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  • #56746

    Carol
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    Hi Elizabeth! I look forward to reading your blog. Come on over and visit fidoseofreality.com, too! Have a great week!

  • #10539

    Carol
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    Yes ma’am

  • #10541

    Carol
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    Hi there and so glad you hopped it. The hop is closed for this week, but you can find it every Wednesday at BlogPaws.com.

    Here is this weeks, which has closed, but just so you can see it: http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/pet-parenting-health-lifestyle/wordless-wednesday/wordless-wednesday-blog-hop-horses-rock/

  • #20840

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Calling you tomorrow, Cathy! 

    Cathy Davila said:

    What a great group to be a part of!  I’m Cathy Davila, and just published the first issue of the Phoenix Dog Magazine, a free print magazine geared at celebrating our bond with critters and supporting the non-profit animal community in the Phoenix area.    

    http://www.facebook.com/PhoenixDogMagazine , Check us out, like us!  Twitter is coming soon.

    I live with Max the Beagle, Roxie the Boxer/Rottie, Jackie the golden horse and Norman the burro!

    I’m new to the writing/blogging/publishing world, so look forward to learning, sharing and brainstorming with this group!  See you in Phoenix!!

  • #10622

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Hey there and welcome to the pack, Allison! We love that you introduced yourself.

    You are welcome to join our Facebook News and Boost Group, too:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/blogpawsboost/

    Your dog sounds awesome. Many wags of welcome!

  • #39435

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    I am ready to learn more here – I always feel like a newbie when it comes to new challenges, so count me in!

  • #39478

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    What great tips. I am using these!

    Monique Rodriguez said:

    Just thought of some cool ways to repurpose old photos for social:

    1. Make a tryptic (3 image) collage. Cute idea would be to take 3 outtakes and make them in to a long vertical series ready for Pinterest. (Canva is great for this)

    2. Have a photo you love but the lighting is not great or there is a distracting color? Make it mono-chrome! Black & White photos tell a story very differently than color. (Easy to do with Snapseed)

    3. Make a series of teaser images. Cut one image into several parts, say in quarters. Tease your followers every day with a different corner of your image asking them to guess the final image. This works great on Instagram.

    Enjoy!

  • #39572

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Thanks FiveSibes! Question: Do you like any of those clip on lenses I am seeing for the iphones? I have a 6 Plus and reading mixed reviews on the clip on lenses. Thoughts?

    FiveSibesMom said:

    Hi! I’ve been a professional photographer for (gulp) 40+ years, and these are some great tips! I always believe a good photograph is worth a thousand words! For those new to the photographic world, patience and practice is always key, and don’t be afraid to play around with lighting and focus and aperture as well as angles. Don’t have any cameras with filters? Play around with some white paper to reflect light where you want/need it, or pull off that lampshade! To help get rid of those yellow indoor/fluorescent tones? Try a blue filter for your camera, or adjusting digitally in a photo software program. And as Aimee said, lighting kits are great! Don’t have a camera? I’ve seen and done some great photographic work with a camera phone! And there are some cool little lenses for them now too, like a fisheye! I love photography! And I loved this post, Aimee! Carol – great pic of Dex!

  • #39539

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    OOOOH this is going to be fun. I know I have evolved in my photos over the year, invested time in them, and I make a point to take better photos that convey my message. Thinking about it, we spend so much time with prose. We need to be sure our photos capture the hard work in our text. Homework, here I come.

  • #39582

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Well thanks, Rachel. I was hoping that by sharing the tips that work for me, that folks will feel less overwhelmed with a system in place.

    Rachel Loehner said:

    Great post that I will definitely be referencing! I recently found Trello as well and LOVE it. Such a great tool!

    Carol Bryant said:

    We get asked a LOT “How to write a successful blog post that folks comment on and gets shared” – well follow these 7 steps consistently to make it happen: And it includes photography tips and a lot of what Aimee is sharing!

    http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/blogging-social-media-info/how-t

  • #39584

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    We get asked a LOT “How to write a successful blog post that folks comment on and gets shared” – well follow these 7 steps consistently to make it happen: And it includes photography tips and a lot of what Aimee is sharing!

    http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/blogging-social-media-info/how-to-get-traffic-to-your-blog/7-steps-to-writing-a-successful-blog-post/

  • #39612

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Thanks, Christine! So for this shot, I had to get my Aperture just right and balanced and suddenly it worked. It was hard because it was an indoor shot….and it took way too long but I was happy with the outcome.

    Having my spare room for a studio of sorts has helped. I even bought lights and backdrops.

    Christine Caplan said:

    Hi Carol! I love the photo studio idea and I should absolutely do that. I also am playing around with my DSLR and often times I use the guide since I’m not great with shutterspeeds, etc. Every once in awhile I’ll achieve that blurred look. How do you actually do that? Is it a Shutterspeed setting? 

    For your photo studio and (@Aimee) do you both lay down a large sheet of paper as your backdrop? Thanks!

    Carol Bryant said:

    I am looking forward to it, too. A friend of mine is a professional photographer and she taught me a few things. Here is my first attempt at “blurring” one subject while focusing on another. What do you think? (I wish it didn’t take me 10 minutes to get this shot, but it’s a start):

    Aimee Beltran said:

    Would love to learn more about DSLR one of these days. That is an awesome Christmas present! 

    Carol Bryant said:

    Love these tips. I am very happy you said you have a photo room because I do, too, and it’s the guest bedroom that doubles as my “studio.” I, too, have lighting and it makes an incredible difference. I shoot when the natural lighting is best.

    I also received a DSLR camera for Christmas and am taking a class in getting better at that.

    I am going to do this assignment over the weekend.

  • #39622

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    I am with you, Rachel. I tend to get my best shots from my iPhone. I want to get better at my DSLR so I understand what the settings do and how not to take 10 minutes to set up a shot with dogs: They tend to get annoyed at me LOL

    Rachel Loehner said:

    Thanks for the great tips, Aimee! I have a DSLR and I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read the manual! But I think I’m going to enroll in a photography class to really get the most out of it. And you’re right about lighting. In fact, some of my best pictures have been from my iPhone — but it was all due to great lighting at the time!

  • #39625

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Yes they were manual. I took this on National Dog Day at a pet friendly winery. It took a while to get the shot right, but it worked. I hope with time and practice I get better. I am tired of relying on my auto mode. I just need a few more hours in my day. Practice makes perfect, so I shall get there.

    Aimee Beltran said:

    I love it! Such a great pic of Dexter! Practice makes perfect. Eventually it will only take a a minute! 

    Are these manual settings that you had to use?

    Carol Bryant said:

    I am looking forward to it, too. A friend of mine is a professional photographer and she taught me a few things. Here is my first attempt at “blurring” one subject while focusing on another. What do you think? (I wish it didn’t take me 10 minutes to get this shot, but it’s a start):

    Aimee Beltran said:

    Would love to learn more about DSLR one of these days. That is an awesome Christmas present! 

    Carol Bryant said:

    Love these tips. I am very happy you said you have a photo room because I do, too, and it’s the guest bedroom that doubles as my “studio.” I, too, have lighting and it makes an incredible difference. I shoot when the natural lighting is best.

    I also received a DSLR camera for Christmas and am taking a class in getting better at that.

    I am going to do this assignment over the weekend.

  • #39626

    Carol
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    @fidoseofreality

    Why thanks a lot! I really tried hard on that.

    Ann Marie Hoff said:

    Carol-

    Great picture!

    Ann

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