By Kristen Prelipp-Oguntoyinbo
  • How to Photograph Tweens

    April 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    A tween is the stage between middle childhood and adolescence, so from roughly 9 to 12 years of age.  This can be an awkward stage as tweens bodies and minds are changing rapidly in fits and starts. They are not little children and are not yet teenagers. They are busy transitioning in mental, emotional, hormonal […]

  • Tip Four – The Colors of Light

    April 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Did you know that all light has a color? Our human eye corrects for it, but when light is captured digitally or with film to make a photograph one quickly sees that different light sources have different temperatures, or colors. To become a certified photo geek you will need to know these basic colors, or […]

  • Spring Gardening in Chapelboro

    April 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Some gardeners know how to gently coax life out of even the most delicate plant. They study the soil, the available light, the plants specific needs and even give plant food and sprays to keep their plants healthy. My kind of gardening would be opposite of that. It could be called survival of the fittest […]

  • Trayvon Martin

    March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Like most parents, I am trying my best to teach my children vital life lessons so they will eventually be equipped to go out on their own to find happiness and success. We talk about self-respect as well as respect for others. I tell them that you are only as good as your word. Even […]

  • Spring Has Sprung

    March 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Spring is my favorite season, for so many reasons. Growing up in chilly Green Bay, Wisconsin, Spring meant the exciting thawing of the dreary snow and ice that had covered everything since Halloween. Since moving to North Carolina in 1987, Spring  now means an overwhelming outburst of daffodils, forsythia, red buds and azaleas, to name […]

  • Tip Three – How to Compensate for Auto Exposure

    March 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I began my photography career as photojournalist for newspapers. At the time it was a field dominated by men who held certain, hardcore values. One of which was that it was a sign of weakness to use a tripod, auto focus or auto exposure. I was young and easily influenced at the time so I […]

  • The Red Hen Turns 5!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    On March 3rd, 2012, The Red Hen at University Mall held a birthday party. They are five years old! I spoke with the owner, DeeDee Lavinder, about this big milestone and her hopes for the future. The Red Hen owner, DeeDee Lavinder and her daughter, Avis, 7. The Red Hen, a resale and gift boutique […]

  • Saving Nelson Mandela

    February 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    On Sunday, February 26, 2012, Flyleaf Books held a book reading by former Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun. His new book, Saving Nelson Mandela, is now in bookstores. I did not know about Ken Broun’s 25-year-history with South Africa, prior to hearing about this book. I am constantly in awe of the amazing caliber of […]

  • Walk Towards the Light

    February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    pho•tog•ra•phy   [fuh-tog-ruh-fee] noun 1. the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy such as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.               As you can see from the definition above, light is EVERYTHING in photography. I first fell […]

  • Headshots 101

    February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Many of us are still reeling from the recession. But I have been encouraged as of late by some real signs of recovery. One sign is that I have been contacted by many people who are starting a new business or expanding their current business, and are in need of updated headshots. This is great […]