SnapShop {February 2013}

There are many, many wonderful things about photography.

One of my favorites is aperture.

Aperture in a basic sense is what lets you get really blurry or in focus backgrounds.

Aperture is what makes Christmas lights twinkle and a desk look lovely.

Aperture lets me look through my camera and see lovely instead of messy. Goodness, I look forward to some time to decorate the studio.

I’ve been packaging up SnapShop gift certificates. I could never own an etsy shop. It is so hard to get things packaged and mailed off in a somewhat timely manner. I tip my hat to all you small business owners that ship your items. I worked on tying SnapShop more into this blog instead of the totally different website a few weeks ago. You can click here to see it now. You can currently purchase gift certificates for a 2013 class on the new site.

For those interested in the next SnapShop, here are the dates you’ll want to write down:

Course Dates: February 10th – March 3rd, 2013

Registration opens on January 18, 2013 9:00am US Central

Class size is limited.

“I tip my hat.” – is that a common phrase or just one for those that live in cowboy states? Just curious.

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  • patraq - I’m new to this cowboy state (same as yours), and I’m definitely familiar with the tip my hat expression. I did just hear a new song at the library’s story time yesterday, though, that everyone else seemed to know — something about Skinnamarie?? Is that a local thing?

    Now, I’m off to check out the SnapShop site. How fun!

  • Colleen C - I love the site, and the new family photo! You guys are awesome. Do you have any idea when the next one will be? I am having a baby early February so I don’t think I will quite be able to squeeze this in during her first two months of life! 🙂

  • Angie - I tip my hat is also common in Spain “me quito el sombrero”

  • seriously sassy mama - I love the blur in pictures.

  • Asha - I’ve lived in New York all my life and I’ve heard that phrase many times.

  • tracy - Have you ever considered opening a snap shop advanced/pro class? For those that already shoot in manual but just different composition/set up/processing type things still directed at the photographer mom but more advanced.

  • Amber Campbell Hibbs - Have you thought about doing an advanced SnapShop? I know what ISO, aperture, etc. mean, but I’d like the feedback and work on composition and getting good shots quickly. Based on your course description I’m too advanced, but I think I need it. Should I just ask for a gift certificate for one anyway?

  • sarah k - Love the design of the gift certificates!

    I live in the Midwest and it’s a familiar phrase to me. (I did spend all my childhood summers in Oklahoma and my dad grew up there, though…so there is that!)

  • Tonya - I live in Virginia and know the phrase. I can’t recall ever hearing anyone use it in real life…so maybe a movie. I have heard “My hats off to you”. Same concept really.

  • julieta - I live in Argentina and we have the same phrase in Spanish!

  • Jamie - Congrats on the new SnapShop site! I love it! I took your first online SnapShop course and have since been beyond great-full!!! Photography has been a fun work in progress for me, but I think I started at the right place with your course! Thanks again.

  • Joy - We even have that phrase in American Sign Langauge 🙂

  • Lyn - Loved this workshop. Will do it again in the future. My pictures are so much better. I need to take more though but it is amazing how much better I have become. Thank you Ashley!

  • Allison - We tip our hats all the time up here in Michigan. 😉

  • Rosalind - We use it in Australia too!

  • Jennifer - As an expat living abroad, I’m newly obsessed w/these colloquialisms — completely understood by this Virginian in London, but suspect it leaves a few in the dark. I’m perpetually hoping to be in one of your Snapshot classes, but it isn’t yet my season. One day…and meanwhile, tipping my hat to YOU for sharing your talents with others! Hooray! Also, Merry Christmas and xo

  • MaggieH - Heard in Mass and Rhode Island too.

    patraq (1st comment) – Maybe the song was Skidamarink?

  • Mariann - Hi Ashley,
    I was lurking till now, and just thought to put my two cents in. I live in Hungary, literally in the middle of Europe, so no cowboy states here 🙂 but we use the exact same phrase (word-by-word translation) – with the same meaning in Hungarian language.
    Have a beautiful day!

  • Selina - Yes, it most definitely is a common phrase here in Australia.

  • Kate - I can’t tell you how captivated i am by your youngest – she is stunningly beautiful. as are all your children.
    thank you for sharing your life and love so authentically