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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by dogretro View Post
I do miss it, too, and I seriously want to know how she got all of her photos to pop like that! Every single one looked like candy, LOVED IT. I remember that she did say that she felt like she was spending too much time on the blog & not enough time in family life. SAD.

www.picnik.com

It's free and for the extra efx it's only like $20-some a year. Very intuitive and easy to learn. Also never use a flash, only natural light.
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by boatbaby View Post
www.picnik.com

It's free and for the extra efx it's only like $20-some a year. Very intuitive and easy to learn. Also never use a flash, only natural light.
Oh geez! you have created a monster!!!!!!

That site is so fun. NOw I just have to worry I won't do this to every shot I take.
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by honeybunmom View Post
Thank you!!!!
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by boatbaby View Post
Many of her craft idea came from other people's blogs (which she always credited where she found them). Then she would try them out and photograph them in her own beautiful way. If you remember a project you liked of hers, try googling it with the word blog and you may find where she sourced it from.

Just an idea!
: What Boatbaby said All of her ideas were other peoples creations she just made again and photographed. She always credited the sources but I think a lot of people still thought she designed them herself. All of them are available online or in craft books.

For her pictures it's really easy to duplicate. She just saturated her photos in some kind of photo editing website. You can do it, too, on Picnik or any other photo editing website out there.

She is such a sweet, sweet soul. I have had the pleasure to chat with her every now and then. I miss her kind words but boy do I understand where she is coming from!!

Her blog was really un-schooling with some Waldorf crafts thrown in, I don't think I would have called it a 'Waldorf blog'. There are so many wonderful true Waldorf blogs out there. Most of my favs have already been mentioned. A couple others that should be mentioned are Waldorfmama and www.asmalltribe.blogspot.com. There are lotsofWaldorf inspired blogs, as well.
We had a Waldorf blog thread going awhile back, if you search for it, it should come up

Anyways, that was longer than I planned. I hope that helps
post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by boatbaby View Post
www.picnik.com

It's free and for the extra efx it's only like $20-some a year. Very intuitive and easy to learn. Also never use a flash, only natural light.
AAAAAAWWWWWW SNAP! You seriously need to know that you have now created a monster & changed my life. I used to have Photoshop 7, which I was okay at using, on our old hard drive, but I have had no photo editing software, aside from the auto-correct, in a LONG time.

I did take a photog class in college (back when it was real film, mostly b&w and you developed your own film & pics), but I also got a D b/c I never really paid attention or turned much in ¬_¬ AT ANY RATE, I know that to get the bestest pix, using natural or set-up, non-flash light works the best, but dang it if it is not hard as bells to get a pic that is lit up enough & clear when you are in the house. V v difficult, esp w/ kids! And I have a great camera & lens, too (Nikon D70), so it's not like idk wtf is going on. So, hrm, yeah.
post #26 of 41
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Originally Posted by dogretro View Post
AAAAAAWWWWWW SNAP! You seriously need to know that you have now created a monster & changed my life. I used to have Photoshop 7, which I was okay at using, on our old hard drive, but I have had no photo editing software, aside from the auto-correct, in a LONG time.

I did take a photog class in college (back when it was real film, mostly b&w and you developed your own film & pics), but I also got a D b/c I never really paid attention or turned much in ¬_¬ AT ANY RATE, I know that to get the bestest pix, using natural or set-up, non-flash light works the best, but dang it if it is not hard as bells to get a pic that is lit up enough & clear when you are in the house. V v difficult, esp w/ kids! And I have a great camera & lens, too (Nikon D70), so it's not like idk wtf is going on. So, hrm, yeah.
BWAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!! Picnik junkies unite!

Serioulsy though, with a D-70 (drool-jealous) you should be good to go. You can do fine just setting it to the no-flash setting or auto with th eflash turned off and take a millions shots. That's the true beauty of digital... the ability to take 70 shots even if only 5 are worth keeping.

And if some are low light of slightly out of focus, don't sweat it. It's mood. Look at soulemama's blog. She plays with photo editing software but many of her pics are still "imperfect" -- but that doesn't make them any less appealing. They capture a slice of life. A mood. A moment.

