weekly-photo-prompt-soft-little-girl-expressionThis week’s prompt is SOFT!

It’s been a little chillier in the Bay Area lately, perfect weather for soft, fluffy clouds to be spotted strewn across the sky. We’ve been focused on sunlight and color lately but this week we’re changing things up a bit. Think about the word soft and how you could convey that in an image – texture? light? focus?

Consider all the softness that surrounds you everyday, and snap a frame to share with us. Whether it’s that woolly hat your grandma made, your best friend’s curls or your newborn’s chubby cheeks – show us what’s soft in your life.

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

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

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart now includes more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspiration. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




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Happy Shooting,

Shelly

This week’s prompt is COLOR!

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Color is everywhere around us and with the advent of more and more cameras everywhere you look, we see more and more color photographs too. It can be easy to overlook the power of color in a photograph but it can be wielded just as powerfully as any other aspect such as shadow, lines, composition or framing.

This week we invite you to be purposeful in your choice of what colors to include or exclude in your photographs. Practice making a feature of color. Think about how the colors complement or contrast each other, about how they add to or even tell the story you’re capturing.

Can’t wait to see how you color your world on the #wpmyview feed!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

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

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart now includes more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspiration. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly

Happy May everyone! This week’s prompt is OUTDOORS!

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Building on last week’s prompt to work with direct sunlight instead of avoiding or minimizing it, this week we’re inviting you to show us how you enjoy yourself in whatever time you spend outside!

Are you playing games in the backyard or a regular organized team sport? Chilling poolside with a cocktail? Catching up on some gardening or hiking? Camping or rock climbing, whatever you’re up to in the open air, take a pic and share!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

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

Want Mondays to be a bright spot for your week?:

The Creative JumpStart is more than just the weekly photo prompts. It’s filled with photography tips, awesome art projects and fun creative inspiration. So why not wake up with bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly

bubble gum blowing familyCan you believe Mother’s day is almost here. It’s May 10th!

Do you have any idea what to get mom to celebrate her?

  • flowers – did that for her birthday
  • candy – not special enough
  • card – well that’s a given
  • breakfast in bed – nice touch but needs to be paired with something else…

You want her to feel cherished and special. You want it to say I love you to the moon and back. But you never pick out the right gift for her. It doesn’t fit. It’s not her taste. You don’t want to get her more stuff.

I know how this goes. I have the same thoughts and feeling for my mom. I don’t want to get her more stuff to clutter up the house, she doesn’t need another kitchen gadget and my taste and her taste for clothing and accessories are worlds apart. I don’t live nearby so gift giving is extra tough.

I prefer creating an experience for my mom and I to enjoy together. One year we went to Disneyland and I took one of the many images from the day, printed it, framed it and gave it to her to remember how much fun we had together. It’s been several years and that framed image is still on her dresser.

So why not create a memory together? Book a lifestyle session with me where we can capture your family doing something you love to do together.

  • Baseball in the back yard,
  • Picnic at the park,
  • Swimming at the Y,
  • Hiking in the headlands,
  • Fishing on the bay
  • Wine tasting in Napa

… yes let’s go do something mom loves doing and photograph the experience for everyone to remember.

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No more worrying about:

  • missing the moment,
  • not being in the image,
  • charging the camera battery
  • bringing the selfie stick
  • or clearing room on your iPhone.

Because I’ll be there. I’ll have my cameras (yes I always have a back up and a waterproof camera now too) with lots of memory cards to capture our adventure.  Life together as a family is the experience to be cherished.  So let’s create a photography session that captures the vibrant nature of your mom and celebrate her.

I have a few ultimate lifestyle session available around Mother’s day, or schedule a session for later and give mom a gift certificate to allow her to look forward to the experience. *Psst… this is a great idea for dad too!

  • 1 slot: Friday May 8 (afternoon)
  • 3 slots: Saturday May 9 (morning and afternoon)
  • 2 slots: MOTHERS DAY! Sunday May 10 (morning and afternoon)

The session details:

    Basic Outing $495

  • 45 minute outdoor session
  • Up to 5 people
  • 14 day online gallery of images to choose your images
  • 10 digital images electronically transferred to you with a personal use license for printing ($650 value)
  • all 10 favorite images uploaded to Minted.com to make creating your holiday card easy peasy!*
  • all other products available at a la carte pricing

Upgrade to the Ultimate lifestyle session:

     $875

  • All the goodies from above PLUS:
  • 1.5 additional hour (total session time: 2.5 hours) allowing for outfit and location changes
  • Additional 20 digital images (total 30 images) with a personal use license for printing ($1950 value)
  • A coffee table book showing off a day in the life of your beautiful family
  • Mobile album of your 30 images for all your digital devices
  • 20% off all a la carte products

Snatch up a session today! Create a wonderful and memorable experience with mom (and dad).

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This week’s prompt is SUNLIGHT!

After last week’s invitation to play with darkness, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to step back into the light! This week’s prompt is all about celebrating that big shiny ball of light that brightens up every day!

When you’re first beginning photography, you might be advised to avoid direct sunlight and instead seek out even light. It’s understandable, as there are definitely some challenges to look out for! Harsh shadows (raccoon eyes anyone?), high contrast, blown highlights, super saturated colors or lens flares… there’s a lot to think about.

This week however, we’re challenging you to embrace all of it! See what beauty you can create when you work with bright sunlight and all it’s characteristics, instead of avoiding it by retreating into the shade!

For hands on tips for each weekly prompt (and more), sign up for the Creative Jumpstart below!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

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

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart now includes more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspiration. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?




If you love Seen From A Different Angle then please share it with your networks so we can have other fabulous folks images to gawk over. Use the share buttons below to tell your friends.

Happy Shooting,

Shelly