Author: Szilvia Virag

Do what you can with what you have today

I’ve been patiently checking the cloud cover every evening for over a week now, waiting for another clear sky to get out and photograph the stars, try to get the kind of shot of the Milky Way that I would like and make another attempt […]

What macro photography taught me

What macro photography taught me

Scattered throughout my previous posts, are numerous reasons why I think photography is a great metaphor for life. But my recent journey into macro photography has been another reminder that the small stuff really does matter. Beautiful reflections can be seen in the tiniest drops […]

Photography Tips from Someone Who’s Made a Lot of Mistakes

Don’t be afraid to get dirty. Be prepared for grass stains, muddy shoes, a wet bum from sitting on wet sand, bird’s nest hair, scratches on your legs from walking through bushes and a multitude of other beauty disasters to get that perfect shot. Photography […]


I love articles like the one I’ve posted a link to below, reminding us that some of the most famous people have had someone in their past tell them they can’t do something. However, I would add Catherine Lanigan to the list of writers. For […]

Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller

It wasn’t my intention to use this blog to share book reviews, but Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller was impossible to put down. It tells the story of the Holocaust from every perspective as the narrator switches from a perpetrator, a survivor and the survivor’s granddaughter. […]



Everyone faces difficult times at some point in their life, and some days it can seem like the only thing preventing a rapid dive into the depths of despair is the ability to “reframe” a negative experience into something more positive. It might sound like […]

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