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Lemons and Woodgrain Card

To make this card, I used some of the paper my friend and I letterpressed a few weeks ago and combined it with some lovely Studio Calico Lemon Lush cardstock. This woodgrain paper is so neat!

On a photography related note, I used Snapseed to edit the first two photos on my Samsung tablet. The colors render so differently on different machines. The image looks blown out on my Mac’s screen but it looks just perfect on my Samsung. Hrm… what to do…




These two below were edited using Picasa. I’m not sure which set I like better now.IMG_0081


Sony RX100 versus Canon S100 – Colorful Woven Card


Daylight – RX100 with POP filter.

Over the holiday, we got the Sony RX100.

I generally take pictures of my dog, crafts, and food and I don’t think I’m ready to lug around a DSLR. We plan on traveling more though and I really want to bring more depth and more detail to our photos. My husband was sold because MKBHD calls the RX100 MarkII the best point and shoot ever and the Mark I is not very different from the MarkII.

We’ve had the camera for three weeks now and I’m still now sure how I feel about it. Canon’s colors are definitely more vivid and saturated in the auto mode and I really like how it automatically handles white balance, especially in lower-light situations. The macro is also very pleasing and allows me to get really close to subjects. The Sony has an amazing depth of field and seems to capture colors that are more close to life. I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch and a lot of issues could be related to the fact that I have a lot to learn about good composition. As we play with it more though because I’m slowly realizing that while they’re both great cameras, they both excel in different areas that are all important to me.

For crafts, RX100 renders very muted photos in the intelligent mode without any adjustments. I’ve taken photos in RAW, using SCN, and manually. So far, I like the intelligent mode on the POP filter with brightness adjusted a little bit. (I think I like artificial cartoonish colors!)



Sony RX-100 – Intelligent mode, Brightness adjusted 2 clicks, Focus adjusted 5 clicks, POP filter


Sony RX-100 – Intelligent mode, Brightness adjusted 2 clicks, Focus adjusted 5 clicks, POP filter


Canon S100 – Auto



SONY RX100 – Intelligent Mode, no adjustments


Sony RX100 – Intelligent mode using POP filter, increased exposure, and background focus to increase f-stop



Sony RX100 – Intelligent mode using POP filter


CANON S-100 – Auto

My favorite photo is at the beginning of the post but after taking so many comparison shots, I’m not really sure anymore. What do you think? Hopefully some folks who have more know about photography can help us learn how to use both cameras to better effect.

Preview: LG Pocket Photo for Project Life and Minibooks

Christmas came early — thank you family — and my LG Pocket Photo has arrived.* After one week, the picture quality beats the socks off of my Polaroid POGO. No more ridiculous streaking and I like that the photo paper is thicker – actually feels like a real picture. The wireless printing capability is awesome too.

Do I need one of these gadgets? Of course not. Cost per print seems steep (some could say stupid) too. However, as someone who loves making mini travel albums and loves the idea of her friends printing out pics to contribute to the album, the compatibility and portability of this printer is awesome.

While I was researching the Pocket Photo, I couldn’t find any comparisons between the POGO and LG printer. For my review, I’m thinking some side by side comparisons — especially of the print outs — would be useful.

Below are some pictures of the device right out of the box.

* For anyone else who is interested, I got a great deal on a bundle from Adorama before Black Friday and also received an additional 5% cashback using ShopDiscover.