Memorial Day

Save Your Stuff

This older post came to mind on this Memorial Weekend.

Here is some food for thought: Save your photo stuff. Someday it may be valuable. Or, it simply may be fun to own – and to share with future generations.

Today I was looking at my dad's Morse Code Generator, which he used in the Army in Hawaii during WWII. I got to thinking that he used it as an important communication tool, just as I use my WACOM tablet and stylus as a key communication tool – to help me communicate my photo ideas while working in the Photoshop and Lightroom.

For sure, I am saving my tablet.

Wanna have some fun? Click here and type in a message to hear it in Morse code.

Save your stuff,

P.S. Save old photos, too. For sure, they will be interesting to future generations. Here is a photo of my dad, taken during his U.S. Army days. Very proud of you, Dad.

Post a Patriotic Picture - Win Two of My Books

Many of us are getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend BBQs. Great fun.

However, let's keep the true spirit of Memorial Day alive. 

To celebrate Memorial Day, I am doing a book give-way (if you live in the US).

Post a link in the Comments here to a patriotic picture - and tell me a bit about the picture. 

I'll pick my favorite, and send the photographer autographed copies of my books, Exploring the Light and Field Guide to Digital Photography.

Once I select the winner, you'll need to send me your real name and address. 

Deadline is noon (NY time) on Tuesday. 

Good luck and keep the spirit alive.

Explore the light,

P.S. I made this HDR image in Miami's South Beach during my 2011 Photo Caravan workshop.