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How to Teach a Toddler to Use the Potty

I recommend not talking about their waste as “yucky” or “stinky” – toddlers can’t always tell the difference between them and what they’ve done, and they’re proud of using the potty! So keep it positive. I think rewards can be a great way to motivate. I always started out with rewards just for using the…

2016 in Review

What a crazy year! We never did get out a Christmas card in 2016, so you all get this year in review instead. 🙂 Some highlights: In February, Kyra and I took a winter trip to Yellowstone National Park. I had won the trip and we were super excited to go! It was seriously cold, …

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Stage Shooting Part 4: Dance Specific Tips

In some ways, dance is remarkable similar to theater, especially musical theater. In other ways, it is remarkably different. I’ve already addressed how to get in to shoot dress rehearsals, general stage shooting, and theater specific tips, so here are tips specific to dance: Don’t worry about specular highlights on sparkly costumes – dance can …

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Stage Shooting, Part 2: General stage shooting tips

Shooting events on the stage definitely takes a different approach, and doing it well takes some skill and practice. Here are some tips for shooting stage plays or dance on stage: Expose for highlights plus 1/3 stop – it’s fine to clip the shadows, particularly in black curtains behind the stage. You can bring back …

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