Photo Tips – Shutter Speed/Time

How fast do I want to snap this photo?  That is the question you should ask yourself when you are setting your shutter speed in manual mode.  How much natural light is available when you are taking the photo has a direct relationship to how fast you want to snap the photo.  So if you are in low light you will need to hold your shutter open longer and if it is a bright situation you will need it to open and close quickly.

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Shutter Speed = Time

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It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout

“Think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.”

Can you guess what the sentence above is a definition of? I’m almost one hundred percent positive that you’ve heard it before…

Need a hint? A square box….or lots of little square boxes.

Did you get it now? Alright, let’s check your answer.

 

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Get 6 Free Cell Phone Wallpapers – Forever Yours and Cap & Gown

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Say goodbye to boring phone backgrounds and let every day be filled with creative inspiration with our downloadable Forever Yours and Cap & Gown free wallpapers! Featuring six beautiful options, including Forever Yours’ elegant neutral patterns and Cap & Gown’s commanding designs, you can download a different phone wallpaper for your mood or each day of the week!

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Party Hats Scrapbooking Borders

Nothing says “Celebrate” more than cute party hats, right? And the new Party Hats Border Maker Cartridge, combined with one of our beautiful designer collections, takes the party to the next level!

Here, I’ve made some Party Time borders using both the bold, fun, colorful Cake My Day collection and the soft, warm and playful Woodland Whimsy collection. Two totally different takes, but the party hats all say “Celebrate”!

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Create a Card: 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch

Cutting corners.

Making it quick…and easy.

This is how most of us love to work, if we are able.

Let us show you how cutting a corner can also be FUN!  … using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch to create a beautiful card.

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Photo Tips – Aperture/F-Stop

Ready to learn about aperture/F-stop? I am going to share a few tips with you about how to get started setting your aperture.

The first step is to decide what you are trying to achieve from the photo you want to take, blurred background, everything in focus, stop action, blurred action. If you are trying to blur your background or keep everything in focus it is your aperture you are going to set first. When beginning it is a good idea to go 50 percent manual and you do this by using the A(Nikon) or AV(Canon) mode found on the dial on the top of your camera. In this mode you set the f-stop and the camera chooses the correct shutter speed to balance the light meter in your camera.

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Earth Day Project – Make a Mini Album with CM Album Packaging

Earth Day is a time for us to remember the environment and how important it is for us to protect it. While people honor it different ways such as turning off the lights for Earth Hour or picking up trash on the side of the road, I have a little tradition of my own…

And it of course includes crafting!

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Fur Buddies Scrapbooking Borders

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Furry friends are the best, aren’t they? Many of us love our pets so much we take oodles of pictures of them and dedicate entire albums to capturing the special bonds we share with them. The Fur Buddies Paper and Stickers are PURR-fectly wonderful for those fun and lovable pages, and I couldn’t wait to get my PAWS on the new Paw Prints Border maker Cartridge to make some borders. Hope you DIG ’em!

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Photo Tips -Get To Know Your Camera

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Would you like to get your camera off the automatic settings and take control of your camera?  I am going to teach you about the different features that are available on most DSLR cameras (digital single-lens reflex) in this post and then I will do a more detailed post on some of the most important components of manual photography.  The first step is to go to the dial on the top of your camera and turn the dial to “M” and away from the “Auto” or the green box option. 

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