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How often do you zip through your neighborhood on auto pilot? Probably most days, right? But I bet if you were on vacation you’d stroll through the downtown and meander down the street taking in the local flare.

If you were near my hood over the weekend there were several great local events to attend. On Saturday I was capturing the festivities at the grand opening of the Berkeley RoadRunner Sports and yesterday, the annual Solano Stroll was in full force. It’s a commercial avenue in Albany/Berkeley that closes for one day, to celebrate music, art, and food. It’s a wonderful celebration of the neighborhood.

What’s happening in your neighborhood? Do you like to go to the local farmers market or shop the boutiques in your downtown? Do you have a favorite park that you go to play? If you answered yes, great! Keep exploring your neighborhood and share it with us. If you answered no, then here’s a little push to get you to find the local gems in your hood.

Please Share Your Pics

Head out to explore your neighborhood. Capture what you find and share your piece of the world with us on Instagram with hashtag #wpmyview.  If we ever end up in one another’s neighborhoods we’ll know the best places to check out first.

We like when our community grows, so please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app on your iPhone and of course share on Facebook or email this post to friends.

How to See Other’s Images

All images tagged with #wpmyview are collected into this gallery. Our image gallery is growing every week. Head on over to see what others are finding and be inspired.

To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy. Note that if a user on Instagram has their settings set to Private and you are not following them, their photos will note appear in the photo stream.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

Sign Up to get the Blog Posts via Email (then you don’t have to remember the url)

You check your email multiple times a day on your smart phone, but you probably don’t remember to check the blog on Mondays to get the weekly photo prompt. Why not have the blog posts and photo prompts come you? Simply enter your email below and confirm that you really want email from me, then every Monday you’ll get a message from me in your inbox with the weekly round up from the blog and of course the Seen From A Different Angle weekly photo prompt.





 

couple on a bench with a lake view

The world seems to speed up this time of year. Summer seems to vanish and fall rushes in. The schedule fills up with school time activities, sports, appointments, and before you know it the holiday madness will be upon us all. This week our prompt is all about the calm. Being present. Being still. Being quiet. Take an extra minute to observe, to finish your morning coffee, to sit on a bench with your honey and soak up the last rays of sunshine.

Shooting Ideas
The evening hours, post dinner, tends to be the calmest part of the day. It might be the extra moment in front of the sink when you look outside and see a bird on your fence, or maybe it’s your little one reading a book in bed before lights out. For those that are early risers, like our friend Diane, it could be drinking your coffee watching the sunrise.

In the early morning or the evening hours, the light available will be minimal; therefore, expect your images to be grainy and on the dark side. If you are shooting on your iphone, be sure to touch the screen where you want the exposure to be dialed in, allowing the lens to adjust (as best it can).  Remember that there are tons of great editing apps like PicTapGo, VSCOcam, and Snapseed to help enhance your image. Plus there are great apps for taking images too like Camera+ and Tadaa SLR.

If you are shooting with a digital camera, increase the ISO to at least 800 if not higher, to help you collect more light. Note that you may need to read your camera manual to learn how to make this adjustment.

Please Share Your Pics

Head over to Instagram and post your image with hashtag #wpmyview for all of us to see. All images tagged with #wpmyview are collected into this gallery. We like when our community grows, so please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app.

How to See Other’s Images

Our image gallery is growing every week. Have you checked it out lately? Head on over to see what others are finding and be inspired. To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy. Note that if a user on Instagram has their settings set to Private and you are not following them, their photos will note appear in the photo stream.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

Sign Up to get the Blog Posts via Email (then you don’t have to remember the url)

You check your email multiple times a day on your smart phone, but you probably don’t remember to check the blog on Mondays to get the weekly photo prompt. Why not have the blog posts and photo prompts come you? Simply enter your email below and confirm that you really want email from me, then every Monday you’ll get a message from me in your inbox with the weekly round up from the blog and of course the Seen From A Different Angle weekly photo prompt.





 

I spent the weekend in southern California splashing in the pool with my cousins. One set of cousins were in town from New York, another group drove up from San Diego and all the Angelenos converged, so we could spend time together like the good ole days when we all lived a block apart.

It was an epic pool party. We had relay innertube races and diving competitions. Then switched to our favorite childhood summer pool activity – the toothpick game. One person places a toothpick between their toes and jumps into the deep end, while all the other participates sit on the side of the pool’s edge, kicking until the person who jumped in is on the pool deck. Then the hunt of the floating stick of wood can begin. If you see the toothpick you jump in and try to grab it. Of course others almost always follow you in to splash it away.

