Tag Archives: New Toys

Texture is Everywhere

Everywhere you look there is some kind of unique texture or pattern. Lately, since I have been keeping creativity in mind, I have remembered to snap a picture of interesting textures so I can use then in projects.

Like the above bottom layer was a tree at our neighborhood park. I used PhotoshopMix on my phone to make the above graphic.

I am having so much fun in my 2018 year of creativity.

Yay for ME!

Drawing Challenge Accepted and Met

Drawing Challenge

Drawing Challenge

My son was eating dinner tonight and I challenged him to try to draw the animals on the back of his cereal box. He wasn’t too into it, so I tried. My artistic abilities are boundless.

Crushed it!

Crushed it!

Who knew how awesome my artistic abilities were? Not me! Loving the creative start to my 2018. Having so much fun with my new toys and learning how to use all my creative apps, like Paper by FiftyThree. Not only was I able to draw in the app, I was able to cut the individual animals and reorder them on the page.

Same drawing with animals reordered.

Same drawing with animals reordered.

The Paper application is awesome! Can’t wait to learn more and improve upon my already awesome artistic abilities. ūüôā

Yay for ME!

Rejuvenation for the Old

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

In making an effort to notice my surroundings more and in general, to just be more present in the now, I paid attention on my walk today.  The picture above is a collage of the words I photographed on my short 1/2 mile walk and below is a poem of how I see them fitting together and what they said to me.

The old should never be old

Rejuvenate and refresh

A fresh look reimagined

You are in Dallas after all

Good thing for me, I was on a walk back from the gym where rejuvenation was the goal and a refreshed mind and attitude was accomplished.

Yay for ME!

 

side note:  The above collage was done in Enlight with pictures taken on my Canon camera.  Four pictures cropped, morphed and merged into one.  All done on my iPad Pro.

Spy Feature

Using Spy Feature

Using Spy Feature

Canon Spy Features

The above picture was taken on my new Canon camera using the built-in WiFi feature, or spy feature, as I like to call it. Using the spy feature, you are able to connect it to a phone as the view finder and remote shutter release.

While my husband was driving the other day, after connecting my phone via WiFi, I sat the Canon camera on the dash with the lens facing us. Since it was connected, I was able to see on my phone screen what the camera saw.  I was then able to frame up a shot and take the picture all using my phone as a remote to the Canon.

That is a pretty nifty feature that could allow you quite a bit of room for creativity in your photography.  Depending on the noise level, you could totally take pictures without anyone in the room knowing. You could even have your camera set up and be viewing remotely in another room.

Using Shutter Remote

Using Shutter Remote

That picture was taken using an actual “shutter remote”. ¬†This is also a pretty cool spy gadget. ¬†The only draw back with this function is that you can’t see what the camera sees. ¬†For this picture I put the camera on a trip-pod and framed up the area I wanted to photograph, then went to that area and used the remote to release the shutter. ¬†Would be great for taking family group photos or even elaborate selfies.

iWatch Spy Camera

iWatch Spy Camera

iPhone Spy Features

The iPhone and iWatch combination can also be used in the spy games.  In the shot above, I positioned my phone in the area I wanted to take a picture then went into the other room. In the other room I opened up the camera app on my iWatch.  After it connected I could immediately see on the face of my watch what the camera on my phone was seeing. Pressing the the shutter button on the screen I took the picture. And in the picture below, I used the dial on the side of my watch to zoom in and then took the picture.

iWatch Zoom Feature

iWatch Zoom Feature

Who knew my new toys would open up a new career for me…International Spy.

Yay for ME!