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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.

How to Use a Selfie Stick

Have you heard of a selfie stick?  Up until a few months ago, I hadn’t really either.  It’s this great, version of a monopod that can be connected to your phone to snap group shots, taking the usual selfie shot to a whole new level. So what exactly is a selfie stick? A selfie stick is designed […]

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#tcmeveryday December Images

If I had to choose one word to describe the images in this month’s submissions for #tcmeveryday, it would be emotion.  Of course, this word comes to mind every month as we go scroll through the beautiful images you are tagging, but this month there was a little something extra.  Holiday traditions, family time, wonderment and affection […]

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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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