Category Archives: Re-Posts

Best Pictures of All Time.

Best Pictures of All Time.

I found this link today. Photographer or not you should really check it out. Part of photography is being able to capture the moment that is created in front of you.

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Starfish Photography

Not to long ago I posted some test macro images of a starfish. Here is a starfish still in the water.

Found a couple older starfish images. I think they came out very nice. Check them out. Dont forget about my 50% off SALE. CODE: “BLUEGIRAFFEHALFOFF” Available to use on MY WEBSITE or ETSY.

Starfish in Malibu

 Starfish in Malibu

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Small Acts Print

Found this print today on Thought it went well with a lot of my blogs and a lot of things I’ve been seeing around the internet.

Small Acts Transform the World

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Going Through Old Photos

Pardon me while I sound like my mother for a second. In the digital age things are quickly pushed to the back of some hard drive or some folder in an editing program. We are constantly ingesting and ingesting that, at least with me, I forgot to enjoy what I’ve already taken. Ok, there – mom moment has passed.

I went through some old photos I took earlier in the summer and some even last summer. I re-edited a few and found that I liked them all over again. Giving a picture a new look or tweaking it is sometimes a good way to “blow the dust off”.  It also confirmed for me that I had defiantly developed a strong style, which is good.

Anyways, long story short – here they are. Available to order for prints (information below) or just to look at and maybe get inspired to find your old photos.

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Pelican in Flight

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Great painting by a fellow blogger. Check it out.

all the paintings on my the blog are up for offers  

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Photography Tip #1


aperture: the hole that controls how much light enters the camera. The lower the number the more light is being let in.

depth of field: the amount of the photograph that is in focus (shallow depth of field mean very little in focus)

I often show friends and family my photography, as I’m sure everyone does. The question I always seem to get is “How can I take good pictures like that?”. Overtime I have come to realize that yes people do respond to framing and capturing the moment, but most amateurs looking at a somewhat normal photograph notice the depth of field first. That, to anyone who doesn’t take pictures all the time, seems to make the photograph good.

There are many things that affect depth of field:

  1. Subjects distance from the camera (closer = less depth of field)
  2. Aperture (2.8 = very little depth of field)
  3. Focal length (zoomed in more = less depth of field)

The best way to get this “look” is to buy a camera that allows you to set your camera to manual mode. Learn, understand, and master shutter, aperture, and ISO. Learn how all of these work together so that you can always get the look you want.

I am not trying to take anything away from a good photograph. I know that depth of field alone does not make a picture good – but it sure helps. The camera is your tool – use all of its functions to their full potential. Mastering the settings will allow you to be ready and to capture that moment right when it happens the way you want it to happen.

Here are a few links to some good articles:


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iPhone lens

Sounds awesome. Anyone mess with iPhone lenses?

susie loves photography

Well, then here it is!

This little (big) lens gives iPhone shots uber-telephoto powers… 8x the powers to be exact! Powers never thought possible with the iPhone’s built-in lens.

Here’s how it works: the lens comes with a sleek, matte black iPhone case. Just twist the lens onto the case, compose your shot, twist the grip on the manual focus ring to make it sharp, then click!

Here are some sample images

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Guess this answers my macro questions – these are amazing. Check em out.

inspiration art diary

Dusan Beno









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Baby Giraffe

Baby Giraffe. Probably one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Now if only we could keep them this small and all live with mini giraffes like in the DirecTV commercials. (see below)

[click here to watch the DirecTV Commercial]

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Mars Curiosity

Saw this and had to re-share.

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