In my iPhoto application on my laptop, I have an album titled “cool stuff”. This general term names a folder that is home to a selection of images that inspire me to mix colors, make art, and take more photos of cool stuff. I posted some of my favorites. Some photographing tips: 1) Rock the Zoom. Crop your images with the zoom lens on your camera to filter out noisy negative space. This makes for crisp, clean dense images. 2) Don’t Center your Subject. Line up your tree, stuffed animal or sister with the left or right edge of the camera’s viewfinder. This helps to create a natural boarder for your photos.