Ghostly Dreams

A big thanks to my model Judy and assistant Rebecca for being a part of this experimental shoot! To see more photos from this shoot, click here.



DIY His and Hers Fall Accessories

A fun fall weekend project for making accessories for him and her... make a bolo tie and a fox scarf.

For bolo tie: Find a vintage pendant or button (kind with a loop on the back, not with holes through the front). For a pendant, make sure that you can drill 2 small holes at the top, or at least attach an O-ring to it so that cord will fit through it. For a button, just put both ends of a leather cord through the button hole, leaving space on the loop end of the cord for a head to fit through. At both ends, add some beads and tie a knot at the ends so that the ends are prevented from being able to be pulled through. Put the tie around your neck and move the pendant or button up and down to adjust.

For fox scarf: This is way easier than you may think, and the sourced item might seem a little odd, but it works perfectly. The main item for this scarf is a fox toy... from Petsmart. They have fox and raccoon dog toys that don't have any filling in them for about $6. Start by cutting the tag off and then make an incision into both ends that contain squeakers. Remove the squeakers and then sew the slits back up. Tuck the back legs under the body and sew a few stitches from the legs to the underneath side of the body so that the legs don't come out when being worn. Then, sew 2 clasps onto the fox- one at the top side of the tail end, and one to the bottom side of head end. You can use necklace clasps, snaps, or anything else that will hold the two ends together.
Both projects can be made for under $10 each, and only takes about 20 minutes per piece. Materials can be found at craft and/or fabric stores.


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* DIY Ideas to Customize Your Camera Strap (photo above)
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Video (I recently directed my first videos ever):
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* Why To Buy Used Camera Equipment

* Now, you may have noticed that I've cut back on the amount of blogging and social media sharing I've been doing recently. There's a few reasons for this... 1- I'm extremely busy with work and non-work related things, such as buying and fixing up a new house. 2- I recently accepted a new position at KEH. I'm still running the blog over there, as well as writing articles about photography and cameras, but I'm also doing many other things including marketing and branding, social media, special projects, etc. which means I'm on the computer for this new position even more, and by the end of the day, my eyes are very tired of looking at a screen. So, what this means is just that you will be seeing less postings from me over the next few months, but I'll still be around every now and then.