Photography tips: the importance of HDR
As we have mentioned in prior blog posts, technology is moving so fast. It's so hard to catch up. There is always something new to learn. I was reading this article about HDR and I wanted to share it with you. It has in depth explanation. I hope you will find it useful. If you have additional information to share with us, you are most welcome.
Here is the direct link fotographee.com/night-cityscape-photography/
Today's Digital TIP:
We had a question regarding finding an "invisible" recycle folder. We will share today how to get it to show up on your Windows 10.
You might have deleted a file or a folder by mistake and you want to recover it. What would you do?
Go to your windows "Settings", then click on "Storage Space"; Click on "tools"; then click on Folder Options and check "show hidden files". Now you will have the "recycle" file showing up as "recycle bin", whenever you open your Main C drive folder.
Our next meetup is set for June 1st. Let June first be your January first to accomplish the resolutions you set for yourself. We will show you ways to declutter your home of previously loved clothing and items around the house to cash in. Online and phone apps will be shared at the meetup.
Lucine will touch up as well on getting the family photos, documents and videos organized and ready for digitization. The next meetup is set for Thursday June 1st in Bayside, Queens, NY.
To join the meetup and register please follow this link for Online Venues and Apps to Sell Your Stuff: https://www.meetup.com/Bayside-Digital-and-Creativity-Meetup/events/240207159/
UPDATE - Jan 2018: We decided to close our meetup.com account and resumed our meetings via Eventbrite:
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Spring is around the corner, even though it's cold and snowy these days. It is time to think of family vacations and taking more photos, creating new memories.
What's your favorite vacation spots? Do you prefer culture, shopping, relaxation. If you don't have enough days to have a long vacation, then taking a weekend off would be very satisfying. How about going to Italy?
Perhaps add another weekend to Caserta Palace or for Easter go to Cenacolo/Last Supper in Italy?
Yesterday, at our Facebook wall, I added the following message:
How was snow day? Recently I have been going thru our 10k+ digitized family photos, which need indexing and sorting. Having them digitized is great help! I came across three photos which I wanted to share with my girlfriend who lost her husband January 2nd. I just managed to email and surprise her with one of her photos from 1980s visiting them in Maryland. Did you go down memory lane today? What's the status of your family photos?
This morning I received the following message, which says a lot about the importance of having digital files and sharing immediately. Unlike in the old days, you would send a copy and send via postal service, with a nice notecard and insert the photo. It took us much longer to share, besides time and effort to do so a little over a decade ago.
Here is her message from my very dear girlfriend. I got goosebumps reading it
My heart beat so fast when I saw the picture of the three of us. The background is Potomac River, an area where people go to hike. I wiiiiiiish we could go back in time. Jim and I have very few pictures together. Because we do not have anyone to leave them to, we did not take pictures of us together. Now I regret that I have only very few pictures and I know how important it is to look at those "moments in time."
This proves the power of photographs and sharing: We don't realize the importance and power of photographs, until years and decades later. I am so glad our family photos of over 10,000 paper loose photos were digitized in 2015. Now I can do so much with them. Photographs are eternal, you could relive those precious moments over and over. It's even better and easier to do so, once they are scanned and digitized.
What's the status of your family photos?