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TRACEY HAGAN
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I eat, I drink, I cook, I live...
I eat, I drink, I cook, I live...

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New post on the blog today! I had the opportunity to work with The Hess Collection for this post, featuring their Small Block Series Syrah and some gorgeous lamb chops!

http://saltysweetlife.com/2015/11/04/coffee-and-herb-rubbed-lamb-chops-paired-with-the-hess-collection-small-block-syrah/ #thehesscollection #wine #lamb #sponsored
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Great information for those who want to improve their Instagram game! Thanks +Peg Fitzpatrick!
Get ready to supercharge your Instagram account with tips for filters, how to use hashtags, and a solid workflow for Instagram.
10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram

Of course you’re going to need photos for your Instagram posts. Make sure when you’re taking photos that you take lots more than you think you’ll need. It seems like you’re overshooting but when you go back and look, you may have only taken two or three photos. You can always delete the photos that you don’t like later.

Think like an editor! Create a stockpile of photos that you can use to design posts for over time. If you’re taking photos at a cafe of your friends look around for other interesting shoots like the bookshelves, collections of eclectic coffee cups, or the hipster baristas.

I took all the photos used in this post and the presentation on a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina on a street art tour several years ago. You never know what future projects you’ll have so take lots of great photos and you’ll thank yourself later.

Shooting your images in 1:1 ratio or square helps you to get the composition of the photo correct. You can change the settings on your phone and many cameras to shoot square images. Give it a shot. (pun intended)

Read it all here: http://pegfitzpatrick.com/10-ways-to-create-picture-perfect-posts-on-instagram/

  #instagram #instagramtips #socialmediatips   #smtips   #artofsocial   #artofsocialmedia  

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I took this photo this afternoon with my Canon 7d and 50mm lens, mounted on a tripod. ISO 125, f/3.5, 1/30 sec. I set the scene near the sliding glass door in my kitchen on the floor. Two black bounce cards were set up on the left side and the rear (by the pie plate). Edits done in LR.
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Some highlights from my hiking trip to Zion National Park over the weekend!

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My lunch today--these three tartines. I never understood why folks waxed poetic about radishes with butter and salt until I tried it for myself! Why does that combination taste so amazing??
#tartines #summer #seasonal
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Tartines. This was taken during the day, indoors in front of a sliding glass door in my kitchen. ISO 125, F5.6, 1/13 sec. I didn't use any reflectors, just sat on the floor!
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What a beautifully composed and flavorful dish! +Lori Rice this is a winner!

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Today, I was experimenting with using a fast shutter speed to capture liquid. This was my favorite shot because of the way it captured the whiskey as it left the bottle. One thing I'm not crazy about is the amount of noise in the shot. I fiddled with the settings over and over again, and I couldn't seem to find a sweet spot using a lower ISO. This shot ended up being 1000 ISO 1/800, f/1.8. Is it too much to expect to hand-hold a shot like this? I'd love some input.
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Fresh Cherries: The darker version. Taken indoors, 50mm lens, Canon 7D.
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Fresh Cherries. Since I tend to gravitate towards dark and moody shots, I thought I'd try a light and bright one for these cherries. 
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