WHAT IS INNER BEAUTY? CAN I BUY IT ON AMAZON?

I read a lot about inner beauty. I notice it most when someone posts a particularly terrible selfie on Facebook. They look dreadful. Haggard. Sickly. It is a bad picture. Typically, the subject didn't bother to put on a clean shirt or comb his hair. Not even a smile. Direct from cell phone to social … Continue reading WHAT IS INNER BEAUTY? CAN I BUY IT ON AMAZON?

A HOW-NOT-TO GUIDE FOR SENIOR SELFIES

Two of my cameras, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and E-PL6 have flip screens.  You can turn them 180 degrees and aim them at yourself. Advertised as "selfie-friendly," I felt obliged to personally test the function for myself. My results were traumatic and be forever engraved in my memory. All else may fade, but I will still shudder when I … Continue reading A HOW-NOT-TO GUIDE FOR SENIOR SELFIES

SENIOR SELFIES FOR THE PHOTO-CHALLENGED

My new camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 has a flip screen that you can turn 180 degrees. It is, as they say, "selfie-friendly." Unable to resist, I took a few, just to see how it worked. The results were just this side of traumatic. I still shudder thinking about it. From this test, I reached some conclusions. … Continue reading SENIOR SELFIES FOR THE PHOTO-CHALLENGED

SELFIES – WHEN THE MAGIC DOESN’T QUITE WORK

Everyone posts their best pictures, the lucky shots, the shots we got exactly right. But what about all those shots that don't come out quite the way we hoped? Selfies, or any self-portrait, is by definition more difficult to do than you think, especially when you try to take it using a real portrait lens … Continue reading SELFIES – WHEN THE MAGIC DOESN’T QUITE WORK