And don't be afraid to direct a little. That doesn't mean staging life, but saying things like "honey can you move your hand for a second." And also get into weird positions. Don't be afriad of standing on the sink or getting on your belly or peering thru the window. Some of my favorite ones are ones where I don't even look thru the lens. Literally... just hold the camera up or out or down and snap.

And of course, just have fun! Sometimes shots I didn't think much of glancing at the back of my camera are my favs when I upload and have a good look.
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by boatbaby View Post
Serioulsy though, with a D-70 (drool-jealous) you should be good to go. You can do fine just setting it to the no-flash setting or auto with the flash turned off and take a millions shots. That's the true beauty of digital... the ability to take 70 shots even if only 5 are worth keeping.
now that's a camera. my ds (1 1/2 years) is constantly on the run and it is almost impossible to capture a photo these days.
post #28 of 41
It was my wedding gift from my husband I had been using a nice, but v v basic, manual film camera before then.

What I really truly need to do is finally read the instruction manual (over five years later, whoops!). The biggest difficulty that I have is that in my film camera, there was a circle in the lens that lined up when your subject was in focus, but there is no such thing in the digital. I prefer to manual focus the camera, but it is quite difficult to do w/ out that guide.

DH also bought a v nice lens when he bought this camera. On full auto mode, the pix are fantastic. Simply using auto correct is all I need for almost any picture. I do love to mess w/ my photos, though, & have not done it in a long time.

Thanks for the tips. I'm actually not too shabby behind the lens, I'm just incredibly lazy, haha!
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by dogretro View Post
It was my wedding gift from my husband I had been using a nice, but v v basic, manual film camera before then.

What I really truly need to do is finally read the instruction manual (over five years later, whoops!). The biggest difficulty that I have is that in my film camera, there was a circle in the lens that lined up when your subject was in focus, but there is no such thing in the digital. I prefer to manual focus the camera, but it is quite difficult to do w/ out that guide.

DH also bought a v nice lens when he bought this camera. On full auto mode, the pix are fantastic. Simply using auto correct is all I need for almost any picture. I do love to mess w/ my photos, though, & have not done it in a long time.

Thanks for the tips. I'm actually not too shabby behind the lens, I'm just incredibly lazy, haha!
oh man! I am so with you!! I miss my film camera sooo much and have many issues with my digital. I love it but even after 4 1/2 years of owning it I still am stuck in film camera mode and can't wrap my head fully around the digital (I have a now older model Canon Rebel, I went with Canon over Nikon b/c I have always used Canons when I had my film cameras). The circle focus you mentioned if one of my biggest obstacles I have to overcome. I loved that on my film camera.
I wish I could go back to college and take all of my photogtaphy classes all over again but this time for digital I miss my black and white photos though and developing in the the lab *sigh*

OT: Boatbaby - I miss you! I need to e-mail you. Thinking of you and sending you love!!!
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by boatbaby View Post
BWAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!! Picnik junkies unite!

Serioulsy though, with a D-70 (drool-jealous) you should be good to go. You can do fine just setting it to the no-flash setting or auto with th eflash turned off and take a millions shots. That's the true beauty of digital... the ability to take 70 shots even if only 5 are worth keeping.

And if some are low light of slightly out of focus, don't sweat it. It's mood. Look at soulemama's blog. She plays with photo editing software but many of her pics are still "imperfect" -- but that doesn't make them any less appealing. They capture a slice of life. A mood. A moment.

And don't be afraid to direct a little. That doesn't mean staging life, but saying things like "honey can you move your hand for a second." And also get into weird positions. Don't be afriad of standing on the sink or getting on your belly or peering thru the window. Some of my favorite ones are ones where I don't even look thru the lens. Literally... just hold the camera up or out or down and snap.

And of course, just have fun! Sometimes shots I didn't think much of glancing at the back of my camera are my favs when I upload and have a good look.
I get a bit obssessed with my images and can't blog unless I'm 100% happy with my pictures which is a bit silly of me really. I need to take you advice to heart and still blog even if my photos are a bit dark etc etc. I actually haven't blogged in past if my photos are bad! You're right, blogging is about capturing a slice of life...

