Posting Your Kids Pix Online

So this is actually quite a controversial topic, and is not a recent phenomenon as surprising as that may sound.  Certainly with the prevalence of social media and photo sharing sites this has become a bigger issue, but since the advent of picture taking parents feel it is their right to take whatever picture of…

Delete That Picture!

Thanks to the digital age, we are no longer constrained by hard copy photos, paying for photos that didn’t come out right, and changing film roles after every 24 or 36 pictures.  But what we are guilty of is taking too many redundant pictures; I am the first to admit that I do this.  Taking…

Print Those Photos!

My kids are lucky enough to have more clothes and toys in their lives than they know what to do with.  So when it comes to their birthday I often opt for other things such as experience based gifts like mini-putt, or aquarium tickets.  But in their early years (the first three birthdays of my…

Where Have All The Darkrooms Gone?

There was a time when developing your own film was not only a badge of honour, it was seen as a skill of creativity; instantly making whoever masters it into the cool one!  In that vain I have dabbled in University with film development using the dark room, it was a place of solitude appreciating…

Switch up your daily photos (even more)

Based on my previous post on “Switch up your daily photos”, apparently some wanted more, some said 7 tips are not enough, stop being cheap and dish out some more you greedy old bat.  So, since I cave easily to the regular combination of insults, peer pressure, and threats, here are some additional 7 easy…

8 Food Foto Feelers

There are those that grind their teeth whenever someone put out their camera to take a picture of a restaurant meal, or eve their own cooking.  In fact, many chefs are starting a world wide campaign to ban food photography (or food porn to some) because by the time people take all the pictures they…

Instagram for Newbies

Great you say, another post on photos and Instagram, aren’t there tons already?!  Yes! So in order to avoid being tedious, here are a few for those how are new to Instagram – where have you been the last decade people?  Instagram is probably one of the few social media platforms which still hasn’t reached…

Kids and Photos

I take a lot of pictures of my son – a lot.  In most cases they get filtered down to 10% of what I took worth keeping. But those 10% are not only worth keeping, worth framing and up-sizing (obviously I don’t do that for all) – point is taking good pictures of your little…

Switch up your daily photos

Forget the fancy photography course, the high end camera shots, the black and white dramatic pix – how about you try closer to home on the day to day pictures you take of family and friends.  Obviously it is up to the photographer and what they like, but try a couple of “tactics” that are…

Tweet old Instagram posts

For those who wish to post (ore re-post Instagram images) into twitter as an embedded/native picture instead of the link, the good news is there is a somewhat quick way to do it, the bad news is it’s not automatic and you’ll have to do it manually for each picture.  There are plenty of ways…