A guide to backing up your digital photos-Part 2 of 3

Choosing an online cloud backup service One of the most effective ways to back up photos on smartphones is by using one of several well-known...

A Guide to backing up your digital photos

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The value of a Professional Photographer

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So many memories to capture this time of year.  Whether you are using a SLR camera or your camera phone, these  tidbits may help...

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As we approach the month of November, my heart grows a bit heavy for a few reasons. Don’t get me wrong... I love the...

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For the last few years I have been expanding my creative world and started working with oil paints on canvas.  Painting incorporates my love...

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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!

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