Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

(If you’ve landed here from my email, you can skip ahead to where that message left off.) I wish I were the person who could come up with the words that would make everything better for all of us. Sadly, getting from here to better is going to be a long haul,...

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was thinking about what to write today, other than “I love you for being part of our wonderful How To Photograph Your Life community!” and “Be Mine Forever! ; ) (Of course I do love you for being part of our...
2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

1. Share your photographs more creatively. That is, share with people that you would never have shared with in 2019 or before. You are surrounded by them by the way. The man who is painting your kitchen, the folks at the flower shop, the doctor who did your knee...

#1. Kim MacDonald Cameron Manning the pipes? Is that Canadian for playing goal? It doesn’t make any difference. There’s so much heart in this photograph—on both sides of the camera. This is a glorious image. Here are Kim’s words: “While visiting the beautiful Lake...

2. Anna Shockley Many of you will be traveling today or tomorrow. The Thanksgiving journey is often as much a tradition as the meal. I realize that this little girl is probably not walking to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, but Anna and her daughter are both...

3. Kimberly Rickard Black First of all, you have to give it to the fun loving uncle, that’s one serious vertical leap. Very Impressive. But I think most of the story telling credit goes to our photographer, Kimberly. Her timing and composition are exquisite. That...

4. Terri Viola Terri came home with the goods. She’s got an incredible moment with an amazing facial expression on her beautiful granddaughter. That face is what it’s all about and that’s why I wanted to make it pop. I made it black and white, increased the contrast...

5. Mindy Kruhm Herrmann The little guy is so comfortable here that the vibe is that the big heavy monster is just making a new friend. The big guy is being so careful the boy doesn’t even need to use his hands to get on board. I guess maybe they’ve known each other...

6.  Abbie Winter I’m not sure what kind of underwater technology Abbie used here (underwater cameras come in all kinds of pay grades) but the most important thing was that she positioned every one and every thing relative to the light to create an water world...

7. Rose Hinman Her words are enough. What could I possibly add? “Saying goodbye to grandpa. May God be with you today and until eternity.” Leave feedback on this photo below then click "next" below to continue the photo countdown... p.s. If photographs are the heart...

8. Lisa Sigurslid It’s true. I do love a good baseball photograph. And there is a soft spot at my house for a good picture of a catcher. In our experience catchers seem to have big hearts. The way these two have been isolated with a telephoto lens makes this so much...

9.  Liz Sharp Griffin I don’t know these children. (Although sometimes I almost feel like I do.) But if you are lucky enough to be related to them, let’s say, this still photograph brings them alive in the way nothing else can—not even a video. There is so...