Astonishing Macro Photography trending on #MacroMonday yesterday from Google+. No one warned me about the addictive nature of photography, especially when it comes to lenses. I figured one camera body and one lens would be all I ever needed.  Soon, I realized the power and the difference that variable focal lengths make in your shot. For […]

DSLR cameras have made photography much easier than in the days of loading cameras and fumbling with film. But what I see happening is an onslaught of budding photographers setting their cameras to automatic and skipping past the fundamentals. Things like cranking up ISO levels to pixelated disproportions. And including the entire kitchen sink in […]

I’ve been using the Zagg iPad keyboard since May when my equally self-proclaimed tech-geek husband presented it to me on Mother’s Day. At first glance, we were both a little unsure of the new investment as it was a tad heavier than expected. With both the iPad and keyboard inside the case, it felt and […]

One of my favorite pastimes when I have a moment to indulge is to connect with my Twitter friends from all over the world.  On Thursdays, starting at 10pm EST, you’ll find me under the hashtag #mediachat where journalists converse in 140 characters to learn the latest in traditional and modern media. @newsle I get […]

It’s official. Summer is half over. So before it slips completely away, put down your glass of iced cold lemonade, place your right hand over your heart and repeat after me, “I pledge to make this one of the best, most memorable summers ever.” Well done. Now let’s get started. So you’ve done the picnic […]

Facebook Interests. Not everyone knows about this fairly new feature from Facebook released only a couple of months ago. It let’s you create your own news feeds based on common interests. If you don’t know where to find it, go to “Home” at the top right corner of your Facebook page. Next, look bottom left […]

I’d intended on writing a post on how to take the perfect fireworks photo, never an easy thing to accomplish in total darkness. Problem was, I didn’t have the answer. After much experimentation last night, I got a few shots and pointers worth posting. DSLR TIPS 1. You definitely need a tripod. 2. If you […]

Give dad a big surprise this Father’s Day by training SIRI on his iPhone to refer to him by a new name. Try out “Handsome,” “Big Strong Muscle Man,” “Sex Machine,” “Honey Bunny,” “Grizzly Bear” or whatever secret pet name you have for your man. First, make sure he has himself listed in his Contacts. […]

When my husband was publicly eyeing the very gift I had wrapped up for him for Father’s Day, I did my usual frowney eyebrow scowl and said “Hey, I already got that for you for Father’s Day!” Guess it was my ego speaking, but  I wanted the credit for coming up with it on my […]

After stewing over this much-needed-to-be-written post on Father’s Day picks for nearly a week now, I finally handed the assignment to my hubby, the ultimate gift-chooser for choosing gifts for himself. Glad I did, as my picks all got a thumbs down in his scorebook, and I have to say, he did a great job […]