Are you thinking about getting into photography? Or are you tired of having to carry around all kinds of extra heavy baggage when you want to go out shooting? iPhone photography (or iPhoneography) offers you the chance to shoot […]
It’s easy to shoot bright, pure macro photos on your iPhone!
You may be thinking “Oh, that’s rich”. It’s no joke. All it takes is a little control.
Nowadays you can find smartphones anywhere you go. People young and old are […]
While traditional wedding photos are special and oh-so-important, fun & candid shots can make anyone’s photos really stand out from the crowd. So, put a little creativity in your wedding photos and make that special day even more memorable.
We have it! We have a winning photo!
After some serious deliberations among the staff at the Discovery Center we have gone through over 3000 submissions from YOU and chosen a WINNER for our Animal Photography Contest.
It took a while […]
They did it!
With June around the corner, your special someone may be sending you a graduation invitation. It’s time for them to walk victoriously across the stage to collect their prize – the smiles, the hat, the robes, the […]
Are you a budding smartphone photographer looking for the best photo apps to get you started? We have compiled a list of favorites in different categories for you to get the full range of what is out there
VSCO Cam […]
Traveling for the past year across Northern and Central Europe, Jonathon Reed has taken his camera to some amazing places. He’s a student, explorer, and fearless photographer and he answered a few questions for us about his experiences with […]
Spring has finally sprung! For many of us that means color—and, lots of it!
Flowers are emerging from a grayscale canvas. Green buds burst from gray tree limbs. Crocuses pop out of black earth.
It looks like spring.
Bring that same joy […]
Rain, rain go away! Come again another day!
Wait, I take that back… rain makes for amazing photos. Rainy days may not be your favorite days to shoot on, but it sure is worth the frizzy hair and soggy shoes.
Be sure […]
Did you know that you can create an outstanding digital painting in just 10 minutes? True story. You’ll need to visit the Discovery Center’s brand new Digital Art tips page to find out more. We have tips about digital […]
Once upon a time, the world was black & white – at least in photography.
Photographers snapped everyone from Sir Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln and the camera never captured the color of their eyes, the hue of their shirt.
Photo by Linda Lin
Think for a moment. Is your home computer holding hundreds of photos of amazing landscapes that no one will ever look at? Is that because most of the photos just aren’t that good?
Every time you shoot […]
WARNING! What follows is another boring technical blog post. This time I’ll be covering something that wasn’t working, that got missed by everyone here, until it got really popular. So if you are not interested in finding out that […]
Dive into your videography!
You need not jump off a cliff to make a great video for family and friends! There are other, less drastic ways to create the high quality visuals you see here.
With these three simple tips, you […]
A few months ago I broke my record of Facebook profile pic likes. Not coincidentally, a few months ago I had also commissioned caricaturist Jon Casey to ‘cartoonify’ me. Obviously the result was fabulous! What I received was so […]
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic image standing over a New York subway vent with her white dress fluttering in the breeze has captivated generations of admirers. It’s the perfect mix of right time and right place.
But what if you made right […]
WARNING! What follows is a boring technical blog post. Every so often, I will be posting about the ongoing challenges of maintaining the Discovery Center website. If that sounds terrible to you, check out these awesome nature photos instead.
Still with me? […]
How to take a great selfie in two easy steps!
Step 1: Be really really ridiculously good looking.
Step 2: Point and shoot.
The latest, hottest trend in the world of photography and social sharing are selfies, according to major news […]
Hand Mirror by Rhoda Draws
A little while ago, we added something new to the shelves at the Discovery Center: Painter X3 Training from Infinite Skills. On sale for 50% off, I encourage you to check it out.
Launching the course […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
On St. Paddy’s Day, float an impressive photo of the festivities to your friends with help from the selective color technique in PaintShop Pro.
Make that mug of green pop out of your pictures. You friends will […]