Digital Photography Tips And Tricks

  • 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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    Building a Custom Craftsman Home? Photograph Design Ideas

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    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 was part of

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  • Home Staging Tips for Online Photo Tours

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    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 virtual tours.  Unfortunately

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  • Sunset Photography Tips

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    Being a night owl, you will only catch me taking sunset photos.  One time a friend dragged me to workout at 5 a.m. Came home and slept the rest of the day . . . ruined my day.  Have never made that mistake again. Sunset is one of the best times to capture vibrant photos with warm hues in the fading light. 

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  • How To Use SnagIt to Make An Outlook Vacation Postcard

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    SnagIt is great for capturing any image on your screen and pasting it in Word, Outlook or FrontPage.  You can even save your snagged images for uploading to a blog. Below are 4 simple steps to make the Florida vacation postcard in this article. Step 1 Display your image.  In this case, a picture of my golden retriever from his Florida vacation a few

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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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  • How To Add A Screensaver Photo to Your Windows Desktop

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      Why have a boring Windows XP or Vista background when you can customize your Windows computer desktop? Our dog  waiting for us to throw his favorite ball is our screensaver at the moment.  During stressful days, the photo reminds us of great times at the lake with our best friend. Changing your desktop couldn’t be easier.  Here are the easy steps: Step 1: Find

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  • Blue Skies and Men in Trees

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    Whenever tree services come to our neighborhood, I always grab my Nikon D40 digital camera to take some pictures.  Men towering 30 feet in the air armed with chain saws against the backdrop of blue skies make beautiful photos.  Last week, we had a dead tree that barely missed our house and power lines so the electric company sent a

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