Flickr [A to Z Challenge]

Flickr.

I have been a member of Flickr.com since 2009.

I never really did much with it. I felt intimidated by the amount of professional photographers there. I had uploaded my photos there when I remembered. Then Instagram came along and I would share via IG. 

What I don’t like about that is, Flickr will tag it with “square, iphone photography” and a few other ones. I’m not to thrilled with the iOS Flickr app. There are a few things that can’t be done via the app. I like being able to look at someone’s full profile, which I can only see via the Flickr website.

During this year’s February Photo Fest hosted by Molly at Molly’s Daily Kiss, I decided to upload those photos to my Flickr account. The next thing I knew I was getting followers and comments. What everyone who is online wants. LOL. 

I explored Flickr more, I found that I had been missing out on a cool photography platform. There is so much I still need to learn about this website. There are options to edit, create galleries, browse photographs, leaving comments and creating groups. Sharing photographs with the groups you join, add to the discussions. There are also weekly prompts like #TwitterTuesday and #FlickrFriday. Those are always fun to take part in and seems pretty easy too. 

I will continue to use this website, uploading photos and exploring the site. I am hoping to buy my first DSLR camera soon. I used to be big into photography with my Pentax 35mm. I just have a point & shoot camera now, however I really want to upgrade. 

I like how it’s still a social site, like instagram but with more options.

If you are on Flickr, you can follow me >HERE<

 

Cell Phone Tripod Adapter [Review]

Since I’ve started getting into taking my photography a little more seriously BUT not too serious. I still have so much to learn. One of the first things I wanted to learn is to use my iPhone more than I have been. I’ve seen some really good photos done with just an iPhone. I’m in awe of those photographers. I want to have that “eye” that they have, knowing when, where to take a great photo. I want to practice taking more photos, editing them. Mostly have some fun with a renewed hobby. I thought maybe my iPhone just screwed on to my tripod. DOH. It didn’t! See, I didn’t know that!!! I started shopping around for camera accessories for my iPhone.

I looked for an adapter that I would be happy with. I settled on the “Cell Phone Tripod Adapter” from DaVoice. I wanted an adapter that would hold my phone with the Griffin Survivor Case still on. I like things that are not complicated to use, but super easy. This is super easy.

 

  • Just screw adapter to your tripod
  • Pull the tab to stretch out the adapter. It fits a smartphone from 2.8″ to 3.37″ up to wide.   The tab is bendable.
  • Insert your smartphone and release.

That’s it. Your smartphone is held in place. I did notice that the grip is not a super tight one. With my Griffin Case there is a bit of friction between both articles and that prevents the iPhone from falling out of the adapter completely. I’m sure that if it was hit hard enough that the iPhone would fall out completely.

I’m very  satisfied with this product. It was less than $10. I paid $6.95.  I would recommend this product to a friend. If you’re interested in supporting my renewed photography hobby you can browse my Amazon Wish List.

[I did not receive this product complimentary in exchange for testing purposes or for a review of any kind]

Icicles [Photo101]

Falling behind on my Photography 101 November Challenge. When I took these photos, I kept thinking “nature.” Not a complete photo of the natural world.

At the end of my shift I noticed the icicles on my vehicle. I thought it would make for an interesting photo. Icicles at dusk.

 

Icicles at Dusk

Icicles at Dusk

 

 

Water

There is a park on my way home from “corn country.” It’s a small park. There is a cool creek that runs through it. I always think its a great place to take pictures. No matter what the season is, I think its a great spot. There is something about water, the sound of running water that soothes the soul & mind. I took a quick walk around the area after taking photos. I didn’t walk for long because there was still a chill in the air.

Water is a mirror

 How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water? – Daily Post. Photography 101

 

 

Street

Year after year I rake up all the leaves that fall from surrounding trees. I love autumn. I hate autumn. I love the sound of leaves, the smell of burning leaves. I hate the leaves being in the street because when the snow falls it turns into a slippery mess. Sometime this weekend I will be raking up all the fallen leaves off the street.

Street

Today, capture an establishing shot of a street scene in your neighborhood — or someplace new. – Daily Post. Photography 101

Street

 

 

 

Morning has Broken [365DPC]

Mine is the sunlight.

Morning in Corn Country on a cold January day

Morning in Corn Country on a cold January day

 

Mine is the morning.

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