As we played a wave of nostalgia came over me. We used to spend hours and hours water logged playing this game in my aunt’s pool two blocks away. One round after the next. Applying different tactics to out wit, out see , out splash and out swim the other participates. This took up most of my summers as a youth.

It’s about this time in the year that we all begin to feel a bit nostalgic for more summer days as we slide towards the fall. So it’s the perfect prompt for this week.

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Shooting Ideas
When see something or are a part of something that triggers a fond memory … take out your camera and capture it. This Ferris Wheel in Seattle reminds me of the LA County fair – the sounds of the fun zone, the sand creatures my brother I used to make, the P.Nuttles we used to munch on, the miniature train set up, the info-vendors, the horse racing, the crafts and the flower building.

Sharing

Head over to Instagram and post your image with hashtag #wpmyview for all of us to see. If you’re up for it include the story of the memory in the caption too. All images tagged with #wpmyview are collected into this gallery. And please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app. Because sharing is caring and it’s fun :)

How to See Other’s Images

Our image gallery is growing every week. Have you checked it out? Head on over to see what others are finding and be inspired. To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

Sign Up to get the Blog Posts via Email (then you don’t have to remember the url)

You check your email multiple times a day on your smart phone, but you probably don’t remember to check the blog on Mondays to get the weekly photo prompt. So, why not have the blog posts and photo prompts come you? Simply enter your email below and confirm that you really want email from me, then every Monday you’ll get a message from me in your inbox with the weekly round up from the blog and of course the Seen From A Different Angle weekly photo prompt.





girls learning reading geography
It’s time to learn. Whether you’re off to school or watching a YouTube video to figure out how to do something, we are all in a constant state of learning. I am no different than you. I want to learn new things too and I want to learn how to do something better, quicker, smarter and more efficient.

As a business owner, I’m consistently learning as well. I spent last Thursday and Friday watching Tara Gentile on Creative Live teach Market, Launch and Sell Your Next Big Thing. It was great. She broke down how to think through the launch process, how to write your pitch and why email marketing can be a game changer for connecting with your audience.

So this week, I want you to show off your smarts like the girls above. (Aren’t they so cute, like our prompt from last week? There is a post coming soon from this awesome Target, back to school, kids fashion shoot.)

Shooting Ideas
Capture where you’re learning. Maybe it’s in classroom with a teacher, maybe it’s at the library, on your couch with your tablet, on your computer in the office, reading a book in bed, absorbing a magazine article on an airplane, reading the newspaper at the kitchen table, or building something new with mom in the backyard.

Take a picture of what you’re learning: how to change a bicycle tire, how to fix your Jeep (shout out to my cousin Aaron), how to add and subtract, how to paint, how to throw a pot, how to read the histogram on the back of your camera, how to blow a bubble with gum, how to sing a new song… you get the idea, right?

Sharing

Post where you’re learning, or what you’re learning to Instagram with hashtag #wpmyview for all of us to see. All images tagged with #wpmyview are collected into this gallery. And please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app. Because sharing is caring and it’s fun :)

How to See Other’s Images

Our image gallery is growing every week. So much cuteness from last week to check out and can’t wait to see what you’re learning this week. Head over to the  gallery and see what others are finding and be inspired. To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

Sign Up to get the Blog Posts via Email (then you don’t have to remember the url)

You check your email multiple times a day on your smart phone, but you probably don’t remember to check the blog on Mondays to get the weekly photo prompt. So, why not have the blog posts and photo prompts come you? Simply enter your email below and confirm that you really want email from me, then every Monday you’ll get a message from me in your inbox with the weekly round up from the blog and of course the Seen From A Different Angle weekly photo prompt.





Black and white Cat on bed

Oh the cuteness! This week we are in search of all things cute.  Just look at Pepper above, isn’t he just so… cute? Many of you may be sending your little ones off to school this week. And that would be a perfect cuteness photo opportunity.

Look to apply various form of composition we practiced a few weeks ago here and here, and change up your point of view too.

Sharing

Show off your cuteness captures by posting to Instagram with hashtag #wpmyview. And please share the photo prompt with all your friends using the Repost app. Because more is merrier :)

How to See Other’s Images

Our image gallery is growing every week. I think we are closing in on 1100 images. That’s a hundred more images than last week. Let’s keep the image party going.
Head over to the  gallery and see what others are finding and be inspired. To check out the images on Instagram, click the star icon, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.

On Sundays, I pull together your images  to be featured on my Instagram feed, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

  • ajira - August 18, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Yay cuteness! :D