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Awesome New Feature on Kevin & Amanda + $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway to Celebrate! (Winners Announced!)

March 6, 2014
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Today I am introducing CliqueMe, an awesome new feature on Kevin & Amanda! PLUS stay tuned below to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway AND an entire SimpleHuman smart kitchen makeover!! ($800+ value) It’s easy to enter — there’s only one entry and this giveaway is only on Kevin […]

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Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps

January 15, 2014
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If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, what I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and […]

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What Settings Should I Use for Silhouette Photos

October 28, 2013
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A few weeks ago I posted this photo on my Instagram account, and several of you requested a tutorial on settings to use for silhouette photos. I took this particular photo with my iPhone, so I decided I would share a tutorial for both! :) Below I will you show you my 4 easy steps […]

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How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog’s Busiest Day of the Week

October 21, 2013
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I had no idea you could do this with just one click! This isn’t really so much of a tutorial as it is a link, lol! Just one click and you can find out your blog’s busiest days of the week. Make sure you have Google Analytics installed on your blog and that you are […]

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How to Make an Animated Image

February 14, 2013
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Press ESC to pause animation. You guys know I love my animated images, like this How to Frost a Cupcake Animated Gif, and who could forget this one of Gaby eating a cricket??! Animated images (à la the Vine app) are all the rage right now! :) But I bet you didn’t know how so […]

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How to Take Tack-Sharp Action Photos

February 5, 2013
How to Get Tack-Sharp Action Photos in Five Easy Steps

  You guys know I love taking photos of Miley and Howie running around like lunatics in the backyard. If you’ve ever wondered what the best settings to use to get action photos sharp and in focus were, here’s my go-to recipe for tack-sharp action photos. I use these five simple settings every single time. […]

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Add a Pinterest Mouseover Button to Your Blog Images

January 15, 2013
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Follow Kevin and Amanda on Pinterest. Have you noticed this trend on blogs lately? This is a new feature I’ve seen popping up everywhere. When you put your mouse over an image on the blog, a Pinterest logo pops up prompting you to “Pin” the image. At first I wasn’t sure if I loved this […]

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How to Brighten a Dark Subject on a Light Background

December 20, 2012
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If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of anything against a bright background, no doubt you’ve run into this problem. Either the background is just right but your subject is TOO DARK, or your subject is fine, but the background is TOO BRIGHT. It’s hard to take pictures in this tricky lighting situation because […]

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8 Tutorials to Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

November 21, 2012
8 Tutorials You Need To Get Beautiful Holiday Photos

  Happy Day Before Thanksgiving! In our family we always try to take our holiday card photos over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for family photos, because it’s when everyone is all together under one roof. If you’re planning on taking any family photos this weekend, or if you’d like a few good holiday […]

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How to Remotely Access Your Computer for FREE from your Phone

September 20, 2012
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Hey guys! My awesome neighbor Stephanie just showed me the coolest app, and I HAD to tell you guys about it! Stephanie has her own amazing crafty/foodie/tutorial blog where she writes about everything that makes her smile, so I thought I’d let her tell you about this app herself. I am using this app CONSTANTLY […]

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How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used On Another Site

September 12, 2012
How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used on Another Site -- A Reverse Image Search Tutorial

Pin It I’ve got a super quick and easy tutorial for you today. This is a cool trick I’ve been using a lot lately, and I thought I’d pass on this neat tool to you just in case you’ve ever wondered how to do this. Did you know there’s a really simple way to see […]

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My Favorite Camera Apps for iPhone and Android

August 16, 2012
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I love taking photos with my camera phone. While it’ll never take the place of my big camera, it’s great for those times when I don’t have my big camera with me, or when I want to share a photo instantly. I love that I can snap, edit, and upload a photo to share with […]

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Girls Week in NYC

April 3, 2012
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Last week I had such a fun opportunity to tag along with my sweet friend and neighbor Stephanie to NYC. She travels to all sorts of fun places for work, and when she slyly told me she was heading to NYC on her next fabulous trip, you know there was no way I was letting […]

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Clean Color by Erin Cobb (Winner Announced!)

March 15, 2012
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*I’m letting my sweet, talented friend Erin take over my blog today while I plan a fun surprise for you guys next week. :) Take it away, Erin! Hi Guys! My name is Erin Cobb and I’ve had the honor of knowing Amanda for about two years now. She’s truly one of the most creative, […]

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How To See Who Visits Your Blog

February 2, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered who visits your blog, there’s a fun site you can use to see what your readers are interested in — and what they like most about your site. By placing the invisible code on your site, you’ll get answers to questions like: How many people visited my blog today? Who links […]

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Add a “Pin It” Button to Your Posts

January 26, 2012
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Follow Kevin and Amanda on Pinterest. If you scroll down to the bottom of any post here on Kevin & Amanda, you’ll see a “Pin It” button that you can click on to pin the image of your choice onto Pinterest. Adding a “Pin It” button of your own is so ridiculously simple to do! […]

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Why Lightroom May Be The Only Photo Editor You Need

January 9, 2012
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  I currently use both Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom 3 to edit, size and save all the photos here at Kevin & Amanda. I love Photoshop through and through, but Lightroom has some pretty awesome features that can definitely rival Photoshop’s near and dear place in my heart. Lightroom is brimming with easy-to-use tools […]

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What Lens Should I Choose?

December 14, 2011
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Confused by all those numbers? Not sure which lens best fits your needs? Here’s a breakdown of what all those numbers attached to an SLR lens mean. If you’re thinking of adding a new lens to your camera this year, this quick cheat sheet will help you pick the right lens for your needs. 18-55mm […]

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What Settings Should I Use? Part 2

October 4, 2011
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Earlier this year I added a new feature to my blog — you can click on any photo to see the camera, settings, and lens I used to shoot that photo. I love being able to easily share this info with you guys. In February, shortly after I added this feature, I wrote a post […]

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Finding the Right Light

March 3, 2011
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Last fall, at the BlogHer Food conference in San Francisco, I was able to take a photography class from extremely lovely and talented White on Rice Couple, Todd and Diane. If you ever get the opportunity to take a class from this incredibly precious couple, go! You’ll love every minute. One of the most important […]

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