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January Photo A Day

I’m a big fan of the iPhone app Instagram, and when I saw a photo-a-day challenge for the month of January I jumped in! Here are my 31 shots from Fat Mum Slim‘s January Photo A Day challenge.

Follow me on Instagram @lizbiro, or if you’re not on Instagram you can see all my Instagram photos here or check out Liz Takes Photos for my Project 365. Anyone else participating in the February Photo a Day Challenge?

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Liz Takes Photos, Project 365

Happy New Year everybody! I decided to copy my good friend Dana and take a photo everyday in 2012, documenting whatever interesting and unusual (or in most cases, mundane) thing I do on that day.

Rather than clog up my blog feed I decided to create a separate account to stream my photos, so my Project 365 can be found at liztakesphotos.tumblr.com

I hope you check it out, if you have your own Project 365 link me up! I’d love to see.

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Flickr Finds

I stumbled across this on the flickr homepage and am so glad I did. A gallery of spinning kiddos:

flying kid

You Spin Me Right Round

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Bokeh

So the bokeh link I posted before – such a win.

I found some orange duct tape (idk) and blue posterboard left over from a high school project and went to town:

I freehand cut the circle after holding up my lens to the posterboard and then cut a strip to go around the sides and even thought to cut a hole for the automatic/manual slider (I’m awesome). I cut a teeny heart in the middle of the circle (adorbs). I then botched some sort of structure with duct tape and voila! a perfectly functional bokeh.

This thing is sweet!

Then I tried a star just for funsies but this time I didn’t go downstairs to the christmas tree cause I’m lazy, but thankfully I have lights in my room year-round!

Only tip (an obvious one) is you set your focus on something really close and let the lights blur in the background – hence the automatic/manual access cut out. Though you can’t actually get to the lens to focus with the bokeh on (duh) you can focus on something close with automatic, pop it into manual while it’s stuck close and then you’re set ’til you have to refocus.

Yay!

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