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Norman Rea's Tidal Basin: MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Landscape photography, Travel Photography       Tags cherry blossoms, National Cherry Blossom Festival, MeFOTO Giveaway, MeFOTO SideKick360, Tidal Basin, Washington DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival held every April commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Over the years, the festival has grown into the nation's largest springtime celebration with over 5 weeks of events and activities during the blooming period.

Norman Rea, our SideKick360 winner for May 16th, was one of over 1.5 million visitors to enjoy the spectacular blooms this year.

"This picture was taken during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. It is an iconic image that local photographers love to take. This day in particular, my fiancee and I were experimenting with my new Nikon DSLR downtown. I actually took this picture on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and post processed it, experimenting with a HDR look and feel." - Norman

Love cherry blossoms? Want to learn more about the festival? Check it out -

Misha Z's Kim: MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Portrait, Giveaway       Tags Instagram giveaway, MeFOTO Instagram Giveaway, MeFOTO SideKick360, Kim Matte

When professional model Kimberly Matte asked Misha Zagorac to take a few photos of her niece, he didn't know he would be treated to an impromptu modeling lesson. As she was showing her niece some choice moves, Misha snapped this image and won the SideKick360 Weekly Giveaway for May 2nd.

Dave Mangels' Peaceful Buddas: MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Photojournalism, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, MeFOTO SideKick360, Chuang Yen Moastery, Buddhist Monastery, 10, 10000 Buddhas

Did you know a major Buddhist Monastery is located a scant 1.5 hours from Midtown Manhattan? Just head north on the Taconic Parkway to Rte 301 in Carmel and you too can enjoy some inner peace on its gorgeous, 125-acre grounds.

Our SideKick360 winner for 4/25/14, Dave Mangels' found his winning image there on a recent visit:

"This photo was taken using my Fuji X-E1 up at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent, New York. The temple is home to the largest indoor Buddha statue in the US. It's really quite a beautiful and peaceful place. Surrounding that main Buddha is the "Hall of 10,000 Buddhas" which is pictured in this image. It is a beautiful place and I can only hope I did it a little bit of justice by capturing this photo!" - Dave

Five Colorful Ways to Brighten Mom's Day

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Family Photography, Fun, Tidbits, What's In My Bag       Tags Mother's Day Gift Ideas, mefoto roadtrip, MeFOTO DayTrip, MeFOTO SideKick360

Know a dynamic, photo-obsessed Mom? This Mother's Day thrill her with one of these vibrant gift ideas:

1. Give Her an Extra Hand

The SideKick360 SmartPhone Adapter gets Mom's smartphone out of her hands and lets her join the action. With a tripod-friendly base and a rotating 360° ball joint, this handy adapter quickly switches from vertical to horizontal and locks in any position making it ideal for capturing both photo and video. I love it for it's ability to stand alone on any surface. Perfect for my daughter's impromptu Facebook chats with Grandma!

Available in 12 Colors. What's her favorite?

Available in 12 Colors. What's her favorite?

2. Give Her a DayTrip


Our smallest tripod kit weighs less than 2 lb. and folds up shorter than an IPad! Mom can easily pop it into her favorite backpack, messenger or even diaper bag. Perfect for street photography, that special Mother's Day excursion or any time she's on the go.

3. Put a Rainbow in Her Wallet

Mom's who covet color and are never without their IPhones will love Photojojo's Phone-o-Chrome full spectrum color filter for those special IPhone shots. This tiny filter is cleverly housed in an old fashioned, easy-to-transport slide frame. Holding the slide over the IPhone's lens puts a rainbow of color at Mom's disposal. Now changing a scenes mood is as easy as a finger twitch!

4. Sharpen Her Focus

Mom's who care about the sharpness of their photos as much as they care about their families will rejoice when they receive the sturdy RoadTrip Tripod Kit. Supporting up to 17.6 lbs, this tripod will steady even full-frame DSLRs with zoom lenses in a lightweight, colorful package.

5. Give Her Gracie (or Betsy or Georgia)

Induge 2 passions in one! JoTotes offers a nice line of colorful, comfortable bags that don't scream "camera bag".  Their popular Gracie bag offers seven spacious pockets with space for a camera body, multiple lenses and an iPad. Available in 7 colors, it's a pretty, practical bag for both photo shoots and day trips.

So there you have it...a few colorful ways to honor your favorite Mom and bring joy to her day.

MeFOTO Makes the Big Time!

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Events, Videos       Tags Mefoto RoadTrip, MeFOTO on TV, MeFOTO SideKick360, MeFOTO BackPacker, 4 Utah, 4 UTAH Midday

Woo Hoo! MeFOTO was featured on ABC 4 Utah's Midday show in Salt Lake City last week when PictureLine owner, Jens Nielsen, brought the entire MeFOTO line in "Easter" colors for an interview on how to prevent blurry images.

Started as a small one-man photgraphy shop back in 1989, Jens commitment to quality products and honest, courteous service allowed him to grow PictureLine into a top photographic supplier today.

Jens recommended using tripod's in all low light situations as well as for group portraiture and even selfies.

Watch the video to check out Jens tips for choosing the right tripod.