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About KiM

Wife, mom to children with fur, book cover designer, photographer living in beautiful western NC, and author of books "The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat" and "You Had Me at Meow"

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Recall

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Thought I’d gotten a new tripod, but no.

I didn’t like the new Alta Pro2+  in person after all the research I did as much as I did on paper.  Video is 15 minutes of my thoughts on the two tripods.  I’m sure the same things that bug me, you may like and vice-versa but I really look to these videos when I’m looking at getting new gear and wanted to give back. I’ve learned that if I don’t process the video right away it sits in a folder while I forget everything I wanted to share. Hence why you haven’t seen the final review of my photography backpacks!

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The making of Into the Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

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Series are typically easier, the last one, book 2, being the exception, as you already have a theme, type and somewhat of a design layout to follow.  Continue reading

Depth for CCoH includes an archer photoshoot with the talented Taylor Hopkins

I only had three ideas for this “depth” theme, and they’re the same ideas I had last years “perspective” theme. One was a close-up macro, photo stacked to get all the detail front to back and, one was of a golf shot coming at me where hubby was in the background and the ball was close, the other was of Taylor hopefully with the tip of her arrow to her eye all in sharp focus.

Here are the three I sent in this year for the CCoH critique by Walter Arnold. I looked for a reference I’d seen a long time ago that showed a sailboat. One placed it in the upper third of the frame, the other the lower third. One, I think the one higher in the frame made it look a greater distance away. I thought of that when Arnold was talking about cropping photos but I never could find the example again.

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