Photography and Film

Photography Tips and Tutorials

Photography

Nowadays, digital photography includes both cell phones and standalone cameras, but most of the following tutorials focus on digital single-lens reflex or mirrorless cameras that allow you to control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity. But keep in mind, there …[Continue]

Animal Pictures

Animal Pictures

Browsing for animal pictures can be a fun mommy-and-me activity for preschoolers, or part of a homework assignment for older students. Today’s collection includes photos from both professional and amateur photographers, but sometimes its very hard to tell them apart….[Continue]

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was a twentieth-century photographer known for his black-and-white landscapes, efforts to preserve America’s wilderness, and his association with the Sierra Club. Adams understood how publishing could expand the audience for his work, and much of his popularity is …[Continue]

Family Movie Reviews

Family Movie Reviews

Today’s topic strays from my usual assortment of sites for kids of all ages; these site selections are for parents in charge of summertime movie and video selection. If you’ve ever wondered which PG-13 movies were appropriate for your kids, …[Continue]

Digital Photography

Digital Photography

For years I was the sole family photographer, dutifully recording our vacations and family get-togethers whenever I remembered to bring my camera along. Now I am joined by my teenage son, who has a digital camera. I, alas, am still …[Continue]

Star Wars

Star Wars became a mommy-son thing for us two years ago when we saw the Star Wars Special Edition trilogy together. As each movie was released, we would make plans to get away to see it. Now we are both …[Continue]

Summer Movies

Summer Movies

I must confess: before writing this column, I had never visited an official movie Web site. Would I find engaging games, contests and fun puzzles? Or just the online equivalent of a movie poster? We’ll find out together on this …[Continue]