I use Picnik for my banner on my blog (which is great for me b/c it makes making my banner very easy) and also for cropping photos, but that is only very occasionally if I need to crop any facial detail of my child out that I don't want shown. So, I love Picnik too and have been using it for at least 6 months now...possibly a bit longer!
post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
oh man! I am so with you!! I miss my film camera sooo much and have many issues with my digital. I love it but even after 4 1/2 years of owning it I still am stuck in film camera mode and can't wrap my head fully around the digital (I have a now older model Canon Rebel, I went with Canon over Nikon b/c I have always used Canons when I had my film cameras). The circle focus you mentioned if one of my biggest obstacles I have to overcome. I loved that on my film camera.
I wish I could go back to college and take all of my photogtaphy classes all over again but this time for digital I miss my black and white photos though and developing in the the lab *sigh*

OT: Boatbaby - I miss you! I need to e-mail you. Thinking of you and sending you love!!!
Nicole, talking of e.mail, I owe you an e.mail from months ago!!!!!! It got buried in my inbox (I never delete messages which is silly of me, I have over 5,000 in my inbox...mostly facebook updates LOL) So I am going to dig it out and reply! I'm so sorry! Lots of love to you and your family ♥
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
I went with Canon over Nikon b/c I have always used Canons when I had my film cameras). The circle focus you mentioned if one of my biggest obstacles I have to overcome. I loved that on my film camera.
I wish I could go back to college and take all of my photogtaphy classes all over again but this time for digital I miss my black and white photos though and developing in the the lab *sigh
i have my old canon from college as well, which is why i am leaning towards a digital canon. developing is such an art in itself, i miss it terribly.
post #33 of 41
I have a Nikon D90 - But how did I NOT know about Picnik? I've been using Gimp - but this is way, way easier!!! You mamas rock!
post #34 of 41
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I have a Nikon D90 - !
snap! I love my camera so so much! what lens do you have? My camera is a NIkon D90 body with a 50 mm f 1.4 G lens and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #35 of 41

Hi there Sweet Mamas, I  miss Ariella too, but came across this lovely list of linkies that were pulled from her blog before it went down. Supposedly, these are the links to supplies and tutorials she used on Childhoodmagic. Scroll down about halfway, to Waldorf Projects & Activities and she talks about CHM briefly and how she got these links.

 

http://wonderinthewoods.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/an-unrushed-childhood/ 

 

Hope this helps with the missingness.

 

Love and Light!

post #36 of 41

Wow lots of great blogs!

 

I just happen to stumble across this one http://themysticalkingdom.blogspot.com/  Which has tons of verses etc. :)

post #37 of 41

I was just thinking that we should have a waldorf web ring.  The only ones I can find are for homeschoolers and we don't fit that, so it seems off for me to join that one.  I would love a way to just stumble through waldorf blogs, homeschooled or not!

post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Penny4Them View Post

Hi there Sweet Mamas, I  miss Ariella too, but came across this lovely list of linkies that were pulled from her blog before it went down. Supposedly, these are the links to supplies and tutorials she used on Childhoodmagic. Scroll down about halfway, to Waldorf Projects & Activities and she talks about CHM briefly and how she got these links.

 

http://wonderinthewoods.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/an-unrushed-childhood/ 

 

Hope this helps with the missingness.

 

Love and Light!



Thank you for posting this! joy.gif
post #39 of 41

I saved every single one of her blog posts and have them all on my hard drive.  I later deleted a few that were just her personal entries (not project-related) though.  I saved it to use it as homeschool curriculum!  PM me if you need something.  It might take me a while to get it to you though I am swamped running my Waldorf supply Co-op.  In accordance with her wishes I will try to just get you info/tutorials and not pics.

post #40 of 41

You know on second thought, there are over 100 files that are full of big pictures and to dig each tutorial up would be so time consuming, so emailing multiple people is going to be a bear, not to mention she didn't really want that.  Since there are so many people still interested in this blog, what would you ladies think if I just "recreated" the projects?  My own words, my own pictures... but the basic concepts many of us wanted to do ourselves with our children.  I don't live in a beautiful southern climate, I'm an upstate NY'er... so my flavor would be different... do you think it would be disrespectful to her, or a helpful gesture to those whose dreams of doing those projects with their own children were suddenly ended?  I've just started a blog anyways.

 

I'll let you all decide!  Aye or Nay?

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