What Lens Should I Choose?

December 14, 2011
What Lens Should I Get?

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

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
Set of Three Splashing Fruit Photographic Prints for the Kitchen {Free High-Res Download}

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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What Settings Should I Use?

February 14, 2011

I recently added a feature to this blog where you can click on a photo and see the settings I used to shoot that photo. I’m thrilled to be able to easily share this information, but I also wanted to let you guys in on two very important secrets. 1. I don’t always use the […]

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A Quick Comparison of Aperture & Bokeh

December 7, 2010

Here’s a super quick experimentation with aperture & bokeh. When Jenny and I were taking pictures of cupcakes at Disney, we grabbed a table by the giant Christmas tree and positioned the cupcakes so the beautiful tree lights & decorations were the background for our photos. Below is a quick comparison of the different apertures […]

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9 Quick Steps To A Better Blog Experience

November 18, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered how to increase traffic, gain followers, and keep readers on your blog, here are nine easy steps you can take right now to make your blog a better experience for your readers. 1. Turn off “Word Verification” for comments Word verification discourages comments. If you want comments and engaged readers, make […]

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Make a Ruffled Camera Strap Slipcover

October 1, 2010

I am in love with anything ruffly and flirty – I’m totally digging the ruffled camera strap trend. And I’m really loving all the purpley grays, berry pinks, and olive greens I’ve been seeing everywhere for fall. Gorgeous. I love the idea of a camera strap slipcover that can easily be changed out with new […]

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Tutorial: Saving and Sizing Your Images for Blogging

September 15, 2010

This tutorial will show you how to resize and save your photos in Photoshop so they are sharp, crisp, and perfectly sized for your blog. If you’ve ever posted photos on your blog or Facebook, you may have noticed they are not as crisp and clear as the original image. This is especially frustrating if […]

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Photography Tutorial: A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera

September 3, 2010

Hi guys! With Labor Day weekend coming up, I know a lot of us are going to be out there taking pictures! :) Since we have a long weekend to practice, I wanted to share with you this basic intro to SLR photography. If you have an SLR camera and are nervous to take it […]

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Tutorial: Shabby Chic Dangly Earring Display

July 16, 2010

This fun little shabby chic earring stand, made from an altered picture frame, is a great way to hang and display all your beautiful, dangling earrings. I had the idea for this project after we talked about my love affair with dangly earrings and how to display them. I don’t know about you, but I […]

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Blogger Tutorial: Different Backgrounds for Different Pages

June 23, 2010

Now that you can easily add multiple pages to your Blogger or Blogspot blog, you might have wondered if you can have a different background for each page, thus giving your pages their own unique look. Good news! You can! And this tutorial will show you how to do it in just one easy step. […]

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Scarves. How I wear ‘em.

February 26, 2010
scarf hanger

So, last week when I was talking about my current love affair with scarves, somehow in the excitement of all the commenting, and what I can only imagine was some sort of scarf-induced high, I let myself get talked into making… a video. That’s right, a real, live video documenting a few of my favorite […]

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How I Edit My Photos

February 16, 2010

This is part one in a series of tutorials which will cover the very basics of Photoshop. It’s perfect for the beginner Photoshop user- and written in plain English, so it’s simple enough even for someone who has never used Photoshop before! :) This tutorial, Part 1: Layers, will show you how to give your […]

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Must-Get Christmas Pictures Before the Tree Comes Down!

December 20, 2009
Christmas Tree Bokeh - Top Christmas Pictures to Get Before the Tree Comes Down!

The Christmas tree can provide an excellent background for some really unique photos- here’s a tutorial on how to get some great shots before that tree comes down. Pin It 1. The Christmas Tree Classic Bokeh Canon 85mm 1.8 f/1.8 1/40 sec 1600 ISO To get those big, beautiful, blurry lights, use your lens with […]

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A collage of clothes . . .

November 13, 2009
abercrombie & fitch, j. crew, GAP, Old Navy, Ann Taylor LOFT, BEBE, American Eagle, Izod sweaters on eBay

I was messing around making a collage the other day, and I came across this pretty cool action. It’s called Panos’s BnBig Picture- you can get it by clicking here and scrolling almost all the way down to the bottom of the page- look under the header “Frames and Mattes” and it’s #42. It’s pretty […]

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Add a Signature to Every Blog Post on your Blogger/Blogspot Blog

August 11, 2009
add signature to blogger

If you have a blog, you may be wondering how to add your signature after every post on your Blogger or Blogspot blog. This simple tutorial will show you how to do it in just a few easy steps! :) This method of adding a signature will add your signature after *every* post- even posts […]

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How To Use a Custom Font for Your Entire Blogger/Blogspot Posts

April 27, 2009
use a custom font for your posts and titles on your blogger/blogspot blog

Okok. So you want to change your *entire* posts to a funky font. Well, it can be done… Sort of.. I can’t figure out an easy way to change the font of your existing posts, but it can be done for any new posts you write. click here to see a live demo of what […]

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Geocities Is Closing!

April 25, 2009

Important Update for those who changed their blog fonts and used Geocities! I just found (a little over a week after I wrote my tutorial, what timing, huh? :p) that Geocities is closing and will be terminating all of their accounts later this year. This means that if you still have any of your font-changing […]

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Blog Buttons!

April 21, 2009
how to add a blog button to blogger

Hey! So if you’re a fan of kevinandamanda.com, or you’ve found any of the recent blog makeover tutorials helpful, or you really like the free fonts and recipes or whatever else it is I post about around here… :D And if you wanna spread the word or you’re wondering how you can show me the […]

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How To Use A Cute Font For Your Blogger Post Titles

April 14, 2009
how to use fonts in blogger

Are there any fellow font addicts in the house? :) Have you ever wanted to use fonts to add a cute, personalized look to your blog? Have you seen blogs with cute fonts for their titles, dates, or sidebar headers and thought, “I want that!”? Have you’ve already tried to do it, only to discover […]

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