Ana Garcia Photography Blog
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:16:46 +0000Smugmug Online Storage And Galleries
Digital photos are taken every day. Those photos should be backing up on a regular basis online with an online storage cloud like Smugmug.
Years ago when I wanted to setup a website and have online storage for photos, I researched many options. I came across Smugmug online storage which offers it for photos and galleries, website design and online store. What made Smugmug stand out was the fact that it has unlimited and secure photo storage.
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I take a lot of photos for myself and others like family, friends, and clients. Each camera gets better, which then means the file sizes get larger with better quality. The fact that I can have unlimited space means I can upload everything and not have to worry about losing space or having to upgrade accounts or find a new online cloud.
Smugmug online storage is safe, easy to use, and lasts forever.
I created my website, online galleries, and photos storage with Smugmug and never looked back. I can customize themes, edit galleries, and more. They even have an app for easy upload.
I can add as many photos as I want and separate each into various galleries that fit. I have different galleries for nature, landscape, waterscape, client photos which I can keep secure and private for them, models, flowers, architecture, events, sports, art, sky, moon, animals and much more. Within each category of galleries, I can create specific ones by type, date, etc. The possibilities are endless with Smugmug. I highly recommend them for your online cloud for backing up your photos that you don’t want to lose.
For external hard drives, I like to use Western Digital. To read more about them on how I use them, visit:
To see what other types of gear I use, I have a list on my website:
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:04:30 +0000Charleston South Carolina
Earlier this year I went on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. I was mainly in the historic district area.
The photos I added to this blog is just a small portion of the places I passed by and visited in Charleston. Everywhere I went was walking distance to the hotel I stayed at, which made it very convenient to not have to uber/lyft/taxi to places.
I really loved all the architecture everywhere. There was so much history, it was a lot to take in, plus lots of photo taking.
It was January time so the trees either had no leaves or various colors of leaves, which makes it great as being in South Florida, I either see green, brown or nothing at all.
On the way to Battery Park
Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park
There were quite a lot of people around the fountain but I was able to get clean photos of it.
I thought this door with the doorstep was just so cute. I love the brick wall.
Rainbow Row is definitely a place to see when you read about Charleston, South Carolina.
I was lucky enough to be able to take photos with just one car in front of the buildings. The street wasn’t busy either with cars driving by so it made it that much better and safer.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
This looks like a scene right out of the movie The Notebook. There are parts of the movie filmed in South Carolina but unfortunately I didn’t note them down before visiting, maybe next time.
I just love seeing reflections of nature in the water.
Here is what fall looks like in South Florida. It’s not much but it’s all we got.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:59:14 +0000Moon close up in Miami’s night sky
The moon is such a cool object to look at up in the night sky.
Whenever there is a special event going on with the moon, I like to hear about it so I can see it with my own two eyes; and of course capture it with my camera. I recently purchased an super zoom lens so I went out that night to get the moon close up.
The moon was at 90% this night so it was almost completely full. It didn’t bother me that I couldn’t see it full for these photos as it was still a beautiful night.
You can see more details like the surface and craters as you get closer.
The last image below has the moon close up as much as my lens can produce. It was a purchase well spent being able to capture something so far away and make it look like you were quite close. I was ecstatic to see how well they turned out and not lose any quality as I zoomed in. If you love astrophotography, I highly recommend this Nikon 200-500mm lens.
Did you see the Super Blue Bloon Moon earlier this year? See how it looked here:
When I’m not looking up at the sky, I’m also photographing beautiful people to document those special moments in their lives. Such as this couple.
Thank you for visiting and reading. Enjoy the rest of your day.