How to Take Better Vacation Pictures

One of the main things on everyone’s packing list is a camera. It doesn’t matter if it’s a phone camera, a point-and-shoot, or a...

Business Portraits – Tips and Advice

Business Image and Branding is becoming more important every year. Business is changing. More than ever, people rely on Email signatures, Websites, Facebook, Instagram and...

Back to School means Picture Day!

Camera Day Tips Closed eyes, wrinkled clothes, goofy smiles, no smiles — these are all flops familiar to school picture day. However, when every child in...

The Importance of a Photograph

One Moment, One Click of a Shutter, and Time Stands Still Forever... All too soon my husband and I had to stop everything in a...

Introduction to ISO in Photography

What is ISO? In very basic terms, ISO is simply a camera setting that will brighten or darken a photo. As you increase your ISO...

Introduction to Aperture in Photography

Introduction to Aperture in Photography-Part I Without a doubt, aperture is the most important of the three camera settings, simply because it affects so many...

What Is Shutter Speed?

The Three Fundamental Camera Settings You Should Know The three most important settings are called shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. All three of them control...

Now that you have your Camera

Now that you have your camera, here are a few things that may help you in your quest to capturing better photographs; Post-processing software....

Cameras and Gear

Cameras in General; Many people today believe that their camera phone is good enough for most photography, and they have no need to buy a...

What is a DSLR Camera?

DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. DSLR cameras are the industry standard, the most popular camera choice by far. Models range from entry-level to...

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Lady Patriots win by 45 over Lady Spiders

The Independence women’s basketball team put up big numbers in all four quarters en-route to a 81-36 non-conference road win Wednesday at Concord High...

Strong second half lifts Lady Patriots to win

On Monday night the Independence women’s basketball team continued the program’s strongest start to a season in recent history with a 61-46 win over...

Lady Patriots hold off Hickory Ridge 47-42

The Independence women’s basketball team won 47-42 in its conference opener Friday night at Independence High School.  The victory was the Lady Patriots’ first...

Patriots bounce back with win over Hickory Ridge

The Independence men’s basketball team responded to a three game losing skid by scoring early and often in a game where they never trailed...

Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

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Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

Changing of the Guard

New Mayor & Commissioners take oath of office. All Photos by Paul Imirie

Butler defeats Rocky River at Dawg Pound 62-52

The Butler Bulldogs who have a young basketball team this season led the vast majority of the basketball game with one exception during the...

Shop Local: Best last-minute holiday gifts for under $20

It’s December 18.  T minus one week until Christmas morning.  The Mint Hill Christmas Pop-Up Shop has come and gone.  Mint Hill Historical Society’s...