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How to Take Better Pictures-Part 3

By · September 17, 2010 · Comments (0)

Cropping for Interest Go ahead and cut through the top of a head or hat on someone’s head on purpose.  Look at the magazines, even scenes on television; they do it all of the time.  It adds drama to an image. It draws you to their eyes.  Yes, grandma will exclaim, “You cut her head […]

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How to Take Better Pictures-Part Two

By · September 10, 2010 · Comments (0)

#2 Look Behind Your Subject Many times we notice after the fact that we have a tree trunk, pole, or some other line intersecting the head of our subject.  Take a moment to look past your subject and see what may become a distraction. You may have to move around a bit to find a […]

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Custom Art Print for Wall Decor

By · September 10, 2010 · Comments (0)

Fun Photo Friday This was a treat to create for a special family. The nine “Ways to Be” by Gordon Hinckley inspired this art piece. I sized it to a 20×20 canvas gallery wrap and used colors to tie in with the family portraits we did. And it turned out so artful, rich, and elegant looking. […]

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Categories : Custom Fine Art
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How to Take Better Pictures-Part one

By · September 3, 2010 · Comments (0)

Get Closer-Get Lower-Get Higher Most people I observe stand too far away from the subject they are photographing. I am sure that is because they do not want to call attention to themselves; they want to snap a fast picture and not be noticed or be in the way. But I say, “Get closer to […]

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Barb Presented Portraits & Stories

By · August 26, 2010 · Comments (0)

I was a presenter Tuesday, August 24, 2010 for the “Especially for You” After Breast Cancer Support Group’s monthly meeting at the Women’s Center at Mercy Hospital. I was asked to share about the inspirational cancer survivor photo essay project I do called Portraits & Stories. www.PortraitsAndStories.com was created to inspire, encourage, and support cancer […]

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When you place your portrait orders, I do suggest to parents to invest in an extra image of their family session or of their child’s individual portrait now. Save this image for them to have when the time comes that they can fully appreciate it. I know it may sound like a sales pitch but […]

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The images I entered at this year’s state competition went on to n

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Midwest Horse Fair Fun

By · April 23, 2010 · Comments (0)

Fun Photo Friday The Midwest Horse Fair in Madison Wisconsin was a very large, three day event. I don’t know how they organize such a big event, three days just are not enough to see and do everything. As you saw in the featured image from your Fun Photo Friday newsletter,yes, this horse did “paint” this […]

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Iowa State Horse Fair

By · April 16, 2010 · Comments (0)

Fun Photo Friday I enjoyed a weekend at the horse fair in Des Moines. There was so much to see at the trade show, a lot of horses in the barns, and a lot of clinics and classes to attend. This is the hair of a North American Curly horse. It is almost like a poodle! […]

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The Mark of Excellence

By · March 15, 2010 · Comments (0)

I received my Certificate of Recertification from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) today. My original certification was April of 1995. To become Certified the photographer takes a written exam and turns in twenty images representing their day to day work for evaluation.  To recertify, so many hours of continuing education is submitted along with twenty images of […]

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