Tammy Strobel and Everyday Magic

by Kent Griswold on August 28th, 2013. 1 Comment

My passion for tiny houses is followed by another passion, photography. I often blend the two and the Tiny House Blog allows me to use both passions in a unique way.

My good friend and fellow tiny house enthusiast Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kitten’s fame is also a photographer and a writer. She has brought these two talents together into a photography course called Everyday Magic. About a year ago I had the privilege of taking her course and I really enjoyed it. Now days I shoot most of my photography via a smartphone and post my photos on Instagram and you can view my photos here http://instagram.com/kentgriswold

I really enjoyed this course and if you have an interest in improving your photography and learning some new ideas I’d like to invite you to check this course out.

Everyday Magic

Tammy says:

Everyday Magic” will spark your creative juices and help you get in touch with the joy of taking photos. Throughout the course, I will give you tips and tools to improve your photography practice. However, this is not a highly technical ecourse. You will learn how to take better photos and have fun along the way!

Class starting in a few days!

Click Here to learn all the details and to register.

Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on July 5th, 2013. Add a Comment

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape was sent to me by photographer Taylor Moore. This is a little place he found in Portugal and I’m glad he took a few pictures of it to share with us. It would be neat to see the interior, but he was not able to get any shots inside.

You can learn more about Taylor Moore’s photography by visiting these two sites: www.taylormoorephoto.com and http://be.net/pixelsteam. Thank you for sharing Taylor!

If you have taken a photo that would be appropriate for this feature please send it to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com.

 

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Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on March 15th, 2013. 7 Comments

Adam Nash photographed this beautiful photo this week. Here is what he says: I took this photo up near Mt. Baker Ski Area in the Washington Cascades. It appears that this small A-frame (potentially a tiny home) has an incredible one-of-a-kind view of Mt. Shuksan. It doesn’t get any more idyllic.

The bloggable part of this scene is the ‘tiny home’ on the hill. A home with a window looking out at the whole Mt. Shuksan massif 24/7. For me a window is infinitely better than any framed piece of art on the wall. It glows! It radiates! Its like a backlit, ever appropriately changing, landscape photograph. It never feels wrong.

No one, in a house of a natural setting, ever said, “I wish there were less windows.”

Given the opportunity to live here with an original Ansel Adams print hanging on the wall or a simple window, which would you choose? Leave a comment. Pin it, share it. Spread your love of all things amazing in this world. And do good things. -AND Click here to see more of Adams photography.

Adam Nash Photo

Sandi’s Aliner & Route 66

by Christina Nellemann on October 26th, 2009. 11 Comments

Sandi Wheaton of Windsor, Ontario recently lost her job in Detroit. Instead of looking for a new job, she decided to use the  time to fulfill one of her dreams: traveling and photographing Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Sandi is living this dream in an Aliner pop-up trailer. She decided to document the famous highway using a digital camera, a camera with infared film and another camera which follows her route with a shot every few seconds. She hopes to have her photos published in a book and a DVD or website.

Sandi Wheaton, her Aliner and her Campfire in a Can

Sandi Wheaton, her Aliner and her Campfire in a Can

Her trailer is a 1998 Aliner which she bought specifically for the trip. She initially wanted to travel in a T@B, but her Jeep could only tow a low-profile pop-up design. She is thrilled that she does not have to unhitch every time she sets it up. She also mentioned that she likes the Oliver trailer, like the one owned by Cherie and Chris of Technomadia.

“I love this trailer, especially for this purpose,” Sandi said. “Since I am traveling alone, unhitching is a pain. With the Aliner, I don’t need to unhitch in order to put it up. Plus it is up literally in a minute!” Continue Reading »