1. WHY YOU SHOULD SHOOT IN MANUAL MODE. How could I not share? This is like my life mantra!! Sometimes I think my Photo Basics class could potentially be scary to people because from day 1 the students shoot in manual instead of automatic. I don’t dance around easy priority modes as an option when I am 100% convinced manual mode will always give you a better image if you know how to work the settings. The best part though, is that it really isn’t that scary :)
2. THE TRUTH ABOUT FASCINATING NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY. Many of you probably already know this, but I didn’t for several years. This article fabulously explains “how” those too good to be true use of props and poses actually occur. If you’re not a pro in photoshop, never put a newborn in harms way in order to achieve something that isn’t really possible in real life anyway. The best part, is that now I don’t feel so bad for not being able to make the newborns I’ve shot actually keep those cute poses.
4. ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST OF YOU? I loved this post. And came to the conclusion this morning that I need very little to be happy, but I need the little things, VERY OFTEN! There really is a daily maintenance involved with taking care of ourselves so we can care for others.
5. I WON’T LET YOU DOWN. I’m about as far behind on pop culture as they come, so I’m probably the last one in the world to see this, BUT… I love how Danielle took this inspiring phrase and made it a moral for us all to strive by.