Do you have a love-hate relationship with technology?

I certainly do!  I’ve spent the last 2 days trying to learn how to take professional-looking photos of my illustrations with my new cell phone…a process which has left me feeling like banging my head on the nearest wall.

Although I wasn’t successful in my ultimate aim (a photo with clarity and perfect white balance) I’ve taught myself a few new tricks along the way and created this cartoon for you…proof that a little laughter cures all frustrations

Now I’m going to unplug and do some much needed yoga.  You?  What hurdles have you overcome today, and how are you going to reward yourself?

xox – Joana


  1. Helen Reich says:

    Well, at least she winks at the end! I know, white balance is a bitch. That’s why my backgrounds are almost never white anymore (I don’t think it matters, in my case).

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen, White Balance IS a bitch. The thing I couldn’t understand is why when I saw the image on my phone and camera display screens (after much tweaking of initial settings pre-photo) it came out looking much more purple (or orange) on my computer. In the end, I decided to stick with what I’ve been doing (scans of my illustrations) since I want the viewer to see the illustration as it is – i.e. crisp, clear lines on WHITE paper. (By the way, I watched a bunch of How-To clips from Instagrammers who use all white feeds. In all of those cases, the feeds were creating a mood, but clarity of the image came secondary.) At least I learned many more settings in my new phone, and I also figured out how to create a stop-motion animated video! XOX – Joana

  2. Mehmeh says:

    Ooh ooh ooh *i* think you are a friggin genius. (But then, what do I know?). Xo mm

    • Joana says:

      Yah, you’re unfortunately biased (just a little, of course.) 😉 Hopefully, I can share some of the newest knowledge I’ve learned when we visit next week. Of course, what I know will probably be outdated by next week, but at least we can commiserate. xoxo – J

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