Get A Wire Photo Holder For Yourself And Enhance The Beauty Of Your Room

A wire photo holder is much more preferred as a decorative item to the traditional photo frames. This popularity is due to various reasons such as, they come in various shapes and when hung, it accentuates the beauty of the room. Depending on the type of your room and the other furniture that you have you can choose the right photo holder for you from the varieties that are available in the market. Some of them are:

Multiple wire picture holders: Here the wire is shaped in an interesting fashion such as a tree with branches where you can put your photos. These are ideal for the photographs that depict your family tree.

Single wire picture holders: You would often find these picture holders in beautiful shapes such as butterflies or stars or triangles and so on. In these picture holders you can insert your photograph within the coiled wires which keep the photo secure in place and keep the snap holder in your bedroom.

Stump holders: These are frequently used for holding cards but can also be used as photograph holder. They also come in interesting shapes and the best thing about these holders is that both sides of these holders can be used for holding photographs.

Flex picture holders: These wire photo holders can be used for holding both cards as well as photos. These photograph holders which are made of flexible coiled wires can be easily shaped to place in your photograph.

Hanging wire frames: These wire photo holders typically look like coat hangers and here you can easily hang your photographs.

Thus you need to choose the right kind of place in your room for placing the snap holder and then decide about the right type of wire photo holder to be placed in that area. Once you have the snap holder in place it is just minutes to put your photos in them and live the happy moments again.

Animal Photography Basics – How to Get Great Photos in Your Backyard

Often when we think of wildlife we think of animals far away from home, but many people take amazing wildlife photos in their own backyards.

Photographing Furry and Feathery Wildlife

Depending on where you live, there are many ways to turn your yard into a wildlife haven for squirrels, raccoons, birds, deer, frogs and other critters.

While it’s true that we rarely do wildlife a service by feeding them from our cupboards, if you follow the wildlife attraction and sustainability tips from the National Wildlife Federation (they’re online) you can feel good knowing that you are giving back to wildlife.

You will also be creating an environmentally friendly landscape as well because what is good for the animals is also good for the environment.

Take a bit of time to read about the habits of the species you want to photograph and you’ll find it much easier to capture them with your camera. And you will be better able to avoid attracting potentially dangerous predators into your yard. You might also want to check out the code of ethic posted for professional nature photographers by the North American Nature Photography Association.

Just as with photographing pets, when you take a picture of a furry or feathery wild critter, follow these guidelines:

  • Use natural lighting to your advantage
  • Fill the frame with the subject
  • Focus on the eyes
  • Shoot from various angles
  • Capture personality

Photographing Insects

Wildlife photography also includes the miniature world of animals. Butterflies, dragonflies, snails, ladybugs, honeybees, bumblebees, spiders…these are all popular subjects.

Photographing insects can be tricky. Here are some tips from the pros to help:

  • Like with larger wildlife, it will help to know your subject’s patterns of behavior. Do the butterflies frequent one flowery shrub more than others? Then stake it out and wait for the subject to come to you. And be ready!
  • To get the best shots of small creatures at rest, use macro mode and fill the frame. Your camera’s manual will tell you how close your macro mode works. If you stay within the proper range and hold your camera steady, you will get some nice, crisp shots.
  • Unless the insect is very still, use sports mode or flash to freeze action.
  • Most insects are very sensitive to carbon dioxide and will run or fly away if you breathe directly on them. So when you lean in close for your close up, hold your breath! There are a few exceptions – some beetles will freeze (they won’t say “cheese” though.)
  • Keep in mind some insects and spiders pack powerful, even deadly venom, so know your bug before approaching.
  • Because insects slow down with cooler temperatures, early morning and twilight are easier times for capturing them with your camera. Insects can see shadows very well; so don’t approach from the same direction as the light casts.

Photographs of wildlife can make for beautiful fine art, the type that you’ll want to frame and display proudly and give as gifts. Another way to use your animal photography is in photo crafts – greeting cards, calendars, iron on transfers for t-shirts and much more.

