Author archive for YvetteCo

  • 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 dump them inside

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  • ETIQUETTE FOR THE WEDDING CRASHER

    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 make a

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  • 5 Tips for Clubbing and Alcohol Photography

    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 the crew of

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  • How to Make Cross Stitch Patterns from Photos

    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 stitch pattern was a

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  • Hubberholme: A Forest Chapel

    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 at the time of

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  • Planning A Photo Trip

    Planning a photo trip can be as much fun as taking your trip.  Your dream vacation will include sites and experiences that are personalized to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next photo vacation: 1. Map Your Route Like in the Amazing Race Series . . . your destinations can be found in your map.  Even with a

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  • Butterfly Photos with the Canon Powershot SX10IS

    Butterflies are not easy to photograph because they are really fast and have erratic flying patterns. I have taken a lot of photos at different angles and at different locations. When you come near the butterflies, they take off and you have to run after them which gets in the way of shooting clear and crisp photos. After many tests

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  • Mastering Night Photography

    Here are some tips for improving your night photography.  I have tested these tips using Canon, Sony and Nikon digital cameras with their internal flash: Night Photography Tip # 1 If your flash has a maximum range of 6 feet, flash group outdoor portrait photos taken beyond 6 feet will have a grainy look and feel. Your photos will not have a case of red eye

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  • SonyH10

    Island Hopping with the Sony Cybershot DSC-H10

    Island hopping in powerboats, sailboats or even big Cruise Liners provides a wonderful opportunity to capture photos.  Small islands like Oahu in Hawaii or the Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska are perfect locations for vacation memories. Unfortunately boats are not steady which often makes for blurry shots. A digital camera that provides crisp clear photos perfectly even on a rocky boat

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  • Sunrise with the Nikon Coolpix P90

    Each moment during a sunrise gives you different colors and shades from blues to oranges to reds. I was in a fishing village when I took this shot. Since the beach is not facing east, I managed to capture this photo using the wide angle lens of the Nikon P90 digital camera.  Lens Versatility Enhance your photography shooting expertise with

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