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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.

Imported-, Simply Digital-Get up close to capture a new photograph

Over the course of a school year I work with many digital photography students at Walla Walla Community College who have the opportunity to display their digital images in the classroom.

Simply Digital-Spring into rich season of photography

It's time to spring into action with your digital camera as the days are getting longer and the landscapes are in full bloom.

Simply Digital-SIMPLY DIGITAL - Some questions to ask before taking picture

As the designated photographer, have you ever experienced these two scenerios: you are visiting at a friend's home and one of the guests proclaimed, "You just have to get a picture of our dog, Sparky, sleeping by the fireplace." You are driving out in the

Simply Digital-SIMPLY DIGITAL - Slow down the pace to enrich your photography

February is the month when we are bombarded with a myriad of new models of digital cameras and accessories that will do almost anything we can imagine. The media blitz advertising these new digital cameras are packed with slogans like "go mobile, tag easi

Simply Digital-Looking for a retirement hobby? Pick up a camera

At the last photography class at Walla Walla Community College I was challenged with a very insightful question from one of my students: "My grandfather has just retired and our family wants to keep him mentally and physically challenged, so how can I per

Simply Digital-Cameras can illustrate your bedtime stories

When I was young my mother would always read a bedtime story to my brother and me. That was the time of day when my imagination would take over even though Mom always read from a library storybook. Just listening to the words, "Long, long ago, and far, fa

Simply Digital-SIMPLY DIGITAL - Resolutions can pave way to better photos

This is the time of year that photographers make their New Year's resolutions, and if Santa's sleigh stopped at your house and inside the gift wrapping was a digital camera then your fun and work is about to begin.

Simply Digital-Prepared photogs can capture fast-paced action

Prior to going to the Vineyard Photography class this week I had noticed a "quick survey" message on my computer from National Geographic Base Camp.

Simply Digital-PREP FOOTBALL — State semis on the line for Waitsburg-Prescott, DeSales

W-P came out on top of the regular-season game between the schools, which now vie to advance.

WALLA WALLA — It's a local showdown in quarterfinal 2B playoff football action Saturday when DeSales and Waitsburg-Prescott head to Pasco's Edgar Brown Stadium in the quest to continue its seasons.Both teams are coming off dominant wins last Saturday with

Simply Digital-High-dynamic range puts shooters on cutting edge

As the vineyard photography class approached the mid-term of the fall quarter at Walla Walla Community College the students seemed ready for a big challenge.

Simply Digital-$n$ Slug has lesson to teach for vineyard photographers

With harvest in the Valley now in full production I knew the vineyard photography students were anxious to get going and start taking pictures, but tonight I wanted to them to pause and anticipate the images they would be taking.

Simply Digital-PREP VOLLEYBALL — Elgin hands Helix volleyball loss

ELGIN, Ore. — Helix dropped a 25-17, 25-9, 28-26 non-league prep volleyball match to Elgin here Tuesday night.'We came out very slow again in the first game,” Grizzlies coach Tammy Parker noted. 'Then in game two, we had way too many mental errors. But I

Simply Digital-Opportunites ripen for vineyard shutterbugs

It was 5:30 p.m. and the start of the vineyard photography class at Walla Walla Community College. I flipped the switch near the lectern and the 8-foot screen slowly lowered into position in front of the class. Almost on cue one of the students walked ove