Butterfly Release and Other Wedding Trends

The tradition of a bride and groom departing from their wedding reception in a cloud of thrown rice has long since past. Not only is the concept of rice throwing an old trend, but it also presents problems for the environment (birds mistake the rice for food and can choke on it), and it makes a huge mess for the venue to clean. Still, every newlywed couple desires a dramatic send-off to their honeymoon, and that means getting creative. Presently, there are several unique trends in the wedding world to send the happy couple off to their new life in a fun and mess-free fashion. A growing favorite among wedding parties has become the release of live animals. Dove releases have been a part of different ceremonies throughout history. However, doves are expensive and must be handled by professionals, limiting guest involvement. In lieu of releasing birds, one of the newest trends is to release live butterflies.

Releasing butterflies is becoming increasingly popular in the send off process. Some couples prefer to have the bridal party send out a cluster of butterflies, but it is becoming more common to see each wedding guest releasing a single butterfly. One of the greatest advantages of a butterfly release is that every guest, young and old, can participate, if the couple chooses. Many companies provide the inexpensive butterflies in individual boxes or other personalized butterfly wedding favors for guests to take home. Guests will love to see the beautiful butterflies floating from bouquet to bouquet or landing on a guest’s shoulder. These tender moments with the butterflies make wedding photos come alive and leave lasting impressions on everyone in attendance.

Butterflies also carry a heavy symbolic weight. Because of their transformation process from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly, they represent a transition and renewed life. Just like the butterflies, husband and wife are emerging to take their first steps in their new life together. Butterflies also symbolize celebration and happiness, which is the perfect ending to a any wedding day.

Butterflies, with their growing presence, are even becoming a part of the wedding ceremony itself. Couples are now choosing to release two butterflies representing themselves as part of an outdoor service in place of lighting a unity candle. Another trend is for a case of butterflies to be released (similar to a dove launch) just following the “I do’s” before the happy couple recesses. For other ways to incorporate butterflies into a wedding celebration, people are looking to the reception. Butterfly themed wedding cakes, cake toppers, place card holders and other favors are showing up in increasing amounts. Butterfly releases or butterfly wedding favors will not be forgotten anytime soon by guests or the couple. It does not matter where it appears throughout the day, be it the wedding ceremony, reception or sending off the bride and groom, a butterfly release promises a unique experience that is sure to showcase the special day.

Introverts – More of a Transparent Than Social Butterfly

Did you know there is such a thing as a transparent butterfly? Recently a friend emailed me some photos of this beautiful insect that comes from Central America. A quick internet search will find you many photos of this beautiful butterfly. The transparent butterfly is more of a metaphor for an introvert than you might first think. No, not a social butterfly but more like the transparent creature.

Butterflies are fragile to touch. If you ever tried to catch one, just like a dragon fly, you know that their wings are ultra thin to touch. An introvert may or may not be a highly sensitive person, research differs on that. But an introvert knows that their energy is fragile. It needs to be paid attention to, cared for and replenished. Fragile in an energetic way.

Specifically the transparent butterfly’s transparency serves as camouflage. Even though they appear fragile, their transparent design serves to protect them. While the most empowering and energizing thing for an introvert is to use their strengths in personal relationships and conversations, sometimes, we have to take on those extrovert tendencies. It is at those times we want to remember to where our camouflage, use those extrovert skills we’ve learned.

When bred in captivity the glasswing, another name for the transparent butterfly is quite resilient. At work and in our personal lives, situations of all magnitudes happen to us. It is at those times it is more healthy to respond instead of react. This allows for more resilience. The typical introvert thinks through such situation and inevitably, finds they too are resilient.

The butterfly’s transparent appearance is also a reminder about finding clarity. For an introvert, who enjoys thinking before speaking and planning before doing,

Forced to be a social butterfly, an introvert will lose their strength. But as has been said about the transparent butterfly, it can also be said about the introvert: “All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.” And isn’t this encouraging for introverts?

What do you think?