Nov 25, 2013

Why Film Is Better

Being a [early] 90's child, the first half of my life involved camera's with film, disposable cameras and reusable cameras. My dad owned a photoshop and film and printing was easy for me. My dad passed me the film and he printed them as soon as I finished. Point being, I grew up with film camera's.
I'm not going to say I'd rather film over digital because that would be a HUGE lie (I love my DSLR!) But there are a few things better in a digital camera...

Nov 19, 2013

Photo booth!

On my first post I posted a picture of myself and mentioned that it was from a photo booth I had done for my brothers going away party. I wanted to share with you how easy it was to make it happen. And it's a really fun way to gather party memories. People really had a good time posing and being silly. And a few weeks after the party, everyone who took photos at the booth received edited copies of their pictures (yes, lots of editing for me)

This is what you'll need for you very own photobooth:
-a camera (duh) it would help to have one with a timer setting so you can be I'm the pictures too
-a tripod. Do you really want to carry your camera all night?
-fabric to use as a backdrop. I used a large sheet of canvas (About 8x6) but any fabric would do good as long as it's not too sheer or shimmery (for lighting purposes) 
-a flash. I had a flash on my camera and also off camera flash only because during the dance portion of the party, the lights would be off and my camera flash would be enough alone. 
-fun props. I had all kinds of masks, colorful accessories like boas and glasses, capes, wigs... You'd be amazed at people creativity.
-a basket to place the props in. 
-this you don't need, but to avoid people touching your nice camera, an AV cable connected from your camera to a screen would save you from having that problem and people being able to see their pictures after they are taken. 
-extra batteries! 

Here are some of the pictures

Nov 11, 2013

Keeping Memories

The problem with Digital today is that most people don't take the time to print the pictures they take. The beautiful thing about taking pictures is to be able to go back to them years later. Most of us change cameras, phones, computers, and tablets every few years. When we sell the tablet or phone, we simply delete the pictures and start fresh with our new device. But then, whats the purpose of taking pictures? Pictures only make memories if we keep them, right?

Here are some ways to simply and creatively keep your pictures so you don't lose them forever in the digital abyss

-Photo Albums - Its as easy as uploading your pictures to and having them sent to your home a few days later. Then all you have to do is organize them in a photo album.

- Scrap-booking - old fashioned scrap-booking can be fun and a great way to pass time. Print your pictures in various sizes and decorate a page for the pictures, describe the picture so you can remember how you felt and what was going on when the picture was taken. And for those of us tech savvy people, there's digital scrap-booking. Create and design your page, save it to the 'cloud' and print it. I like scrap-booking because not only do you have the picture but you can also describe what was going on when the picture was taken. This adds a more personal and memorable touch to each photograph. Michaels and Joanne's have an extensive collection of scrap booking supplies. You can also shop on for tons of supplies and even digital scrap booking supplies.

-make photobooks - websites like and make custom photobooks. They are super simple to make (just upload the pictures you want, organize them how you want, and blammo your done) and they look professionally made. Ofcourse, you could be like me and complicate things by adding decorations and writing a paragraph for each picture but its not necessary.

-Photobox - It can't get easier than this... grab a big shoe box and stuff your printed pictures inside. Its a wonderful surprise to find a shoe box full of pictures when your spring cleaning your closet.

Nov 8, 2013


Welcome to my blog. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kat. I live in south Florida. I love taking pictures of my friends and family. I created this blog to showcase some of my pictures. I do this for fun and I really love it.

My dad was a photographer the first half of my life (until I was about 11) and I have learned a lot from him and continue to learn from him. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd like taking pictures as much as I do.

I'm always open to critiquing. Any comments or questions, feel free to let me know.

This is me. Photo taken by me (timer) and edited by me. This was a test pic from a photo booth I did for my brothers going away party.