Photo Hacks for Writers

Why you’re never finished after taking just one photo

A dog digging and splashing in a wading pool
A dog digging and splashing in a wading pool
Photo #1 — Husky digging in water | Samsung Galaxy S20 | Photo by Nancy Lovering |All rights reserved

Where they’ve never been seen before

An image of a slide of bone marrow, featuring two megakaryocyte cells
An image of a slide of bone marrow, featuring two megakaryocyte cells
A slide of bone marrow featuring two megakaryocyte cells | Wbensmith, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons | Original image modified to include arrows


Creative

A dog walk story

A dog brush lying in a pile of dog fur
A dog brush lying in a pile of dog fur
Double coat dogs like huskies shed a large volume of fur. Photo by Nancy Lovering — All Rights Reserved.


What I’m hoping my spreadsheet will tell me

A 3.5 cm pencil sharpened at both ends lying next to a ruler
A 3.5 cm pencil sharpened at both ends lying next to a ruler
This was my son’s sharpened-into-nonexistence pencil, and yes — I measured it. Photo by Nancy Lovering — All Rights Reserved.


Questions to ask yourself about the time you’ve just spent online

A woman with her head in her hands, staring at her laptop
A woman with her head in her hands, staring at her laptop
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

How do you know what you’ve read is true?


Connecting with nature for at least 20 minutes each day can help with symptoms.

A young boy watching a deer eat grass in a field
A young boy watching a deer eat grass in a field
Attitude.com theorizes that time outdoors repairs attention fatigue by replenishing prefrontal cortex neurotransmitters. Photo by Nancy Lovering — All Rights Reserved.


The quiet space between commands that allows your dog time to think

A closeup of the eyes of a labrador retreiver
A closeup of the eyes of a labrador retreiver
Dogs need time to think about our words, but we interrupt this process when we continue speaking. Photo by Nancy Lovering — All Rights Reserved.


My teen’s insight into the human experience of storytelling

A red play station game controller against a black background
A red play station game controller against a black background
Photo by Garrett Morrow from Pexels


Face it to erase it.

A young woman wearing Everlast boxing gloves looking into the camera lens
A young woman wearing Everlast boxing gloves looking into the camera lens
Photo by Jermaine Ulinwa from Pexels


Step 1 — Identify the barrier

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Nancy Lovering

Writer, Photographer, EA (K-12) and T1D mom

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