I've developed a bit of a fascination with stop motion over the last few months, and would love to make a stop motion film of my own. Since I don't have a video camera, I decided to make a slideshow. I wish I could speed it up a little more, maybe add some music, but I had to start somewhere. Baby steps.
I saw so many beautiful headers yesterday! For those of you who gave my tutorial a try and shared your results, thank you! I made a new Flickr group, Handmade Headers, if you are interested in adding your headers to the group. Someone asked why I use Flickr to store my photos, and I just have to say, I'm a big Flickr fan. There's just so much beauty, inspiration and sense of community on Flickr. It's also the easiest way I've found to organize and access my photos.
Several people asked about a three column template on Blogger. I used a tutorial via How About Orange to create three columns. Alexandra of Cabbage Moon recommended this tutorial. Amy of A Commonplace Life wrote a tutorial about editing HTML and other ways to pimp your blog.
After having my camera for two years, I just started reading the user's manual yesterday. I'm determined to get through all the technical jargon and finally learn what all those buttons can do. I don't know how much I'll actually learn from the manual, though; some of the best tips I've gleaned over the years have been random comments I've heard or read from other photographers (especially over on Flickr). Once upon a time, Alicia of Mayfly commented on one of Molly of Mommycoddle's photos: "Manual focus is your friend." That tip changed my life.
So I have a favor to ask of you: Do you have any photography tips to pass along? I figure that if I tap into the collective knowledge out there, I might just figure out how to take a better photograph. A better photograph means a better header, and you know how I love headers! I can't wait to see yours over on Flickr.