Friday, April 28, 2017

Photography tips and tricks

I love Instagram, so many cool ideas are shared. As this blog is dedicated to photography and the digital age, here is cool tips to photograph someone:
More cool photography ideas:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Family legacies and obituaries

This year, starting with January 2nd to this day, namely April 27, 2017 I cannot remember a time in my life hearing of so many deaths!! A week or day doesn't pass by we are alerted of a death among relatives, former UN colleagues, friends, neighbors and our community.

I decided today to keep dedicate this page to people that I have known either as an aquaintance or close friends, community figures and neighbors.

Today was Hrag Vartanian's father's obituary in Toronto Star. Hrag's family is from the ancesterial home in Aintab, Turkey and as the fate of the indigineous people of Asia Turkey they were uprooted as well. I had to read about his father and I learned so much. It was interesting to find out he started with photography, passport photos and editing photos as well! However, life took different turns. Sharing here with you the obituary of Samuel Vartanian:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Remembering Our Ancestors: Maps and Genealogy Resources for Armenian-Americans | The New York Public Library

Remembering Our Ancestors: Maps and Genealogy Resources for Armenian-Americans | The New York Public Library: As an Armenian-American keenly aware of the devotion to lost homeland of my ethnic compatriots, I’ve always been on the lookout for Armenians among the researchers from many large ethnic groups who have found their way to the Map Division. April 24 is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, and one way to honor those who were not able to find refuge is to learn all we can about them and celebrate our link to them.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

External Hard Drives and USB flash drives

We use various external drive for data storage: our digital photos, videos, documents go into hard drives. Besides the hard drives, we also use USB flash drives to carry with us specific files and folders. Besides, you may wish to share some of your photos and videos with family and friends. DVDs and CDs are almost on their way out. Many of the newer laptops no longer have DVD or CD readers built in. You might have to buy a separate DVD or CD reader. Hence, the external hard drive and USB flash drives are very useful. You might like to have the cloud storage, however it's best to be in charge of your own collection and in addition to the cloud storage, have your own portable external hard drives. I will list here some of the drives and USB flash drives we buy often: EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES Check the blog entry with links to External Hard Drives: Data Storage Solutions