Photography Week in Review for May 19-25, 2008

Do you use all of your camera’s features or do you stick with the AUTO mode? And once you do snap keepers of your loved ones, how long does it take for you to print them out? Do you still have photos from Christmas sitting in your digital camera? These were just some of the questions I posed to readers in the PHOTOGRAPHY blog over the past few days. This week we focused on printing: How to, how often, and how it all works. If you missed any of our discussions now is the time to catch up. May 19th—–Megapixels … Continue reading

Are You Sharing Your Pictures?

And I’m not talking about passing your camera around so friends can view your favorite pics on your 2-inch LCD screen. When was the last time you actually took the time to print your most cherished shots or at the very least email them to family members? Printing pictures has become as easy as sitting your camera on top of a printer and pressing a button. It’s a simple task, but you might be surprised by the number of shutterbugs who allow their shots to sit in their cameras for months on end. With summer fast approaching and snap happy … Continue reading

Photo Printing Options

Judging by the line of people at my local grocery store most digital photographers print their photos outside their homes. It never ceases to amaze me how long people are willing to wait in line for the person in front of them to painstakingly go through each and every shot on store photo kiosks when they could be getting the task done at home. By using Pictbridge-enabled cameras and printers you can avoid the long lines at places such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens. For those of you unfamiliar with the name, PictBridge is the single printing format shared by the … Continue reading

Flickr Photo Sharing

Now that you have been taking some great digital photos, you’ll want to share them right? When you are done uploading them to your My Site here at, you might want a way to manage them and share them some more. Flickr is one of the many growing photo sharing websites that makes it easy to upload, organize and share digital photos. The basic premise of a photo sharing site such as Flickr is to give users a place to store digital photos. When you want to share a digital photo or group of photos, instead of the traditional … Continue reading

Digital Photography 101: Photo Sharing

Sometimes I wonder if my parents lived closer to us if I would take as many pictures of my daughter as I do. Don’t get me wrong; I love to take pictures, and my 3-year-old daughter is my favorite subject, but often I feel compelled to shoot extra (many extra) images because my mom, dad, brothers, grandmother, etc. live 5,000 miles away. So in essence the pictures (and video) of my daughter I send to them are the only tangible means by which they can share in her milestones. Which brings us to the next part in our digital photography … Continue reading

Getting Digital Pictures To Friends And Family FAST!

No, this isn’t a reminder to print out the hundreds of pictures taking up space on your digital camera’s memory card. (If your mom is like mine she’s got that job covered.) Rather, this blog is a follow up to my previous article on ways you can get your favorite family photos to friends in the fastest way possible. One item that didn’t make my last blog was the technologically advanced digital cameras that allow you to transfer your pictures directly to websites… without the obligatory wire attachments. Digital wireless technology meets photography. It’s a marriage made in Heaven for … Continue reading

More Photo Hosting and Sharing Sites

I reviewed some photo sharing sites in previous posts, and I would like to let you know about some other ones that I have found. One of the newest sites I have found is, and you can see for yourself what they have to offer here. They offer free membership, 30 FREE 4 x 6 prints when you sign up, free software for uploading photos, photo websites, unique photo gifts and books, and you can even sell your photos through them. With Webshots, you can create an online album of your photos, and upload pictures to the site for … Continue reading

New Photo/Video Sharing Site

I just got an email from a reader that sent me information on a new photo and video sharing service. This service is very easy to use, and is similar to using email. It is called Pickle, and it seems not only easy to use, but convenient. I signed up for a free account to try it out before I suggested it to my loyal readers. I uploaded a photo of Lucy, and it was automatically resized and added to my inbox. You can then create what are known as pickle boxes (like photo albums), and control who has access … Continue reading

More Online Photo and Video Sharing and Hosting

Last post, we discussed how to calibrate you computer’s monitor so you get colors that match what you see in your photos, when they are printed. There are many online services that will print photos from your memory cards, and it seems that there are more popping up every day. The advantage to these services is the price and convenience. You can order prints and have them picked up at any other location across the country, or just pick them up down the street from your house. Today, let’s cover some more popular services and what each has to offer. … Continue reading

Photo Sharing

Okay, enough of this technical jargon. Let’s get back to the fun part of taking photos…sharing them with friends and family. If you are a computer nut like me, and you like to take pictures, there is nothing better than combining those interests and uploading photos to a website for the whole world to see. Let’s explore some sites that allow you to upload and share your photos. There are more sites like these out there, so do some searching and find one that you like best. There are many sites that are free to set up, and give you … Continue reading