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Photos: 10 Tips for Newborn Photography

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From landscape photography to documentary photography, event photography to portrait photography—there are many different types of photography that help you express your emotions, viewpoint, and style. Out of all of the different types of photography, the one form of photography that many people find the most difficult is portrait, specifically newborn photography.




10 Tips for Newborn Photos

Feedings, naps, screams, cries, diaper changes—there are many issues that can get in the way of capturing newborns on film. Here are …

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New Year's Resolutions You Made Your Resolutions, Are You Keeping Them?

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It might feel like resolutions are made to be broken, but this year you can change that. A resolution doesn’t have to feel like punishment for last year’s choices. It is promise to yourself. One that certainly will improve your life… in one way or another. So instead of dreading

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Dina-Farmer-Leading-Lines-2 3 Tips for Completing a 52 Week Photo Project

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Many newcomers to the art of photography are always looking for ways to improve their photography…. The easiest way I have found is to take on a 52 Week Photo Project.  Over the course of the year you’ll be taking a photograph every single week.  The idea is to

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Capture How to Host a Google+ Hangout on Air

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We’ve introduced you to Google+ and shared tips to maximize your time in this up-and-coming social space. We’ve even defined the intriguing Google Hangout on Air and shared some creative ways to make the most out of their unique options. With all this information in your Google+… arsenal, now’s the

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CreativeWays Creative Ways to Benefit with Google+ Hangouts on Air

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Google+ Hangouts on Air are all the rage right now. If you haven’t participated in one directly, you’ve likely heard the buzz about them somewhere. Mom It Forward has been focused on the Google+ space since spring 2013, hosting Hangouts on Air and figuring out how best to use the …

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Love Heart Shaped Background   Google Plus Cover Google+: 8 Tips to Maximize Your Google+ Experience

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Google+! Wondering what all the buzz is about?
If you’re like many social media savvy people, either you’ve jumped into Google+… or you’ve been considering getting serious about it for a long time now. The 2 1/2-year-old platform has proven it’s worth and has become the 2nd largest social networking

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Practical

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We all want to start out the New Year right. For many of us that means New Year’s resolutions. While these resolutions can be motivating they can also be disheartening if they are not completed. What can you do to make sure your keeping your New Year’s resolutions practical?…

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Kate Eschbach Photography-28 Top 4 Photography Tips

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Taking an inspiring photo… is something everyone can do!   I know the bulky manual that came with your camera can be absolutely overwhelming to some people, so I recommend starting simple.  Follow this advice and you will find yourself happily looking in the manual for specific answers to questions you

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Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips 13 Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips

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Do you love or love to avoid wrapping Christmas presents? If the latter, these 13 holiday gift wrapping tips will make gift wrapping a breeze this holiday season.




One of my favorite parts of getting ready for Christmas is wrapping holiday gifts. Yes! I just said that. I absolutely love

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Christmas Music Christmas Musics: Songs That Makes the Season Bright {Free Download}

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How does listening to Christmas music and smelling winter fragrances change the tone of your holiday season?




Listening to Christmas music, just like smelling winter fragrances, can elicit feelings of cheer, excitement, and love during the holiday season. So, when Glade®… approached me about writing about both, I had to

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