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Photograph your equipment for insurance purposes

I live in Oklahoma so I have to face the fact that this great state clearly did something to piss Mother Nature off! So, just in case, I occasionally take updated photos of my equipment for insurance purposes.

Although I’m only posting the one photo for reference, I actually took close up pictures of all 8 lenses, both camera’s, all accessories and what they look like when they’re all packed in my camera bag. This way if the time ever comes to file a claim, my hope is that the insurance adjuster will be able to better asses the replacement value based on my pictures.

However, since this has never happened to me, I am not speaking from experience and can only pass on what I’ve heard to be helpful. Hopefully in a perfect world this photo will never be needed, but I’d rather have it on file just in case. If you have anything of value, you may want to consider doing the same.


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50 Photos In A Day

We’re finally back in Owasso and I’m happy to report that we managed to photograph all 50 locations plus a few added bonuses along the way! We enjoyed lunch with a friend on Brookside, took the opportunity to explain to Bella how some people live and sleep on the streets and even picked up an elderly gentleman who asked for a ride.

As soon as he got in the truck, Bella immediately introduced herself and they made quick friends. Although, I think she was a little surprised by the way he smelled and asked him if he too was homeless.

At the very next stop there was another individual hanging out in the shade (aka their living room) and she began to unbuckle. Stephanie asked her, ‘What are you doing sweetheart?’ To which she simply replied, ‘Going to make a new friend, of course.’

I seriously love how innocent, loving and sincere children are!

We ended our day at Guthrie Green enjoying the music, water fountains and Sunday Market and are now ready to enjoy the rest of our Sunday in our pool!

I’ll have pictures to share some time this week on my blog so be sure to check back or subscribe.

Happy Sunday!



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How to photograph as many places in one day as possible

Tomorrow I will set out with an extremely detailed list of over 50 places I want to photograph around Tulsa.

Although it may take me more than a few days to complete, it shouldn’t take me more than 2 or 3 at the most. If it does, then my ADD took over and distracted me with other things!

The key to making a good photography list is to know exactly what you’re going to shoot and why. Google each location and then map it out to the best of your ability. This will not only save you time, but gasoline prices are no joke these days! I realize many of us have GPS but trust me when I say it will kill your concentration and time to enter each address between locations. It’s well worth the prep time to map it out before you go.

Create a list that includes the following:

1. Name 2. Address 3. Map (or directions) and 4. A picture, if you can find one. The picture will help you recognize what you’re looking for faster if you’re not familiar with the area. Again, I’m all about saving time and gas!

I’ll do my best to update you on how well I’m conquering my list and also let you know how far I get along on the first day.

Happy shooting everyone!


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Mia Bella Art’s Alphabetic Tour of Tulsa

For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome! I’m Liz Ingersoll. Owner and photographer of Mia Bella Art (translation My Beautiful Art).

As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve had this page for a couple of years but just recently decided to make a real go of blogging.

In an effort to keep me on track until I get in the habit of writing on a regular basis, I’ve decided to start with an alphabetic tour of Tulsa (A is for Atlas Life, B is for Brady Theater, BOK Center or Blue Dome, I haven’t decided yet and C is for Cains or Council Oak or something that starts with a C…) You get it, right?

Great! Let’s get started!

As a photographer in Tulsa, one of the first things many of us rush to photograph is downtown! So it should come as no surprise that my first ‘A’ photo is of the historic Atlas Life Building.

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The building is located at 435 S Boston Ave Tulsa, OK 74103 and was completed in 1922. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 2009.

The four-story vertical neon sign was installed in 1946 and has become the buildings most recognizable feature making it a favorite T-town landmark.

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Atop the sign is a figure of Atlas, a Titan of Greek mythology carrying the world on his back. A statue representing the same is on top of the building facade as well as integrated into the company’s name, public space clock, door and key plates throughout the building.

Although the building was recently renovated in 2010 by the new owners Courtyard Marriott Hotel, they were thoughtful to keep some of it’s original historic significance and charm on the 7th floor.

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So if you’ve never been inside or taken the time to admire the buildings beautiful architecture I sure hope you’ll go check it out because it’s definitely worth adding to your list of things to go see and do in downtown Tulsa.

Until next time!

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Mia Bella Art – Make Your Artwork Personal

You don’t have to be an art expert to know what you love. Tell a story with your artwork and make the story personal. Love the space you live in and get creative! Please let us know if we can be of any help.

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Thanks mom, but…

Mom would you like to play with me? I’m kinda busy right now; can I get a rain-check? Well… Here’s my dilemma (it’s her new word of the week). While I appreciate that you bought me some face paint, I don’t have anyone to play with. Soooo thanks, but it’s kinda useless. How bout a sibling! Can I have a sibling?

Oh looky there! I just found some free time. Face painting it is!

#OnlyChildProblems #LizIngersoll #ItsPersonal

Bella the face painting artist

Bella the face painting artist

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