Tips: Imagination Let’s You Fly (#AtoZ)

Imagination lets you fly

Imagination Let’s You Fly.  Really it does. Here’s proof: Imagination Let’s You Fly So, are my children flying? Are they on Magic broomsticks? Can you hear me say “up” as the broomstick rose to my hand? Did my teen flap her arms just enough times to actually leave the ground? I don’t think so – […]