Over the years, I have found a winning formula for quickly getting a stellar shot from every photo shoot, regardless of the conditions or your experience level. My successful photo session equation is to “shoot more and show less”.
In honor of Halloween, I have assembled my scariest photos for this post. From a demented doll to spider webs to skeletons, these images are sure to haunt you.
I’m not a festival person. While I love all of the components of a festival – arts, crafts, live music, and good food – there’s something about putting them all together that’s usually a turn-off for me. Maybe it's the parking, the heat, the milling around – I don’t know. Festivals almost always sound better than they actually are. However, the Town of Cary’s Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival was an exception.
Located on an island off the coast of Wilmington, N.C., Wrightsville Beach is one of my favorite beaches because of its stunning views, easy access, and special memories. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Because it is only a 2-hour drive from where we live, Wrightsville has been the site of countless day trips for my husband and … Continue reading Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
Our State Farmers Market offers fresh produce, a chance to practice photography, and marketing insights. One of our favorite summer activities is visiting the State Farmers Market to pick up locally grown fresh-cut flowers and produce harvested just a few hours before. We are repeat customers of the Farmers Market because the taste and quality … Continue reading State Farmers Market
From holding hops to watching ingredients spin around in copper kettles, the Beyond the Pale tour of the Sierra Nevada Craft Brewery immerses visitors in the beer-making process. You would probably be hard-pressed to find someone who likes beer less than I do. Despite not being a beer drinker, I truly enjoyed the “Beyond the … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour
Located in the western part of N.C., Asheville is one of the most diverse and scenic cities in the state. Its location along the Blue Ridge Mountain range makes it a popular fall destination for tourists looking to see beautiful fall foliage. A 4-hour drive from where I live, we have been able to make … Continue reading The Glorious Views of Asheville, N.C.
It only takes a few seconds of looking through my galleries, posts, or feeds to discern that I’m a fan of the beach. Sunrise or sunset, winter or warm weather – it doesn’t matter the season or hour. All are good times for strolling the shore, snapping pics, and clearing my mind. When I’m struggling … Continue reading My Happy Place
Photography is one of the best hobbies you can choose. Whether you are looking for a new pastime or you need more reasons to justify your photography obsession, this post can help. Here are four reasons why photography is one of the best hobbies for anyone: Photography can be done anywhere. Backyard photo inspiration From still … Continue reading Why Photography is a Great Hobby
One of the things I love most about being a photographer is the new experiences it has brought me and my family. Over the last two years, the three of us have sought out and visited state parks, nature preserves, and historic sites that we wouldn’t have otherwise visited so I could refine my photography … Continue reading Chinese Lantern Festival