Be Captivitating: Photography

Silhouette Pictures

February 5, 2014

Sunday afternoon. We did a test drive to the train station.  My husband is working 2 hours away this year, which makes things extra challenging here at home. He won’t be able to come home every day, and there will be some weeks that he won’t come home at all. I feel sad this week [...]

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Photography: Sparkler Words & Shapes

December 31, 2013

Photographing sparkler words can be a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve or the night of the New Year. 2014 is here!  Below are some tips on how to photograph sparklers shapes and words with a DSLR camera. Camera Settings Capturing these photographs is surprisingly easy, you just need to find out how to [...]

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Getting Kids to Smile for the Annual Christmas Photo

December 5, 2013

I’m holding a bell up here for the kids to look at We’ve moved a lot as a family and have many friends and acquaintances around the country.  Each year I do an annual Christmas photograph with the kids to include in the Christmas card.  Many of our friends are not online so it’s a [...]

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Favourite Photo Editing Tricks

June 12, 2012

I do most of my photo editing via Picasa by Google. It’s free and easy to use. I’ve used this program for a while now, and experimented with many of the features.  I always fall back on the same two ways to edit my photos, depending on whether I want them in black and white [...]

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Self Portrait — I See Hope

February 16, 2012

Come see what I see in Eye-Land I wear glasses of blue when I look at the world. Blue: It’s a hopeful colour. I see hope everywhere. I know there are shadows. But I still see the sun. I look for it. When the sky is grey and the wind grows cold with doubt, I [...]

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Imaginative Play Scene — Island

January 9, 2012

I confessed that I don’t get down and play with my kids all that often, but I do constantly facilitate and watch them play.   One of the things I enjoy to do is help set up play scenes for the children.  I was first inspired by this concept by Kate from Picklebums and I [...]

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