Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Celebrating Father’s Day

Father Son Bootcamp combined photos

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work on several special projects honoring those that are, or have served in the military.  The projects involved either restoring or retouching photographs.  While another project involved combining two generations along with adding my design abilities for a surprise Father’s Day gift.  This was an idea the client had in mind for several years until they found me at a recent event.  And, with the clients’ permission has allowed me to post a copy of the final work.

Picasa transitioning to Google Photos (Part 1)

If you haven’t heard the news, Google announced on February 12th that they will begin the transition to Google Photos over the next few months.  If you are utilizing Picasa (desktop or web), I’ve outlined a timeline along with information if you choose to make the transition to Google Photos.  Just because Google is phasing out Picasa, doesn’t mean you have to use Google Photos. Hint; Hint.

Warning to those with Seagate Hard drives

warningPublished today from Petapixel is a warning regarding bad hard drives from Seagate.

Seagate was hit with a class action lawsuit today by consumers who claim that the company’s hard drives “failed to live up to the advertised promises” by failing and causing the loss of data. While it is extremely important to backup all computer devices, we need to be cautious of the quality of the devices we use to store our photos and data.

An opportunity with Giclée Printing

Giclee print; watercolor created by Jim Buchan
Original watercolor created by Jim Buchan

Before I tell you my story…If you are not sure what giclée is; Giclée (pronounced “zhee clay“) printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers.  Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art for resale while preserving the original.

Preparing photos for a loved one’s passing

Keith Boston
Keith Boston

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve played “What Year is it Wednesday”.  In honor of my father, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer, I’d like to instead talk about preserving and preparing photos of loved one’s.

On November 30th, my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  10 days later on December 10th, he passed away with my step-mother and sisters at his side.  Yesterday, we celebrated his life with family and friends sharing memories of him.