Photographing the Cute

Take Better Photos of Babies, Kittens, and Other Adorable Subjects

Cute things are among the hardest subjects for new photographers to shoot well. Sound strange? Believe me: A string of drying laundry, a broken bottle by the road, a rotting barn one gust shy of collapsing—these are easier to artfully photograph than an adorable hamster or puppy. It’s not just because inanimate things will sit still for you. It’s because people tend to think that cute (the subject) is enough to make for a great photograph. It isn’t: Continue reading


Photo-Planning Your Garden: The Simplest 52-Week Project Ever!

Some of the more fastidious gardeners I know sketch out little garden plans every spring or late winter. They know exactly what they’ve planted in the past and how well it went over. They know which plants got wilt, mold, or bug infestations in previous years, and when. They know where there was overcrowding or bald spots that need remedying, too.


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