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7 tips to help you take better photos of your kids with your cell phone

Hi! I wanted to share with you an article that I wrote for A Different Light Photography featuring some really easy tips to help you take better photographs with your cell phone! 

7 tips to help you take better photos with your cell phone

Originally posted on the A Different Light Photography blog....

These days everyone has a great camera in their pocket-- it's their cell phone! Most cell phones have cameras built in that are at least 7 or 8 megapixels. This means that you'll have fairly good quality images (this does depend somewhat on the manufacture of the cell phone.) We're not talking Pulitzer prize winning photos here-- we're talking about having a camera that's readily available so that you can capture those moments that are unfolding right before your eyes without lugging around a heavy DSLR and then not remembering if your settings are correct, or fumbling around for the point and shoot that's at the bottom of your bag that, oops, you forgot to charge. Yeah, I’ve done that (more times than I care to admit!).



Hope you find this helpful! <3


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2011 in review and my top 10 posts

via SaraLynn

2011 was a crazy year. An absolutely wild year. It started out pretty tough (my grandma was in the hospital in December of 2010, and then in February, we had snowpocalypse, and then my mom was in the hospital. I joined ARTprenuer as their resident photography expert, was in a minor car accident and unveiled my brand new website and blog in April.

May was busy, but pretty quiet. I opened up my aprilbernphoto etsy shop with the hopes of focusing on selling my fine art prints.

Things picked up again in June when decided to relax and slow down my hectic work pace and I got engaged (holy moly! i still can't believe it)

At the end of July, we bought a house and the end of August, we finally heard back for sure that we got the house! September was just as busy packing, packing, and packing some more and opening up a new photography portrait business with my good, good friend.

October and November were spent settling in the new house, and doing a ton of fun photoshoots!

December has been great so far (only 3 days left!) and barely an inch of snow has fallen all month (I can handle this kind of winter!) Christmas was sunny and 41 degrees. NICE! The Christmas break was spent with friends and families and was wonderful!


Here are top 10 most popular blog posts for 2011. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the the valuable resources in my Crafty Connections posts-- I think you'll find a ton of valuable resources to help with marketing your handmade art and craft products. If you happen to read anything that is particularly helpful, drop me a line and let me know!!!

Also, if you're looking for help in particular topics, let me know and I'll do my best to find helpful resources for you. If you have a question or need help in a certain area, know that there are others that have the very same questions so please ask!! Also included in this list is a fabulous round of of Granny Square tutorials and carefully curated collections of wonderful etsy items I found while doing (ahem!) research. Don't miss these!

1. wednesday inspiration- april showers

2. crafty connections- march 15th

3. crafty connections- april 26th

4. granny square mania

5. crafty connections- january 18th

6. i'm getting around! check out my guest post!

7. crafty connections- october 5th

8. photo friday- graceful

9. featured handmade artist- sewsweetstitches

10. coffee junkies-- is one or two cups of coffee enough?

I'm very much looking forward to what 2012 has in store. I have a lot of new projects I want to work on, a house to settle into, a business to grow, and a wedding to plan! See you in the new year!!!!

Photo Friday- Graceful

Photo Friday- Graceful

So, when I'm not taking photos cool gizmos and gadget at my real job, or of lovely handmade creations at my fun part time job, I'm photographing kids, families, and couples with my new gig, A Different Light Photography. This shot is one of our photo sessions over the summer!