It is now day three of this month’s Blogging University Photo 101 course, and today’s theme was “Water”. My first thought was of some impromptu beach sunset photos that I took of my girls in South Carolina last year. But I had time to take a new photo today, and I want to try to challenge… Read More “Water” – Photo 101: A Photo a Day
I tend to favor simplicity and minimalism in my photos, as you can likely tell with just a quick glance over my photoblog. But when I read today’s Photo 101 assignment, “Street”, my trip to Japan with my husband in 2007 was the first thing that I thought of. Most of my street photography from… Read More “Street” – Photo 101: A Photo a Day
This month, I’m helping out with Blogging University’s Photo 101 course on WordPress.com, and I’ve decided to join in as a participant as well. I’m winding down the busy season with Jenny Hooks Photography and heading into an indefinite hiatus, and I’m going to have more time to spend on the hobby of photography. I… Read More “Home” – Photo 101: A Photo a Day
Today, my office is my dining room, at my grandparents’ dining room table. It just got here this weekend. My office is full of other things of theirs that my mom and dad brought over the weekend, so this morning I worked at a cafe, and this afternoon, I’m home. My productivity isn’t great when… Read More Today’s Office
It is my goal to start regularly blogging again, and I realized a few things that served as roadblocks for me to do so regularly. One, is that I’m focused on having high-quality photos in my blog posts, taken with my DSLR and edited to my particular standards. The second is that I don’t often feel like I have anything interesting to share.
I’ve since realized that I can take some pretty nice photos with my iPhone, and photo editing capabilities on the phone have been greatly expanded. And there’s the idea that the best camera is the one you have with you. The other thing I realized is that I will frequently post images to Facebook from an outing or something that the kids are doing, and they are almost like little photo essays; they are blog posts waiting to happen.
Combine both of these points with the fact that I can post to my WordPress.com blog with a fantastic app on my phone, what excuse do I have to not be blogging more?… Read More Kingmakers Board Game Parlour
Every morning, my day begins with a bit of a lie. I wake up and get my three kids ready for daycare, and I throw some respectable “outside” clothes on; usually jeans and a decent shirt. At the very least, it is a shirt that I hadn’t worn to bed the night before. My hair… Read More A Day in the Life of a Happiness Engineer
Until now I’d mostly been treating this blog as strictly a photo blog, without really writing any content other than adding tags to posts for ease of navigation. But I wanted to share photos from my recent travel for my job with Automattic, and my personal blog with all of my silly parenting nonsense on… Read More Playa del Carmen, July 7-14, 2014