Friday Photography Tip.

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When looking for a good spot to shoot photos (for your blog or of others if you are a photographer), one really good tip I’ve picked up along the way is where to place the background.  Your subject will pop out much more if they are further away from the backdrop so long as it’s not a distracting background.  This will leave your subject the main point of focus and everything else will be slightly a little more out of focus.

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As you can see with the above photo, the floral is nice but a tad distracting.  The background is also really close to me so it’s very much still in focus.  Not that this is a bad photo but the first photo is much more interesting.

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Get outside and play around with it this weekend (and don’t forget to send us a link if you post photos with this technique)!

Jackson Lake Love.

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My trip to Jackson Hole was honestly one of the most beautifully scenic trips I’ve taken.  The Grand Tetons were constantly in the background of whatever we were up to and they were unbelievably beautiful.  We spent a day on Jackson Lake on a pontoon boat we rented and Julia commanded for us.  We cruised around and even took a chilly dip which felt like it was needed.  I mean when in Jackson!

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Captain Winder!

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Just drinking a refreshing Radler.

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Our captain viewing the sights.

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We did it, we jumped in!

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Swimming in the cold lake was so refreshing and fun!

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Back at the harbor.  It was a perfect day to be on the lake!

 

Lookout Over Lanikai.

IMG_6243If you frequent our site, you know how much we love the ocean and beautiful colors.  While on the island of Oahu over Thanksgiving, my friend Amanda took my parents and I on one of the most scenic and beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on.  It overlooked the most perfect beach, Lanikai.

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Ridge walking.

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Unbelievably perfect.

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We sat on top of these old military “pill boxes” and just soaked it all in.

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When in Hawaii…
xoxo