Shoot and Edit: Week 32 – Bright and Colorful…EDIT...

August 18, 2011
Welcome to the 32nd week of Shoot and Edit: Part 2. Click HERE for all the details and upcoming prompts/themes (also including previous editing tutorials). This week’s theme or prompt was to show us one “Bright and Colorful” SOOC shot (this was just a suggestion, you can show us any SOOC shot). Hopefully you linked up with Jill’s blog earlier this week.Each Thursday, I will take my SOOC shot and provide a simple/basic or advanced Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Lightroom tutorial. You can then try my tutorial on your own photos and link up here – linky...
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Over the Hill…

August 17, 2011
This past weekend, we celebrated my friend Jessica’s 30th birthday. I always thought that “over the hill” meant you were turning 50 years old, but apparently, that hill has gotten smaller over time. I guess it’s a good thing I have another 10 months to walk over that hill. Either way, I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures from our night. Unfortunately, I was working with incredibly dim lighting. Even with my Speedlite, I feel like my photography skills came up short, thus the reason there aren’t more photos from the night. Nonetheless, HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
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Serve Where You’re Gifted

August 16, 2011
This past week, my church continued their series called “Unpacking Hope.” This week our focus was on “serving where you’re gifted.” [Click HERE to watch the original message.] Then, just this morning…I received the following email from the Brave Girls Club: “There is a beautiful and little known secret to happiness that it sometimes takes us way too long to finally learn….and it is one that we can start practicing today, fabulous friend.When life feels overwhelming, upsetting or grim…we can instantly change...
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L to the Third went to Texas…

August 16, 2011
…and I took over her blog to show you a few dance moves. Be sure to click over and read the rest of the story. I have to warn you though, you may have Maroon 5 playing in your head the rest of the day.    
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