Archive for January, 2009

  • mario co photographer

    Valuable Lessons Learned From My Father the Photo Journalist

    Mario Co is a nationally recognized photo journalist and my father.  Many photographers would love to apprentice with my father but he has only taken me under his wing. Back in college, my father made me his assistant taking care of the equipment, fixing his files, and eventually taking pictures under his tutelage. Some of our work has graced national

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  • beach house photo decoration

    How To Decorate Your Home With Photos

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    A picture says a thousand words!!! Photos create emotion and draw you into a story. I wanted to create a story in my living room. A story that my family could enjoy and would be an inspiration each and everyday. Plus I wanted a way to share a piece of our lives with friends and family when they entered our

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  • canon s5is bird photos

    Nature Photography . . . It’s All Happening At The Zoo

    Since most of us don’t live in the wild, we need to find creative ways to photograph nature. Insects make excellent subjects since they are small and have interesting features. With insects, you get to use the macro feature on your digital camera to get all the interesting details. Butterflies are fluttery but intriguing creatures as they flit from flower

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  • nikon d40 lake photos

    Nikon D40 Digital Camera Review – An Amateur Photographer’s Perspective

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  • Labor of Love An Autobiography – Anne Geddes – Book Review

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    Anne Geddes has elevated baby portraits to an artistic expression of the wonder and joy of new life. Whether she is photographing a baby being held in the palm of a loving hand or dozens of babies in flower pots, you can’t miss her love for her subject matter. My sister introduced me to Anne Geddes greeting cards and calendars

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    Google Picasa Review – Free Software to Organize Your Photos

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    Sometimes the best things in life are free.  Google’s Picasa is amazing free software to organize your photos.  You will wonder how Google can provide so much for free.  Picasa is one of the first programs that you will want to load on any new computer.  It has simple editing features to crop, brighten, add text, fix red eye, retouch, create collages and enhance your digital camera

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  • canon s5is alligator photo

    Canon Powershot S5IS Digital Camera Review – Shooting Alligators

    Alligator reserves do not make it easy for photo opportunities. Since alligators can’t really roam with the public, they are surrounded with wire fencing which gets in the way of shooting perfect photos. With my Canon s5IS digital camera in hand, I had to get up close and personal with a 12 year old male alligator by careening over a

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  • custom photo book design

    12 Photo Book Design Considerations – VioVio, Kodak, MyPublisher and Blurb Review

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    Hindsight is 20-20. There are several things we wished we had known before designing and re-designing our photo book. We read reviews and tested Blurb, MyPublisher, Kodak, Smile Books and VioVio photo books. In the end, we designed our photo book in both MyPublisher and VioVio. After seeing the previews and options for both publishers, we purchased soft cover and

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  • Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz - Book Review

    Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz – Book Review

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    Annie Leibovitz at Work is not the typical coffee table book of a photographer.  She provides behind the scenes insights about photo sessions with famous celebrities and politicians including The Blues Brothers, Queen Elizabeth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Moss, George W Bush and Barack Obama.  One of Annie Leibovitz’s most famous photographs was amazingly shot with a Polaroid camera.  John Lennon

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  • Your Summer Vacation Photo

    10 Essential Camera Supplies to Pack For Your Summer Vacation

    Going on summer vacation? You don’t want to miss those photo moments by not being prepared. Pack light but don’t forget to include these camera supplies. 1. Digital Camera – they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Heck why stop there? Take hundreds of pictures on your summer vacation. With a simple camera like a Sony Cybershot W300,

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