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How to Shoot Your Kids | Review + Giveaway *CLOSED*

Written on October 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm, by

How to Shoot Your Kids

Today Maggie from Just Maggie Photography is giving away a copy of her new ebook How to Shoot Your Kids to one lucky reader of the Nerd Nest!

Maggie is a professional photographer, and her expertise shows both in the depth of knowledge she shares in How to Shoot Your Continue

A Spin Around Royals Stadium + Blurb Holiday Gift Guide

Written on October 2, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

A Spin Around Royals Stadium | Jake Anderson

I know that baseball season ended Monday and you American sports fans brains have moved on to football, but I had to share some cool photos I took at a Royals game a few weeks ago! I went to a game with my office team, which is pretty cool, but … Continue

Hello, Little Lady!

Written on September 4, 2013 at 9:16 am, by

Hello, Little Lady! by Jake Anderson

Hello, Little Lady! by Jake Anderson

Hello, Little Lady! by Jake Anderson

Hello, Little Lady! by Jake Anderson

Hello, Little Lady! by Jake Anderson

This week, my brand new niece arrived! We were there to see her right after she was born Monday, but I got a chance to go see baby Avery Fae (who my brother Nick calls his “Little Lady”) again yesterday. We love her so much already! Congratulations Nick and Krista, … Continue

In Bloom

Written on July 11, 2013 at 7:32 am, by

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

In Bloom by Jake Anderson

One of my favorite things to do to relax and improve my photography is go on photo walks. Landscapes and still life are my favorites (though daily I’m more likely to be taking photos of my cute family), so one day this week I headed to Loose Park to get … Continue

Capturing Summer with my Phone

Written on July 9, 2013 at 8:40 am, by

Monogram Challenge

Hometown Tourist

Shoot Your Feet

Summer Projects

Summer Harvest


Sunrise Sunset

Summer Color

After last nights looong post, I thought something quick and bright was in order! These are all phone photos I’ve taken for the Phone Photography Project. It’s my goal to do one every day the class goes on! I’ve never had such an easy time keeping up with classwork. … Continue


Written on July 5, 2013 at 10:36 am, by







Yesterday Jake told you how to photograph light graffiti and today I thought I’d share the photos we took last night. In our heads, we pictured fun photos with sparklers spelling things out and drawing shapes. What we failed to think of: night doesn’t fall until WAY after the kids’ … Continue

Get Out Your Sparklers

Written on July 4, 2013 at 11:01 am, by

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Light Graffiti

It’s no secret that I love Night Photography, and for those of you in the US, America’s birthday is the perfect time to shoot at night with light photography (aka light graffiti)! You can draw and paint with light using sparklers and capture it in a photo! And for … Continue

The Nerds Do the Zoo

Written on July 2, 2013 at 8:55 am, by


We went to the Kansas City Zoo recently, and I jumped on the opportunity to get some great shots of the animals! Megan calls me a Monet because I like landscapes so much, but I’m really just all about nature photography in general. Animals are so fun to shoot, because … Continue

Night Photography

Written on June 15, 2013 at 11:43 am, by

Night Photography

I’m a little obsessed with nighttime photography right now. I recently shared my nighttime photo of the Kit Bond Bridge with you and I wanted to share a few more of the nighttime photos I’ve been taking. Our new camera has helped me to fall back in love with photography … Continue

Looking Through the Lens

Written on May 29, 2013 at 12:00 am, by


I’ve been having a lot of fun learning new photography techniques in my spare time, and one of the interesting things I did recently was take a picture through a second lens not attached to the camera. I’ve seen this technique online and thought it would be fun to try! … Continue

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