Photos Like a Pro -
Cliff's Photo Tips for some of my fav
photos and a few tech tips.
memories of good times and special occasions, all of which happen only
With a little effort, you can make your photos
special ... and you'll be rewarded as your collection grows. For
60+ years, photography has
been my favorite hobby, with the
additional benefit of preserving
our family and vacation memories.
Take it to the Next Level
Photography can be fun and rewarding when you take it to the next level.
A good start would be to purchase a digital camera with features that put you in complete control of
the results. But regardless of what you're shooting with, keep your eye
out for those one-time opportunities to capture beautiful or unusual shots
for your photo collection. You'll find that vacations can be more than just
sightseeing when you add the fun of photography to the mix.
Here are some suggestions for enhancing your photography knowledge and
1) Read your camera user guide front to back to learn about its features
Learn about composition, lighting and techniques
from photography books, magazines and/or web sites.
3) For better
results, don't just point and shoot.
Think about each
shot to make it count.
4) For complete control
over results, use photo editing software
to enhance, resize and organize
Consider photo albums to share photos.
This may seem 'old school', but it really is a great
way to pass on a visual
to your children and generations thereafter.
Computers and smart devices have
storage limitations and the risk of loss. With an inexpensive ink jet printer, you can print quality photos for your
Back Up Your Photos
To protect your photos, back
them up to portable media such as DVD, USB flash drive or external
disk drive. A few years back, a friend of mine lost
five years of photos when his
hard drive crashed ... every photo
All it takes is a failed computer disk, failed device
storage or a lost/stolen smartphone. Don't let this happen to you.
Do an internet search to learn how to back up
each device you use ... it will be well worth your
Preserve Memories for Your Family
You can preserve old family photos, slides and 8mm/VHS
videos by converting them to DVDs.
An internet search will turn up stores in your area
that offer this service (check out
Center, prices start at $20). I had
this done and gave a complete set to
my sons. This is a priceless
gift that your family will treasure.
A Little Humor
This 'Pearls Before Swine' comic strip sums it up
for the casual photographer!