What And Who Are Your Inspirations in Photography?



Sometimes there are lazy days, and when those happen, I find myself just at home without any plans of shooting, or touching my camera. It's tough when you want to have a fresh batch of photos yet the drive to even move is lacking. But with any hobby, I guess we really need to stay inspired or look for inspirations to keep going. 

Foodie Finds: A Traveler's Guide To Food In The United States


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

The United States is known for a whole selection of different styles of food, other than their own of course. Believe it or not but it isn't just about the Chucky Cheeses and Chilli Dogs out there. There's so much more than that, with tastes from all over the world.

Want To Get The Most Out Of Your Trip To Iceland? Then Visit Reykjavik!

Iceland

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Photos from Pixabay

Reykjavik is a small city, with a population of around 123,000 people. It’s located on the southwest coast of Iceland and can experience some pretty extreme snowy weather during the winter time. It is also Iceland’s capital city and is the place that you should visit when traveling in this area. To find out why, keep reading. 

News Flash: Moms Can Travel Solo Once In A While Too!


Long and spontaneous post ahead.

I really wanna say moms should travel solo instead of can, but I realized we all have different circumstances in life, and I can't just enforce traveling to anyone or any mom if that's not her kind of thing. So what brings me to this travel talk? Well, because I'm traveling! And for the most part of that travel, I'm solo.

Traveling 101: The Dangers Of Staying Out In The Sun For Too Long


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

One of the joys of traveling is that you get to see so many wonderful places all over the world. Specifically, you get to go to hot climates with loads of sun and feel like you’re in paradise.

Detox From Technology With A Good Old-Fashioned Family Trip


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

Family vacations are a great way to relax, unwind, and bond as a family. However, connecting to your children and making memories that will last a lifetime can be tough when they spend all of their time plugged into their electronics. 

Saturday Madness: The Pyramid, Lamps, And Some Good Food


The Pyramid, IT Park, Cebu City

Last Saturday, I had to attend two blogger events, and one org meeting. I left the house as early as 7:30 AM and arrived home at around 10 PM. It was a jam-packed day; rushing from one event to another was exhausting. Nonetheless, my tummy was super happy! ;) 

Missouri Magic: It's Absolutely The Show-Me State

Missouri

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Featured photo from Pexels

We have always been fascinated by the nicknames given to the different US states. There is just something magical and intriguing about where their monikers come from. Names like the Sunshine State, Peace Garden State, Treasure State, and the Great Lakes State; these all play on our love of romance and mystery, and none more so than the name given to Missouri: The Show-Me State. 

#ILoveMyTown Part 2 - The Nostalgia is Real


Cebu

Last time, I shared my unexpected or unusual photowalk destination, and I was so glad I found time to explore. For that set, I opted for light and bright photos because I thought they'd fit the theme more. This time, I experimented once again, and tried going for desaturated images. 

Minglanilla, Cebu
*This photo is super grainy but I liked how this turned out. It looked like one of those iPhone presets was added to it. Hehe

We headed to the town center, and looked around. We went to the central school, and just observed people doing their own thing. It's pretty nostalgic to me - ya know, my school days were way past behind me but being in a school or any school actually brings back childhood memories. ;) 

Minglanilla, Cebu

Minglanilla, Cebu

Cotton candy! Growing up, I'd always buy one whenever available. It's too sweet! It's still too sweet until now, and tastes like you just ingested air, haha! But what can do you, it's a hit among the students! 


These girls couldn't let a photo op pass. I mean, back in high school or even college, we couldn't just snap a photo instantly all the time because that was the era when only the rich could really afford a smartphone. 

Facebook wasn't there yet. There was Friendster, but I don't think people created photo albums on it. People just uploaded a profile photo. Multiply was a more fit platform to have photo albums, but I remember really using it when I was already in college. Then I just started using Facebook during my last year in the university. 

So I'm just saying that looking at these girls felt like looking at myself and my friends back in the days. It was fun but it had to end. The memories will be forever though. 


This is how it's done, yes?


Ahh, I can see why she's so excited! ;)



And this building right here has caught my interest for so long because the structure is interesting, but ehh no wide lens so this will do for now. ;) 

Minglanilla, Cebu

That's it for today! Really hope to have more photowalks around town soon. See you on my next post! 


Traveling Without The Hassle and Stress

Traveling Without The Hassle and Stress

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. All photos are from Pixabay

Traveling - it's a lifestyle, isn't it? You have to be dedicated to lugging your position around behind you, riding on rickety old buses, and seeing some of the most god-forsaken corner of the world if you are going to get those blissful snapshot memories that will last a lifetime, right? Well, actually no that's wrong.