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DIY: Memory Shadow Box

Shadow boxes (aka “display frames”) are one of my favorite new ways to display pictures and mementos.  Shadow boxes let you show off your beloved pictures like regular picture frames, but since they have the extra depth between the back of the…

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More Than Picture Perfect

Life with little kids simply isn’t picture perfect. My daughter Lucy (three) and my son Will (nine months) are screechingly loud, often inexplicably sticky, and always up to something. With faces red from exertion and hair tousled from play, they certainly don’t…

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Tips For Taking Perfect Candid Photos

I love the look of candid pictures. There’s something about the authentic, natural emotions encapsulated in them that’s impossible to get in posed shots. However, taking candids isn’t very easy. The goal is to capture real situations and emotions, which is only…

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DIY: Turn Your Photos Into 3D Works of Art

My home is filled with photos of my family, friends, and favorite places. However, I’m always looking for fun new ways to display these photos, besides just framing them.  Recently, I came across a cool 3D photograph, and thought it looked like…

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Tips For Taking Dazzling Light Painting Photos

Ever wondered how to shoot that magnificent photo of someone drawing with sparkers? Or perhaps illuminate a scene in the darkness of night? Also known as “light drawing,” lighting painting is a photography technique using a light source, either outside or inside the…