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Graduation

As the school season comes to an end, we happily start cleaning out our lockers, finishing up those doodles on our desks and count down the days until Mr. SoandSo from chemistry gives us back our confiscated items. 

For those of you who have at least another year until graduation… hang in there!  You can do it!  

Here are some helpful hints to get you through the rest of your school years.. 

1. Study – for real. Sometimes learning can actually be fun!

2. Eat more veggies!  The greener, the better.

3. De-clutter.  It’ll help your concentration.

4. SLEEP.  Try it.  And we don’t mean sleeping through the morning… we mean an actual good nights rest.

For those of you putting on that cap and gown.. we would like to wish you well!  CONGRATS!  Happy Graduation!  Good Luck!

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Man

Sometimes, we need to look through the lens with a new perspective.  The most interesting shot is often the one that you’d least expect… like this man, and his legs.   For some reason, in the middle of the shoot, we were drawn to the lighting that we were getting off of this pants and boots.  Had this picture been taken with his entire body, we may have missed the subtle glow.

Change up your angle every now and again…. let us know how it goes!

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Zoom

 

 

Zooming and  cropping are little edits that  can change the entire composition of your images.

When we zoom, we are able to see details in our images that we may not have noticed to the naked eye.  We see the grains, the pores, the dust.  We see the reflections, the shine and the wrinkles.  It is always very important to look at your entire image at 100% to make sure that you have captured your image in the best possible way that you intended — that 33.7% zoom is simply not good enough and more often than not, quite deceiving.

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By cropping, we are able to make our images much stronger.  We get rid of the extras, the excess and the distractions. We allow the audience to see the details that are the most important.  Here, you see a photo of some cute kittens on a bed.  Unless the cats got in the way of your pillow shot… start cropping and keep only the cats.  The pillows will always be pillows, but the eyes and expressions of those kittens will change faster than you can say ‘meow’.  
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Happy Zooming!  Happy Cropping!

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Go ahead… smell ’em!

It is definitely the beginning of a wonderfully warm and sunny spring season!  We have changed the clocks, cleaned our homes and started the insane task of switching out our winter clothes for summer ones in the closet.   Yes, the weather has has a mind of its own… it snowed an incredible foot and a half just the other day, yet managed to melt and disappear by the time we all finished shoveling the driveway!  It’s time, dear Mother Nature.  We’re ready.  Bring on the sun! Bust out the sandals!  Let’s get outside and play!

 05511RC5_036_1So, go ahead, smell those flowers!

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Cookies, anyone?

Ah! The joys of baking…or should we say the madness of it!

Coming from a family of bakers and cooks, this blogger definitely caught that gene much later in life.  Only recently have the stove fires stopped, the microwave explosions come to a halt and the wonderful cloud of flour settled.   There is much do respect for those of whom baking and cooking come naturally.  To be able to eyeball that perfect amount of this, and throw in that exact dash of that… now, thats skill!

Here are some helpful tips for the kitchen, coming from experience….

1. I fell in love with different size glass mixing bowls – measure everything out ahead of time.  This will help control any disasters caused by the flimsy plastic “spice-shaker-controller-thing-that-always-manages-to-come-off-when-you-obviously-dont-need-THAT-much-cinnamon-in-your-mix-thing”.

2. Read the recipes ahead of time, and all the way through.  There is nothing worse than getting overly ambitious just to find out that the mix of sorts was supposed to take a nap in the fridge for five hours

3. Don’t take it too seriously – so what if your cake was “supposed” to look a certain way!  It’ll taste better now anyways! And those cookies are underbaked? Oh well! It’s not like you weren’t already eating the raw dough…yes, we all know you were!

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The moral of this story is… get out there, get messy and have fun!

 

Happy Baking!

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Happy 2013!

 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


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Yes, we do realize that wishing everyone a Happy New year at the end of January is a little late, but HEY! Better late than never!  And, can you really blame us!?  We’ve decided that we would ring in the New Year with a fun-filled schedule!  We’ve not only been working hard since the Big Countdown, but playing hard too!   Take that NY Resolution list and add some stars, exclamat!on marks and smiley faces!   Here are a few of ours….

#23:  Eat more chocolate — those tasty little bites of heaven can put a smile on anyones face.  Smiles = Nice people = New Friends    .: Chocolate = New Friends

#37: Exercise at least twice a week — this includes the solo dance party that takes place in your living room while swiffering the floors   .: Dance Party = Clean House

#62: Read more books of different genres — Transitioning from the Twilight series to Schwarzzies autobiography to Goodnight Moon increases your patience and creativity  .:Reading = Patience = Creativity = Smiles (=New Friends = Chocolate…)

Get out there… make a new list!  And enjoy 2013!!

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Tiger Cats

These three littles devils came by the studio for a quick hello and a meow!

Kittens are curious, adventurous and just plain-old cute.  There are hundreds every day that go up for adoption and are in a need of a good home.  Our friends over at Cameron Animal Hospital, in Montclair, NJ with Dr. Cameron let us share some of their wonderful new kittens looking for a new home.

Some myths about cats….

1.  Cats need to be bathed.   Nope! A healthy cat will do his or her own maintenance!

2. Cats should drink lots of milk.  Nope! Unlike the cartoons, these feline wonders like crisp cold water.  Dairy, although tasty, makes them a little pudgy!

3. Cats like to go for long walks in the park.   Nope! If that’s your plan for your new pet, you should look into a dog or ferret instead.

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Tis the Season…for Flu Shots!

It’s that time of year again! Sneezing, coughing, fevers….colds and viruses are going around. Combat against sickness and germs by following a few guidelines:

  • Remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap often.
  • When coughing and sneezing, use a tissue or your elbow! Keep your hands germ free.
  • Dress for the weather. Be prepared for chilly nights or rain showers that may sneak up on you. Pack a coat and small umbrella in your bag.
  • Get a flu vaccination. Either by nasal spray or shot, arm yourself against this year’s flu virus.
  • Make sure you get plenty of rest. Keep your immune system going strong by getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Don’t let your health stand in the way of making photographs! Prevent illness so you can keep on keepin’ on, and do what you do best!

Stay healthy!

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