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Five Books Every Daughter Mom Needs To Read
Five Books Every Daughter Mom Needs To Read

 Every woman should have a “happy place”.   A place where she goes to take care of herself, to recharge her batter, to “fill her cup”. Do you have a “happy place”? Maybe yours is on your back deck, with a glass of wine, dipping your feet in the pool at sunset.  Or maybe it’s at the spa, getting a massage, releasing all the tension of the day, week, month. Maybe it’s a night out with your best friends, or a date with your husband, or a morning at the gym with your workout buddy. All those things sound divine to me!  Don’t they? But while they do sound lovely, none of these are my true “happy place”.  For me, it’s always been the same. My happy place is downstairs, in my favorite chair, early in the morning, before anyone else is up, with that first cup of coffee, and a good book.  Preferably during summer months, when things slow down a bit. When I can hear the sounds of chirping birds and watch the sun come up through the windows, the dog sleeping happily at my feet.  I love spending my summer mornings like this. Which is why I’m on the lookout for the dozen or so books that will accompany me in my happy place this summer. I’ve always been an avid reader, and so it makes sense that books are always a part of my summer ...

My Favorite Book Recommendation
Five Books Every Daughter Mom Needs To Read

I get lots of photography questions.  People often ask me for help when purchasing a new camera, or ask which new lens to get, or they'll wonder how to improve focus or why their photos are so dark all the time.  I love getting these questions, but it occurred to me that perhaps I could answer some of these questions right here on the blog.  This way if others have those same questions, they can come here and maybe get some answers.I thought I'd start these "advice" posts with a favorite book.  I love to read, and I love photography, so what better way to start than with my all time favorite photography book.  Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure.This was one of the first two books I read when I was starting out and this book opened my eyes to the light.  Literally.In this book, Peterson breaks down everything.  He begins with the explanation of exposure (what the heck IS "exposure" anyway?), and then breaks down each of the three components of the exposure triangle- Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO/Speed (though this ISO section is at the end).  He also breaks down different kinds of light- front light, back light, side light.  All the basics are covered.But that's not the best part of this book.  The best part of this book is actually two-fold.  First, Peterson explains every single point with gorgeous images!  I ...