Men are from SLRs…

Have you ever noticed that the majority of women use point and shoot cameras while men use SLR cameras? While on a walking tour geting my exercise and taking in the sites, I  saw a Korean couple who are a very good example of this observation.  The couple asked me to take a picture of them using the woman's Canon point and ... Men are from SLRs…


Manny Pacquiao’s Training Ground

My friends and I went to Baguio for the Panagbenga festival. It has been a long time since I was there. In our hotel, I realized that we were living near the Grotto where Manny Pacquiao was training so we decided to check out the site. It was 5 am on a Sunday, I was waiting for the ... Manny Pacquiao’s Training Ground

Protecting Your Photo Treasures: Negatives

Here in Manila, the proud parents show photo slides of the newlyweds when they were still kids. You will notice that there are a lot of current photos and too little photos of when they were still kids. Why is this? Parents normally don’t take the time to take care of their kids baby photos. They normally just ... Protecting Your Photo Treasures: Negatives

Etiquette for the Wedding Crasher

Americans were outraged recently when a couple gate crashed a White House party with President Obama.   Here in Manila, gate crashing AKA wedding crashing is more of a friendly open door policy. Since in the Philippines wedding venues are normally separate from the reception, wedding crashers are allowed to attend the wedding but there is protocol. During the wedding proper, you cannot ... Etiquette for the Wedding Crasher

5 Tips for Clubbing and Alcohol Photography

My friend Tim who is a member of the "Goodfellas Productions" (thanks guys) invited me on over to a club party last August. At that time, I thought why not. To my way of thinking, what interesting photos could I get out of this since I am always looking for new photo opportunities.  So tagging along to ... 5 Tips for Clubbing and Alcohol Photography

How to Make Cross Stitch Patterns from Photos

In 1994 when I started doing cross stitch, most of the available starter patterns were basic letters and numbers.  Cute teddy bears or adorable pigs with  back stitch and half stitches were typical patterns.  After doing a couple of cross stitch projects, I already got bored doing the available patterns so I decided to make my own custom patterns. My first cross ... How to Make Cross Stitch Patterns from Photos

Hubberholme: A Forest Chapel

Going through some old travel photographs, I discovered a couple of photographs that you might enjoy of Hubberholm chapel in England. On the second to the last day of a summer trip we got a lot more sunlight but England's days were still cold. My trusty Canon automatic 135 mm film camera took these photos because digital cameras weren't that common ... Hubberholme: A Forest Chapel

Michael Jackson – Video Graphics Innovator

Michael Jackson popularized the moonwalk, the white glove, amazing dance moves and fashion.  However, many people don't realize Michael Jackson popularized video graphics innovations to the photographic world. I'm not really fond of watching music videos but his great productions made me sit up and take notice. What makes Michael Jackson's music videos unusual is his use of digital enhancement.  Graphics techniques ... Michael Jackson – Video Graphics Innovator

Building a Custom Craftsman Home? Photograph Design Ideas

Before building a custom home, drive around communities with the particular home style that you love and shoot digital photos. Always have a camera available even if you only have a camera phone.  You never know when you will see a feature that you want to include in your design. We recently built a craftsman style home.  The above photo ... Building a Custom Craftsman Home? Photograph Design Ideas

Home Staging Tips for Online Photo Tours

Selling your home in a difficult market can be a challenge.  Most savvy home buyers browse online so your home's virtual tour will either help attract buyers or drive buyers away.  In many cases, your house will be pre-sold if a buyer falls in love with your virtual tour. Realtors usually hire a professional photographer for their ... Home Staging Tips for Online Photo Tours