Dispatches From Ladyblogland

Get you clicky fingers ready, because there are a ton of great links from this week’s ladyblogland.

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Picture This: Taking Good Portraits

One of the most annoying things I encounter as a photographer is when people (mostly friends and family) refuse to let me take their photos. They cover their faces, throw up their hands, and scream, “No!” Most often this is because one of two reasons: a. they “always look horrible in photos,” or b. someone once posted a bad photo of them all over Facebook and you might do the same. Well, that doesn’t always have to be the case and with these five tips, you might be able to convince a reluctant someone to let you take their photo. Read More Picture This: Taking Good Portraits

Learning to Live with People

So I just moved recently, to an outlying neighborhood of a large city. I am beginning to realize, as I spend much of my unemployed-loser time at home, that this is probably the first time I have ever felt that I lived in a real neighborhood. Read More Learning to Live with People