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How to get started sorting through years of digital photos

“In order to remember, we have to access and interact with the photos, rather than just amass them.” —Linda Henkel, Point-and-Shoot Memories, Psychological Science (2013) We’re taking photos.  Obviously they’re important to us.  But then what? In my previous post, I urged you to get your photos printed — at least your favourites. You don’t […]

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creating for giving as hostess gifts

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou It feels so good to create something you plan to give as a gift. In recent days I spent some time creating a bookmark and some new, higher end Thank You notes. These are all meant to give as gifts, […]

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sandals, sangria, and warm sunsets

  My intentions are always the best. I’ve been promising over the past several months to update on some of the interesting and fun things we’ve been up to. Well, we continue to be busy having more of those interesting times and I never seem to have enough time to prepare the photos to go […]

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Printed Photographs are Gifts

“An image in hand can touch your heart more deeply than an image on a computer screen. Printed photographs are gifts.” ~Meredith Wynn I am a strong advocate for getting photographs PRINTED and not leaving them to languish (or eventually disappear) on hard drives, CDs, or memory cards. How long will it be before these […]

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Loving the Square

One of my favourite crops for artwork, whether it’s photographic art or a painting is the square. {Another favourite is a panoramic rectangle — say a 10 x 20 for instance, but that’s a different post.} I’m not sure if it’s the symmetry of a square crop, or if it’s something else that makes the […]

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Winter on the Prairies

Thank you! A big thank you to everyone who has supported me this year — actually everyone since 2008 when I embarked upon this exciting photographic adventure. There is more to come in 2011. Without your support my photography business and photographic inspiration surely would be hidden away as it was for years (decades). May […]

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