How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone

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*this post contains affiliate links 8 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone  This is the season of fireworks ~ whether it be to celebrate a holiday or your favorite team winning a ball game it seems they are everywhere and I love it! Ever since I was a little girl I have been a huge fan of them.  A few years

Ditch Your DSLR ~ Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone

Ditch Your DSLR Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #VZWBuzz #MoreVA

Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone When you read, ‘Ditch your DSLR’ did you want to scream? I don’t really mean it but the truth of the matter is I don’t take my DSLR everywhere with me (even though I love it) but my smartphone….yep, that’s pretty much always within arm’s reach.  I must admit that I have been snooty in the past

Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity

Create Without Guilt

Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity:: Creating for me is a therapy of sorts.  Whether it is creating something crafty, photography, digging in the dirt or cooking and baking there is something cathartic about it that gives me a sense of calm ~ it’s the same for me with cleaning….it sends me to some sort of altered universe 😉  I find, though, that that

Picturing Life with My HTC One #VZWBuzz

Chalk in urn on black background using HTC One #VZWBuzz

Way back in the day when smartphones were just entering the market I said goodbye to my flip phone and said hello to a whole new world.  Since then I’ve had a few smartphones and almost 3 years ago I got my first ‘advanced’ {fancy schmancy} one which I had until a few weeks ago when I switched to my HTC One. I’m not much

{Free} iPhone Photo and GIF Diary ~ Days

Days May 15, 2013

I ♥love♥ pictures {especially of my boys} and taking them with my iPhone is one of my favorite things to do. The other day I came across this super awesome photo and GIF diary called Days ~ I had so much fun taking pictures of my little guy at the park and seeing him ‘in action’ made the photos so much more special. The Days app works with just

Vintage Bottle Holder, Pop Bottles and Flowers

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    I came across this chicken wire bottle holder years ago at a local merchants and move it around from the sun room, to the craft room to my kitchen and anywhere it seems to fit for the season.  I had some Coca Cola bottles saved from a while back and with the flowers blooming I thought the bottle holder and bottles would make

Photoshop Fun with Layers

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I have photoshop….I use it to ‘crop’ and resize…….yawn….yep…that’s about it.  I had to have it…had to have it…mini tantrum…had to have it….and…um….. I have no clue how to use it…I know, I know…there are tutorials…there are blogs devoted to this stuff….but if it doesn’t jump out and bite me…well, read my lemon post and you may better understand where I’m going with this…. but…..that

Christmas Photography-Object Zoom

Christmas Photography ~ Object Zoom Joy

I know basically nothing about photography.  I bought an awesome camera, the Canon Digital Rebel XTi, while I still had my previous job.  It was my last splurge.  I had the camera, but never took the time to learn to use it.  I bought if for all of the endless creative possibilities and yet used the auto setting for every single picture.  The other day,