I have boys. We have lots of books about bugs. This week we read about Luna Moths so last night when my oldest son ran into the house exclaiming about a big green moth on the shed I was really thrilled to discover he'd found a Luna Moth. This particular Luna Moth had just hatched from a cocoon and was drying its wings in the fresh air, just waiting for nightfall. Did you know? The Luna Moth is an endangered species! Luna Moths don't eat. They don't even have mouths. Named Luna (moon) Moth because they only fly at night. A Luna Moth only lives for about a week. They mate and the female lays
My most recent labors of love have been big projects. Some web based for large clients, some still ongoing, but the one I'm here to tell you about today is a physical product that I'm really excited about... A Garden Journal. You can read all about what it's like, how it came to be and the wonderful people and publisher who made it happen: The Mom Prepares Garden Journal. All of the photography in the journal is mine!
It's no secret that I love online photo book creators. As a busy mom I never find the time to make scrap books or print all our favorite photos and put them in albums and online photo book sites make putting the pictures in our hands a doable thing for me. Once a year I create a book for my boys, with our our favorite memories from the past year. They love looking at these books. Lately we've had a couple of really special family occasions that have each warranted their own book. So, when Viovio asked if I'd like to try their photo book creator I had to say yes! I chose my grandparent's 60th wedding
With all this talk about bloggers' images being stolen, lots of people are asking, how do I protect my images? Here are a few methods bloggers can use to watermark images. How to Watermark Images with Free Software Using Pickmonkey upload your photo. Use the Text tool to add some text and set the 'fade' so the text is slightly transparent. Put the text over any part of the image you like. You may try and cover enough of the focal point to make the image unusable by people who would try to crop around or cover your watermark.
I'm super excited about this class! a. Because I'm a new iPhone owner (4s, baby!) b. It's photography. c. A friend of mine is teaching it. So, won't you come take the class with me? It's just $29, completely at your own pace, and you'll learn a ton. Aimee is just amazing! Sign up for Easy iPhoneography
Because I know a lot of my readers are also photographers I'm going to share an extra special deal... Amazon.com's software deal of the week is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. You can get it now for 50% off! That's right, normally $300, it's now $149.99! Head on over and pick up a copy! Disclosure: Affiliate links in this post may help me buy a cup of coffee... or, toss a few pennies into my camera savings jar so I can get the DSLR I'm dreaming of.