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Family Portraits: Plan Ahead for Winning Photos

Family Portraits: Plan Ahead for Winning Photos

Taking family pictures isn’t as simple as pointing your camera at the family and hoping for a good result. Go above and beyond during family portrait session, taking along a mental list of shots to keep the shoot flowing.  I use this list of groupings with each family session. Take the entire family picture first. […] Read More

Reclaim Your Facebook Privacy: Keep Your Photos to Yourself

Reclaim Your Facebook Privacy: Keep Your Photos to Yourself

Facebook is one of the most popular sites for sharing photos with friends and family, but unless you have the right settings checked, you could inadvertently be sharing those pictures with everyone. Here’s how to control the privacy of your Facebook photos in a few simple steps. I like to share family photos, particularly of […] Read More

Master Windows 8.1’s Hidden Touch Controls

Master Windows 8.1’s Hidden Touch Controls

Windows 8.1 hides much of its interface behind various swipes. This frees up space for full-screen content, but you’ll need to learn the swipes to really appreciate Windows on a tablet or touch-enabled laptop. These tips apply only to the new touch interface on Windows 8.1 — not the desktop. Many of Windows 8.1’s best desktop […] Read More

Squeeze More Megabytes Out of a Limited Data Plan

Squeeze More Megabytes Out of a Limited Data Plan

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford an unlimited data plan for your smartphone, bravo. Good for you. Of course, chances are good that “unlimited” means high-speed data for only the first few gigabytes, then throttled back to 2G, 3G or something in between. What’s more, many of the new low-cost carriers (AIO […] Read More

Know When to Love Your Camera’s Manual Focus

Know When to Love Your Camera’s Manual Focus

I’ve made it a goal to help photography enthusiasts Say NO to Auto, but some readers are confused by which auto setting I am referring to. My book title is a reference to shooting with automatic mode instead of learning how to shoot in full manual settings. However, there’s one auto setting I embrace regularly: Auto focus. For […] Read More

3 Simple Steps to Securing Your Windows 7 PC, Painlessly

3 Simple Steps to Securing Your Windows 7 PC, Painlessly

Windows security isn’t easy: I cringe every time I see a fellow Windows user struggling with complicated security setups involving several programs and manual scans. Computers exist to serve us and make our lives easier — securing a typical home or work PC doesn’t have to be a hassle. Install a Basic, Free Antivirus Antivirus […] Read More

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