|When my Dad was a young man he was quite interested in taking photos, he married young, had kids right away (5 of us) so photography took a back seat. Here's one he took when he first got married that I absolutely love. These are both my grandmothers. This photo says so much and I think it's very special. This photo was taken in the late 1940's |
My ex-husband's daughter Danielle has a great talent for photography and back in the day when she was attending college in New York at Parsons she had an assignment to take mother daughter photos. Erica and I were elected as one of the photos she was doing. Now this was back in the early 90's and unfortunately I don't have the photo any more but I can tell you that she captured the essence of the relationship between my daughter and myself. At the time it was a bit hard to look at and I learned then that photos don't lie. With a click of a button she was able to show the world just how it was between mother and daughter. Of course in the 90's my daughter was a teenager and you know how that is. Today that photo would look totally different. You can learn more about Danielle at her web site or see some great photos here or follow her on Instagram
Now my son is also talented taking photos.Here are a few of his photos of NYC taken with his smart phone. He's worth following on instagram and his web site
So now you get to see the difference, the difference in their photo taking and my ......snapshots. Snapshots are what normal people take, normal people who don't have the eye.
My first real business was creating soap and I was pretty successful doing that. It was an on-line business and for that you needed good photos of your product and there was the stumbling block. Here's some examples of those photos.
None of their talents rubbed off on me so I'm stuck, stuck having to take, retake and retake again photos of my products for Etsy. (I sell pillow covers now.) This also tests my patience but that's another story. I wish I had the answer on how to get great photos each and every time but I don't.
Right now because it just doesn't pay to buy a good camera I'm taking photos with my smartphone. I would gladly spend the money for a good camera but I know that it wouldn't help me create great photos, I don't have the eye for it yet. My son made me put the yet in there he has more hope for me than I do.
- My Great Finds by Linda
- My Great Finds is all about my love of treasure hunts and transformations. The hunts at garage sales, thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets and possible some dumpster diving. The transformations will show you how to give new life and purpose to an old item that has seen it's day.
1950's ammo boxes artist Before and Afters Black and white toile bleaching fabric booth burlap pillow burlap wreath Business business plan button magents Buttons on pillows Camera chalkboard chippy paint cover buttons craft shows Craigslist decoupage Dinerware dishes displays Dyeing fabric fabric Fabric buttons Fabric crafts Fabric dye fabric flowers Fabric glue Fabric Napkins fabric roses fabric trim farmers market farmhouse chic flea markets Flipping houses French Pillow garage getting started Gluing trim glycerin soap Goodwill Graphic Fairy Great Find great finds guest bathroom Halloween home selling Home staging Hotelware How to Inspired Iron On Transfer Knot On Main Street Les Brown Lesley Riley Liebster Award linen fabric magnets Making pillows man's shirt pillows men's shirts Moving On hand creativity one of a kind Painting paints Photography picture frames Pillow pillow covers Pillows Plan For Business plate decor platter decor product photos pumpkins Restaurant ware round edge pillow ruffles Salvation Army screwups selling your home sewing spray paint Square edge pillow tags Taking photos tea dye tea dying Thrift Store thrift store finds Thrift Store Shopping toile fabric Transfer Artist Paper tutorial vintage inspired wannabe water decals Where to Sell Wooden boxes worn fabric wreaths You can do it
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM | By: My Great Finds by Linda
I've been surrounded by talent almost my whole life, the talent of taking great photographs, yet it hasn't helped me one bit. I'd shake their hands, touch cheek to cheek, even beg but alas I still don't have the eye. It's an eye that creates beautiful photos that speak to us. My talents lie elsewhere but gosh me oh my I wish I had the eye.
- For The Love Of Thrift Stores
- I'm a Wannabe Artist!
- The Art of Photography
- Making Fabric Buttons
- Manipulating Fabric Making The New Look Old
- Pillow Making Corners Square or Round?
- Dressing Up For Halloween!
- Getting A Cleared Head!
- Pumpkin Dyed Men's Shirts Now Are Pillows
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- How To Make A Burlap Pillow!!
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