Disney Movies Brought To Life In Photographs

Annie Leibovitz Recreates Magical Disney Scenes With Celebrities

Disney Movies Brought To Life In Photographs

Are you fan of Disney movies? If so, you are going to love these beautiful images created by photographer Annie Leibovitz. You've probably seen some of them in print publications over the past few years, but the NY Daily News compiled a gallery that included not only many of the photos, but some of the "pull-back" shots that show the set-up, as well.

There's Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid:

And a picture of them reviewing the shot:

Then Taylor Swift as Rapunzel from Tangled:

And the set-up:

Finally, one of my favouritesRussell Brand as Captain Hook:

He looks as if he's having the most fun!

Check out the full gallery. Which photo is your favourite?

For more fun photography adventures, check out: "Film Buff Parents Recreate Iconic Scenes With Baby" and "Up-Themed Anniversary Photos."  

Photos by Annie Liebovitz and Scott Brinegar/AP.


What Does A Photographer Pack For The Olympics?

Take a look at Jeff Cable's gear bag and follow his Olympic experience

What Does A Photographer Pack For The Olympics?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are about to begin, and everyone will be following their favourite athletes, whether they be the medal favourites or the underdogs. If you're interested in checking out a different perspective on the games, Jeff Cable (an American photographer who is covering the Olympics) is blogging about his experience.

First up was a post on what he packed, including these two gear bags:

Sigh . . . multiple Canon 1DX bodies AND a Canon 5D Mark III. SorryI'll stop drooling now.

I loved that Jeff shared the details on which lenses he was planning to use to photograph different sportssuch as the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 for figure skating and speed skating, and the Canon 200-400mm for ski jumping and half-pipe. If you are wondering why there aren't any long lenses in the bag, Canon (apparently) brings lenses to the Olympics for photographers to use while they are there. (For those of you who aren't Canon gear heads, the Canon 200-400mm lens travels in its own suitcase and costs over $11,000!)

He estimates that he will be taking more than 100,000 photos along the way, and is bringing enough memory cards and backup drives to keep him going for the duration. I'm nervous for him just thinking about the potential for lost photographs!

Another interesting tidbit that Jeff sharedhe is hoping to rig a second camera above the goalie net during the hockey games that he can fire remotely. Jeff, it's so nice of you to want to capture Canada's golden goals! 

I'm looking forward to seeing the Olympics from a photographer's point of view. If you want to follow along with Jeff's journey, click here for his Olympic blog posts.

To improve your own photography skills, check out Learning To Be A Better Photographer and You Wanna Take Great Travel Photos? This Will Help!

All photos by Jeff Cable Photography.


Custom Valentines for Kids: An Easy Photoshop Tutorial

Make personalized Valentines this year!

Custom Valentines for Kids: An Easy Photoshop Tutorial

My children are small enough for them to love seeing their photograph on, well, anything. Last year, I decided to make custom Valentine's Day cards to send to school, and they were a hit.

If you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (preferably recent versions), you can make a card like this (except, obviously, with a picture of your child inside):

Don't have Photoshop or Elements? Fear not! I've created a printable that you can use at the bottom. 

Before you watch the video tutorial below, click here to download the file you'll need.  

(Note: If you have trouble finding the "clipping mask" command (as shown in the video) in your version of Photoshop or Elements, try CMD-G or Ctrl-G.)

As promised, here's a printable sheet of Valentine cards that just have a solid heart on them. If you're crafty enough, trace out the shape of the heart as a template, cut out your photos, and glue them on! Even better, get the kids to do it.

Click here for printable sheet.

Happy Valentine's Day!


"Bee Mine" clip art by Mindy Terasawa.

Want some more Valentine's Day printables? Check these out!