watermarks & actions

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business33 Comments

Last week I posted about my camera and lenses and this is the follow-up post about watermarks and actions that I promised.  Let me preface this by saying I am not a PSE (Photoshop Elements) expert and there are a lot of other great programs out there, this is just what I use.  If you use a free program or prefer another … Read More

my camera & lenses

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business46 Comments

I get a lot of questions about what camera and lenses I use as well as how I process my pictures.  I received a bunch last week, so I thought it was time to share it all in a post.  Well, a few posts.  This post is about what gear I use.  My camera body is a Nikon D7000 digital … Read More

blogging & photography

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business43 Comments

If you take a poll of new DIY bloggers asking what’s on their Christmas list, probably over half would say a nice digital SLR.  It doesn’t take long for a blogger to realize the importance of photography in the blog world. The above shot is from a recent Cottages and Bungalows photo shoot. The above picture is from my first blog post.  It’s … Read More

New Lenses

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business28 Comments

My new lenses finally arrived late Wednesday evening.  It was after 7:00 pm and I was the last stop on the UPS route.  I practically hugged the delivery guy.  “I’ve been waiting for you ALL DAY LONG!!”  He apologized and I grabbed the package, signed for it, dashed to the back of the house and sat on the floor to open … Read More

Generosity & A New Pic Trick

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business16 Comments

There are some cool perks to having a blog.  There are really, really sweet ladies out there who send me things they think I might like or be able to use.  I’ve already shared the overwhelming response from the blog world when I asked for sheet music.  I am going to be set for months, maybe longer.  In the last few … Read More

Answers to Questions – Cameras, Prices & Blogs

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business95 Comments

I’ve received a few questions in response to Tuesday’s post and I thought I would share the answers with everyone.  This post is very wordy and long, but I truly hope this helps those who have questions… Camera Advice First, I was asked to recommend a decent low-cost camera.  I have not been a point-n-shoot girl for years, so I really don’t … Read More

Workshop Series – Tips From a Professional Photographer

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business23 Comments

Welcome to the workshop series brought to you by Mustard Seed Creations and Funky Junky Interiors!  Before we get started, make sure you check out my 1000 Follower Giveaway as well as the So You Think You Can Decorate Competition.  For this installment, I have another great guest lined up to share her expertise with you.  I “met” Courtney in the blog … Read More