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Alison Bickel lives in the heart of the Midwest where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. The photography bug bit her in sixth grade, upon getting her first camera, a Kodak Disk. She has been chasing light and subjects ever since. On her blog, ‘This Homemade Life,’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets.

5 Tips for Taking Photographs in the Snow

For many of us, this past week has brought a dusting, if not a few inches, of the fluffy white stuff.  Snow.  And so begins the season of bundling both our children and ourselves to enjoy some outdoor adventures.  While (at least for myself) it’s easy to remember to bring the camera along for our […]

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#TCMeveryday October Images

How is it possible we are already winding down October?  From the look of all the GORGEOUS #tcmeveryday images you’ve all been making the most of the warm fall light, rich colors and fall festivities.  Here are this month’s images documenting the beauty in your everyday… @rcjcc    @naomiliester    @jamiefaulkner @nlmonaco    @sewquiltmom    @liz.perryman @acreativebuzz  […]

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Finding Your Photographic Style

When I first started taking pictures, the camera opened my eyes to a new manner of seeing things.  Macro for details, portraits of my babies (and eventually, others’ babies), wide angle for landscape, food photography.  So many possibilities!   As I navigated the ins and outs of learning exposure, shutter speeds, apertures and my camera I […]

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