November 30, 2009

How to Amuse Strangers

Get a bright colored balloon & some fishing line.
Goodbye Balloon
Head to a local tourist attraction. Tie one end of the fishing line to the balloon and the other to something to weigh it down - say your handbag. Snap tons of pictures of the balloon floating away. Listen for giggles. Especially fun if you give the balloon away when you are done.

November 24, 2009

French Quarter Treasures

It was almost overwhelming to try to capture a few choice shots in the French Quarter of New Orleans this weekend.
French Quarter Inspires
Honestly, I think you could spend a lifetime taking photos there! Everything from the houses, to the people, even the ubiquitous whirling daiquiri machines are vibrant & unique. If you go, definitely end the night at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, you can't get more N'awlins than a growly piano player in a bar from the 1700's!

November 10, 2009

Free Bokeh Madness

I've been wanting to try taking a photo with heart shaped bokeh for awhile now, & last week I got my chance!
Head and Heart Lights
After reading this handy tutorial, I immediately set out to draw up some templates for lens covers that I could remove & replace, which would allow me to play with the focus as much as I wanted.
Pink Hearts Alight
Want to try it out yourself? Here's a pdf template I drew up for you! Now your world can light up with heart & star shaped wonder too!