Photography Category Archives

DIY: Photo backdrop stand, $10 and 10 minutes

I've seen a lot of tutorials on how to DIY your own backdrop stand out of PVC pipe, so I grabbed my trusty notebook and drew up a quick sketch of what I'd need. Because my space in the basement is limited, I decided to go with a stand that was 54-inches wide and just over 60-inches tall. This is the perfect height for (smaller) kids like I have.

I take a ton of pictures, not just of my children, but also for the blog. I’ve been in the process of setting up a home photography studio in the basement for the past few months. (My post here about how to set up a home studio on a budget has been hugely popular!). I had ordered a number of vinyl photography backdrops from China …

How to find Photos’ actual image files in Finder on a Mac

How to find Photos' actual image files in Finder on a Mac

Earlier this year, I organized and backed up all of my digital photos. It was a huge project but it felt so great to get it all done and caught up. Now, it’s a task that I do monthly. Check out my post here for my method of organizing and backing up digital images. My main computer is my MacBook Pro and I use OS …

How to organize your digital photos: A system that works!

Follow my simple step-by-step process to getting all your photos organized digitally! - Jennadesigns

I don’t know about you, but until I organized my photos a couple months ago, I had images everywhere – my computer, my phone, my spouse’s phone, in text messages and emails, not to mention on sites like Facebook and Instagram! I also had many years worth of digital images on CDs and DVDs in the closet. To say I had been paralyzed with indecision …

New camera addition: Kodak Instamatic 100

New camera addition: Kodak Instamatic 100

Last week, Mike picked up another vintage camera for our collection, this time from an antique store in Plymouth. This is the Kodak Instamatic 100 camera. He got it for only $7, complete with original box in like-new condition. The model 100 was one of Kodak’s first Instamatic camera released in the USA. It was produced from 1963-1966 and used 126 film cartridges. The button …

New camera addition: Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera

Here is another addition to our camera collection – the Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera, also a gift from my mom! I finally had some time to shoot a picture of it, all cleaned up! This camera was part of the series of Polaroid cameras that started with the Automatic 100 and finished at the Automatic 450. It shares a common set of features with …

Everything you need for a home photography studio on a budget

Check out everything you need to set up a home photography studio on a budget!

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New camera addition: Polaroid SX-70

The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1 is a folding single lens reflex Land Camera first produced by the Polaroid Corporation in 1972.

I’ve now officially run out of space on my camera shelves with the addition of a couple more cameras – Polaroids this time! This is a camera I’ve been coveted for my collection for quite some time … years actually. The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1. My mom had purchased this camera a number of years ago when she was dabbling in Polaroid photography. …

New additions to the camera collection

A couple of weeks ago, I added another three cameras to our collection. I finally have all the shelves up and all of them on display and I’m super pleased with how it all turned out. The camera above is a Kodak Baby Brownie, is a small, basic camera (art deco style), made of Bakelite with a flip-up frame viewfinder. The shutter is operated by …

New additions to our camera collection

I’ve been really good and haven’t bought any new cameras for my vintage camera collection in a long while … so it was about time I fell off the wagon! I recently finished building and staining four shelves for our collections, which has grown quite a bit since we started it four years ago. My husband and I have enjoyed adding cameras as we came …