Archive for the ‘bonnie loves pictures photography’ Category

Making The World Cuter

December 18, 2009
Hi GoodNCrazy Peoples!
I am so excited Carissa is letting me take over her blog for a day!

Let me introduce myself.
I’m Tiffany, you can call me Tiff.
I blog at Making the World Cuter...

…and I take pictures at Pumpernickel Buttons. Photography.

{YAY My IRL friend Tiff Hewlett -you can find her on twitter as @TiffHewlett – is going to TUTE you! Yup… she is over there ‘making the world cuter’ day after day and she agreed to help make MY GoodNCrazy world cuter too! Here’s how she’s going to make YOURS cuter….!}

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The Candy Bar Cake Gift Wrapping!

Ever need help figuring out what to do for those people on your holiday present list who are hard to shop for and you end up buying them a gift card?

You have them on your list, am I right?

Last year I searched the internet for “hard to buy for people ideas” and I came across Candy Bar Cakes. How cool! I thought it was a good idea until I looked at the price. Hello… $40!

Could I still get a good gift certificate and figure out not only how to make a candy bar cake, but also use it as the wrapping for my gift card, instead?

I’ll show you how I did it!
From last year…

Other ways to use the Candy Bar Cake Wrapping:

  • Jewelry
  • Movie
  • Video Game


Please see the full tutorial here for making your own super cute, make your gift world cuter, candy bar cake! My husband and I whipped one up last night in about 30 minutes, and had a blast making it (we only ate a few…). You can make this in time for Christmas, and think how much more tasty and fun getting that gift card will be when it’s wrapped in all this sweetness!

“Thanks for having me Carissa, it was fun!”

You’re welcome Tiff, thanks back atcha… and thanks for keeping me up so late at Bookclub last night!!

Your Camera Wants You To, Seriously!

July 24, 2009

Do you ever take a look around a photography blog and wish you could take dreamy pictures like they do? Here’s a quick explanation about lighting from Bonnie who is the professional photographer behind the lens at Bonnie Loves Pictures Photography.
Let her show you the light…

Auto or manual settings…
What’s the difference anyway?

—Photos and post by Bonnie of BonnieLovesPicturesPhotography and blog.

My hubby works from noon to 10:00 pm. When he comes home at night, I’m usually on the computer editing pictures and our three-year-old son is asleep on our bed (I know, but it’s the only place he’ll sleep, okay!) Usually I have the closet light on and it shines just enough light on my son stopping the whining about how dark it is in my room. Just so you know, when he doesn’t stop whining, I bribe him by telling him if he sleeps in his own room, I’ll buy him a HUGE Spiderman night light. —It never works, btw.

On this particular night, my son fell asleep with his Darth Vader costume on, INCLUDING the hard, plastic mask. My husband and I had a good laugh and then a picture of course!

  • Exposure: 1/8 sec
  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • ISO speed: 1600
  • Focal length: 50 mm

I have no idea why the only way he could sleep was with this costume on, but look, I’m tired, I’m busy, and if he wants to wear a costume to sleep, I’m all for it! This first picture is interesting because I was able to:

  • control the amount of light entering my camera (aperture)
  • determine how long my camera sensor was exposed to light (shutter speed)
  • choose the camera sensor for the light available (ISO speed)

I was able to capture a shot that truly looks like it was taken in the dark, with just a little closet light shining on my son. Let me show you the exact picture, with my camera on Auto.

It looks like I hauled my bed outside in broad daylight, forced my poor child to lay on it and pretend to be asleep, all so I could take a picture for this blog post. I didn’t, I promise. I had my camera on Auto and the on-camera flash went off. Good thing my son didn’t wake up, I tell ya.

If you have a camera that came with a good sized manual in the box, you probably have a camera that has different settings and modes. If you already know this and do this on a regular basis, then let’s get your photog on!

Now if you have a camera with these different settings, but you’ve never dared try them out or learn what your camera can do, I ask you to go and learn! Discover what beautiful things you and your camera can capture when the two of you know each other better.

Your camera wants you to, seriously.