Monday, February 8, 2016

Photography Tips for Beginners

I love photography, and it has become one of my favorite activities. I have learned so much, and also learn some more every day. I have a Nikon Coolpix L830, but I am saving for a DSLR. Today, I will be telling you the 5 main things I have learned about photography.

1. Get closer.
This has probably improved my photography the most.

NOTE: I got a blurry background on this picture because I used Close-Up mode on my point and shoot. And this is NOT the same flower.
2. Rule of thirds.
This is very important in laying out your composition. Pretend there is an imaginary Tic-Tac-Toe on the image. Lay your main subject on those lines and intersections to make the image more appealing to the eye.
See how Genesis is on the left third of the picture? Of course, there are exceptions to this rule.

3. Edit your pictures.
I have a hard time following this rule, especially when I have a lot of pictures to edit. I don't always edit my pictures, but trust me, it will make such a difference. I recommend PicMonkey and iPiccy.
4. Take lots of pictures.
One important thing is to take lots of pictures. You are not in the old days any more where people still use film cameras and have to pay for film. The more pictures you take, the more chance you have of getting an awesome shot!
5. Practice and experiment.
This is what will get you good at photography! Now take all these tips and go get some pictures!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rachael's 6th Birthday

Happy Birthday my adorable spunky little sister, Rachael!


I CAN NOT believe that you are already six!!! SIX! (Oh, and did I mention she's SIX?)
She had a cake recipe that I made up. I was expecting it to be more creamy, but I guess I didn't add enough ice cream.

Bake a strawberry cake mix and crumble up after cooled.
Put it in a  mixer and add some ice cream. Oh, and did you know that Blue Bell is back? I love that stuff.
 I ended up adding a little more than shown in the picture, but I thought it still needed some more ice cream.
 Mix it all up, until it ends up in this delicious "batter."
 Spread it in an 8x8 pan.
 Add some whipped cream.
 And sprinkles.
 After I added the candle, I thought that there was something missing.
 Much better :-)
 And the finished product!
 Deliciously good.