• Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • Today we're going to talk about perspective and how it can be used to tell a story. What is perspective you ask? Well it's mostly about moving your feet and your body.

    In this first example, Carie took pictures of many angles of Rocco and Ty playing. As you see in the first photo, you can't really tell the difference in size. You might guess in the second photo, but by the third photo you have no doubt how much smaller Rocco is verses Ty. First, these photos wouldn't have been possible if Carie just stood still and waited for the dogs to move around her. Second, having these different perspectives adds an element of mystery and tells a story.

    You have to move yourself....move your feet.

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  • Next, Natalie and Ryan were in the battered warehouse at the Old Sugar Mill. While I was inside, Teresa quickly ran outside and came up with the 2nd photo in this series. Two completely different photos and perspectives by just moving our feet.

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  • Teresa and I again have two completely different perspectives. Which do you like better?

  • Using perspective in photos

  • The lesson to learn from these examples is to be mobile. Find out what something looks like from the top, the side, the bottom. Use different perspectives to tell a story. Yes lay on the ground and get dirty! Swing from rafters. Take a few risks. And move your feet!

    We'd love to see what you come up with! Please be sure to send in your photos as you try out our tips. Email your entries to info@memoryjournalists.com or post to our facebook page.

    You can get back to the monthly table of contents of Taking Better Blog Photos via our Day 1 post.

    To join this FREE 31 Day series simply sign up HERE to have each day's topic delivered to your inbox. Eventually this series, as well as other photography tips will be added to my new site www.healthylivinghappyhome.com (which is not up yet), so another reason to sign up now is that you will be the first to receive new information as the new site goes live!




  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • We're going to continue down the path of composition in photos. Yesterday we talked about Horizon Lines. Today, we're going to talk about the use of geometric shapes.

    In this first photo storyboard, Teresa used the triangular painted walls to show off the fun side of a couples' combined personalities. The use of shapes can add elements of humor to photographs.

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  • In this photo, similar to Teresa's use of triangles, I used the huge drain pipes and their circular shapes to have a bit of fun with Nicole and Jason.

  • using geometric shapes in photographs

  • We photographed Matt when he was horsing around during his family photo session. It created a big X of sorts, and he just climbed up.

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  • Repeated lines is another form of geometric shapes. Here we are using them with Kim and Scott during Christmas in Old Folsom.

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  • Geometric shapes are fun! And can be more than what you may think is the standard shape, such as circles, squares, or triangles. You can come up with a variety of shapes and sizes if you just are on the look out for a bit of unusual back drops. We'd love to see what you come up with! Please be sure to send in your photos as you try out our tips. Email your entries to info@memoryjournalists.com or post to our facebook page.

    You can get back to the monthly table of contents of Taking Better Blog Photos via our Day 1 post.

    To join this FREE 31 Day series simply sign up HERE to have each day's topic delivered to your inbox. Eventually this series, as well as other photography tips will be added to my new site www.healthylivinghappyhome.com (which is not up yet), so another reason to sign up now is that you will be the first to receive new information as the new site goes live!



  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • At weddings, we often ask brides to get dressed in front of natural window light (or through sheer curtains). We're not trying to give a "peep" show, we're careful as to make sure no one can see in! But as we specialize in "Natural Light" photography, there is nothing better than the glow that natural light gives off to people's skin. Take a look at Ashlie below - isn't she just stunning?!

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  • But using natural window light isn't just for weddings. It's for all indoor photos. Take a look at the way that the shadows are created below by just using natural window light! Teresa took this wonderful photo of baby Andi at just a few days old.

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  • And here is baby Andi again at 6 months old. You can see the window frames in her eyes. What beautiful nice soft skin tones, eh?

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  • So next time you get ready to take photos inside the house, see how it will make a difference if you move your subjects into that great natural window light! I bet you won't be disappointed. Check out one of our monthly photo contests amongst our team where the theme was using natural light. You will see how we used natural lights for more than just people photos!

    Please be sure to send in your photos as you try out our tips. Email your entries to info@memoryjournalists.com or post to our facebook page.

    You can get back to the monthly table of contents of Taking Better Blog Photos via our Day 1 post.

    To join this FREE 31 Day series simply sign up HERE to have each day's topic delivered to your inbox. Eventually this series, as well as other photography tips will be added to my new site www.healthylivinghappyhome.com (which is not up yet), so another reason to sign up now is that you will be the first to receive new information as the new site goes live!



  • Mai
  • posted by Mai

  • Teresa is always looking for quick, and easy dinners on soccer practice nights. With the time it takes to roast a chicken at home, why not pick one up from the market?

    For tonights dinner, thats exactly what Teresa did, making it super quick, and super yummy. She also made quesadillia's, added fresh mango and blueberries along with a star cup of yogurt. All of the things this momma loves completes a balanced, family meal.

    Make this dinner idea yours tonight! If you missed any installments of Teresa's column, be sure to read all of her family balanced meal ideas.

  • Balanced meal ideas for the whole family-Rotisserie Chicken and Quesadillia's



  • Mai
  • posted by Mai

  • Whenever Teresa gets a chance to make breakfast, she does it for dinner. It's seldom that she gets to whip something up for breakfast in the morning with her busy schedule, so having it for dinner is a delightful plus.

    This dinner is one that the kids love, and is definitely easy to fix up. Teresa scrambled eggs with corn tortilla pieces and all beef hot dog slices. She also added sweet and fresh sliced mango and strawberries along side, and finishes it off with cinnamon, letter crackers for a small dessert. Breakfast is served! Enjoy.

    Make this dinner idea yours tonight! If you missed any installments of Teresa's column, be sure to read all of her family balanced meal ideas.

  • Balanced meal ideas for the whole family-Scrambled Eggs with Beef Hot Dog Slices


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