Tuesday Tip 8.11

You need (yes, need) a Magic Bullet. This thing is awesome. I use it at LEAST once a day. Making smoothies, milkshakes & margaritas. Grating hard cheeses, chopping nuts & making quick dips. As I write, I am sipping on a Frappucino-like concoction, except it is decaf (which Starbucks no longer makes) and I didn't have to use my first born as payment. Seriously, I do love me some Starbucks (and Dunkin' Donuts!), but some days, I just don't feel like going that route. Plus, the Magic Bullet is F-U-N!

You can get it at Target, Walmart, Amazon or the Magic Bullet site. If you already have one, let me know the yumminess you are creating. If you don't have one, you can email or call to thank me after you've used it once.

Onto photography! This week's tip is also about location, but this time, it's about finding a location.
A little backward since last week was about shooting on location, but there you go.

You can find pockets of perfect anywhere. You don't need a huge area. Some oddball places I've shot:
entrance areas of malls, banks, neighborhoods, restaurants, etc.
industrial doors (those cool ones with the horizontal grooves)
antique and salvage stores

There are obviously eleventy-hundred more places to shoot,
but I just wanted to show you how quickly you can find a location.

I really want to shoot in a junk yard, but no one has been up for that yet!

This was taken in front of a furniture store!

FYI: Always ask permission. "Candy said so" will not get you out of trouble.

Happy shooting!
Leave questions in the comments or email me!


  1. Look how cute he is! And what a great image!

  2. Thank you for the ideas! I think I often try to include too much of the background when shooting portraits. I'll have to read up about depth of field. Love the pic and the "Candy said so"--lol!


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