Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from The Loft Part 2

Batman by Lynn B at The Loft
Batman, a photo by Lynn B at The Loft on Flickr.

How did you disquise your turkey. I made my Tom Turkey into Batman.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Send your pictures to

Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Loft Part 1

Turkey by Lynn B at The Loft
Turkey, a photo by Lynn B at The Loft on Flickr.

For a fun art activity this Thanksgiving disguise Tom Turkey here so he doesn't get eaten.

Part 2 will show you my disguise, but I would love to see what you all come up with. E-mail your pictures to

See you at part 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's new at The Loft - Episode 103

Fun with my iphone camera

Cell phones today have become so multi purpose, which makes shopping for a new one a very personal experience.  Everyone has their own specific needs or wants when it comes to what they want their phones to have or do.  What I was looking for in a new cell phone was much different than what my husband wanted.  He really wanted an iphone to consolidate the features of his ipod touch, phone and perhaps even his Kindle.  I have an ipad which I love, but wasn't sure I wanted to get a smaller version of that with a phone feature as well.  I don't really care for touch screen keyboards (I like Qwerty keypads), but what I really wanted was a good camera.  My old phone was decent, but I wanted something a little better this time.  After playing with the iphone cameras in the store however I was sold on that aspect but I really had a hard time with the touch screen keyboard. 

The compromise was to get the iphone 4S with Siri voice recognition, so I don't need to worry about typing.  The phones were sold out so we had to order them and my hubby was anxiously awaiting their arrival.  I was excited too since I had ordered some fun accessories for my iphone camera from Photojojo. 

The first thing I ordered were these three neat lenses.  I purchased a telephoto, a wide angle/macro lens and a fish eye lens.  These lenses seem to be very sturdy made of light weight metal and connects to the phone via magnet.  All 3 lenses cost around $50.00.

Diefenbaker's head looks so big but her body looks so small with a fish eye

And here's a photo of a Lord of the Rings action figure taken with the macro

I also purchase these 3 fun plastic lenses.  One lens is a wide angle lens, another is a starburst filter lens, and the third one is a kaleidoscope filter lens.  Each connects to the camera with an adhesive gummy ring that is reusable.  The lenses themselves are a lot of fun, but the gummy adhesive does not work as well as I had hoped.  The lenses frequently fall off the camera before you even have a chance to snap the photo.  However for the price ($5.00 each) they do produce some fun pictures even with the hassle.

Cassidy was wearing her Dad's Halloween outfit when I snapped this photo with the kaleidoscope lens.

And I really love these pictures I snapped with the starburst lens

If you have never been on Photojojo's website I highly recommend it. They always have great tips and tutorials for creating interesting pictures, and their store has really neat camera and camera themed goodies.

Well that's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.