Creativity

Art and crafts, fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, etc.

That Magical Diploma

That Magical Diploma

After spending countless hours consuming gallons of coffee and having at least one anxiety attack a week for 3 years, I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree, with honors even. Now, in my mind, graduating with such top grades and honors, I thought surely I would snag that magical decent-paying writer’s job. Potential employers would…

Anticipation

Anticipation

Lately, my life has been undergoing some very drastic changes. We’re moving across the country for my husband’s job. I need to find a job in a new city with my new career. We need to fix up the house and sell it; all in a span of a month! Add me trying to finish…

RAW vs. JPG

RAW vs. JPG

Like many things in digital photography, there are lots of opinions and discussions about image file formats, namely RAW and JPG. For some, it’s a matter of understanding what the formats are and what they can or cannot do, but for others, it’s choosing which format is the best to use. Let’s start with a…

The Best Camera Is the One You Have with You

The Best Camera Is the One You Have with You

What do you carry with you daily? I don’t know who the first person to coin the phrase was, but it is one that I’ve seen and heard a lot since I started with photography; the best camera is the one you have with you. And to be honest, it’s a very accurate statement. It…

The Human Eye Vs. The Camera

The Human Eye Vs. The Camera

One of my biggest frustrations with photography is the simple fact that the camera cannot match the human eye in what it can see and capture. Even the most advanced modern camera is incapable of recording images that accurately match what you can see with your own two eyes. Pretty much every camera manufacturer seems…

A Glimpse of the Old West

A Glimpse of the Old West

Contrary to popular urban myths, Oklahoma is not all rolling prairie and cowboys on horseback. In fact, there is very little native prairie left, with the largest chunk of it located a “few” miles to the north of Pawhuska in Osage County. Here you will find the Nature Conservancy has created the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve….

Creative Roadblocks

Creative Roadblocks

Like most people who follow a creative path, especially photography, I reached a stage where the consensus was that you have to pick a specialty and spend all your time becoming the best in only that area. Be it portraiture, still life, landscape, fine art, or any other of the multiple facets of photography. This…

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

It may seem strange to some that, in this age of digital photography, I am spending more and more time shooting film. But to me, it’s more of a return to my roots, as I started my photographic journey shooting film. In fact, if I actually stop and count my cameras for image type, there…

Film vs. Digital

Film vs. Digital

Despite digital photography making continual leaps and bounds, film has never truly died off. In fact, it seems to be making a resurgence lately. Plus, there are a large number of photographers that never left film behind. I started my journey in photography shooting film, 35mm film as it happens. At the time, film was…

The Quilt So Soft

The Quilt So Soft

A poem written in Rondeau form One may ask, what is a Rondeau poem? It is a poem that contains fifteen lines that have two rhymes throughout the poem. Typically the first few words or entire phrase from the first line get repeated twice. These words or phrase is called a refrain which is an excellent indicator…

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