Are Photo Challenges Killing The Fun Of Instagram?

By on April 5, 2012

My love of Instagram is not a new topic for me here at The Bad Moms Club, as you all know. On January 1st, as I was winding down for bed and surfing IG, I saw so many of my friends posting self-portraits with the hashtag #janphotoaday. I found the list of prompts and thought [...]

Bad Moms Join Photo Challenges

By on January 19, 2012

Being a photographer, I often read posts and articles on improving my craft, and one suggestion is to participate in a photo challenge. A lot of people to the 365 (or 366, in 2012) challenge, which is a photo a day for a year, and … no thanks. When I worked from home, I may [...]

Bad Moms Got Good Camera Gear For The Holidays

By on January 5, 2012

My love for Photojojo is not a new topic here, and I even included their iPhone lenses in my photography gift guide. Well, guess what? I GOT THOSE LENSES FOR CHRISTMAS. (I’m not yelling. I’m just excited.) For the past five Christmases or so I’ve requested (and received) some pretty great camera gear. My 70D, [...]

Bad Moms Love To Play With Bokeh

By on December 22, 2011

Last year, I told you guys about creating bokeh with custom shapes. Ah, that little baby snow dude. He’s back in our great room again this year. mcdonalds job application online I did give the basic settings for creating good bokeh, but I didn’t expand on it. Here is the quick and dirty (heh) tutorial [...]

Bad Moms Like Good Photography Gift Guides

By on December 7, 2011

Photography can be is an expensive hobby. There is the big, fancy camera body and the big, fancy lenses and the big, fancy photo editing software. If you have a photographer in your life and don't have a budget of THOUSANDS of dollars for presents (or you are a photographer and you don't want to [...]

Bad Moms Love Photography/Instagram Gift Ideas

By on November 17, 2011

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I am a fan of Instagram, and Catherine is too. Christmas is around the corner (as Hannukah, and so many other holidays) and that means that it’s time for PRESENTS. There isn’t much that I need for Christmas, but there are a [...]

Bad Moms Love New (To Them) Photo Apps

By on September 29, 2011

Last week, I saw a few photos in my Instagram feed where my friends had mentioned using the Snapseed App. And that it was free! I am a HUGE lover of Camera+ for photo editing but I tried Snapseed out and I love it, too. I don’t think it will replace Camera+ for me, but [...]

Bad Moms Take Great Portraits

By on September 15, 2011

My (new) sister-in-law is in her second year of acting school and has done modeling on the side. I did the wedding photos for her and my brother on their big day and she asked me to take some headshots for her before she heads back to the Big City. I could have used my [...]

Bad Moms Take Photos in the Golden Hour

By on September 1, 2011
My three

You’ve probably figured this out by now, but taking photos in bright sunshine isn’t the best for portraits. Squinty eyes, harsh shadows and the wrong colour temperature mean that while you can most definitely capture moments, great portraits aren’t going to happen. Good ones, maybe, but not great ones. Light really is King when it [...]

Bad Moms Pull Out The Big Guns

By on August 18, 2011
Emily piano

The love of iPhoneography and Instragram is not unknown. You have a lightweight camera in your hands with which you can take photos and edit them and share them instantly. how to get a girlfriend It is easy to ignore that you have a big, fancy camera in your purse. Except, you have a big, [...]

Bad Moms Take Great Landscape Photos

By on July 28, 2011
Swimming at sunset

As I mentioned last week, my family and I ventured to the Oregon Coast. I’m not sure if you’ve been there – if not, YOU SHOULD GO – but if there’s something that the Oregon Coast delivers, it’s The Pretty. It’s beautiful when it’s sunny and it’s beautiful when it’s rainy. Case in point: This [...]

Bad Moms Go Off The Grid

By on July 1, 2011

It’s Canada Day today. Most Canadians will be celebrating by drinking beer and watching fireworks and stalking the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Me, I’m celebrating by going off the grid. Well, going mostly off the gird. As little off the grid as I can manage. I am going to be clinging to the grid [...]

Bad Moms Know How To Get The (Underwater) Shot

By on June 23, 2011
seaworld manta collage 2

So the other week I went to SeaWorld, and they were all, like, bring a bathing suit, which was, on the one hand, terrifying, but on the other, intriguing (swimwear at SeaWorld could mean… swimming at SeaWorld! With, like, their creatures!) It also raised the very important of issue of how, if there were going [...]

Bad Moms Edit Photos On The Fly

By on June 9, 2011

I’ve written a lot about Instagram here, I know. (Instagram – iPhone photo-sharing app. Keep up with me, people.) But, you guys, it is like a core part of my very being. It is how I am recording my children’s lives. It matters. And it matters almost as much as the Camera+ app. I couldn’t [...]

Kids Ruin Everything. Even The Furry Ones.

By on June 1, 2011

Imagine, if you will, discussing matters of philosophy, whether God loves an object because it is holy or whether the object is holy because God loves it. And then, imagine your cat videobombing you. “What’s this, Dad? Dad, what’s this? What’s in there? Huh? Dad? Mrow? The question really is, is the cat holy? Or [...]