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I guess I’ve never thought of myself as a “travel photographer”… it’s just something I’ve always done. Take a trip, bring my camera, take pictures. But somewhere along the way, I actually got pretty good at it. There has always been this craving within me to capture the people and places that are so different…

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There is nothing quite as iconic as a Siesta Key sunset. Walk at the beach at golden hour, and you will see a multitude of cameras, both hobbyist and pro, iPhone and full professional gear. There is something about that giant ball of fire in the sky that inspires us to try to capture its…

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The second month of my Instagram 365 project redux is complete. Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it’s strawberry season— shortcake, waffles, berries and…

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And just like that, I am one month into my next Project 365. I’m again posting images to Instagram daily and following prompts from the beth-a-dilly challenge. I’ve been asked how I stay motivated? Honestly, the answer is YOU. Who doesn’t love validation? I heard from many of you over the past year that you…

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Sometimes I forget that some people are new to this whole photography thing. I forget that for some, this is their first photo challenge. Annoying, right? Actually, one of the things I love most about my 30 Day Challenge is that it opens up a whole world of photography to people who think you need a…

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  • Rachel DerrOctober 28, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    Thanks for the tips, Stephanie! Just downloaded Aviary on my ipad…..so far looks user friendly!ReplyCancel

  • NickiOctober 28, 2015 - 9:15 pm

    Very well written, great advice and motivation! Thank you Stephanie and Michaela!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Chaconas MielkeOctober 29, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    You’re welcome, Rachel! I love Aviary! I figured it out, so it must be easy to use!ReplyCancel

  • DebraOctober 28, 2016 - 9:32 am

    I was very surprised to learn that you only use an iPhone! Your work is stunning, and I especially like the flashlight tip. Curious about editing on iPad. I edit with Aviary on an Android phone and think the only way to edit on iPad is to email photo to myself. Thoughts?ReplyCancel

    • MichaelaOctober 28, 2016 - 9:45 am

      Hey Deb!

      Fortunately (or unfortunately) the beauty of the Apple koolaid is that if you have an iPhone, your images automatically sync between devices. So, they automatically pop up on the iPad if you have an iPhone.

      For Android, you could download Dropbox (or another cloud server) and have all your photos sync to dropbox and can then pull them down to your iPad fairly easily.

      Hope that helps!ReplyCancel