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10 Photography Projects To Do From Home

10 Photography Projects To Do From Home

February (heading into March) is an ideal time of the year to try one of these photography projects to do from home. The weather is cold and gray. The days are still pretty short. You’re uninspired to get out and take pictures because you’re bored with your current bland surroundings. It’s time to mix up the creative routine and try a few new photography projects.

How to Take Great Pictures Of Your Own Kids

Tips for Taking Great Pictures of Your Own Kids

Taking great pictures of your own kids is one of the best gifts you can provide for your children as well as many future generations of your family. The whole cliche about how the years with kids fly by is true. Putting in the effort of not only taking but taking great pictures of your own kids enables you to look back on these cherished moments for many years to come.

Valentine's Day Baby Photo Idea

Valentine’s Day Baby Photo Idea

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday with kids. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are the perfect ages to pose for cute Valentine’s Day photos. If you don’t do a lot of your own photography, putting together a Valentine’s Day shoot may be a little overwhelming. With a few simple props and some great lighting, you’ll be on your way to creating an adorable picture to print for cards, grandparent gifts, and more.

Since I have a seven month old for Valentine’s Day this year, I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day baby photo idea. You can easily customize this concept for toddlers and preschoolers. I put together the entire setup with items I had on hand in a single morning. In this post, I break down the full process to make it as straightforward as possible for you and your little ones.

2017 Goals Summary #4: Photo Editing and Backing Up

I set some really ambitious 2017 goals for myself. I posted regular monthly updates for my goals through May and then continued to work on the goals through the remaining seven months of 2017. I’m sharing my overall outcome with my 2017 goals before sharing my 2018 goals.

Goal #4 was to edit, export, and back up all of my 2015 and 2016 photos. I went into 2017 with a huge backlog of photos in Lightroom. I was way overdue to get caught up on editing and clean up my Lightroom catalog. I also wanted to make room on my hard drive for photos from our 2017 Europe trip. Although I didn’t spell out a goal for new photo editing, exporting, and backing up (aka keeping up with 2017 photos), keeping up was part of this goal.