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July Photo a Day and Favorite Shots from June

By Erin Oltmanns

July is upon us! Time to pick a July Photo a Day challenge that strikes your fancy. Fat Mum Slim has a dynamic list of prompts and a nice process for highlighting and sharing photos from challenge participants. The Idea Room also has a great list of daily photo ideas to get your creative j... Read More

Collage Poster With Your Instagram Photos

By Erin Oltmanns

Oh my. How I love Instagram. My Instagram album has replaced actual photo albums and at some point in the last year I’ve slacked off completely on printing and framing photos. I need to get on that. But your average Instagram photo doesn’t really look so hot, blown up to poster size, eh... Read More

May Photo a Day Challenge

By Erin Oltmanns

I flaked big time on the April Photo a Day Challenge. I blame the trip I took with my husband. When did leaving home for 49 hours become something that requires weeks of preparation? Oh. RIGHT. When I had those babies. But May is right around the corner and I’m ready to conquer the May Photo... Read More

Big Girl Camera: Tips for Shooting in Manual

By Erin Oltmanns

In my quest to master my DSLR, I’m reading and re-reading all of the photography tips that I’ve collected via Pinterest. It’s quite possible that I’m a slow learner. (I have several Math teachers that would agree with that statement...actually my math teachers would wager that I lack the ... Read More

Big Girl Camera: March in Photos

By Erin Oltmanns

March was a big photo month for me—I shot all of these in MANUAL. I took Photo 101 from Nicole’s Classes last month (you can read the full review here) and I had an amazing experience. All the photography books and blogs I have read say that it takes time and practice to learn to shoot in ... Read More

Big Girl Camera: Photo 101 from Nicole’s Classes

By Erin Oltmanns

So I’ve had my DSLR for almost four months. I’ve been meandering around the web, reading all the tips and tutorials I could get my hands on, but I just wasn’t getting it. My friend, Alma Loveland, saw my post and made me an offer I couldn't refuse—would I like to take Photo 101 from Nico... Read More

Nicole’s Classes Photo 101 Giveaway [CONTEST CLOSED]

By Erin Oltmanns

Thank you to everyone the entered. Congratulations to our winner, Lee!   Do you have a DSLR camera that you’d love to learn to use? I mean really use? Hey, I’m not judging. I spent a good long while loving my presets, but after taking Photo 101 from Nicole’s Classes (taught by... Read More

Big Girl Camera: February in Photos

By Erin Oltmanns

Three things dominated my photography in February. I was sick, or nursing sick children, for most of the month. I participated in the February Photo-a-Day Challenge (and am pumped for March). My baby boy turned one! The impact of #1 and #2 was that I didn’t spend a whole lot of time cu... Read More

March Photo a Day Challenge

By Erin Oltmanns

I’ve been participating in the February Photo a Day Challenge and I’ve loved it! It’s easy, low pressure, and it’s a fun way to consider and chronicle some of the more random tidbits of your day to day life. You can jump in at any time and no one is going to wag their finger at you if yo... Read More

Instagram Photo Wall

By Erin Oltmanns

I love taking photos with my iPhone and am completely obsessed with Instagram. I often go through my feed (or my Facebook page) to look at them over and over because the images are among my most treasured photos. Here’s a great idea for your home from Kevin Hail—an Instagram Photo Wall. Check... Read More