There is little more awe-inspiring than a dazzling sunset. It’s only natural to want to snap up the brilliant colors, fluffy clouds, and blazing-red sun. But how do you take sunset pictures so that they inspire as much awe as the sunset itself?
Here are a few of our pro tips:
The key trick to capturing beautiful sunsets is actually the opposite of astrophotography. Instead of setting a long exposure time, you’ll want to opt for a shorter one. The result will be brighter and richer colors and hues.
As DNA testing kits become more affordable, the number of unbelievable family history stories surrounding these tests is increasing.
This recent piece written by The New York Times, covers a story on a Bob Hutchinson who used a DNA test to finally get some answers into the family history his mother kept a secret throughout his life. The test uncovered that he was one-eighth sub-Saharan African—a fact his mother never shared with him. From there he uncovered cousins he didn’t know he had and was able to establish a connection with this new found family.
Why and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy
As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.
But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:
Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements
Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.
Instagram lovers, listen up!
Whether you’re on the quest to become an Instagram star, or simply want to take your profile up a notch, the best strategy on how to stand out on this popular social media platform is shifting.
While posting to your feed regularly, using hashtags, and responding to comments used to be a great strategy to build a solid following, the current trend is all about using Instagram Stories.
Since launching their Stories feature in August 2016, Instagram has incrementally added more and more updates. You can now include boomerang videos in your Stories, add mentions, hashtag stickers, link to outside URLs, and–most recently–add selfie filters that mirror the floral crowns and bunny ears that made Snapchat such a sensation.