Posts Tagged ‘capture’

4 Arizona Landmarks Where Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

Arizona is a magical place, full of desert beauty, snow capped peaks, canyon lakes, and magnificent wildlife. It’s a state where you can view dusty, sandy grounds dotted with cacti as towering mountains blanketed with snow serve as a backdrop, all in one scene. Wild horses and cattle roam the landscapes, while one lane roads stretch for miles between sky high striped rocky cliffs. Where world famous landmarks lay as people from all over the Earth come to photograph and honor their longevity. It’s a place where the views that are set before your eyes seem unreal, as something flawlessly painted by an artist, a priceless piece of art. Even though it’s impossible to capture on a screen what these views look like in real time, we still tried to portray the power of nature and faith in these images, from the north to the south of Arizona. Savor each image, and please add them to your traveling bucket list, as each is truly a sight to behold.

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Keep Film Alive! Capture your Summer the Old-School Way

Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.

This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!

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8 Steps to Creating a Professional Background

Choose a holiday, any holiday; then go over to Pinterest and search for photo ideas for that holiday. Chances are that you’ll find dozens if not hundreds of ideas that will inspire you to tackle a photo shoot with your kids, with the ultimate goal of capturing your kids wearing a brilliant smile in festive clothing to share with the world on that special holiday (complete with some sort of cute graphic).

Granted, you could hire a professional and take your big dreams into a portrait studio, but who wants to do that when the chances of the stars aligning long enough for that picture perfect image in your mind to become a reality before your kids turn into tiny demons are only slightly higher than you getting a decent shower. Seems like a lot of wasted time and money if it goes wrong, right? Why not set up a photo shoot at home instead? With any luck, whether you stay inside or venture into your backyard, you’ll save yourself a few dollars and have the satisfaction of “nailing it.”

If you have a camera, a window, and a few household supplies, even you can create a professional-looking image with these “background” tips. 

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Diana F+ Love Letters Camera Giveaway

If you are a budding photographer or have a wide range of skills, you will certainly feel reminiscent of the way this fun and funky Love Letters Medium Format Camera from Lomography takes photographs. Using 120 roll film, this camera takes dreamy and dramatic photos with ease. Originally crafted in 1901, this film harkens back to a age before digital ruled and part of the run was waiting to see what your photos looked like before you developed them. If you thought classic film was a thing of the past, you are wrong! This timeless style of taking images can be yours because we are giving away one of these beautiful Love Letters camera today!

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The Future of Photography – Mirorrless Cameras

The Future of Photography - Mirroless Cameras (1)

For the last few months we have been publishing tutorials to help you better understand your DSLR camera, or to convince you to buy one, by showing you that mastering even a complicated camera just takes patience and a good teacher, like Daily Mom.

However, we realize that being a “photographer with a big camera“, even an amateur one, isn’t for everyone.  There are a myriad of reasons why a large DLSR is not a good option for everyone and up until recently that usually spelled the end of beautiful photography for whoever decides against owning one. Not too long ago, if you wanted to produce gorgeous, sharp, noiseless photos with soft blurry background that makes your subject look amazing, your only option was to buy or borrow an expensive DSLR and a good lens. If you wanted something compact, you were out of luck, since point and shoot cameras generally produce photos of the same quality as some of the better cell phone cameras. When it comes to motherhood, however, capturing life, recording every milestone and every smile becomes important enough to look for a better solution. Who wants to have grainy photos to look back on? 

We would like to introduce you to a newer concept in photography. It has been around for a few years, but only recently became affordable and comparable to the quality of DSLRs.

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Fun & Easy Valentine’s Day Photoshoots to Do with Your Kids

Fun and Easy Valentine's Day Shoots to Do With Your Kids
You needn’t trek to a professional studio to get great photos of your kids during holidays. Save your money for professional photos during the big holidays and take your own Valentine’s Day pictures for cards, Facebook, or just displaying around the house. Your kids will be more relaxed with you anyway and you’ll capture priceless, genuine moments with them. Read on for a few easy Valentine’s Day photos to take in your own home that can be created for less than $20, as well as some tips for great photos.

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5 Childhood Moments Worth Capturing

There are certain moments in our children’s everyday that we might overlook when it comes to photographing them. It’s easy to pull out the camera for the big events or special milestones, but what about those precious daily moments?

Here are five sweet and simple moments in your child’s day that deserve a little extra attention with your camera just this once. We take you from sunrise to sunset for a look at your child’s full day in five touching photos.

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