I was so excited to see this pop up in my feedly reader - Rhonna has created her own app due for release soon.
Hurry up soon!!!
I am a sucker for anything that looks like it may help my girls be more creative:) They love it and frankly so do I! When Mel posted about this earlier this week I quickly added it to my to read later list.
What's not to love ? photo course delivered to your inbox - FREE for the first three weeks and if you complete the whole course you get a little book with your photos in
YAY says me.
and then I saw this
Sigh this one is not free - but far out I want to give it a go- and honestly the girls would love this too! They can shoot on their ipod touches. We share an itunes account so they also share apps with me .... and Im thinking for $39 eeek I could almost claim it as a Mother's day gift right?? I'll hit Richard up for that and see how it flies.
I've been head down in a number of personal and work projects over the last two weeks but I'm surfacing again. Expect a little flutter of links and posts as I share some of the goodies I have been gathering in my down time.
I go through spits and spurts of using different apps for my photos on my phone. I find I have some that stay as a favourite - and then others tend to drop off. I like just a few steps and I love if they integrate with instagram- it's a pain to save then reload- I like fast:)
Today I'm having a crazy to do list day - life happens like that and so I'm snapping more as I want to grab snippets of it.
If you haven't jumped on the instagram bandwagon yet - you so need to - even if you don't do the followers thing and just keep them for yourself - it's an easy way to document the little things.
So my current favourite apps are
Typic - simple interface 6 nice filters not too OTT - white words with some nice fonts you can add a frame or not and integrates with instagram
AfterGlow - awesome for contrast brightness etc - as it has a little slider and it changes as you slide. The filters are VERY subtle I like them alot and it has a cool feature where you can make your photos into a circle with a white background
Snapseed- I really like this - not as simple to use as some of the others and allows for tweaking to get your photo as you would like- some good filters grunge and frames which I tend not to use - I use this one just for editing. It's also available for desktop too you can see all the details on their website here
Vintique - LOTS of filters - many I don't like but that's because I tend to take everyday moment shots rather than landscape arty ones - so quite a few filters are a bit way out for my liking - BUT - easy interface and easy to use to increase decrease saturation brightness etc - I use it when I take a "bad" shot and I want to fix it because it captures the moment- and I nabbed it when it was free
Foto Frame - is still my go to app for making compilations - which I do like to do. It's no longer available though. I'd love some recommendations for another one. I have had a look and found one called Pic Frame which looks good but I haven't tried it.
Time to start taking some more photos I think ;) Hope you are having a lovely day
It feels like I'm coming back into myself.
I have systems in place. I have a routine. I'm feeling Ok.
It's evidenced by the fact that I made it through the month with #fmsphotoday.
Here are my tips for success - and honestly I don't know why I didn't think of these before.
You see there is no photo a day police checking that you've followed the prompts. While some poeple use the prompts to be super creative I use them just to grab snippets of our days. Now I can look back on my collage and remember some highlights.
went to wet n wild, had a great night out with my trainer for the end of 12 week challenge, trained hard, watched some favourite shows, found an awesome new bling jewelery store, celebrated at a pink breakfast, started back at work, made some arty decisions, continued in my quest for clean eating, had a great birthday, visited bangalow, attended academic awards, decorated for halloween
Life is good :) and I have the photos to remind me if I lose my way.
So what say you? Are you going to do November? The link is here
So with a blink of an eye there ends February :)
I had about five days of not taking my Feb photos on the right day but with a flurry over the last three days I caught up. Still totally loving the challenge and the few minutes it takes to think on each day.
Here are some of my favourites up close
Something Green = pretty poppy in a vintage green dress by Stitched Bluebird on etsy.
Hands = Tals starting her journey in music
Drink = The ever present tea in my life
Your View today = The tree I pass on my way to gym each morning
Sun = A pretty capture while I was out walking
I think that's what I love about this challenge so much it's the little details that would probably pass me by if I wasn't looking out for them. The March 1st prompt is Up- I wonder if I can grab a shot of the Hot Air Balloons that pass over our estate each morning?
If you haven't started or think it's too much really it's not - maybe give it a go for March? the prompts are ready.
My user name on Instagram is tamarb
Keeping present :) Enjoying my extra day in the year - How about you ?? What's news? do tell.
I have to say usually I fail miserably at the 365 photo a day thingys that are out there - but this year (maybe cause I have more time LOL) I'm doing great.
Just finished off the first month. I have blogged about it before - You can see all the details here - but basically there is a prompt a day that you take a photos for and upload to your instagram account.
Here is January's
Although I only have the 3G iphone -with the dodgiest camera I find using apps makes a big difference. I can't wait for the newest one to come out. In the meantime I use
for taking all my photos - You have the option of saving them to your camera roll which makes loading to your mac or pc easy peasy and perfect for project life. (I haven't yet mstered icloud)
In terms of apps I have lots but my go to ones are label box for adding little dymo labels like this
and I use Foto Frame for making collages
Here is an example of just a few clicks
The nice thing about filter mania is it loads straight to your instagram. I love being able to edit directly on my phone and interact and share them.
So this February - am I really typing that ?? I'm playing in two photo challenges - The #febphotoaday - just like the January one and a new fun one called #blytheaday set by Kate -
You can read about it here
and here is the promps for the february challenges
You can read about it here
I feel like I have just blinked and the whole Christmas season passed me by.
