How I clean my lenses

I want to preface this with the fact that, a few years ago, I read something in the internet somewhere about cleaning lenses, and I believe I bought all the exact products recommended by said article, and I can NOT find it anymore in order to give that person credit. So if all these [...]


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365 Projects: What to take a photo of today?

Four years have passed since I last did a photo-a-day-for-a-year project – often referred to as a 365 Project (many months have passed since I posted in here, too, I’m aware of that, but I’m ignoring that and jumping right into this topic). Because four years ago – 2008 – was a leap year, [...]


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A Wedding Recap

As you all know, I was a second shooter in my first wedding back in March. For those of you that don’t remember the background, I was asked to help out a friend. I was incredibly nervous about it, as I think anyone should be the first time they shoot a wedding – [...]


A Few Words about Wordless Wednesdays

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Wordless Wednesday concept. The idea is on Wednesdays, you post one entry that has no text, just a photo. It’s an idea I’ve always enjoyed on other blogs and wanted to implement over here on iffles.com, too, but I’m always feeling like you must be tired of [...]


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Preparing For My First Wedding

On Saturday, I will shoot my first wedding. Well, to clarify, I will be a Second Shooter on a wedding. Those of you that have been following me for a while may be aware that I have pretty much vowed to never become a wedding photographer, but a friend of mine has booked [...]


Reminder: Day50 project!

Just a reminder, for those that were interested in participating in the Day50 Project (taking 50 photos with a 50mm on the 50th day of the year), tomorrow is Day50! Well, the 19th is, at least. I’m not good at time zones and all that jazz, so it’s tomorrow for me.
And Shotslot was nice [...]


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A Quick Project Idea: Day50

For those of you looking for a project that doesn’t last quite as long as 365 Project, may I suggest you consider joining me in a Day50 project?
Back in 2009, on the 50th day of the year, I took 50 photos with my 50mm lens (you can see all 50 photos in this set on [...]


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Why I Don’t Like 365 Projects (But Am Doing One Anyway)

I remember reading a friend’s blog when she mentioned she was doing this 365 thing. She was taking a picture of herself once a day for a year. I thought this sounded so cool, so with my trusty point-and-shoot in hand, I started on January 1, 2008. 366 days (of course I picked [...]


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Themes for 2011

We had a bunch of suggestions over on the iffles.com Monthly Themes Group on flickr for the themes of 2011, and I’ve decided to combine a few similar ones together to come up with 12 themes and put them in a mostly-random order, and they are as follows:

January: Lines
February: Drinks
March: Transportation
April: Leaves
May: Street Art
June: Doors/Windows
July: [...]


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26 Quick Photography Tips

I hope those of you in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend – I know that I did, and I’m not looking forward to getting back to the daily grind!
During the month of October, I was tweeting and posting on flickr some daily “quick tips”. I didn’t make it through the entire month, but [...]


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