Life happens at lightning speed.  Have you been intentional about making memories with your loved ones?  Because, let's face it. They're not going to remember the stuff you got them so much as the things you did with them.  The photos you have hanging on the wall, or displayed in albums -- those will be the images that bring forth the wellsprings of their memories.

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Creatively yours,

Betsy Finn, M.Photog.Cr.

 

One More Moment – Local Charity Spotlight

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This week my husband and I attended a happy hour event for One More Moment, a local Ann Arbor charity that helps create “one more moment” for late stage cancer warriors. (We’ve gone to several events in the past, and all of them have been fabulous) Maybe you’re wondering: What is One More Moment? It’s a nonprofit charity based in Ann Arbor that works with local … Read More

Learn about the Rule of Thirds (a fun snack activity for kids!)

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Learning is fun, but when you combine learning with snacktime, that’s even better!  This week, we’re talking about the Rule of Thirds (another stop on our trip through the alphabet with our Photography ABCs series).  What is the rule of thirds?  It’s a photography concept for creating visually interesting images — we’ll get into that shortly. Read on to see how we’ll be using crackers to recreate the … Read More

Looking Backward With Photo Memories

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Last night I was going through old photos.  While I have my client images well organized and backed up appropriately, my personal photos have been stored haphazardly on CDs, DVDs, and old external hard drives.  My goal?  To make sure my photo memories didn’t get lost forever.  If there’s interest, I’ll go over some ways to store photos in another article — send me an email or comment … Read More

Clothespin Christmas Angel (an elf alternative)

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My kids are really excited for December.  And since Thanksgiving has come and gone, there’s definitely been an uptick in the Christmas spirit around our household.  Last year, I’d been considering making kindness elves for the Christmas countdown, but never got around to it.  I have never really liked the elf on the shelf idea, so this year I did a little more exploring of alternatives to elf … Read More

Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Activities + Crafts

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  Thanksgiving kind of snuck up on our family this year.  I’m not sure if it was just because life was busy, or we were preoccupied with school and the daily grind. Whatever the reason, Thanksgiving is here.  And we haven’t decorated.  We haven’t finished going grocery shopping.  We know we’ll be spending Thanksgiving with family, but the details?  Nope.  Those are still TBD. Maybe you’re a little … Read More

Children’s Christmas Books About Giving, NOT Getting

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While Thanksgiving is fast approaching, it’s not the only holiday on the horizon.  Beyond that, is Christmas. And while Thanksgiving is considered a time to give thanks, Christmas — for us — is a time to focus on the joy of giving.  Yes, for kids, it’s about getting.  Making lists for Santa.  Asking for presents.  But for our boys, we try to shift their focus to the underlying theme … Read More

Simple Holiday Ornament Card (with Photo Window)

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My boys were a little antsy for Christmas this weekend, so we skipped the usual “wait until one holiday is done to begin celebrating the next one” — a mandatory rule at our house.  After all, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!  But they wanted to make holiday cards, since I’d been talking with their Grandma about the family photos that we’ll be putting on their annual … Read More

Learn about Quality of Light (a kid-friendly experiment!)

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This week we’re talking about quality of light! And I have an easy, kid-friendly, experiment that your kids will have a blast doing. Now first, we’ll have to delve into what the photography definition is for “quality of light.”  And this term is really the essence of photography.  Because photography depends on it.  How you choose to add light ot a scene (or leave it be) … Read More

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