Mary Denman: Have a Clear Subject or Point to Your Photos

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

Have you ever taken a photo, expecting it to be a great shot, but when you see it later, you realize that it just didn’t have the effect you wanted?

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us!

Sometimes, this is the result of taking a picture that doesn’t have a clear subject or point to it. I know. I’ve been there.

So today, let’s see how to learn from our mistakes and take cleaner shots that are more powerful!

In this first photo, you can see my daughter with her silver lab … read the rest. . .

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Mary Denman, Photographer: Portrait, Landscape, or Square?

by Mary Denman
Twitter: @MaryDenman

Have you ever considered whether it’s better to take a picture in horizontal or vertical orientation? In photography terms, they’re called landscape or portrait. What about a square photo? When are they good to use?

In a world of smart phone shots, DSLR cameras, Instagram, and Pinterest, it can be a little confusing as to what’s the best way to take a picture.

Today, we’re going to look at photos taken in landscape, portrait and cropped to a square and I’ll give you some guidelines and tips for taking better shots in all

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Mary Denman: Why is Photography Important to Bloggers?

Huzzah! Another first post by another regular contributor! Today, I’m thrilled, and I mean thrilled, to introduce you to my friend, prayer partner, and the woman responsible for making me look good professionally. This is Mary Denman, photographer. She’s going to be sharing “Intro to Photography” tips. Sweet, yes? Yes!

by Mary Denman @MaryDenman

I’m so excited to introduce myself and join you here on Frankly, My Dear . . . ! I’m Mary Denman and I’m a photographer who’s also a writer, with a teaching heart like my mom’s.

A few years ago, Molly Jo and I met at … read the rest. . .

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From Cover to Cover

The last few weeks have been as busy as ever. Never could I have imagined the bulk of my work for the Cookbook would come after the success of the Kickstarter campaign! But here it is, and I’m filling hours with orders for merchandise, approving final edits, managing mail lists… what a great, exhausting time this is!

Are you ready for a surprise? Until just about ten days ago, I assumed the cover for the Second Edition would be the same. That is, until I received this flavorful photo.

And then I got to thinking… and talking with my Designer. … read the rest. . .

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#25PhotosOfChristmas on Instagram

Two days ago I came up with the idea to start a Photo Challenge on Instagram. Little did I know, you would eagerly await the start on December 1st!

I’ve received some wonderful comments and suggestions. But the best help of all was when Dot showed me how to make a better posting for it.

I went from this:

To this:

I changed just a few of the challenges. I hope you’ll participate; I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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