bloggy stuff, giving, photos

Shutterbug Giveaway!

Because I love y’all so much….here’s another giveaway!  For all you shutterbug photography fans out there, is sponsoring this fabulous giveaway.  They do Digital Photo Enlargement and Digital Photos on Posters plus so much more.  So here’s the deal…

One winner will receive : an 18 x 24 Poster Print on high gloss or semi gloss paper stock.  Your poster will be completed in 1 business day from order and you’ll receive free UPS Ground Shipping.  This contest is limited to US residents only.

How to enter: leave a comment here telling me what you’d most like to photograph.  Winner will be chosen randomly on March 4th.  Good luck!

bloggy stuff, phoblodays

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Happy Mardi Gras!

My present to you?  It’s time for Spring Photo Bloggy Days!   When? Friday & Saturday February 27 & 28, 2009

What to do?

Take a picture at least once every 2 hours. Photograph everything:
your breakfast, the inside of your shower, your view when you wake
up, what you see on your commute to work, your desk, your lunch, you
get the idea! Things you think are every day and mundane to you are
interesting to us!

Post your photos of Friday & Saturday February 27 & 28, 2009. You can do both days to show the difference between work & play, or just the one day.
I wanted to include a business & non-business day for variety. For
those of us who don’t work outside the home, don’t fret- there’s tons
of stuff for you to photograph!

Join our Flickr PhoBloDays photogroup!

Take pics of your day then post them later. Like you can take pics
all day Friday then post them on Saturday or Friday night. Take your
Saturday pics then post them Sunday or Saturday night or Monday even.
No need to continually post throughout the day. Although you can do
that too if you’d like. It’s totally laid back about when you post.
Just make sure your photos are of Friday and/or Saturday. The main
goal is to be able to go to different blogs and see what our bloggy
friends were doing at the exact same time. Like I wonder what Lisa in
Baltimore was doing while I was having lunch in Charlotte. That kind
of thing.

Carry your camera with you all day. Start now to get into the habit.
Go to sleep with your camera by your side!

If you’d like to take part remember to leave a comment or
email me heyshanny at gmail dot come to let me know and I’ll link to you on the big day.

Now, how to upload all those pics quickly?  What if you want to upload to Flickr, your blog and Facebook at the same time?  Try Pixelpipe!  Thank you Michelle M. for telling me about this free time saver!  It’s so easy and super fast.  Go here for details.

Hope you’ll play!

events, family, fun, photos

A very adult occasion

Friday night we went to my sister Sara‘s gallery debut. We all felt very grown up.  Two of her photos are now hanging in a gallery! Marc & Sara at Sara's gallery debut That’s Marc (my BIL) and Sara with her photos. Sara framed them really nicely and the gallery put them in a great spot, right up front. There was lots of milling about and mingling. Gigi, Sara & Marc at the gallery Papa, Gigi, Momo, Marc, and I all came to support Sara. Papa, Momo, Gigi, Marc & Sara at Sara's gallery debut I tried to take a group shot of us myself but it didn’t work out. I attempted a group shot, but my arms are too short to get us all in the frame I may be biased, but I think Sara’s photos were some of the best in there. By a LONG shot! I did like this picture though. Be sure to click on it to enlarge. It’s a TEENY tiny baby hummingbird perched on a person’s thumb! Thummingbird Impossibly cute! Check out the rest of the pics from the night here.  I’m so proud of Sara!