Yeah, so I kinda thought I had to get this snazzy DSLR and take photography courses to take great photos. Right. Take a look at these super creative photos – taken with an iPhone by Brock Davis. Genius at large…
I do so love these contemplative still life shots by Luisa Brimble, a Sydney based freelance photographer. Casual yet full of warmth, they capture the simplicity one feels within the home. Lovely.
It’s getting hot and humid again and even though it’s dark at 9 pm, I still feel like summer’s in full swing. These are the lazy, hazy days of late summer. A time to enjoy the moment. Take your cue from Man’s Best Friend.
I work in an incredible historic Toronto neighbourhood called the Kingsway. The centre medians along the main street in the Kingsway are truly unique with lighted trees, distinctive flags and beautiful summer blooms. Wrought iron benches and coach lanterns create a feeling of olde.
The Kingsway theatre opened in 1939 and it still stands, with it’s art deco style and original signage. I walk past it everyday. I took a photo of it….then, I decided to give it the Instagram treatment using Photoshop – to age and stylize it.
Here is the original photo….
….and here is the cropped and retouched image. I followed a tutorial I found on abduzeedo. Then I roughed up the edge of the image a little by deleting using a rough brush and varying the opacity. I like the vintage effect this gives the image – it could have been taken in the 60s or 70s, not today. So, there you have it – my own original material. It’s not perfect, but it’s just my style!
Printic. here’s the deal. it is an app that enables you to share cherished photos the old fashioned way. yes, via snail mail. what? you mean it gets delivered in an envelope? yes! new technology meet traditional mail service. what a great way to personalize your photos and share them! i personally miss real mail. get thee the Printic app here.
images by sfgirlbybay
first of all, i would like to introduce my new writing style. i’m not using caps anymore. i’m on the computer like all day so it saves me time. and i need time to get back to the real tactile world where i kick it ol’ school and use a paintbrush and a camera instead of my keyboard. i’m rebelling against the shift key to save milliseconds off my typing time. hey, it all adds up.
just like the canadian penny which is no longer considered currency and when we pay cash we have to round up sometimes so we’ll lose out. it adds up and i’m a little pissed off about it. so i’m boycotting cash and using my debit card. but i digress…
i will also use the occasional slang/swearword, so don’t be shocked. it’s the way i talk so why shouldn’t i write that way too? i’ll try to not use the f word. maybe “friggin” instead. cuz my mom reads this.
so, i found out about this photographer on instagram and her photos are amaze-balls. totes. her name is irene finn and i am smitten with her style, composition, subject matter, editing – everything! it’s instagram love. oh and she blogs too.
This lovely picture wall at Mackapär (a blog by Ulrika Kullenberg about scandinavian interior design, inspiration, creativity and projects) is so impressive. What a clever way to display art and personal photos at the same time. She used the same colour frames and a similar colour scheme with small pops of colour. It looks cohesive and uniform – not cluttered. And of course she had help from her little guy – so adorable! To see how she made it, click here!
Some festive eye candy to get you in the spirit!
Call me crazy but I want it to snow! I’ve been scouring Pinterest in an effort to get some gift wrapping ideas but I get distracted by the lovely wintery photos and Christmas decorations. Here is a small collection of my favorites. I hope it gets you in the spirit of the season!