recent iphoneography

One of the things I most want to learn more about at BlogHer is iphoneography, both what new apps are out there and what they can do, as well as how to better use the ones I have.

With that in mind I’ve been shooting a lot. I thought I would post some of the photos I’ve taken in the last couple of weeks so you can see what I’ve been up to.

Some of these are heavily edited, and some are completely unedited. I’m trying to shoot more by using composition and natural light to get the effects I want rather than using filters – although filters can be fun! Most of the square crops were posted on instagram.

Daisies are my favorite flower. This one is just barely edited.

This one is completely unedited. The colors popped without any help from me.

I don’t know if this is a weed or a wildflower but I liked it. I got down underneath to take the photo. Heavily filtered in Camera +.

This was a sunset at my mother’s in Maine. She has the most amazing view from her front porch. It’s not edited either.

This is heavily filtered to pull out the detail in the water. This is in southern Maine.

Also at my mother’s and also a raw image. The light that night was amazing.

The basketball hoop I grew up with. I think that’s even the same net. Slightly edited.

There is a very old tractor at my mom’s. This is darkened in Camera +.

My brother’s dog Sadie. She really does have all of her legs. Slightly edited.

She has all of her teeth too. Heavily edited just for fun.

I needed a new twitter headshot that shows me in my glasses so people can recognize me at BlogHer. I tried to edit out my roots but I was unsuccessful. Heh.

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stress free BlogHer!

It’s that time of year again, when bloggers everywhere start losing their minds over that behemoth of a conference – BlogHer!

If they’re not going they’re lamenting it, (loudly – like me last year!) and if they are going they’re thinking about it, talking about it, tweeting about it, and apparently freaking the heck out over it. Just take a look at the #BlogHer12 hashtag and you’ll see what I mean!

As someone who has been to BlogHer once before I have a few bits of unasked for advice for those who are STRESSING!! You need not stress. Really, it’s awesome and huge and there will be a crazy number of women (and a few brave men) there. Many of them have some sort of anxiety, ADHD, or social disorder. You are not alone! Unless you want to be. 🙂

Here are all of my best tips that I learned from experience:

I hope this helps even a couple of people! I remember being so nervous before I went to BlogHer and I read everything I could get my hands on about what it’s like. I don’t think anyone can really tell you though, you just have to experience it. If any of you want to connect with me there my twitter is @annettek or let me know if you want my cell #!

Oh, and if any of you have been and have any tips to add I’d love to hear them!

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