I’m writing to you from the road as Doc and I drive from Alabama to New York and back to Alabama again.  I have found several stories to share about  how to be a better photographer – from lighthouses to the Wright brothers first flight. The tip that has been going through my mind this week as I have been photographing, and thought of you is, “look for the little.”


When you take a picture, you want that picture to tell a story. It is best done when you look for the little details. Small details like, “What did the child see?” “What did the mouse see?” It is easy to take a picture that show an entire landscape, but then, show the small things going on in the large picture.  Look for the little in the big.

_MG_4323   In the original photograph  above, there was of a bridge with birds beneath, but cropping in on the birds made for a more interesting photograph.  You could possible make a story about this picture and what might be going on between the birds.


_MG_8680   A cobweb in a tree is not as interesting as a  tight cropped picture of a cobweb heavy with morning dew.


See?  Look for the Little stories in the big story.


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Diane W. Bailey
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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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