A lot of photographers I follow seem to like the 50mm prime least of all the lenses they've used, but I still can't figure out why. I love it for a number of reasons... not the least of which is the price tag. Plus, it's not called the nifty fifty for nothing. ;) So here are my thoughts on why this little guy deserves to be in your bag (or better yet, on your camera)... and some fun examples of what you can do with it!Read More
Hello, my name is Charity and I'm a procrastinator. I spend a lot of time researching, planning and organizing things. I know what you're thinking... those are productive activities aren't they? Usually, yes. They are also forms of procrastination.
It's a funny thing, procrastination. I don't enjoy putting things off. In fact I hate the guilt associated with NOT getting things done. I suspect most people feel the same way. So why do we do it? I have no answer for such a philosophical question... but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve for when I catch myself slipping into the "I'll do it later" mindset. Today I want to share some of them with you. If your train of thought is anything like mine (erratic), maybe these ideas will help...Read More
Confession time... I've never printed my own work. (GASP!)
Ok that's not entirely true. I've printed a few times at home for my kids' school projects or 5x7 gifts for grandmas. But that doesn't really count. I've also printed a couple larger portraits at a place which is primarily considered a pharmacy. I don't count that either. Easy-button shops have their place... but they are definitely not labs of a professional caliber, and the prints prove it. So I've been on a quest to find a good lab I can "partner" with. This turned out to be no small task...Read More
I grew up in Nebraska, where supporting the Huskers is practically a lifestyle. My husband (who was raised in Wyoming) has always teased that football in Nebraska is not just a game, it's a religion (or perhaps more accurately, a cult). But I don't think he really knew until last weekend just how fanatical my family is when it comes to the Cornhuskers...Read More
Yay! New reading material arrived today! Some people get excited about clothes or jewelry. Some spend their money on tech toys, collectibles or travel. Others drop big bucks on salon treatments or fine dining... but my heart belongs to books. I LOVE to read and even get a little panicky when I near the end of a book without having another one at the ready. More often than not, if I'm going somewhere, a book is going with me...Read More