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7 Tips for Photographing Halloween Fun

7 Tips for Photographing Halloween Fun

Halloween is days away. Use these ideas to take pictures of this fun family event. 1. Plan ahead. We often have a party a week before Halloween, so we see this as our “trial run.” Even if you don’t have that, take pictures earlier in the day while you still have great light.  This is our family […] Read More

Five Superpowers You Can Get from Video Games

Five Superpowers You Can Get from Video Games

One could easily joke that video games curse people with the power of Invisibility. Or perhaps Animal Mimicry. Sure, gamers spend entire weekends hidden from view while leveling up. We may forgo showering on occasion, and, yes, we might even go berserk when our teammates go feed and we lose a winnable game. I’m serious […] Read More

Color Your Photo Backgrounds: An Intro to Using Gels

Color Your Photo Backgrounds: An Intro to Using Gels

Sometimes a basic single color background is just boring. Adding some gels to the a background light makes it much more dramatic, even setting a particular mood or theme. Adding colored gels to your background light gives you a virtually unlimited number of backgrounds. What you need Start with a basic set of gels, such as the Strobist […] Read More

Will Internet TV Cost You More Than Cable?

Will Internet TV Cost You More Than Cable?

Thirty years from now, the term cable TV will be as antiquated as your 60-inch plasma TV.  Traditional cable TV is in decline, being replaced by Internet TV — where you watch shows online via some sort of device, whether it’s a PC, phone, Internet-connected TV or tablet. You can watch while on the go, or […] Read More

Choosing the Right Smartphone for You

Choosing the Right Smartphone for You

Getting a new smartphone is either really easy or really hard; there’s no middle ground. Some people know they’re going to get the new Apple iPhone the very day it’s available; others obsess over every Android model in search of the best combination of screen, battery life, and clever features. To make the decision process […] Read More

Why the Classic Manual Typewriter Still Lives On

Why the Classic Manual Typewriter Still Lives On

Like 35mm still cameras, classic watches and other seemingly anachronistic objects, vintage typewriters are far from obsolete. In fact, the manual typewriter is making a comeback, even among the highly digital among us. On eBay, vintage typewriters can be had for less than $100 for a 1950s Smith Corona up to several thousands of dollars for […] Read More

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