Author: Cara St.Hilaire

Cara St.Hilaire

Cara St.Hilaire is the Editor in Chief at and former Publisher at Focal Press. For fun, Cara writes a blog that focuses on gardening and animal friendly living.


Posts by Cara St.Hilaire:

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Food Photography for Bloggers: a tasty and insightful treat!


I tend to follow a lot of food blogs and I am most attracted to the ones that have pictures that suck me in and make me drool.  I also like to shoot food for my own blog and I learn a little more with each shot.  You can imagine how excited I am to…


Don’t Miss Andrew Darlow’s Holiday Pet Photo Tips!


If pets are your passion, don’t miss an upcoming interview with Andrew Darlow, author of Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat.


Halloween Fun


Here are some absolutely fantastic posts about Halloween, all photo related and discovered via my Twitter feed.


Twitterview with Focal author David Asch


I recently conducted my very first Twitterview (#DavidElements) with photographer and Focal author David Asch. David wrote Focus On Photoshop Elements for our new Focus On series, and he is also the co-author of How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements.   Cara:  So how long have you been a photographer?  David:  I’ve been taking photos as…


Pets are family too! Pet Photography 101 wins the PTPA seal of approval


Congrats to Focal author Andrew Darlow for writing a book that won the approval of 40,000 volunteer parents!  Today, PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) announced this season’s winners.  We are very excited to announce Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat as one of the 42 winners for Summer 2011….


Focal Press, then and now


We have Andor Kraszna-Krausz to thank for creating Focal Press in 1938.  1938! There aren’t very many photography publishers that can say they’ve been around for over 72 years and I confess, we wear this bit of history quite proudly.  Kraszna-Krausz really knew his stuff and his talent for scouting out good projects built the…

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