I intentionally wanted to spend lots of time with Richard and the girls through these holidays and today Richard returned to work so I guess our family time is over - so sad.
Now I'm on keep the girls entertained while he works duty -aggh It was so tricky when I was well and now it's almost impossible.
We have booked some vacation care days and some friends will take them for play dates too.
I start back at chemo on the 10th - so my lovely break was over. I wish I could say I feel fabulously well and refreshed and ready to start the latest rounds but those of you who know the chemo route would know that's rubbish.
I reckon I'm functioning at about 40% but I'm getting used to it.
I have 18 rounds to do. 18 - it sounds so many. But I'm not going to dwell because it's still a whole week away.
Instead let's chat about photo a day. Usually I fail miserably at these types of things - but this year I'm giving this one a go.
You just take a photo using the prompt - and load it to your twitter or instagram stream with the tag #janphotoaday. I can totally do that all from my phone :)
Jan 1st - a photo of me - taken on the 31st at about 11 pm but that's good enough I say
Jan 2nd - breakfast - buttermilk pancakes and strawberries
Jan 3rd - something I adore - these two little munchkins
Fun huh ?
I won't mention it again but at the end of the month I should have 31 photos collated to share YAY.
If you want to follow it along - you can follow my instagram account I'm tamarb - and twitter here
Happy days :)
Janelle and Tammy have been regularly scolding me about making sure that I take pictures of me. I become more conscious of it each year after the Day in the Life project where I always take a picture of myself each day. But realistically with iphoneology there is no excuse- I have a camera with me all the time and all I need to do is click away until i find one i can bear LOL You know how it is. Also I think back to the photos that I love - the very very scare ones of my grandma when she was younger - often kind of blurry with things cut off and random bits in the background- very iphoneology like I think.
So today I was determined to put myself in the picture and I hope to do it regularly.
1. At the hairdressers - a long overdue colour and cut. I need to share my hairdresser story I go to a little place in Helensvale and it's so so reasonably priced $14 if I just want a trim. The last two times they have used a new colour process which takes a little longer it's like 40 minutes for developing and costs a smidgin more but lasts for ages and does a wonderful job of covering the grey. The best I have ever had as I am actually quite grey. So all up was $49.50 today and I got a goodly way through Sing you Home - which I' m loving - by Jodi Picoult.
2. Tals needed an "Englishman" costume for guides next week -so we decided a suit taken in would be the way to go- we found the perfect one at one of our favourite op shops for $9 for the two pieces - jacket and pants
3. It's turned quite cool as the day went on -we were out and about wandering between stores- these are my bargain boots I bought at Target quite a few weeks back they are lasting well.
4. My fab sideboard find - I blogged about it earlier - and there I am in the shadow
5. As we were heading to Lifeline I noticed an Endeavour store I had never seen before - Oh MY goodness it's so fabulous ) I took lots of photos and will share the details and location later. My most favourite op store on the Gold Coast.
6. Heading home - tired and ready for an afternoon nap! I pulled an all nighter last night and went to bed at 5.00am this morning- I had a unit of work to get sorted for school and needed to get it happening. It took all night. I'll share the details round that later in the week too for any Education Queensland readers -I'm using the new Ed studio and oh my goodness so fantastic. Possibilities are endless.
and there you have it - getting in the picture.
What about you ?? I'd love to see you get in the picture. If you do - post a link here - or if you don't have a blog send me a piccy and I'll share it for you :)
This weekend has just flown past in a total blur. Today I spent many hours with a lovely blogger Carissa Gorman who just happens to be a photographer too.
She spent the afternoon happily snapping away and sharing lots of lovely tips with me on how to get my camera off auto - and how to shoot in my terribly dark house!
I'm so excited with what I have learnt.- My camera is not set on Auto right now and Ive even taken photos with it tonight - yes in the dark.
She also convinced me to download the trial for Lightroom.
Now I tell you that was a hard sell because I already have and regulary use
PSE PS AND APERTURE
so there was no way I was going to get sucked into another package
But sucked I am
why ??? because of this.
eeek so so so in love
Carissa took the photo and I edited :) so excited to play more with this. I have 30 days to decide if I'm going to buy or not
I'll tell you right now that I am.
I cannot even begin to tell you the stuff I didn't get done today!
PS - did you notice two girls with straight hair ? sigh I couldn't say no.
I always start this project and think eek this is such a bad week to do it... but you know every week can be construed as that.
It's not a bad week it's a great week because this is my life. There is no go slow.
It's 11.00pm Tuesday night and I just downloaded two days of photos.
Monday I took my first photo at 6.30am - was at work by 7.00am and then didn't stop through my school day again until I left at 4.30pm
Today though I took pictures of my desk -it's very telling of the time I am at in the senior school year cycle.
We also had parent teacher interviews tonight times two- for my two and also at my own school so I booked the girls ones for first thing in the afternoon and Richard then rushed me back to do my own.
Another 13 hour day :)
I have many more photos and many more bits to document but I really wanted to get started before it got away from me and I gave it up as too hard.
Here is a snapshot.
How's your documenting going? Do send me a link I'd love to see :) Did anyone buy Ali's templates this year I still think that's what I'd like to use- I'm definitely doing digital.