Author: Carla

Carla is a southern MN film and digital portrait photographer.
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8 Free Business Tools to Run Your Photography Business

I’M AN INTJ* SO… I love organizing and making systems. I’ve tried out a few business management tools for photographers. From the free Studio Cloud to trials of Tavé, 17Hats, Honeybook, ShootQ and more. But I think I have found a system that works for me. Now if all the tools below integrated into one […]

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Headshot environmental photo
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1 Setup 2 Photographs

My take on a photograph by Zack Arias. One setup, two photographs. The first one is ambient window light camera left and a v-flat for fill on camera right. The second photo is v-flat on camera left with a flash shot into it and ambient cut with shutter speed. Different angle for each one. I […]

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Mankato Bison Minneopa
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A Minneopa Surprise

Guess what we saw after a fruitless drive through the bison range at Minneopa! Last week, when it was gloriously warm, we met a friend to see the bison at the nearby state park. We drove through the bison range but the hill to the mill was closed so we couldn’t hike down to where […]

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Gluten Free
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Day One

Day one on the GF diet. I had coffee and big glass of milk for breakfast. No more shredded wheat for me. I so need the fiber though maybe that will even out in this situation.  Went over to Mom’s and had rice noodle spaghetti, with cucumbers for lunch. I wanted to look at her […]

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25 things

1. I have a brown belt in Shotokan Karate. But haven’t trained in 11 or 12 years. 2. I don’t think I look like my sister. I look like my mother. 3. I am dealing with three sick kids right now. 4. I have discovered the joy of pesto. I think I was Italian in […]

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This is good, there’s more!

C.  mmmm steak L.  nice! 🙂 G.  mmmmmmmmmm big t-bone D.  steaks very,very hard for a person to digest! and it can sit in the part of the stomch for a while like other foods so if you get stomach aches,try acidolhpilus and a digestive enzyme,especially people that have no gall bladder.D. makes me take […]

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Yup you heard right.

As you can see from the side bar over there I have a preggo ticker up. Just found out a couple of days ago. Due date looks to be around Nov. 1st and since I like to be early we might have a Halloween baby or at least two birthdays in Oct. I’m not having […]

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It stuff

Interesting

I read a blog about lie detecting I think it’s over on the blog roll, Eyes for Lies. Anyhoo. She mentioned a website recently and I think it really compliments one of the few books I think that every parent should read. Protecting the Gift by Gaven DeBecker.

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Pet stuff

Craziness and Welcome

I’ve noticed a lot of incoming google searches for Crankenpants, and I know that at least one member of my extended family has visited here so I’m going to assume more of them have come too. News travels fast in my family. So Hi all my aunts and uncles and cousins out there, feel free […]

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Pet stuff

Free Dog/I hate my dog even more.

Free Dog Siberian Husky/G. Shepard mix 7 year old fixed male Likes to dig holes in yard/garden Annoying habit of jumping on guests After eating cat food often has diarrhea on carpeting Bad leash walker/can’t be trusted off of a tie out Nervous around children Supplies for dog are $150.00 Whatever food is left Dog […]

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