Monday, September 24, 2018
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Image via Wikipedia Sometimes, artists are able to create something simple that profoundly affects its audience. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial  was such a piece of art, as the first person to touch the name of their loved one inscribed on The Wall discovered. Similarly, a Canadian photographer, Taylor Jones, has discovered a way to go back in time and bring precious memories of our younger selves or lost loved ones into today’s world. He does it by suggesting that you find favorite photographs from your past. Then, take the photograph to the site where the picture was taken, hold it... (Read More ...)

Typical brands of Potato Chips at a Superstore For $1, you can buy a photo book at Wal-Mart that has 36 pockets in it for an inexpensive photo album. I talked about my annual photo project for my grandchildren in an earlier post when I described one of last year’s books as I was finishing it up for Christmas, Patterns with a Purpose. In that book, as I was researching the origins of such common objects as fly swatters, shopping carts and bubble wrap, all of which I had taken pictures of with my grandchildren, I found interesting stories about how these inventions came to be. These stories... (Read More ...)

Image via Wikipedia I have been taking photos at family Christmas parties for the last twenty-five years. Last year, my son suggested I assemble photo albums for each person in the family with 25 years’ worth of their photos. With hundreds of photos involved, it seemed like a mountain too high to climb. I mentioned this suggestion to a cousin, and how unlikely it was that I would ever get around to this, arguably, great idea. She said, “Come to my house. We’ll drink wine and sort all the photos in an evening.” Now, that was an idea I could get behind. We scheduled it a few months later... (Read More ...)

Image via Wikipedia I recently put together the annual photo book I do for my grandchildren’s birthdays. I take photographs throughout the year around a theme, assemble all the photos and caption them, then slip them into the Wal-Mart $1 photo albums. If I had more time or money, I could make the more formal photo books available through several photo sites, like Shutterfly. But, as I change the captions and some of the photos for each member of the family, and I now make 7 of them a year, for now, doing them by hand suits me and my schedule. Now that the grandchildren are turning five,... (Read More ...)