Welcome Them Home

Welcome Them Home

Welcome Them Home I’m so excited to be on the blog today you guys! Julie offered to let me use her platform to share with you about my non-profit because we both believe that you guys would totally be into it because THIS IS FOR YOU! Here goes… My name is Bethany Cox and I am the founder of the non-profit Welcome Them Home. I wrote a little about it on our website but I thought I ould share that here with you as well. Welcome Them Home is simple. It is a network of photographers who donate their time …

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Simple Guide to Bokeh Photos and Changing Your Depth of Field

Simple guide to bokeh photos

Simple Guide to Bokeh Photos and Changing Your Depth of Field One of my most favorite type of photos to take is a bokeh shot.  I love the light, the bokeh circles and how much fun you can have with those types of photos. How the urge to take these photos get me to look for light and find new subjects to take pictures of. If you don’t know what bokeh is, it is a Japanese word that means, “the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.” Or in other words, it’s …

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John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography Book Review

*I received a free copy of this book in hope of a review on my blog! This post includes affiliate links!   I was given the chance to review, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography. It is such a pretty book all about one of my favorite topics, taking pictures. From Amazon… “Photography legend John Shaw returns with his much-anticipated guide to digital nature photography, complete with more than 250 extraordinarily beautiful photographs. For over four decades, John Shaw’s authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors. In his first-ever book on …

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Photography~In my Garden

I can’t believe I am 2.5 months into gardening this season. I have a few things going. Tomatoes, peppers, lavender, peas, green beans and some herbs, lettuce and flowers. They are doing well and I love watching them grow. Here are some photos from the garden…   My tomatoes…   Sugar Snap Peas…   Bush Beans…   More peas… What are you growing this year???

Why You Should Use A DSLR If You Love Taking Pictures

  Cameras. I have had many cameras over the years. I remember when I got my first digital one. It was a point and shoot, 2 megapixels. Yay! It was exciting at the time. After having to always take my film into the local drug store, waiting a week and then getting it back, I could see my photos instantly! It changed everything! In 2008 I was able to get my first DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) after months of trying to play around with my point and shoot to get it to do what I wanted it to do. …

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Just A Post About Photography

I got my first SLR camera when I was 12. It was my dad’s camera and I was taking a class. I loved it! I love taking the photos but I also loved the darkroom part of it. I took classes in high school and a few in college. This was before digital was even an option for most people. I got married and stopped using it for some reason. Then we got a point and shoot digital camera a few months after our wedding. It wasn’t that great but I loved not having to develop film and not having …

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Summer With Little Boys in Pictures

Now that it is mid-September we can really say that summer is over. The first official day of fall is next week! I finally have been able to go through some of my photos that I took using my Canon, not my phone. I love being able to take photos on my phone but it makes it too easy to not use my big camera anymore. Anyway, here are some photos from this summer 🙂 We had a good one 🙂                   Time for fall!!!

Of iphones and photographs

I got my first smart phone in the spring of 2011. I got my first iphone last December. I love taking photos with it. I love Instagram and how easy it all is to take a photo and post it. This is so nice for my husband in Afghanistan and family in California. They get to see what we are up to even though they are not here. It is SO easy and it makes me forget about my nice camera. And that makes me sad. I used to take pictures with it everyday, no matter what we did. I …

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8 by 10 Canvas Giveaway by Easy Canvas Prints

You know how much I love photography so when Megan from EasyCanvasPrints.com asked if I would like to do a giveaway with their company I said I would love to.  I had already received my very own canvas from them in exchange for the link on my sidebar. When it arrived I was so excited! I decided to get it made of a photo I took in Germany, of Eibsee lake. I love looking at it and I bet one of you guys would love to win a canvas too.  Their site is also super easy to use and make …

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