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How to Take the Best Summer Photos (Ever)

Photography By July 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Summer is the time for family, friends, fun, and of course, vacations! These warm summer days are the ideal time to get outside, play, and enjoy the sunshine. When all of these things come together, it’s a fantastic opportunity to capture new memories, especially with the ease of camera access on smartphones and tablets!

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Finding the Stories in an Old Photo Album | Melanie Frick

Family History, Guest Blogger By June 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

I first learned to take a closer look at old photographs not with those in my family’s own collection, but by studying a forgotten photograph album picked up at an antique store. The photographs within this album dated to the Civil War, and in an effort to identify the individuals based on a few faded captions, I studied them carefully. Who were the women wearing stunning, full-skirted dresses? Who were the children with the solemn faces and neatly curled hair? Might the portraits of bewhiskered men have been a last memento before they left home for battle?

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Smartphone Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Photography By May 13, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Camera phones are a very popular way to take pictures. Though they can’t do all the same things as a digital or DSLR camera, they are comparable. Even better, smartphone cameras fit easily in a pocket or purse, so they can (and usually do) always travel with you, making taking photos a snap. But, in order to get the most out of your smartphone photos, you’ll need to know how to use it to its fullest potential. Are you utilizing these handy and features that are included with your camera?

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Saving the Stories of Your Stuff | Elizabeth Swanay-O’Neal

Family History, Guest Blogger By May 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

“Mommy, where did you get that?”

Hmmm… where did I get that? Did it belong to my grandmother? Or was it my mother’s? Wait… if it was my mother’s, where did she get it? And how did I end up with it? With the everyday busy-ness of life, work, and family, I have found it increasingly difficult to remember my own name some days, much less where I got that antique candy dish.

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How to Index Old Family Photos | Physical Copies

Family History, Photography By November 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A lot of family photos today are digitital. Information such as the day, place, and individual can be easy to record on iphones, with Facebook, or during the download process. However, the same cannot be said for the old, tarnished photographs…

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