If you have pets, you know how hard taking pictures can be. They love to run and play and move fast. We're going to go over tips for taking active pet photos. While stopping the action can be great, catching some of your pet's motion can reflect their personality. Let's get started.
With Thanksgiving coming up here in the United States, our thoughts turn to being thankful. While it's easiest to be thankful for the good things in life, as Ann Voskamp says, "There is always, always, always something to be thankful for." In the face of challenges, whether they be relational, health issues, or the loss of loved one, there is always something to be thankful for. We may have to look for it, but it's there to be found. And that's the key. We need to look.
Today's tips are for helping you shoot the best pictures you can at family gatherings in low light. With a little forethought and an understanding of low light situations, you can capture wonderful memories this Thanksgiving and at all you holiday events. I have a huge family. I'm one of 6 siblings and when we all get together, there are 37 of us. Even if a family or a few people can't make it, we have a big family gathering! And I love every crazy minute of it. Let's get started with learning how best to photograph indoor family events.
A friend graciously offered to take pictures with me to help teach you lessons about paying attention to the background in your shots. Why? So that you can understand how the focal point in photography makes a difference. She would take a picture first, not using anything she's learned from my blog, and then I would take a photo after her. Hopefully, you'll be able to see how just a little adjustment when you take a shot can improve your photography by honing in on the focal point of the picture. Let's get started.
Recently, I thought about the question, "Can one person really make a difference in this world?" Or, more personally, "Can I make a difference in this world?" Not long ago, I found myself in the small town of Bishopville, SC. We had dropped our son off at a Math and Science Camp and were headed out when my husband and I noticed topiaries down the median of the main street in town. Interesting, we thought. A bit unusual. But interesting. Then, I saw a name on a sign as we drove out of the town. Pearl. I couldn't believe it. We had just driven by the road where Pearl Fryar lives. We turned around.
Riding through the mountains recently taught me some profound lessons about life. Have you ever been on a road when you're not sure where the road is taking you? Not the physical road necessarily, but the road your life is taking. You may have an idea of where you're headed. But the road changes or you make a wrong turn. Or maybe you're just along for the ride with someone else in the driver's seat. I know I've had times like that in life.