Posts Tagged ‘pictures’

Chat With Your Teen (Or Tween) About Snapchat Safety

The drive for technology, ease of use, and endless entertainment possibilities have vigorously overtaken the once simple-to-use device: the telephone. Not only has it gone cordless, it has become one of America’s most necessary devices to stay in touch with life, family, business and… entertainment. Now this technology falls into the hands of our younger counter parts, accessing the many worlds beyond their front door – right in the palm of their hands. 

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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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10 Tips for Starting & Finishing Project 365

Did Santa leave a shiny new camera or lens under the tree? Are you excited to learn everything there is to know about photographing your kids but don’t know how to get started? Or have you been a photographer some time and need something to re-spark your passion for photography? Why not give Project 365 a try in 2017 to improve your skills and capture some amazing moments. Here are some of our best tips for starting and finishing!

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Preparing for the Holidays with the perfect Gallery Wall by Framebridge #DMHoliday16

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.

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Back To School Preschool & Kindergarten Essentials 2016

The early school years are such a precious time. Your young child is just getting the hang of what school is like and his brain is a sponge, soaking up all that there is to learn. The curiosity of preschoolers and kindergartners is inspiring. Make the most of the first school years with the right stuff. We have all your preschool and kindergarten essentials here for you in one place!

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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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10 Tips to Help People Feel Comfortable Being Photographed

10 Tips to Help People Feel Comfortable Being Photographed

Family portraits. Whether this is an annual event for your family or something that happens once in a blue moon, they have a tendency to stress people out, especially mom. From coordinating outfits to making sure all the kids are behaving, to convincing your husband that even taking a picture together is a good idea, and then getting to your session on time; no wonder that so many people look tense in their photos. 

Whether you’re the the one being photographed or you’re the photographer, helping people to relax and feel comfortable being in front of the camera isn’t always easy. However, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that should make this portrait season a lot easier.  

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How to Fix Grainy Images

How To Fix Grainy Images

When you first bought your new DSLR camera, you were certain that your photos would be just as beautiful as the ones posted all over the internet. The colors in your images would pop and with higher ISO abilities, you’d never have to worry about grainy images again. 

Unfortunately, you’re still seeing a lot of “noise” in your photos, and you’re not exactly sure why. Today we’ll diagnose the problem and provide a few ways to fix the grain. 

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4 Tips for Photographing Your Furry Friends

4 Tips for Photographing Your Furry Friends

We spend a lot of time discussing how to best take photos of your kids, but what about the other members of your family? Your pets, fur babies, critters, four-legged friends? Photographing animals is very similar to photographing children. They’re unpredictable, move fast and are easiest to photograph if you plan around their routine; however, today we’ll discuss a few tips we’ve discovered that will make photographing your furry friends even easier. 

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How to Get Your Toddler to Sit Still and Look at the Camera!

How to Get Your Toddler to Sit Still and Look at the Camera

Do you have an adorable toddler you’d love to photograph, but who keeps running away from you every time you pull out your camera? You’re not alone!

Toddlers are some of our favorite groups of people to photograph. These tiny humans are so cute and always seem to be doing something worthy of being captured on “film.” Unfortunately, these brilliant people have a nasty reputation of running away when they see a camera, or jumping up from their seat just as you’ve asked them to sit down, or looking anywhere BUT into the camera when you’re most ready to click the shutter.

Today’s tips may not prevent your child from running away at the sight of a camera, but with any luck, they may just stay still long enough to capture a smile. Without further ado, we present to you our top five tips for getting your toddler to sit still and look at the camera. 

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4 Reasons to Practice Still Life Photography

4 Reasons to Practice Still Life Photography

Many of us spend any free time we have chasing our little ones with a camera. Unfortunately, if you’re anything like us, your muse has told you on more than one occasion to put the camera away. So, what’s a mom to do when she wants so much to practice her photography skills, but her kids don’t want to participate? We suggest developing your skills through still life photography. Today we’ll discuss four reasons it’ll help you not only take better photos of your children, but also to become a better photographer. 

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How to Anticipate the Moment

How to Anticipate the Moment

What if you were able to predict the future? More specifically, what if you were able to predict the exact moment when your children moved with delight into the most perfect afternoon light to converge into that awesome moment when you were strategically ready with your camera? Not only would you be a better photographer, but you’d be a photography samurai (or something like that).  

In all seriousness, if you really think about it, photography has so much to do with your ability to combine light, movement, expressions and movement into the perfect photographic moment. Unfortunately, anticipating that moment doesn’t always come naturally. With that in mind, today we’ll discuss how to better anticipate the moment. 

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Framing Your Shots to Maximize Impact

Framing Your Shots to maximize impact

We often say that our favorite images are “frame-worthy.” Framing is our way of displaying moments in our lives and letting the world know that a particular picture is worth the attention. However, do you ever stop to consider how “framing” your shots in camera can maximize the impact a photo has long before it ever hits a physical frame? Today, we discuss the benefits and types of framing as a compositional technique. 

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How to Use Leading Lines

Leading Lines

Great photography has less to do with the camera you’re using, and more to do with how the photographer applies photography basics to achieve a beautiful image. One of the easiest, but often overlooked compositional tools in your photography arsenal is the use of “leading lines.” We introduced this concept in 7 Basic Photography Rules. Today, we dive a bit deeper into how to use leading lines to improve your photos. 

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