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Arts & Entertainment-, Simply Digital-Learning, photographing a restaurant’s inner workings

Remember the last time you made lunch reservations, arrived at the restaurant and the hostess said to the waiter, “Take this party to table number six.” Did you find yourself counting the tables to determine what numbers the other tables might be?

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Simply Digital-Photographer field-tests Santa’s gift — a new digital lens

Santa was good to me this year! As my wife handed me a package from under the Christmas tree she said, “Be careful, it’s fragile.”

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Simply Digital-Garde manger: The culinary wonders of keeping food

When was the last time you enrolled in a class that you could not spell or pronounce?

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Simply Digital-Photographer cooks up recipe for visual appeal

It’s 5 o’clock and your work-day has come to an end and you are feeling good!

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Simply Digital-Techniques can bring on drama, mystery to photographs

One of the most frequently asked questions in my digital photography classes at Walla Walla Community College is, “How can I make my pictures look better?”

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Simply Digital-Creating a digital storybook tale

One of the pleasures of teaching is mentoring students to explore, take some risks and hopefully see the world differently.

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Simply Digital-Shooting in an instructional kitchen not the same as on TV

Have you ever noticed in the weekly television guide the promotion of culinary cooking shows featuring food and stern-looking chefs staring at each other? Why even PBS has its own instructional food program.

Simply Digital-Learn one new feature on camera each week

Have you ever experienced the thrill of reading a digital camera manual? You know, the one that is referenced in the camera box with an attached web address to get the user’s manual on-line.

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Simply Digital-Food a most challenging subject for digital photos

Several months ago Dan Thiessen, director of the Walla Walla Community College Wine Country Culinary Institute, asked me to share some thoughts regarding digital food photography wth his student chefs in his Culinary Trends Class.

Simply Digital-Photoshop fun: Layering creates alternate realities

As I was sipping my early morning coffee and preparing my Quest class notes on my iPad, I glanced down at the coffee cup and noticed a surface reflection of my desk light bouncing at me.

Simply Digital-Field trips help student photographers hone critical skills

As a professional photographer, I have been intrigued by the Quest Program offered by Walla Walla Community College. Membership is for those over 50 years old seeking “Adventures In Learning.”

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Simply Digital-Inspiration can help keep impatience in backseat

Everyone who has raised a family has probably heard the words, “Are we there yet?”

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Simply Digital-Grandson's camera time an eye opener for two generations

This summer our grandson, Cameron, spent two weeks with us in Walla Walla and I wondered what a 12-year-old would like to photograph.

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Simply Digital-Field test of iPad: Tablet's a winner for photos

I will admit I was scared when my wife and I and our 12-year-old grandson recently embarked on a two week trek through Oregon and Western Washington without my DSLR camera. The only camera I would have for the entire trip would be my new iPad.

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Simply Digital-Quest class broadens horizons

I just finished teaching a five-week Quest photography class at Walla Walla Community College for those who have attained the age of 50 years and up.

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